Legal Operations Index – Matt Leckie
Matt Leckie is a Partner at Digby Brown LLP, the top-ranked pursuer personal injury firm in Scotland. The firm has seven offices across Scotland and specialises in all aspects of personal injury work. They are ranked in band 1 in Scotland by the Legal 500 and the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession for Personal Injury. Matt is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in personal injury law and by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers as a Senior Litigator.
Matt has been added to the Index for the following:
- Since 2016 he has carved out a legal tech role through his involvement in a significant project in the firm which resulted last year in the replacement of the firm’s legacy case management system with a new platform. He was initially involved in the project as a subject matter expert for caseflow design, but later became the business lead and has since moved into a dual legal tech and fee earning role.
- Through this project the firm replaced a legacy system with a fully digitised solution for front and back office operations which utilises a full end-to-end case flow for the management of personal injury actions from onboarding and KYC to final settlement and accounting. This has been a significant change from the firm’s legacy case management system and Matt’s role has been to drive that change internally.
- As business lead, Matt’s role has been to gather requirements for, define and draft various caseflow which involves collaborating with specialist departments across the firm as well as back office functions such as finance to determine requirements.
- Working closely with the IT team he is involved in the testing and re-working of the firm’s requirements.
- He has hosted sessions with the firm’s Partners and Associates to explore and promote technological change internally.
- Although initially a waterfall project the firm now undertakes agile, in-house software development. Matt has a devops role and collaborates with fee earners to provide input into new solutions as they are being developed to ensure they are on track to meet the original requirements.
- Matt is currently involved in further projects to explore how automation can help fee earners quicken up certain processes in order to enhance client touch-points as well as provide better insights and reporting on the significant volume of data the firm gathers through its work.
- Matt is also working towards seeking accreditation by the Law Society of Scotland as a legal technologist.