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Knowledge Transfer Partnership with law firm to enhance data capability

KTP with local law firm DWF set to enhance service delivery for legal tech, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Alliance MBS is set to launch a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with local law firm, DWF, which will see the company benefit from the School's skills in technical and organisational knowledge. 

The Partnership will see the firm strengthen its use of legal technology, machine learning and AI to enhance service delivery and develop innovative solutions for its clients. 

DWF will use the KTP to develop and embed a data-empowered business model focusing on the capture, structure and application of data to transform service delivery, internal processes and product offerings. The 30-month project will be overseen by Mayowa Ayodele, a data scientist from The University of Manchester and overseen by Alliance MBS Professor of Technological Innovation and Social Change, Ian Miles

Commenting on the news, Ian said: "Legal services are among the professional services that are now seeking to seize the opportunities that are emerging around such technical developments as artificial intelligence, big data and data analytics.

"This project will be simultaneously exploring the technical and organisational elements of establishing new types of support for a particular set of activities within a legal services firm: the results will be relevant to other activities of that firm, and also to legal and professional services more generally, as emerging Artificial Intelligence applications, and evolving demands from clients, continue to foster digital and cultural change."

DWF's Jonathan Patterson added: "The legal sector has undergone significant change in recent years and, for legal businesses that foster a culture of innovation and experimentation, there are a huge number of opportunities to take advantage of.

"We recognise that developing a data-driven approach to legal services will allow us to stay competitive and offer more tailored services to clients, and we have a strategic objective to improve how we process and analyse the data we have and then how we apply those insights in an innovative way. This partnership will allow us to make further progress against this objective, and we are really pleased to have Mayowa as part of our team."