There are very limited examples of the successful application of artificially intelligent systems approaches to Law, so this KTP offered a highly innovative opportunity for collaboration.
The academic team, Dr John Kingston and Dr Andrew Montgomery from University of Brighton’s School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering had particularly relevant knowledge and experience in Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Business Computing, Law and legal practice – an unusual combination as typically, the Legal sector is not known for its innovation in IT. KTP funding enabled Samashwin Paul, to be appointed as KRP Associate, Knowledge Systems Developer to deliver the project.
Family Law Partners had already developed a conditional logic system themselves, however they lacked deeper computing expertise to turn their innovative ideas into a reality. Using expertise in artificial intelligence, rule-based systems and software development the team addressed various ‘pain points’ in family law legal process – some of the more onerous or demanding steps in the process and developed a system to deliver efficiency and costs savings to clients.