Walker Morris becomes a UK early adopter of verification legal technology, Atticus

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12/10/2021

Leading law firm, Walker Morris has become an early adopter in the UK legal market of the fast-growing verification software platform, Atticus.

The adoption of exciting legal technology such as Atticus is part of a planned programme of IT investments aimed at improving internal efficiencies and delivering a better client experience for Walker Morris’ national and international client base. In 2019, the firm expanded its Technology & Digital practice with the appointment of Sally Mewies, who is nationally recognised in her field. Sally’s appointment continues Walker Morris’ significant investment in technology, both in terms of its client offering and operationally.

Kevan Mahoney, Business Portfolio Manager, who led the procurement of Atticus said:

“Atticus is our most recent step in consistently delivering against our technology-driven, firm-wide strategy, in the areas of document management, case management, time recording and AI products.”

Rachel Neems, Senior Knowledge Lawyer added:

“Verification has historically been a painful manual process across the global legal industry. Atticus’ game-changing verification software digitises this process and – in doing so – makes verification much faster; which is a huge efficiency-gain for a process that is always conducted under huge time pressures.”

Saul Wakerman, Co-founder at Atticus, said:

“We’re delighted to be working with innovative UK firms like Walker Morris. They’ve shown a real appetite to move at pace in the deployment of Atticus across their corporate practice for the benefit of their legal teams and clients.”

Atticus is an Australian technology company founded by Misha Wakerman and Mitchell Brunton, formerly software engineers at Palantir, and Saul, a corporate lawyer. Since 2018, its platform has become the trusted verification tool for the largest law firms, listed companies, and financial institutions in Australia, Hong Kong, the EU, and the UK. Its customers include 80% of the top-tier and national law firms in Australia, Magic Circle, national & global law firms, and listed companies including National Grid (FTSE100), Wesfarmers, Transurban, and Coles (ASX100).

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