Herbert Smith Freehills has put into production a large Thomson Reuters Contract Express capability this year. Speaking to Legal IT Insider (see page X) CIO Haig Tyler said: “Our legal automation team, which is part of the legal ops function, has done a lot of work to develop that capability, which has been particularly focused on real estate.

“Alongside that, we also went live with a new platform focused on share purchase agreement automation. These are the first two systems to have emerged through our innovation and technology process, so it is great to get those into production.”

According to Tyler, Kira Systems is “getting a fair bit of usage.” He adds: “We are expanding the use of our Relativity platform with regards to our discovery capabilities and we are also checking out its document review capabilities.”