Lawyer Monthly - Women In Law Awards 2022

United Kingdom to over 26 today. We have over 100 clients on the books for ad hoc work. That is considerable growth in a short space of time. We grew more during the Covid pandemic as the demand for technology was at an all-time high which accelerated our clients growth too. UK Microsoft Partners could contribute an additional £6.74b (Microsoft,2021) to the UK economy if supported to be more competitive – a key way to achieve this is to help with fairer contracts, plus save them time and money to help them grow. Law 365’s product will save these SME’s 3-5 hours and £2,000-£8,000 on every contract review. This impact could be especially felt by North/NorthEast SMEs, who are on the Government’s Help-to-Grow initiative. Law 365’s product has positive social impact. It supports businesses, making contracts more equitable between companies. It will democratise the legal system, aligning with SRA goal of providing better access to legal services through technology and innovation, making legal fairer (Solicitors Regulation Authority, 2020). How does Law 365 engage with the wider community? Every member of the team is engaged in making a contribution to our local community and wider society. • We have participated in the Legal Walk 10K for the last three years. Team Law 365 has raised almost £10,000 for Citizens Advice Tunbridge Wells & District, which provides invaluable free legal advice to those who cannot afford it. • Twice a year we have a day out of the office to volunteer. This May, our team of Wombles picked litter on Tunbridge Wells Common. • Staff voted for the charity the company would support at Christmas time and agreed that the Law 365 donation of £1,000 would go to our local homeless charity, called Porchlight. • One employee was allowed to move to a four-day week so she could volunteer one day a week as a project manager for the launch of National Hygiene Week, the first awareness raising campaign for work of The Hygiene Bank. • Kim has been incubating a plan for a new charity called Be-Amazing to create opportunities for young people to find internships and create a matching mentoring apprenticeship program for young adults between 14-24. • This summer we are welcoming four teens for work experience with a varied programme to teach them about the law and the marketing of the business.. What do you feel that your success with Law365 has proved? I think I have proved that: 1. You can have it all! You can be a woman, a lawyer, a mother and lead a successful business. I am running a thriving business and juggling two young kids. All of our partners at Law 365 are women with families. 2. You can put staff wellbeing before profits and create a successful, great place to work. 3. You can disrupt one of the oldest industries. How have you seen attitudes towards technology and wellbeing in the legal profession change during the course of your career? Some law firms may not have changed their attitudes as willingly as others, but thankfully they are getting there, because that’s what their clients demand and expect. That said, I think Law 365 still surprises people by how far we’ve embraced tech. We have Azure qualified lawyers, we have our own in-house development team working on legal AI solutions, we’re paperless…We live and breathe Microsoft and we practice what we preach. Tech firms really paved the way for happy workplaces – they introduced the bean bag chairs, pool tables, and flexible schedules to make work a more enjoyable environment. The legal profession has always been less nimble, and less willing, to adopt change. But I think that 29

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