Event

Future of Technology in Arbitration; a first of it's kind event

Future of Technology in Arbitration 2022 (FOTA22) is the first ever global conference focused on bringing you the very latest in cutting-edge technologies that will transform arbitration as we know it today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.

Article

Recap: Achieving the E in ESG – aspirational or reality?

Can law firms make a positive change on their environmental impact by creating efficiencies in the way the litigation practice is conducted?

Press Release

SAC partners with Opus 2 to boost arbitration in Scotland

The Scottish Arbitration Centre has entered into a strategic technology partnership with Opus 2, a leader in cloud-based collaboration solutions for the legal sector, in order to boost international arbitration in Scotland.

Press Release

Opus 2 launches new subscription-based solutions for law firms and chambers at London International Disputes Week 

Opus 2, the leader in cloud-based solutions for the legal sector, has launched two new solutions – Opus 2 Case Preparation for law firms and Opus 2 Counsel for Chambers. 

Article

ICC releases preliminary figures for 2021

The International Court of Arbitration has released preliminary figures for last year, showing how many cases it registered, which countries these came from, numbers of parties involved and much more

Event

Virtual event: Driving innovation in a dynamically changing modern litigation practice

Watch a virtual panel featuring legal industry analyst, Ari Kaplan, and an esteemed panel of litigation practice experts on how modern litigation practices are driving innovation.

Article

ICSID to hold “milestone” vote on its amended rules

After a five-year consultation process, the International Centre of Settlement of Investment Disputes submitted its amended rules for approval by the Administrative Council.

Article

Law Commission to review Arbitration Act 1996

The Act is now 25 years old and reform may therefore be needed. The scope of the review is yet to be determined but its aim is to ensure that the UK remains an attractive destination for dispute resolution

Article

CIArb issues guidelines on tech use in arbitration

The guidelines will help all arbitration stakeholders to achieve a more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly arbitral process and ensure that technology adoption does not compromise the fair conduct of proceedings.

Press Release

AIAC partners with Opus 2 in new offering for ADR hearings in APAC

The AIAC and Opus 2 have partnered to offer the Asia-Pacific legal community a comprehensive service and a seamless experience for any type of ADR hearing – in-person, virtual or hybrid.

Blog Post

Scottish Arbitration Centre takes advantage of Opus 2 hybrid hearings technology for COP26 event

Opus 2 deployed its hybrid hearings technology to enable an event hosted by the Scottish Arbitration Centre at COP26. What are the lessons for anyone considering a hybrid hearing?

Article

ICSID releases final working paper on rules changes

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes released its sixth working paper on the proposals for amendment of its rules. If approved, the amended rules could be in force in late spring 2022.

Blog Post

Optimizing the litigation practice through innovation and technology

This article shares insights from a roundtable discussion focused on challenges law firms face today in delivering legal services, and how modern law firms are leveraging technology to innovate and compete.

Article

ICSID annual report shows shift towards remote hearings

The International Centre of Settlement of Investment Disputes released its annual report for the fiscal year from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Blog Post

Webinar recap: How to innovate lawyer intelligence

In this recap, we explore what it means to modernize litigation processes and leverage the collective lawyer intelligence of your litigation teams.

Press Release

Opus 2 wins best technology product at The Lawyer Awards 2021

The award recognises the role Opus 2 has played in accelerating technology adoption in the legal sector, and specifically the Opus 2 Hearings solution.

Article

Remote and hybrid hearings to remain the norm in England and Wales for now

The judiciary of England and Wales issued guidance, confirming the position on these two types of hearings until further notice.

Press Release

Opus 2 hires Rachel Foxton, Twenty Essex Chambers in APAC

Rachel joins as Head of APAC to lead Opus 2's strong regional team as we continue to support and partner with our clients on their technology adoption journey.

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Innovating lawyer intelligence in the litigation practice

Join Opus 2’s Don Fuchs and Kim Bookout for an educational webinar, “After AI: How to innovate lawyer intelligence,” discussing the intersection between AI and LI.

