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Online disputes platform Opus 2 appoints new CEO as COVID pushes trials paperless

Online disputes platform Opus 2 has appointed Martin Coen as CEO, taking over from founder Graham Smith Bernal, who is taking on the chairman role. Coen, who comes from the fintech sector and was previously CEO of payments software vendor Dovetail, has long been a board member of Opus 2.

Online disputes platform Opus 2 has appointed Martin Coen as CEO, taking over from founder Graham Smith Bernal, who is taking on the chairman role. Coen, who comes from the fintech sector and was previously CEO of payments software vendor Dovetail, has long been a board member of Opus 2.

Speaking to Legal IT Insider, Coen said the strategy would be “more of the same”, given the rapid growth that Opus 2 is enjoying, as trials by necessity become paperless thanks to the COVID19 pandemic. Last year’s filed UK turnover saw growth of 23% and that figure is on course to be higher in this financial year, with Opus 2 increasingly seeing its customers use the platform for collaboration and case preparation at an earlier stage.

Listen to our interview with Coen and Smith Bernal here: