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Chrissie Lightfoot unleashes Robot Lawyer Lisa to create NDAs

Added on the 6th Apr 2017 at 12:01 am
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Today sees the official launch of a free legal tool that allows users to create legally binding Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in less than 7 minutes at absolutely no cost. By asking questions about the users’ needs, LISA intelligently drafts the document while helping them understand the legal and commercial principles on which it is based. This means that individuals and businesses are able to use LISA to protect themselves without any prior legal knowledge. LISA is also the first law robot to provide unbiased and objective assistance to both parties, allowing users to avoid having to engage traditional human lawyers on either side.

In the near future Robot Lawyer LISA plans to expand the range of legal services available to students, businesses and consumers. LISA is also collaborating with the University of Westminster and Westminster Law School to further its groundbreaking initiatives. Westminster Law School is one of the leading schools in the UK in the field of technology and the law. Initiatives such as REVRLaw enables students to explore virtual reality crime scenes, while Senior Lecturer in Law Dr Paresh Kathrani is developing a virtual reality game with the Faculty of Science and Technology to enable interactive and experiential legal education.

Dr Kathrani said: “Law School is constantly looking at new and innovative ways to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s likely jobs and new ventures which will invariably entail an understanding, skill-set, use, development and deployment of AI & Robot technologies. Collaborating with Robot Lawyer LISA is a perfect fit for the university, our students and the next generation of workers in society.”

LISA – your Legal Intelligence Support Assistant – was the vision and brain-child of Chrissie Lightfoot. Born in Darlington and hailing from Yorkshire, UK, Chrissie is one of the world’s top women futurists, an entrepreneur, lawyer, Visiting Fellow at Westminster Law School and advisor to the board of the Telegraph’s Digital Enterprise Network. LISA has been developed in collaboration with practising solicitors, drawing on decades of entrepreneurial, technical, corporate and commercial legal experience.

Chrissie Lightfoot, CEO of Robot Lawyer LISA, said: “Our goal is to make every day basic legal services accessible and affordable to the masses of students, consumers and business people who are unhappy with, or overly reliant on, human lawyers and law firms. Many human lawyers are adversarial by nature, even when dealing with non-contentious matters. LISA’s aim is to negate the double time and double costs involved in relation to this human lawyer behaviour by being completely impartial when assisting the parties on each side.”

“We know that in the UK, 54% of all small businesses and 33% of consumers muddle through unrepresented when they should really be seeking legal help. In the USA and Canada the situation is even worse, with 80% and 90% of businesspeople respectively ‘making do’ without the help of a human lawyer. LISA is designed to enable these people, who do not have the means to protect themselves, to do just that.”.

Adam Duthie, solicitor and co-founder of Robot Lawyer LISA, said: “There are a range of reasons why people may not want to use a human lawyer, whether that’s cost, time, convenience or finding the prospect of visiting one intimidating. LISA overcomes all of these issues. She’s free, fast, available 24/7 on any device and requires no legal knowledge or training by the user to produce a binding document that protects businesses and entrepreneurs. This is a service that will support students and businesses to grow and eventually aid the creation of jobs and wealth.”

LISA sits on an AI platform surfaced through AI Apps. Robot Lawyer LISA’s flagship NDA AI App is the latest in the line of only a handful of law apps and bots that are beginning to shake up the legal industry for the direct benefit of consumers and businesses. Students, businesses and individuals can create their own legally binding NDA now by going to www.robotlawyerlisa.com

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