Press Release

Opus 2 expands arbitration focus with Holly Gavaghan, Keating Chambers

Holly joins as Head of Arbitration, Business Development, and will shape our arbitration offerings.

Article

MoJ issues call for evidence on dispute resolution

The UK is consulting on dispute resolution in England and Wales as part of its aim to mainstream non-adversarial DR mechanisms and improve justice.

Blog Post

Has technology disappeared into use within dispute resolution proceedings?

In this blog post we explore the notion that technology has become mainstream and disappeared into use within dispute resolution proceedings.

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Why a joined-up platform helps streamline all the stages of the connected witness lifecycle

Opus 2's Training Manager, Rob Greene discusses the benefits of a connected witness lifecycle in dispute proceedings during the ICC Annual Arbitration & ADR Conference 2021.

Case Study

Forward thinking software for a forward thinking chambers

Opus 2 Lex is playing an important part in keeping St Ives Chambers at the cutting-edge of the legal industry.

Article

5 reasons why Opus 2 is agnostic when it comes to Video Conferencing tools

In this post, we look at why Opus 2 is completely supplier agnostic regarding VC solutions, and how this approach benefits clients.

Press Release

Opus 2 expands leadership team, invests in future amidst rapid growth 

Legal technology entrepreneur and sales leader Don Fuchs joins as SVP of Business Development for North America; high-growth finance lead Oliver Clark named group CFO.

Case Study

5 Stone Buildings transition to Opus 2 LEX

“A great product coupled with a can-do attitude” says Paul Jennings, Senior Clerk. Read the success story on 5 Stone Buildings experience using Opus 2 LEX.

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The ICC Annual Arbitration & ADR Conference in association with Opus 2

The event boasts a packed agenda tackling a range of hot topics in arbitration head-on including; Climate Change-related disputes, Med-Arb, and Reform of Witness Statement Evidence.

Event

Reflecting on the London International Disputes Week 2021

We were delighted to have supported and taken part in this year’s London International Disputes Week (LIDW) 2021 as Gold Sponsors, tackling the subject of ‘Looking forward: change, challenge and opportunity'.

News

Opus 2 win Excellence in Litigation and Data Science Award at the Legal Innovation Awards 2021

We are delighted to have won the Excellence in Litigation and Data Science Award, in recognition of our pioneering virtual hearings solution at this year’s Legal Innovation Awards 2021. 

Case Study

In face of tight deadlines Opus 2 is a winner for Marghany Advocates

With the clock ticking on a complex international hearing, one of Egypt’s leading corporate legal firms instructed Opus 2 to help progress a critical ongoing case.

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ICC Arbitration & ADR Technical Webinar review

Opus 2 was proud to recently sponsor and take part in the latest ICC Arbitration & ADR Technical Webinar held by the International Chamber of Commerce.

Blog Post

Making video conferencing tools work for the Legal sector

No VC solutions are tailor-made for the unique demands of the legal setting – in this piece we explore the key aspects of applying these technologies successfully across all styles of hearing. 

Event

Opus 2 partners with The Law Society of Singapore

Opus 2 partners with the Law Society of Singapore, with the aim of increasing awareness and education around the use of technology in the legal sector.

Product Update

Opus 2 April Product Update

Through 2021, we are continuing with our focus on enhancing the user experience and scalability. We are preparing to deliver our next key release (version 7.6) in the summer. Here is a closer look at some major themes we are working on.

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Opus 2 sponsor London International Disputes Week 

Opus 2 is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming London International Disputes Week, which will be held virtually from 10th – 14th May 2021.

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Opus 2 partners The Law Society of Singapore's Litigation Conference

Proudly presented by The Law Society of Singapore, this two-day Litigation Conference Workshop looks ahead at the imminent changes to the legal landscape in light of the Civil Justice Reforms.

