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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Opus 2 steps up its commitment in Asia-Pacific with the hire of Rachel Foxton as regional head from Twenty Essex Chambers

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.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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? 

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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.

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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',

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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.

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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.

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The future of courtroom litigation

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Eversheds Sutherland partners with Opus 2 to launch CaseReady platform

Eversheds Sutherland has partnered with Opus 2 to launch an enterprise licence of our electronic trial platform, under the name CaseReady.

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Eversheds Sutherland launches CaseReady platform for litigators

Eversheds Sutherland has launched CaseReady with Opus 2, a secure cloud-based platform that enables lawyers, clients and counsel to share case materials and work collaboratively.

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Global Legal Post: Virtual courtrooms take another step forward

RingCentral UK and Opus 2 have teamed up to deliver cloud communications solution for virtual courtrooms and case management. Read more about the partnership.

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Opus 2 receives prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Opus 2 becomes the first software business in the legal space to receive the UK’s highest business accolade.

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UK-first partnership to use Opus 2 for full lifecycle case management

In a UK-first, law firm BLP has entered into a partnership with litigation tech firm Opus 2 for an innovative new application of its electronic trial platform.

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Opus 2 joins Relativity Fest 2017 as Silver Sponsor

Opus 2 has announced it will again support the Relativity Fest conference as an official sponsor.

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Law.com: Global litigation, digital workflows & electronic proceedings

Welcome to the new world of digital litigation, which is rapidly emerging in the context of an increasingly globalized world.

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Opus 2 6.2 streamlines workflows for lawyers & law firm IT

Opus 2 today released the latest version of its award-winning transcript management and case analysis software, Opus 2 Magnum™.

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Singapore's judiciary focused on legal tech, will the industry follow?

Legal tech companies that have opened offices in Singapore say the market is ripe for innovation, but local firms will not change overnight.

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Catching up to the future—the emergence of electronic courtrooms

As environmental awareness continues to be at the forefront of modern society, it is no surprise that the “paperless” electronic proceedings are handled daily.

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Another top 5 US law firm chooses Opus 2

Opus 2 announced that one of the top 5 largest law firms in the US and worldwide has selected Opus 2 Magnum™ software for case preparation across the firm's North American and EMEA offices.

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Top 5 US law firm chooses Opus 2 for strategic development of cases

Opus 2 announced that one of the top 5 largest law firms in the US and worldwide has selected Opus 2 Magnum™ software for case preparation across the firm's North American and EMEA offices.

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Finding change and innovation at Relativity Fest

Members of our Opus 2 Magnum team had a great experience reconnecting with clients at Relativity Fest 2016 in Chicago, here's our round-up of the event.

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British inventor who transformed the legal industry with software

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.

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Guardian: Opus 2's platform reduces legal paperwork by using the cloud

Gone are the days when all parties for a case needed their own pile of documents. Opus 2 provides the solution.