The legal industry continues to evolve. For Pinsent Masons, a professional services business with law at its core, this change has been particularly notable, having utilised the power of technology to enable growth for the business.
The multinational legal practice operates across 26 offices worldwide with a depth of knowledge and expertise in energy, financial services, infrastructure, real estate and technology, science and industry.
And, as Nigel Tranter – Pinsent Masons’ Chief Technology Officer – says, the firm has undergone a number of changes through its investment in technology. Conversations around data and analytics are now widespread, and, through the firm’s partnerships, a product development arm of the business has developed and is proving highly successful.
“In the last three years, the firm has invested significantly in transforming its technology estate,” he explains. “I think the biggest compliment and reflection of that is when people around the business don't see you as a cost centre, but as an enabler.
“Now, we are thought of as enablers for growth in the business. We've created a product development arm and we're using a development company, who have helped grow our product development space significantly.”