Swansea University has launched a new £5.6m initiative within the University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law (where we have run a number of Cyber Wales Cluster meetings over the years) called the Legal Innovation Lab Wales
The operation is a transformative research and development facility that supports collaboration between law firms, technology companies and security organisations, encouraging innovation in LegalTech, access to justice, and counterterrorism.
The Lab seeks to:-
- Drive the development of a vibrant LegalTech sector in Wales;
- Support the development of toolkits that enhance the business of law and access to justice, and
- Enable the development of technological platforms and frameworks to support counterterrorism and security.
Supported by researchers and an in-house software development team, Legal Innovation Lab Wales encourages collaboration between academia, law firms, technology companies and other organisations.
Ben Riseborough, Project Manager at Legal Innovation Lab, will open with a couple of slides detailing the Legal Innovation Lab Wales project as a whole.
Stefano Barazza, Senior Lecturer of Law who has provided IP training for the staff of the UK Intellectual Property Office, will follow up with more information on the LegalTech side of things.
Sara Correia, Lecturer in Cyber Threats with research interests in Cybercrime, Fraud, Victimisation and Fear of Crime (who has been part of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem since it first began) will talk about the Cyber threats research centre.
As well as giving an overview of their activities, the team will include information on actual collaborations that they have already entered into with external partners, in order to showcase some examples of the kind of projects they are looking for.
If you have an idea for a new product or service that might support access to justice, legal services or the cyber threats work, the team would love to hear from you so pop along and join the session to find out more.