Case Study

Verisona Law keeps proceedings on track with Opus 2 Virtual Hearings

Faced with the challenge of rearranging an important hearing, Verisona Law partnered with Opus 2 to conduct their very first virtual hearing…

Case Study

Part of a winning team

Scott Baldwin Senior Clerk at St. Mary’s Chambers talks to us about his experience with Opus 2 Lex.

Case Study

From industrial to technology revolution

Matt Gibbons, Senior Clerk at Deans Court Chambers tells us how Opus 2 Lex has helped with paperless working.

Press Release

Astorg Mid-Cap takes majority stake in Opus 2 alongside founder and Five Arrows Principal Investments

Astorg, a leading global private equity firm, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Opus 2 via its newly launched Mid-Cap fund.

Event

Opus 2 sponsors ICC Arbitration & ADR Technical Webinar Series

Join this webinar to hear experts delve into the fundamental elements arbitration advocates must consider when undertaking their first appointments.

Case Study

Opus 2 delivers ‘a world of information’ for BakerHostetler

With decades of evidence and millions of documents to review, the scale of this case forced BakerHostetler to evaluate its current systems and processes and turned to Opus 2 for help.

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How did we adapt so quickly? ‘When the impossible became the necessary’

This webinar will bring together a diverse range of perspectives on accelerating change in the industry and the challenges that come with it.

Press Release

Opus 2 acquires Bar Squared, the leading provider of software for barristers’ chambers

The acquisition brings together market leaders with complementary legal solutions and continues Opus 2’s drive to build a connected digital practice.

Article

Virtual and Hybrid Hearings: The future of international arbitrations

Charlie Harrel discusses why international arbitration is outperforming litigation in keeping up with its caseload as courts confront logjams worldwide.

Press Release

Essex Court Chambers and the Singapore Academy of Law partner with Opus 2 to hold first-ever Virtual International Mooting Competition

Opus 2’s cloud-based virtual hearings platform gives young practitioners a unique opportunity to test their collaborative skills over a series of preliminary and elimination moots in a completely virtual, international legal environment.

News

Podcast: Balancing virtual and hybrid proceedings in 2021

Opus 2’s newly appointed CEO Martin Coen and Founder Graham Smith-Bernal joined host Ari Kaplan as guests on a recent episode of the Reinventing Professionals podcast.

Product Update

Opus 2 January product update

We are preparing to deliver our next key release (version 7.5) in the coming weeks. Here is a closer look at some major themes we are working on.

Case Study

Am Law 50 firm transforms litigation practice with Opus 2

One Am Law 50 firm, challenged by workflow inefficiencies by using multiple legacy tools, began the search for a replacement cost-effective system.

Event

Opus 2 partner ECC-SAL International Virtual Mooting Competition Final

A review of the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the Essex Court Chambers (ECC) first International Virtual Mooting Competition.

Press Release

Opus 2 appoints current board member Martin Coen as CEO

Opus 2 announces current board member Martin Coen will take over as CEO as the company enters a new phase of expansion.

News

Selborne Chambers upgrade their data security using Opus 2 LEX login

Leading London set, Selborne Chambers is the first to implement the newest security enhancement to Opus 2 Lex Chambers Management.

Event

The ECC-SAL International Virtual Mooting Competition 2021

Opus 2 is proud to power The ECC-SAL International Virtual Mooting Competition 2021, co-organised by Essex Court Chambers, and Singapore Academy of Law.

Article

4 virtual court predictions for 2021 and beyond

While more complex cases may return to a physical courtroom as soon as public health allows, will some aspects of virtual depositions and court applications stay past 2021?

Event

ICC Annual Arbitration and ADR Conference webinar review 

Opus 2 was proud to take part in the annual Arbitration and ADR Conference held by the International Chamber of Commerce.

Article

Virtual hearings point the way forward for International Arbitration

Even before the pandemic, arbitration hearings were well ahead of the rest of the profession in adopting virtual and hybrid technology as a more efficient way of resolving international disputes.

