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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Create. Disrupt. Deliver.

Building a legal services model for tomorrow’s world, today

At Clifford Chance, the future is now. Our vision is to bring the legal services model of tomorrow to our clients today. By working in close partnership with some of the world’s leading tech start-ups and others, we are harnessing the power of digital disruption, research and development. As the world in which we – and our clients – operate changes, we aim to keep one step in front.

What is Create?

Create is one of the three core pillars of our Innovation strategy. Its purpose is to make sure that we are ready for the future. It is a unique ecosystem in which ideas are explored to bring about new ways of working. And it is all supported by strong research and development – putting in place a framework in which we can proactively engage with change and digital disruption.

Create: This is our approach

One of the most integral aims of Create is to deliver value to our clients. That is why we always ask how we can improve our legal service model.

Creativity and design thinking

We recognise and value the importance of making the right investments to reach the goals we want to see. To us, this means we invest in our people – to provide training to our internal teams in creative problem solving and design thinking, while creating an open and encouraging environment in which new ideas can be generated.

Research and development

R&D is at the heart of what Create does. Our work is informed by a dedicated data science lab, a centre for robotic process automation and leading legal tech expertise. Using the insights that we can gather and applying them to our legal service model, we continue to push the boundaries of innovation in the legal sector.

Collaboration and transformation

By fostering ideas through collaboration, we have created an ecosystem for people to come together to share and develop new ideas that will shape our sector. It includes clients, leading academic institutions and our own teams. It also includes trailblazing tech start-ups with the new ideas for what a legal service model should be.

Create: What it can do for you – and for us

The transformation of our legal service model is going to shape what we do – and how we do it. But it isn’t all about us and our internal teams. It is about how we better serve our clients. And there are opportunities for other partners to get involved too. The benefits of collaboration are going to be felt across the legal sector – and across the world.

For our clients

Our investment in a new legal service model will help our clients achieve longer-term and sustainable success. It means, as one of our clients, you can trust us to be faster, simpler and more efficient in our service delivery. As the world changes, Create is going to ensure that we are both ready for what comes next.

Who do we work with?

We work with a wide range of partners as part of Create's transformation-led approach. If you are interested in working in collaboration with us, you can join others such as:  

In addition to these partnerships, we also actively invest in – and support – legaltech start-ups.

Why partner with Clifford Chance?

We have long been at the forefront of innovation in the legal sector. It is a core part of who we are, what we do and how we deliver value to our clients. We do not believe in standing still and always look for new ways to refresh our legal service model – ensuring it stands up to anything the future holds for our sector and our clients.

Create adds further momentum to our continual search for the tools and services that will guide our transformation. But we cannot do it alone. This is why we embrace the spirit of collaboration.

At Clifford Chance, we want to offer an ecosystem in which digital disruption and design thinking are second nature. In it, we encourage the generation of new ideas and development of the very latest solutions. In partnership with us, you have the potential to make a real difference. Contact the Create team today and find out how, together, we can reshape the global legal sector.

Create Insights

Explore how the latest global trends and developments in resources, processes and legal technology are impacting legal service models.

Get all the insights from our team and see how we can work together to change the sector for the better.

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Create Case Studies

By bringing together our specialist expertise with the smartest tools and resources, we deliver an outstanding client experience, improving outcomes for our clients, on every matter, every time.

Browse our case studies to see how we use the creative problem solving and design thinking to push the boundaries of innovation in the legal sector.

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Meet the Create team

The Create team brings together a genuine depth of legal knowledge with a proven track record in digital disruption and innovation. It is our belief that our ambition to reshape our legal service model can only succeed with the right people. And that starts with our own internal Create team.

We are here to answer the questions that you have about Create and what we want to achieve.

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Create. Disrupt. Deliver.