18 May 2022 • 10 Minute Read
Market conditions and shareholder demands have increased pressure on corporations to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) frameworks and disclosures into their corporate strategies. In turn, law firm clients and their inside counsel are demanding that their supply chain, including legal service providers, also have in place ESG strategies and targets. Can law firms make a positive change on their environmental impact by creating efficiencies in the way the litigation practice is conducted?
11 May 2022 • 4 Minute Read
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.
9 May 2022 • 4 Minute Read
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.
23 Feb 2022 • 2 Minute Read
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
1 Feb 2022 • Minute Read
After a five-year consultation process, the International Centre of Settlement of Investment Disputes submitted its amended rules for approval by the Administrative Council.
11 Jan 2022 • 2 Minute Read
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
15 Dec 2021 • 3 Minute Read
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.
15 Dec 2021 • 2 Minute Read
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.
30 Nov 2021 • 4 Minute Read
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?
26 Nov 2021 • 4 Minute Read
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.
17 Nov 2021 • 3 Minute Read
The International Centre of Settlement of Investment Disputes released its annual report for the fiscal year from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.
2 Nov 2021 • 2 Minute Read
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.
12 Oct 2021 • 2 Minute Read
Holly joins as Head of Arbitration, Business Development, and will shape our arbitration offerings.
20 Aug 2021 • 2 Minute Read
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.
2 Aug 2021 • 6 Minute Read
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.
21 Jul 2021 • 5 Minute Read
In this post, we look at why Opus 2 is completely supplier agnostic regarding VC solutions, and how this approach benefits clients.
9 Jun 2021 • 3 Minute Read
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.
7 Jun 2021 • 6 Minute Read
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'.
4 Jun 2021 • 3 Minute Read
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.
4 May 2021 • 5 Minute Read
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.
29 Apr 2021 • 4 Minute Read
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.
29 Mar 2021 • 4 Minute Read
Join this webinar to hear experts delve into the fundamental elements arbitration advocates must consider when undertaking their first appointments.
8 Feb 2021 • 4 Minute Read
Charlie Harrel discusses why international arbitration is outperforming litigation in keeping up with its caseload as courts confront logjams worldwide.
5 Feb 2021 • 4 Minute Read
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.
3 Feb 2021 • 3 Minute Read
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.
18 Jan 2021 • 4 Minute Read
A review of the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the Essex Court Chambers (ECC) first International Virtual Mooting Competition.
18 Dec 2020 • 5 Minute Read
Opus 2 was proud to take part in the annual Arbitration and ADR Conference held by the International Chamber of Commerce.
16 Dec 2020 • 2 Minute Read
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.
1 Dec 2020 • 4 Minute Read
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.
30 Nov 2020 • 3 Minute Read
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.
20 Oct 2020 • 6 Minute Read
Professional arbitration and mediator, Simon Gault on how adopting Opus 2 transformed his role as an arbitrator.
6 Oct 2020 • 3 Minute Read
In this podcast, Above The Law chat with Charlie Harrel, COO of Opus 2, about building platforms that make virtual hearings actually work.
11 Sep 2020 • 5 Minute Read
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.
1 Sep 2020 • 5 Minute Read
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.
17 Aug 2020 • 4 Minute Read
We were delighted to bring together this webinar with GAR in August, 'Modernise your disputes practice: Building connected teams'.
3 Aug 2020 • 3 Minute Read
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.
22 Jul 2020 • 4 Minute Read
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.
29 Jun 2020 • 3 Minute Read
In this webinar held on 24 June 2020, the panel reflected on their experiences and lessons learned from recent virtual hearings.
1 Jun 2020 • 6 Minute Read
Ian Gaunt, Past President, LMAA provides an introduction to the virtual hearings webinar hosted by LMAA with the IDRC and Opus 2.
27 May 2020 • 5 Minute Read
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.
11 May 2020 • 3 Minute Read
Opus 2 CEO and Founder Graham Smith-Bernal joined host Ari Kaplan as a guest on the latest episode of the Reinventing Professionals podcast.
27 Apr 2020 • 1 Minute Read
As businesses adjust to the “new normal”, law firms have an opportunity to create technology-enhanced services for clients, extending beyond legal advice.
20 Apr 2020 • 2 Minute Read
Find out more about our upcoming virtual hearings webinar series with ICC Arbitration.
20 Mar 2020 • 2 Minute Read
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.
20 Feb 2020 • 3 Minute Read
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.
20 Dec 2019 • 6 Minute Read
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.
31 Oct 2018 • 1 Minute Read
RingCentral UK and Opus 2 have teamed up to deliver cloud communications solution for virtual courtrooms and case management. Read more about the partnership.
5 Apr 2018 • 4 Minute Read
Opus 2 becomes the first software business in the legal space to receive the UK’s highest business accolade.
12 Jul 2017 • 1 Minute Read
Opus 2 today released the latest version of its award-winning transcript management and case analysis software, Opus 2 Magnum™.
7 Mar 2017 • 1 Minute Read
Legal tech companies that have opened offices in Singapore say the market is ripe for innovation, but local firms will not change overnight.
21 Feb 2017 • 5 Minute Read
As environmental awareness continues to be at the forefront of modern society, it is no surprise that the “paperless” electronic proceedings are handled daily.
2 Feb 2016 • 4 Minute Read
Graham Smith-Bernal, Opus 2 CEO; the British entrepreneur and inventor who left school at 16 and completely transformed how court cases are recorded and reported.
15 May 2014 • 1 Minute Read
Gone are the days when all parties for a case needed their own pile of documents. Opus 2 provides the solution.