Yorkshire based specialist litigation and commercial law firm, rradar, is the newest law-tech partner of Barclays Eagle Labs in partnership with The Law Society, launched last year.
The law-tech Eagle Labs incubator, located in Notting Hill, London, aims to become a “thriving centre of excellence” for law-tech businesses. It will turbo-charge the UK’s nascent law-tech sector, helping companies start up, scale up and succeed.
It offers co-working, incubation, mentoring, introductions to major companies and other crucial services for law-tech firms, helping members become key international players in their field and strengthening the UK’s reputation as a leader in the legal services sector.
As a partner in the initiative alongside other leading legal firms and academic partners University College London and the University of Liverpool, rradar will work closely with emerging businesses, providing invaluable support, advice, feedback and guidance to help entrepreneurs develop, test and refine their products with the potential to implement new technology into their firms, driving growth and innovation across the industry.
rradar has been a law-tech pioneer for several years. It was ranked 88th in the Sunday Times Tech Track 2018, placed in the top 50 fastest growing tech firms in the North of England for 2017 and 2018, and listed in the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500 rankings 2017.
rradar is also a member of the LSEG Elite group, an international business support and capital-raising programme for ambitious and fast-growing companies. The firm was won the North East category of the Spectator’s prestigious Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards, organised in conjunction with private bank Julius Baer.
Gary Gallen, CEO of rradar, said: “I am very excited to partner with Barclays Eagle Labs. This partnership further cements rradar’s mission, combining education, innovation and technology as key parts of our business and we welcome the opportunity to support this fantastic initiative and provide advice and feedback, as well as network with likeminded companies on their initiatives.
“The combination of our unique take on delivering smarter legal services and integrating technology into our solutions for our clients, with Barclays’ extensive experience is a winning formula for businesses, start-ups and the tech market.”
Jon Hope, director of Barclays Eagle Labs, said: “LawTech is a growing field and we believe bringing together the best industry players is key to driving its success.
“By connecting start-ups, law firms, and other organisations in this space we can encourage the free-flow of ideas, ultimately leading to better products and services. That’s why we’re excited to welcome rradar as a new partner and member of our community, building the strength of the Eagle Lab network.”