14 November 2023
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Addleshaw Goddard announces investment in suite of Generative AI tools

International law firm Addleshaw Goddard has chosen CoCounsel, Spellbook, and Microsoft Copilot alongside its own internally developed AGPT platform, as its suite of Generative AI solutions. This follows a year of research by the firm's Innovation & Legal Technology leadership, led from the team's R&D pillar managed by Mike Kennedy. Over 50 technologies were reviewed, with five taken forward to trials and pilots involving 150 volunteers across the firm.

Kerry Westland, Partner and Head of Innovation & Legal Technology, said: 

"Generative AI has untold potential to support our lawyers and transform our client services now and in years to come. The past year has been an incredibly exciting time of experimenting inside the firm and working with our clients to establish multiple use cases. It has become clear that no one existing platform can deliver everything we want to achieve, so we've decided to adopt a suite of tools as well as develop our own large language model-based platform, AGPT, to ensure we deliver with imagination and impact for our clients by staying at the forefront of technological advancements in the legal industry."

The pilots identified more than 100 potential use cases across all of our practice areas, with common functions including producing first drafts of content for review e.g. contract clauses, document review, summarising case law, contracts and articles, overcoming writer's block, translation, research and information-gathering.

AGPT is AG's own internally developed AI-powered platform that enables users to run standard queries, upload documents to be queried and reviewed, and translate documents. Built within our secure Microsoft Azure environment to ensure nothing leaves the firm's networks, it was created in close collaboration between our Innovation & Legal Technology and IT teams over the past half year.

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