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Tech innovation

At Fuse we fuel a culture of digital innovation in the legal sector.

We identify best-in-class technologies, provide experiential learning opportunities and promote technology adoption, by bringing together A&O lawyers and clients with our resident cutting-edge tech providers.

Our hub provides a collaborative space where teams can experiment with, develop and test legal, regulatory and deal-related solutions.

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[Allen & Overy] Official trailer (2021) Fuse Cohort 5

Fuse announced fifteen companies have joined Cohort 5. Watch the trailer to learn more.

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Fuse empowers A&O to rethink. Working with LegalTech companies, we rethink how we do our work. The FinTechs nominated by our clients allow us to rethink what expertise we need to gain. With our fifth cohort, I hope to connect our lawyers and clients seamlessly with the best tools on the market - providing opportunities for us to learn, innovate and deepen our relationships across the ecosystem.

Shruti Ajitsaria, Head of Fuse

How Fuse makes a difference

Experience emerging technologies first-hand

Fuse is a learning lab where we organise demonstrations, trials, events and seminars, allowing clients to see technologies for themselves and discuss possible applications for their business.

Setting our ambition

By seeking out and supporting best-in-class technologies, even those at a very early stage, we demonstrate our commitment to investing in the future.

Enabling A&O lawyers to select and use LegalTech with confidence

Fuse supports our lawyers in always looking for opportunities to deliver our projects and advice efficiently by selecting and deploying appropriate LegalTech to greatest effect.

Gain early insight through our technology radar

Through Fuse and our LegalTech team, we are continually watching and monitoring the market to understand what’s out there. We use this insight and our strong supplier relationships to inform our clients, saving time and providing recommendations depending on their specific needs and sensitivities.

Putting lawyers at the heart of product development

Through Fuse we enable our clients, and A&O lawyers, to co-develop ideas with some of the brightest and most promising entrepreneurs in this area, ensuring the development of practical solutions.

Latest news

“Technology is no longer a fringe consideration for lawyers” says A&O Head of Fuse.

Shruti Ajitsaria, partner and Head of Fuse (A&O’s tech innovation hub) has said that technology is now at the top of the agenda for law firm management, and continues to be central to the future of law firms.

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The Evolution of the Lawyer – moving beyond traditional delivery

Nitish Upadhyaya, Senior Innovation Manager, leads A&O’s innovation team, i2. The team prototypes solutions to problems raised by A&O staff and clients alike, exploring issues from new viewpoints. He discusses how people and culture push forward innovation.  

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Breakthrough for visually impaired lawyers

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Shruti Ajitsaria, Head of Fuse talks about setting up A&O’s tech innovation space, becoming a partner, and why she chose to build her career at the firm

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