EXPERTISE ​Ashurst Advance

​A uniquely integrated team bringing together three fundamental areas of legal service innovation - resources, process and technology.

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Focusing on service innovation

Ashurst Advance is a uniquely integrated team bringing together three fundamental areas of legal service innovation:

  1. Resources ("who"): The efficient alignment of people with legal tasks. Our high-calibre team of Legal Analysts in Glasgow drives efficiency for clients as a global centre of excellence.
  2. Process ("how"): The effective execution of legal tasks. Our process experts and project managers ensure that our clients' work is done by the right people, at the right time, in the right place.
  3. Technology ("with what tools"): Using technology to improve the performance of legal tasks. Our expert Legal Technology team is embedding automation throughout Ashurst's client service, saving time and increasing accuracy.

Keeping ahead through Research & Development

Through Ashurst Advance, we established an R&D capability to ensure that our offering continues to be market-leading and relevant. Applying insights from successful innovation in sectors outside legal, the Ashurst Advance team is focused on the capture, evaluation and deployment of new ideas, to ensure Ashurst remains at the forefront of change in the industry.

Giving you the advantage

Ashurst Advance brings significant benefits to our clients.

  • Smarter: work is delivered by the right people, adopting clear processes and supported by cutting-edge technology and analytics.
  • More efficient: we accelerate delivery times and improve risk management for our clients.
  • Different: our integrated approach to service delivery, our focus on new legal technologies and our continued investment in R&D help our clients to get ahead and stay ahead.

Addressing your most significant challenges directly

Each of the capabilities in resources, process and technology can be translated directly into efficiency opportunities in our clients' own legal teams, and we work directly with many of our clients to address their most complex internal challenges.

Thought Leadership from Ashurst Advance

Riding the winds of change: the innovation and efficiency agenda in action

As part of Ashurst's focus on understanding and meeting the changing needs of our clients, we conducted extensive research to better understand the trends and pressures driving the evolution of the in-house legal function. The output of this research is a report Riding the winds of change: the innovation and efficiency agenda in action.  This report examines responses to the current market challenges and the strategies individuals and organisations are implementing to respond to those challenges.

This insight was the foundation for Ashurst Advance.

Our uniquely integrated offering brings together resources, process and technology to create a service that is smart, efficient and different. MIKE POLSON, DIRECTOR, ASHURST ADVANCE


As a leading international firm, we are proud to be recognised by clients and industry bodies for our achievements and the contributions we make

  • 2017

    Law Awards of Scotland

    International Firm of the Year

  • 2016


    Innovation in Resourcing & Efficiency (Highly commended)

  • 2015


    Next Generation Innovation

  • 2015


    Innovation in Strategic Resourcing (Commended)

  • 2014


    Best Major Project

Key Contacts

We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need.

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