The Challenge is calling for legal tech startups, law firms, alternative legal providers, advice organisations and law schools to develop ambitious direct-to-user products, services and platforms.

The technologies used could include guided pathways, expert systems, chatbots, automated document assembly, natural language processing, machine learning and online dispute resolution platforms. This is an open call though, and we welcome new ideas beyond what is currently available in the market.

We are not expecting any quick fixes. Bringing user-facing solutions to the legal services market will take time. As well as helping Challenge participants accelerate their progress in 2019/20, we want to work with a wider coalition of experts and organisations to create longer term change in the market.

The application window will open on 30 May. For now, we encourage you to register your interest in the Legal Access Challenge. Visit the Purpose and Apply pages for more information.

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Applying to the Challenge

  • we’ll keep you updated throughout the application process, including guidance on how to submit your strongest application
  • let us know whether you would be interested in working with another team or organisation on a joint application - we may be able to make introductions

Following the Challenge

  • attend our industry events, including our launch event on 30 May
  • learn more about the solutions which emerge from the Challenge