The British Legal Awards 2018: The tech winners + pics

Congratulations to Thomson Reuters, which won Technology Supplier of the Year at the British Legal Awards last night. The award was for solving #GDPR challenges for The AA, which brought together Pangea3 Legal Managed Services, SYKE, eBrevia and Contract Express. Well done in particular to Adam Nguyen, Alistair Maiden and Maniti Barot.
Collaboration was again the theme as Addleshaw Goddard, CMS and Sainsbury’s won Best use of Technology: Addleshaws worked collaboratively with CMS to help Sainsbury’s in-house legal team develop its use of technology, creating a legal portal based on HighQ. The portal will help Sainsbury’s to manage its external panel lawyers and offer various other capabilities including matter tracking and document storage.
On Twitter Addlehaws said: “Delighted to have won Best use of Technology award at the #BritishLegalAwards. This is a great testament to the market-leading technology solutions we provide and is also a great example of our collaboration with @sainsburys and @CMS_law.”
Speaking to Alistair Maiden, founder of SYKE, at the awards, he said: “Previously collaboration between legal providers was rare but it’s definitely a growing trend.”

Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill and Green Wing star Stephen Mangan wait for the winners

Dana Denis-Smith’s daughter wins hearts and minds, explaining why The First 100 Years project is so important.
The judges (some of them): Caroline Kenny from Facebook; Lesley Wan from FBN Bank; and Caroline Hill from Legal IT Insider.