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"It's changed my life": How Orbital Witness helped transform the Herbert Smith Freehills real estate team

"Having Orbital Witness at our fingertips just makes our lives so much easier"

Kathryn Oie, Of Counsel

Herbert Smith Freehills is an international law firm operating at the heart of the global business landscape. The firm embraces innovation both for its clients and in the way it operates. Wherever possible, it looks to leverage technology to help ensure that its services are delivered intelligently, efficiently and reliably, saving its clients both time and money.

Kathryn Oie, Of Counsel, acts across a full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions at Herbert Smith Freehills.

We spoke to Kathryn about the firm's adoption of Orbital Witness and the transformative effect it has had on the lawyers in her division.

 

LegalTech adoption can be challenging

"Lawyers often have a reputation for being fundamentally cautious animals. However, helping clients minimise the risks they face requires an innovative mindset and a determination to embrace new technology, where it helps deliver added value.

Even before the pandemic, we enjoyed a reputation for developing and adopting new technology. So, although, remotely rolling out a new platform specifically designed for real estate lawyers was a challenge, it was one we took to with relish. Orbital Witness' dedicated [Customer Success] team helped us understand the best way to ensure high adoption rates, rather than being left alone to work it out for ourselves. It was particularly helpful to understand what good adoption looks like and whether we were on the right track.

I'm delighted to say that numerous colleagues have taken the time to contact me about the impact Orbital Witness has had on their day to day working lives.”

"Honestly it’s changed my life. So ridiculously useful and saves me so much time.
In Orbital we trust”

Sebastian Taylor, Senior Associate

 

Lawyers and their clients reap the benefits

"Having Orbital Witness at our fingertips makes our lives so much easier. Extracting information to aid our reporting has been of immense value – both for our lawyers and our clients. Orbital Witness can do so much so easily it allows us to instead focus our time on giving legal advice to our clients who rely on us to read and translate information for them. Orbital Witness streamlines that process and is particularly helpful in enabling us to respond to ad hoc client queries."

"It was brilliant. I did a high-level title review for a new lease and the Orbital Witness report made the process so much quicker."

Holly King, Associate