The rise of LegalTech
Harrier Search aims to serve the growing LegalTech community by locating and placing candidates who can bridge the worlds of law and technology. In 2017, there were only around fifty LegalTech startups were plying their trade in the UK. By 2019 there were 1000+ LegalTech companies globally and some estimate the market now to be worth $17bn, perhaps more. Anyone with a legal background who has been smart enough to educate themselves about the latest developments in AI, Machine Learning and other technological advancements is going to find themselves in great demand.
We have already seen the first LegalTech companies reach the coveted ‘unicorn’ status, while others are acquired by the likes of Litera and Thomson Reuters. These companies are in a war for the best talent. Law firms are also building their own solutions in-house, utilising their phenomenal expertise and access to swathes of data. A change is happening client-side too: corporations are beginning to create ‘Legal Ops’ teams which can transform a burdensome pile of documents into a valuable strategic asset.
Harrier Search is ideally placed to help its clients navigate these new waters. We have experience of working with LegalTech vendors, law firms and in-house legal teams. We know that you can’t just buy innovation with a cheque book, you have to have the people in place to drive your business to excel. We offer a bespoke, personal service and have relationships with candidates not just in the UK, but across the world. For vendor clients on the start of their journey, we can offer insight and advice not just on building out your team, but growing your client base too.