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Join Lauren Watson & Dr Alan Ma as they explore the fusion of law and technology at our Legal Tech event, featuring industry insights and graduate opportunities.

Undeniably, technology has become an integral part of legal practice, shaping daily operations and redefining client service paradigms. This technological evolution spans far beyond the realm of artificial intelligence, as it rapidly and decisively establishes its niche as a distinctive practice area.

Within this context, roles such as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Legal Engineer have seamlessly integrated into law firms, underscoring the profound impact of technology. What’s particularly captivating is the cascade of fresh graduate prospects this fast-growing space affords.

This landscape extends its opportunities not only to law graduates but also individuals from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The two realms of law and technology are converging, creating an array of career opportunities that transcend traditional boundaries. Our event boasts two dynamic speakers who will unravel the layers of this evolving landscape.


Lauren Watson has worked in the legal sector for the last 10 years, with over 5 years working for legal technology companies in the UK.

She’s worked with hundreds of law firms ranging from mid-market firms to the global top 20 to manage all aspects of people, process and technology. Lauren is passionate about the intersection of law and technology, and how that can deliver benefits to the whole legal market.

Lauren is currently Head of Product Marketing at Robin AI, a contract infrastructure platform. She previously held sales, partnerships and go-to-market strategy roles at Legl, CrowdJustice and Jameson Legal.


Dr. Alan Ma stands at the crossroads of IT, Engineering, and Law, wielding a diverse background to complement his role as a Law Lecturer at Birmingham City University.

A qualified solicitor in England and Wales, as well as Scotland*, Alan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Chartered Engineer, and a full member of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

With over three decades of cumulative experience spanning engineering, computing technology, and legal practice, Alan’s journey is marked by a dynamic fusion of these disciplines.

Prior to his academic tenure at Birmingham City University, he held the position of Resident Partner at a Hong Kong branch office of an English law firm, where he practiced English law across three jurisdictions. * Non-practising in Scotland on the Roll of the Law Society of Scotland.


Agenda for the evening:



Welcome and opening remarks from the event host, BCU Graduate+ Brief overview of the event’s purpose and goals UKLTA, BCS, CIArb


The Industry Needs

Lauren Watson, UKLTA Chair

Keynote speech by Lauren UKLTA Chair: Defining the Legal Tech industry sector, its current practices, and its evolving nature Exploring graduate opportunities in the Legal Tech sector


The Role of Universities

Alan Ma, BCU Law

Sharing insights into the inception and development of the Legal Tech module at BCU How universities can equip students with essential skills for a career in Legal Tech.


Questions and Answers Session

Engage with the audience and allow them to ask questions to the speakers Speakers respond to queries and share their expertise.


Networking Session

Informal networking opportunity for attendees, speakers, and representatives from participating organizations Exchange ideas, contacts, and explore potential collaborations.

19:00 Event ends

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