Adding Value

We have a reputation for excellence built throughout our 130 year history. As the firm has evolved we have consistently innovated to drive positive change for our clients, while upholding the highest of standards.

Today, challenging the norm and embracing new, disruptive technologies enables us to offer unparalleled services to our clients. Our lawyers are some of the brightest minds in the legal industry, and by utilising new approaches which complement our traditional strengths, we offer our people the tools and agility to achieve more, allowing the entrepreneurial spirit of Slaughter and May to shine through.

For us, innovation may involve new technologies, process improvements, agile resourcing models or a combination of these and it can result in anything from a small, incremental change in process to a fundamental shift in the way a project is managed. Our approach considers the whole picture, and by applying a range of service delivery methods we are able to meet our clients’ needs at the same time as improving the working lives of our people, making a big difference both inside the firm and out.

Thought leadership

Innovation is imperative in modern business, at a time when new technologies are transforming entire markets and new economic models are tearing up the playbook, no organisation can afford to be left behind.

A selection of our innovation publications are below.

March of the blocks, GDPR and the Blockchain

A joint report authored by Slaughter and May and US law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, following a commission by The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), a leading, non-profit research institution. March of the blocks evaluates the challenges posed to the implementation of Blockchain solutions by the EU GDPR privacy regulation. Our report seeks to counter commonly held views that it is not possible to implement GDPR compliant Blockchain solutions.

Read: March of the blocks, GDPR and the Blockchain

Innovation Explored

We have co-authored our Innovation Explored report with Richard Tromans, the law firm strategy and innovation consultant.

Read: Innovation Explored

Blockchain settlement

Regulatory and legal aspects related to the use of distributed ledger technology in post-trade settlement.

Read: Blockchain settlement

Will the UK regulate AI?

As part of its industrial strategy, the UK Government has set itself the ‘Grand Challenge’ of putting the UK at the forefront of the artificial intelligence and data revolution. AI and digital development were also discussed in the Government’s recent white paper on Brexit, and in both the House of Lords AI report and the Government’s response to it. But what does this mean for AI regulation?

Read: Will the UK regulate AI?