Legal Utopia is a new artificial intelligence platform with a dynamic twist on current A.I trends within the LawTech sphere.


OUR MISSION

How are legal problems identifiable if we don’t know they exist? How are rights obtainable if we don’t have the funds to uphold them? How do we approach and trust lawyers without understanding our legal problem?

Legal Utopia is a venture that utilises machine learning and natural language processing technologies to establish an autonomous and trustworthy legal diagnosis engine to enable and facilitate access to legal knowledge prior to engagement. The Legal Utopia A.I Engine enables consumers to identify and understand their legal problem from their own natural language, non-jargonistic expression building trust and confidence in selecting and engaging lawyers.


OUR RESEARCH

Legal Utopia has initiated and financed one of the largest research projects into client interpretation and expression of legal problem identification in the UK. Our research project has been independently reviewed by the Ethics Committee at the University of Westminster and has received full approval. The research project operates under a strict Data and Ethics Framework Protocol ensuring ethical practices, data compliance and security are adhered to and maintained at the highest standard.

Our interdisciplinary research team is comprised of barristers, solicitors, computer scientists, cyber-security and enterprise systems experts from Legal Utopia, Westminster Law School, the Department of Computer Science and beyond. The team is also advised by IT Security experts and regularly reviewed for its data protection compliance.

We only use authoritative and anonymised data from our non-profit and for-profit data partners and we continue to welcome legal services providers from across the UK to join our mission.

OUR TEAM

Fraser J Matcham


Fraser J Matcham

Founder & Director

Robert Marcus


Robert Marcus

Director

Paul Harper


Paul Harper

Director

Charles Sterling


Charles Sterling

Director

ADVISORY BOARD

Fraser J Matcham


Dr Paresh Kathrani 

Collaborative Research Lead

Robert Marcus


Markos Mentzelopoulos 

Collaborative Development Lead

Paul Harper


Marc Mason 

Collaborative Legal Researcher

Charles Sterling


Elizabeth Duff 

Advisor

Fraser J Matcham


Alkesh Acharya

Advisor

Fraser J Matcham


Catherine Pédamon

Advisor

Robert Marcus


Vasilis Kotsos 

AI Software Engineer

WHERE HAVE WE BEEN?

 Disruption Summit  Europe

Disruption Summit Europe 2017

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Fraser joined Europe’s biggest corporations in London to hear from innovation leading companies such as Ocado, Unilever, Amazon Echo and IBM.

United Arab Emirate

Global Innovation Summit 2017

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Fraser travelled to Dubai, UAE to attend the Global Innovation Summit hosted at the Jumeriah Beach hotel, speaking with venture capital firms, government bodies and technologists.

Excel, London 

IP Expo Europe 2017

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Robert attended the IP Expo Europe held at ExCel London covering cyber-security, analytics, infrastructure and network technology.

Digital Catapul

Internet of Agreements 2017

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Fraser and Robert explored the applications of blockchain and smart-contracts at the IoA Conference hosted by Digital Catapult in Kings Cross London.

Shoreditch, London

Legal Geek Conference 2017

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Fraser and Robert attended the annual Legal Geek Conference based in Shoreditch, London, providing the chance to network with like-minded lawyers and technologists.

Olympia Convention Centre

A.I Tech World

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Fraser attended the A.I Tech World event hosted at the Olympia Convention Centre in London. Listening to and speaking with technologists and data scientists as to the applications of A.I in the legal sector.

Business Design Centre

The Telegraph D.E.N Live

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Fraser attended The Telegraph D.E.N LIVE event listening to speakers from Microsoft, the SAP and the Department of Digital Culture, Media and Entertainment on the democratisation of data.

Ethics in AI

Geographical Society

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In January 2018, Fraser attended an event organised by Imperial College London -Department of Computing and hosted at the Royal Geographical Society. This event added to the ongoing questions and discussion of ethics within advanced technologies like artificial intelligence.

Global Legal Hackathon

Global Legal Hackathon

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Robert and Fraser joined like-minded lawyers and technologists at Pinsent Masons in a 48hr law and technology hackathon to solve legal problems with technology. Fraser comprised his own team and established a prototype app in automated data regulation audits.

Corporate Legal Innovators                         

Mayfair London

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Fraser joined legal consultants, in-house counsel and legal academics at the Corporate Legal Innovators conference held at the Royal Institute. The event panels and speakers discussed the developing nature of in-house counsel and the various applications of technology and innovation.

Future Lawyer Summit

St. Pauls London 

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Fraser and Robert attended the annual Future Lawyer Summit in Central London, an event focusing discussions on the current and future position of lawyers and the innovation which is or will disrupt the legal services industry.

CogX 2018

Tobacco Docks 

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Fraser, Robert and Dr Paresh all attended the vast two-day conference by CognitionX with over 6,000 attendees. The event orientated around all things A.I with multiple tracks and breakout events on specialist subjects throughout.

OUR PARTNERS

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Legal Utopia has been partially funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund through the KEEP+ scheme. KEEP+ is based at Anglia Ruskin University and is tailored to support businesses to access the specialist expertise needed to help accelerate innovative ideas to market.

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The University of Westminster has joined Legal Utopia as a collaborative partner on its exciting mission to innovate and implement artificial intelligence to solve contemporary challenges of access to justice. The interdisciplinary project will be between the Computer Science Department, Westminster Law School and Legal Utopia.

The University of Westminster is well-known for its diversity and research in law and computer science with its Gender and Sexuality Research Group; Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture; Cognitive Computing Research Group; and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group. 

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Legal Utopia has joined the largest LawTech incubator in Europe launched by Barclays Eagle Labs in partnership with The Law Society. Based in Notting Hill, the co-working space will provide access to a range of legal and academic partner organisations to aid the development, piloting and launch of LawTech products and services.

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Let us know if you would like to take part in our ground-breaking research.

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