Beth Patterson of Allens talks about the applications, teams and pricing models which Allens is developing
Beth Patterson is Chief Legal & Technology Services Office at Allens. When I saw her at ILTA in Washington, Allens had just won the Janders Dean Lexis Nexis Innovation Award for its use of technology to support its lawyers and its clients.
The Allen’s solutions are, of course, not just about technology. Beth Patterson talks of the multi-disciplinary team which Allens has created which, amongst other things, uses predictive coding and advanced analytics to prioritise documents for review for litigation cases and investigations.
The benefits, Beth Patterson says, are not limited to time and money saved. Allens is able to offer alternative pricing models such as a fixed price per document and other ways of predicting cost which are in line with modern client expectations.
The approach developed by Allens goes beyond litigation. Using tools from Neota Logic and Kira, Allens has developed a due diligence system for lease reviews and other property-related transactions.