Kerry Westland, Addleshaw Goddard
Kerry Westland
Addleshaw Goddard

Kerry is the Head of the Innovation Group at Addleshaw Goddard and is responsible for the Innovation & Legal Technology, AG Consulting and Research & Knowledge Services Teams focusing on delivering new and innovative services lines to clients. Kerry is a new breed of lawyer at the forefront of a changed and changing legal sector and was recognised as one of the Young Legal Innovators at the 2016 Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards in recognition of her approach to the development of the use of technology across Addleshaw Goddard.

The General Counsel and Heads of Legal Operations that Addleshaw Goddard support have identified legal technology as a key enabler to spot and address risks, increase efficiency and improve impact. But with so much technology available, so much hype around it and unforeseen practicalities to face, legal technology isn't working as hard for all in-house teams as it can and should do. The Innovation Group at AG helps to support those teams to optimise their use of legal tech and maximise their return on investment.

As well as working with lawyers across Addleshaw Goddard to help deliver more imagination and more impact to their clients, Kerry's practice includes working collaboratively alongside General Counsel and Legal Operations teams to:

• cut through the hype to understand the best legal technology options for their teams;
• align their technology strategy with their legal operations strategy and goals;
• make better use of products they have already purchased; and–make legal technology deliver impact for them.

My Sessions
AI in practice: what’s happening, how fast is it moving and what does it mean for the people agenda?
Panel discussion