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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Event

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.

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.

Event

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Event

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'.

Event

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.

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.

Event

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.   

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.

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.

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

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.