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Sara Collins

Head of Legal Design

 
Sara Collins 

About me

I joined as the firm's first legal designer in 2018, and worked to introduce principles of design-thinking, and human-centred design practices to Transform. In 2020 I grew Legal Design into a team of 4 based in London, Newcastle and Paris, and have aligned the function more closely with our Innovation, Legal Tech and Data Science colleagues to form the IDT Group.

The Legal Design methodological toolkit and the team’s knowledge are intended to support innovation and creativity on both client-facing and internal projects. We collaborate closely with our Products and Legal Operations Consulting colleagues and are always seeking out new opportunities to introduce creativity to the challenges faced by those in the legal sector.

I am driven by creating more accessible legal services that make the lives of our clients and of our legal and business support teams easier.

From

London, England but I have Irish citizenship and in any sporting showdown between Ireland and England it’ll be the green team every time.

Fun fact

I lived in Venice, Italy as a student and commuted by ferry to classes every day.

Previously

I trained as a lawyer at the firm, qualifying as a disputes lawyer in 2014. Years spent as a litigator and arbitration professional took me as far afield as San Francisco. My personal passion is art appreciation, and I studied History of Art and Art Law & Business as well as interning at an art archive and an international auction house earlier in my career.

Best part of the job

That I have an outlet for my empathetic nature when examining and analysing user needs. What was sometimes an emotional burden, particularly in my role as a litigator, is now a useful tool to better understand the challenges our clients face.

See also

Charlotte Hillyard | Jeremy Coleman | Stephanie Hamon | Chris Hendry

Location

London

Team 

Legal Design

Specialisms

  • Legal Design 

Relevant Experience

  • LOC Intake Implementation
  • Real Estate Process Capture
  • Corporate Insurance 
  • Product Design Sprint
  • Horizon Scanning
  • Office & Dragons 

Insights

News/Events

  • LawTechUK Publication 
Contact

Email:

sara.collins@nortonrosefulbright.com

Tel:

+44 20 7444 3928

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