Ireland: Embracing Technology Crucial To Future Success Of Law
Last Updated: 15 June 2016

By Michael Jackson and Rebecca Ryan

Leading Irish law firm Matheson is embracing a digital future for its "Smart Week", running from 13-17 June.

During Smart Week, the firm will promote tech best practice and highlight the tech innovations that are pivotal in providing best-in-class legal services to clients across all sectors.

As part of the Smart Week initiative, Matheson will host a Tech Forum, with keynote addresses on business innovation with guest speakers from Microsoft, Airbnb and Daqri, and a panel discussion.

The firm will also demonstrate the power of technology to transform legal firm operations, showcasing the latest in productivity-boosting software.

Speaking at the launch of Smart Week, Rebecca Ryan, Litigation Partner at Matheson, said that for law firms to remain competitive in the future, the adoption of new software and innovation tools is essential.

Matheson, headquartered in Dublin with offices in London, New York and Palo Alto, employs over 600 people in Dublin. The firm advises 7 of the top 10 global technology brands and over half of the world's 50 largest banks.

"Today's digital age generates a huge amount of data. Processing it, and turning it into useful information to build a case, can use up a significant amount of resources, particularly time. Thankfully, there are a number of tools that lawyers can use to make this process much more efficient, boost their overall productivity in the process, and deliver better results for clients.

Matheson recognises the importance of keeping pace with the rapid forward march of technology. This Smart Week, we want to highlight the most powerful innovations in the industry and the experts pioneering their use and integration into organisation operations."

Matheson has a long history of technology firsts. It was the first Dublin law firm to establish an IT Law Practice Group and the first Irish law firm to establish a presence in Silicon Valley, where a large number of its tech clients are headquartered; the firm's Palo Alto office celebrated its twentieth birthday this year.

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