Case Study

A great product that does what is says on the tin

Clifford Strong, Senior Civil Clerk, explains the benefits of using Opus 2 Lex.

Article

Virtual courts and COVID-19: the future is now

Charlie Harrel of Opus 2 discusses with Thomson Reuters Practical Law the benefits and challenges of using virtual courts and whether they will become a permanent fixture after the pandemic.

News

Graham Smith-Bernal, Opus 2 Founder, receives Lifetime Contributor Award

We are thrilled to share news that our Founder, Graham Smith-Bernal, has won a Lifetime Contributor award for Supplier Innovation at the Legal Innovation Awards 2020.

Case Study

Forte Independent Solicitors choose Opus 2 LEX

We are excited to have partnered with Forte Independent Solicitors to create an innovative and bespoke online case management solution.

Case Study

Opus 2 is first choice for Fullerton Law Chambers

Opus 2's electronic presentation of courtroom evidence addresses accessibility issues and provides case clarity in Singapore for Fullerton Law Chambers.

Product Update

Opus 2 October 2020 product update

We will be launching Opus 2 version 7.4 before the end of 2020. Take a closer look at some of the main areas for development and new features.

Case Study

How the adoption of e bundles can transform the role of the arbitrator

Professional arbitration and mediator, Simon Gault on how adopting Opus 2 transformed his role as an arbitrator.

Video

Podcast: Above The Law - Making virtual hearings work

In this podcast, Above The Law chat with Charlie Harrel, COO of Opus 2, about building platforms that make virtual hearings actually work.

Guide

Planning for your hearing in 2020 and beyond

We will soon be releasing our comprehensive guide to planning your own hybrid hearing. Read more and register to receive the guide.

Article

The numbers behind the digital transformation

Since March 2020, Opus 2 has conducted over 250 virtual hearings with more than 6,000 real-time connections. Explore the numbers behind the digital transformation.

Event

Planning for the future of London's Commercial Courts: a review

Our review of London's Commercial Court's event; Year 126 and onwards: planning for the future of London's Commercial Courts, powered by Opus 2.

Case Study

Opus 2 LEX meets the challenges of lockdown

Clifford Strong from Thomas More Chambers explains how Opus 2 Lex has helped manage lockdown challenges.

Article

Making tax digital simple for barristers

Opus 2 Lex has integrated with Xero to automatically insert barrister-specific payment data, at the point of receipt, directly into a barrister’s own version of Xero.

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Opus 2 & Maxwell Chambers - arbitration hearings after COVID-19

A round-up of From virtual to hybrid - navigating arbitration hearings after COVID-19' from Maxwell Chambers and Opus 2. Watch the webinar in full.

Case Study

Getting the law in order

We talk to Selborne Chambers about all things Opus 2 Lex.

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Webinar: Modernise your disputes practice: building connected teams

We were delighted to bring together this webinar with GAR in August, 'Modernise your disputes practice: Building connected teams'.

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Webinar: Virtual hearings for arbitration, powered by Opus 2

In July 2020 Opus 2 were pleased to host a webinar with CIArb on the adoption of virtual hearings due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Year 126 & onwards: planning for the future of the Commercial Court

London’s Commercial Court, in collaboration with London International Disputes Week, is pleased to present, Year 126 and onwards: planning for the future of London’s Commercial Court, a virtual seminar as part of the celebration of the Court’s 125th Anniversary.

News

Opus 2 LEX Cyber Essentials Certification

Opus 2 is proud to announce it has been awarded Cyber Essentials certification once again for Opus 2 Lex.

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Webinar: Reflections and best practice from lockdown

In this webinar held on 24 June 2020, the panel reflected on their experiences and lessons learned from recent virtual hearings.

Blog Post

How to ensure effective team communication during virtual hearings

In a virtual hearing, how do you replace the post-it notes usually passed along in the hearing room, or leaning over the shoulder for a quick word? 

