Macfarlanes announces partnership with Harvey

Macfarlanes has become the latest UK top 50 law firm to announce that it is to roll out HarveyAI, the generative AI tool designed for legal work, as part of its AI strategy. The roll out follows a pilot programme undertaken earlier in the summer, carried out by more than 70 fee earners and knowledge lawyers across the firm.

Harvey, which first came to prominence in the legal sector when it was adopted by Allen & Overy in February, is built on OpenAI’s GPT-4. It uses natural language processing, machine learning and data analytics to automate and enhance various aspects of legal work, such as contract analysis, due diligence, litigation and regulatory compliance.

Other firms using or trialling the technology include Reed Smith, Addleshaw Goddard, Osborne Clarke and Ashurst.

Commenting on the partnership, Luke Powell, managing partner at Macfarlanes said: ‘‘It is clear that generative AI will become widely integrated into the way that the legal sector supports its clients. Our partnership with Harvey demonstrates how we continue to progress our AI strategy, which has the potential to transform the way we provide solutions and services for our clients.”

Winston Weinberg, Harvey co-founder and president, added: “Macfarlanes has been an invaluable collaborator in testing and refining our platform, and we look forward to working with them to unlock new possibilities and opportunities for their clients and lawyers.”

For our more in-depth look at Harvey see:

Allen & Overy breaks the internet (and new ground) with co-pilot Harvey