30 WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM | MAR 2022 HOW ‘NO-CODE’ CAN DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THE LEGAL SECTOR A digital revolution is well underway in every industry. Companies are replacing outdated processes and systems with modern technology that increases productivity and delivers more rewarding experiences for employees and clients. However, due to the sensitive work carried out in the legal profession, there is no room for risk and zero tolerance for failure. As such, the sector has been slower to digital transformation than other industries. A study by Gartner shows that 81% of legal departments are unprepared for digitalisation, and according to Wolters Kluwer’s Future Ready Lawyer report, only 33% of lawyers believe their organisation is ‘very prepared’ to keep up with technology changes and digital transformation. However, going digital is no longer optional for legal firms. Pressure to digitise is coming from clients with high expectations of convenience and tech-savvy young lawyers who find old-fashioned, laborious working methods unacceptable. Legal firms must find a way to overcome traditional barriers to digital transformation to ensure they not only survive but thrive in the new digital age. The challenges of change The legal sector’s unique characteristics may explain why firms have been hesitant to explore new technologies. Real concerns Mat Rule CEO, Toca Davidson House, Forbury Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EU Tel: 44 02080 501502 E: email@example.com www.toca.io As discussed elsewhere in this edition, the legal sector’s emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic opens many doors to advancements facilitated through new technology. One such advancement is “no-code” software creation, a means by which firms can create their own digital solutions. Toca founder Mat Rule explains the premise of the technology. How ‘No-Code’ CanDigitally Transformthe Legal Sector Mat Rule is the founder of Toca, a UK software business that intends to build the most advanced no-code development platform yet devised. The platform’s goal is to transform IT project delivery, empowering teams to build sophisticated integrations, automations and applications in days and weeks, instead of months and years. This reduces pressure on developers and delivers digital transformation projects quicker, at lower cost and with no technical debt.