Article

Practical advice for conducting legal proceedings digitally & remotely

As you investigate solutions to accommodate remote work and virtual proceedings, here are some basic considerations to keep in mind.

Article

Guest post: Ian Gaunt on LMAA's transition to virtual hearings

Ian Gaunt, Past President, LMAA provides an introduction to the virtual hearings webinar hosted by LMAA with the IDRC and Opus 2.

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Virtual hearings: Adapting to the new reality, a recap!

A recap of LMAA's webinar in collaboration with the IDRC London and Opus 2, titled 'Virtual hearings: adapting to the new reality',

Case Study

Making a great platform even better for Vorys 

One of the largest law firms in the US continues to reap the benefits from Opus 2’s highly secure, cloud-based case collaboration platform.   

Blog Post

4 key responsibilities of a Virtual Hearing Manager

In this blog post, we cover the key responsibilities of a Virtual Hearing Manager and the benefits of having their support when planning and conducting a virtual hearing.

Blog Post

Virtual workspaces, powered by Opus 2: Keeping you connected

Reduce friction and empower your case team to organise, share and collaborate across your documents, all in one integrated platform.

Article

Podcast: Managing global litigation, arbitration & mediation remotely

Opus 2 CEO and Founder Graham Smith-Bernal joined host Ari Kaplan as a guest on the latest episode of the Reinventing Professionals podcast.

Blog Post

The future of courtroom litigation

Stephen Embry explores how the enforced transition to virtual hearings may impact the future of courtroom litigation.

Article

To deliver new value firms need to move beyond the application mindset

As businesses adjust to the “new normal”, law firms have an opportunity to create technology-enhanced services for clients, extending beyond legal advice.

Blog Post

Top 5 virtual hearing tips for barristers, from barristers 

A collated list of top tips from barristers on how to run seamless virtual hearings.

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Opus 2 proud to sponsor ICC Arbitration webinar series

Find out more about our upcoming virtual hearings webinar series with ICC Arbitration.

Blog Post

5 key considerations for planning a virtual hearing

The legal world is turning to technology to adapt to the current remote working climate. Here we outline how to prepare for a virtual court hearing.

News

International Arbitration Centre supports virtual hearings with Opus 2

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with the London International Arbitration Centre to support virtual hearings for dispute resolution, helping legal teams minimise disruptions to their proceedings.

News

Introducing the Opus 2 Technology HQ

In February 2020, our team of over 30 developers, designers, and QA department were given a fitting new home; the Opus 2 Technology HQ.

Article

GDPR compliance: How Opus 2 LEX can assist you

Opus 2 LEX Version 4.212.01 will include a series of GDPR specific new features and improvements.

Article

Maxwell Chambers bring virtual ADR solutions to Singapore with Opus 2

We are delighted to announce our recent collaboration with Maxwell Chambers to provide virtual ADR solutions to help legal teams can minimise any disruptions to their case proceedings.

Event

Legalweek 2020 round-up

February brought thousands of legal professionals together in New York to network with peers, explore new developments in legal technology and discuss the latest industry trends at Legalweek 2020.

News

Opus 2 moves into NLP-driven contract analysis & more

Opus 2 has steadily been making an evolutionary move into a far wider range of capabilities, including NLP-driven contract analysis.

News

Law.com: Lawyers ask 'How can we do this,' driving Dorsey tech embrace

Dorsey & Whitney is turning to vendor Opus 2 for work that goes beyond disputes, where legal technology established its first beachhead.

News

3 trends that will affect law firm collaboration in 2020

As law firms rethink their business models and how to deliver more value to clients, three major trends will impact how firms collaborate.

Video

Greener Arbitration in 2020

Watch our video highlighting what positive environmental impact can be achieved when adopting electronic bundles and remote hearing services from Opus 2.

Blog Post

Infographic 2019: A Year in Review

Take a look at our 2019 Year in Review Infographic for some of our software and services highlights from last year and find out why 48 of the top 50 international law firms are already working with us.