Legal tech tools, trends and developments


Monday, January 16, 2023


05:00 PM Europe/London

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Led by Giles Thompson, an ex-City lawyer and the current Head of Growth at cutting-edge legal tech business Avvoka, this masterclass talks you through key challenges faced by law firms and in-house teams, why firms use legal tech to combat these challenges, examples of legal tech products that are currently available, and how document automation actually works. 

More particularly, we'll be covering:

  • What is the relevance of legal tech?
  • Why do firms use legal technology?
  • Barriers to the adoption of legal tech.
  • Examples of key legal tech products (including in transactional and contentious settings).
  • An overview of the current legal tech market.
  • How legal automation works and the key benefits.
  • A practical, live case study showing how document automation works.

Giles Thompson

Giles spearheads Avvoka’s growth strategy, which involves working with in-house legal teams, leading law firms, and businesses. Previously, Giles worked as a City lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills and Kirkland & Ellis. Giles also has in-house experience working for BP’s in-house legal team and in the regulatory division of PAX Labs/Juul.

Commercial Law Academy

www.CommercialLaw.Academy is a comprehensive e-learning platform for aspiring commercial lawyers, complete with hundreds of practical videos and articles, interactive quizzes, downloadable e-guides and exclusive guidance from industry experts and qualified lawyers.

We offer courses covering: writing successful applications, researching law firms, psychometric tests, networking/LinkedIn, preparing for assessment centres, practical commercial awareness, example case studies, current affairs, the business of law firms, negotiation, writing professionally, presenting and managing nerves, running a business, resilience and more.

Membership gives you instant access to:
- 20 in-depth courses covering every aspect of the recruitment process.
- Dozens of detailed, consistently-structured firm profiles for Magic Circle, Silver Circle, US and regional firms, covering a broad range of key differentiators.
- 35+ comprehensive assessment centre insights for City firms.
- Dozens of recent (verified) successful applications.

Example commercial and legal interview case studies, based on real City law firm interviews.
Monthly subscriber-only webinars.


Jake Schogger

Jake Schogger is a qualified lawyer, best-selling author, career coach, entrepreneur, copywriter and consultant. He is the founder and CEO of City Career Series, a publishing company that has sold ~50,000 handbooks designed to help students secure City careers, including the best-selling Training Contract Handbook and critically acclaimed Commercial Law Handbook.

He also founded the Commercial Law Academy, a comprehensive e-learning platform for aspiring commercial lawyers, complete with hundreds of videos, articles, interactive quizzes, flow charts and downloadable e-guides.

He trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and now acts as a legal adviser to start-ups and scale-ups, whilst also working as a career coach and delivering career-related presentations at universities across the UK. He also works with technology start-ups and runs a variety of his own businesses, including a creative/commercial consultancy.

For more information, visit www.commerciallaw.academy, join Jake’s commercial law applicants LinkedIn group (www.linkedin.com/groups/8944518) and connect with Jake on www.linkedin.com/in/jakeschogger/in/jakeschogger.