Catherine leads the Practice Innovation & Legal Solutions Department in the London office of Paul Hastings LLP, and is part of the global team named 2020 ‘Innovators of the Year’ by the International Legal Technology Association, for outstanding achievements in maximising the value of innovative technology in support of legal professionals.
Catherine has always been excited by what the combination of law and technology can achieve and deliver, and pioneered e-learning in a legal context as a business law lecturer. She energetically promotes the necessity to embed tech in the work and mindsets of lawyers and support functions such as compliance and risk, for their own benefit and that of clients, and is committed to facilitating openness, honesty, and collaboration in legal tech projects.
Contribution to Legal Tech
Catherine applies her 20 years in the legal industry to the implementation of Paul Hastings’ award-winning legal tech solutions, including the Associate Committee on Technology, Matter Management resources and AI-based workflow automation. She is a driving force behind new solutions and the ground-breaking PH Legaltech University UK, which provides a unique curriculum of experiential legaltech learning and embeds that learning and client-informed mindsets in the firm’s lawyers from the outset of their careers.
Catherine has a huge passion for legal education and strives to see technology feature in it as an essential part of progressing the delivery of effective legal services and solutions. She continues to develop her coding skills to enhance her knowledge of the mechanics behind legal tech.