Today we are excited to launch our new legal tech programme, Slaughter and May Collaborate - we are looking for six innovators with legal tech products which could disrupt or redefine legal services.

Each cohort member will receive access to a suite of benefits, including feedback sessions with our lawyers, a session with our information security team, access to a sandbox environment, dummy data and dedicated mentors.

One of the core features of the programme is a client advisory panel, onto which we are very pleased to welcome representatives from our clients GlaxoSmithKline, John Lewis, Santander, Standard Chartered and Vodafone. The client panel will provide cohort members with the opportunity to engage in discussions directly with major in-house legal teams. An expert panel will join the client advisory panel to bring valuable industry insight into the programme and we are delighted that the following experts will be taking part: Dr Anna Donovan, Vice Dean (Innovation) for the Faculty of Laws at UCL, Catherine Bamford, founder of legal engineers, BamLegal and Andrew Burgess, strategic adviser on AI, RPA and innovation.

We want to find the best new legal tech products: please help us spread the word. Applications are now open, and will close on 27 March 2019. You can find out more and apply here.