Engineer.Legal is built on the premise that the fast-paced and high-demand world of legal innovation can be a lot of fun. Combining interesting problems to solve with an amazing array of technology solutions provides endless opportunity to push the legal sector forward and provide valuable solutions and services that legal clients want to use.
What is a legal engineer?
Legal engineers are commonly seen as a bridge between attorneys and technology. They are either lawyers who have a passion for technology or "techies" who have applied themselves to the legal field to become translators of legal problems into technology or systematized solutions, usually building on the common refrain of "people, process, technology".
Legal engineers are not a new concept, HighQ covered them in detail in 2016 in a blog post and Richard Susskind covered "legal knowledge engineers" in his book "The End of Lawyers?" back in 2008.
Why consult a legal engineer?
Consultant legal engineers can help accelerate legal innovation by leveraging experience gained across multiple sectors, firms and clients. It's more likely that they will have seen the problem before and maybe seen mistakes and assumptions before too!
External legal engineers can access a broader pool of technology without complex procurement so initial prototyping can reflect the "best case" and compare to existing tools.
Legal engineering is still a relatively niche field and finding this combination of skills can be challenging but feel free to get in touch to find out if Engineer.Legal can help.
Daniel has 15 years' experience building web applications and 9 years' working with law firms. From building Java client-server applications to leveraging legal-specific low-code tools and SaaS platforms such as Fliplet and HighQ.
He began working with legal client solutions at Slaughter and May in London and has delivered client-facing solutions to over 30 AMLAW 100 and Global firms as a consultant at HighQ and as an independent developer.