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Our commitment to innovation

Transformative technologies. Disruptive business models. Proliferating regulation. Powerful forces are transforming what lawyers do and how we do it. Clients need fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what we provide. We don’t just talk about innovation. We do it.

Whether it involves helping our clients navigate a dynamic legal landscape or applying new ideas to how we do our own work, we embrace the opportunities change creates. It is something for which we are recognized across the world: Hogan Lovells is ranked a top-twelve Law Firm Innovator in the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers program globally.

We innovate on multiple fronts:

We help our clients innovate

Our lawyers and consultants are deeply involved everywhere law and regulation are changing, helping our clients realize the potential of a wide-ranging set of developments, market shifts, and new technologies. Click on an image below to read more about how we help our clients approach a changing world.

We bring innovation to your in-house legal teams too. Are you looking to increase your legal team’s standing within your business? Are you interested in shifting perceptions of your team from “cost-center” to “value-center”? Are you ready to drive your businesses’ outcomes? We’ve invested in an award-winning and market leading team to provide in-house function effectiveness and support to help you achieve these goals. We create bespoke experiences, including collaborations to explore new technologies that result in efficiencies and improved processes, or provide defined sessions on topics such as “Legal Function Maturity”, “Smart Sourcing” and “Moving from Cost-Center to Value-Center.” Contact us here to learn more.


We innovate in how we deliver our services

The world is changing. So are we. In tune with client priorities, we are always looking to enhance our mix of services and how we deliver them.

legal service delivery

Legal Service Delivery

Our dedicated global Legal Service Delivery function seamlessly brings together legal project management and alternative delivery models, leveraging people, process and technology. For example, our dashboard reports provide transparency and predictability on fees to clients. And our process maps help to graphically guide clients, advisors and third parties through complex deals. We've developed a range of alternative delivery solutions that help us make sure that the work we do is resourced cost-effectively and priced thoughtfully while being delivered at the expected high service quality. Our Legal Services Centre (Birmingham, UK) and our Global Business Services Centres (Louisville, US and Johannesburg, South Africa) form part of our approach to continuously improve and extend the services we offer our clients in an innovative, pragmatic and strategically sensible way.

Advanced technologies

Advanced Technologies

We know that technology, used well, can help us perform better. Across our practices we are applying advanced technologies, such as machine learning and other types of artificial intelligence, to review documents, prepare litigation outcome assessments, help surface new insights, and realize other efficiencies. A multi-disciplinary team including lawyers and technologists is constantly assessing the potential of such technologies to create value for our clients, and is available to share insights with them.

Online Resources

Our growing portfolio of online resources combine our know-how, talent, and technology to provide clients with additional ways to access our services on a day-to-day basis. These include:

We innovate in the way we run our own business

We’re a different kind of law firm, and that extends to how we run our own business. Our people work as a single team to deliver excellence to clients while supported by a wide range of forward-looking programs and policies:

Forward-looking workplace

Our firm wide agile working policy; our longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion; and our market leading citizenship initiatives that involve every person in our firm are only some of the reasons why Hogan Lovells is one of the most innovative law firms and legal employers.

Developing our people

Developing our existing and future leaders is one of the best ways to ensure we continue to innovate. This past year we won the Financial Times' People Innovation award in Europe for our global Business Leadership course. Ensuring that we develop our people to be the best advisors in their field is crucial. Supporting them to fulfill their potential is central to our business.

Focused support for innovation and new ventures

And we have a firm wide commitment to help every member of our firm grasp the opportunities that change brings: for them; the firm; and most importantly for our clients. Our Innovation and New Ventures team is our global innovation hub and business incubator, focused on helping people to test and develop their ideas and actively promoting the experimentation and collaboration needed to bring fresh solutions to our clients.

Innovation starts with ideas – yours and ours. Let’s talk. Start with your usual Hogan Lovells contacts or get in touch with our CEO, Steve Immelt: stephen.immelt@hoganlovells.com or our Innovation and New Ventures Partner, Harriet Pearson: harriet.pearson@hoganlovells.com

2016 - 2017

Ranked in the top five most innovative law firms in Europe

Financial Times' Innovative Lawyers Awards


Strategy and Changing Behaviors Award in Europe

Financial Times' Innovative Lawyers Awards


Ranked in the top twelve most innovative law firms in Asia-Pacific

Financial Times' Innovative Lawyers Awards


CSR Innovation Award

Legal Week Innovation Awards


Ranked in the top five most innovative law firms in North America

Financial Times' Innovative Lawyers Awards


People Innovation Award in Europe

Financial Times' Innovative Lawyers Awards


Legal Services Innovation Award

Legal Week's British Legal Awards


We run an internal Hogan Lovells Innovation Awards program to help foster our culture of innovation and inspire our people to embrace change


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