IBA 12th Annual Bar Leaders' Conference

24 - 25 May 2017


Northern Ireland is showcasing innovative solutions for the legal industry at the IBA 12th Annual Bar Leaders' Conference in Belfast.

Northern Ireland offers an exciting range of cost-effective, quality-assured solutions to pioneering global firms and companies seeking world-class excellence in legal services and technology.

Home to the global IT departments of major firms, tech-enabled sector disruptors and a thriving international technology sector, Northern Ireland is behind some of the legal industry’s most cutting edge innovations. Its ground-breaking research capabilities in analytics, artificial intelligence and cyber security are commercialised world-wide.

Find out more about the Legal Services Sector in Northern Ireland.

Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI), the region’s economic development agency works, promotes investment and business development in the region.

Invest NI is joined at the conference by the follow legal technology innovators.




Briefed helps barristers increase profitability and regulatory compliance with customised online practice management and data protection compliance tools. Founded by a practicing barrister in 2012, Briefed products are used throughout multiple jurisdictions to alleviate the administrative and compliance burdens of operating a barrister practice, freeing barristers up to do what they love, practice law.
Twitter - @briefedpro


Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)


The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast, is the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cybersecurity. With 90 staff, it is one of Europe’s largest university cyber security research centres. CSIT develops breakthrough innovations and novel technologies and works with industry partners globally and UK government on cyber security initiatives.
Twitter - @csit_qub




Repstor Limited is a UK (HQ, Belfast) based company that develops software products to exploit the Microsoft productivity suite to meet the needs of the information worker for Case / Matter Management and document / email management.
Twitter - @Repstor1




SaltDNA is the first company to provide a solution for encrypted communications between mobile devices with full, centralized control for the enterprise. The SaltMobile and SaltDesktop applications are easy to deploy and use multi-layered encryption techniques to meet the highest of security standards.
Twitter - @saltcontrol


Ulster University Legal Innovation Centre


The Legal Innovation Centre is a unique, multi-disciplinary research and education unit within Ulster University and the first UK Centre established to explore the interaction between legal process innovation, access to justice and technology. The Centre brings together experts from the School of Law and the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems.
Twitter - @InnovatingLaw

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