Now, even internationally, since covid began, even the way people perceive courts in different jurisdictions has changed – they’ve started to hold online hearings, with recordings and so on. In other words, they’ve begun to simplify things even within the court, though it is, of course, a very conservative institution, and the courts themselves have begun to move towards, I wouldn’t say, of course, Legal Design, because sometimes we look at court rulings, and Legal Design is nowhere to be found, though in Russia they write very concisely – we’re not talking about British judges who write 200 pages. We do save the parties’ time on reading, so they’ve started to move in that direction too. [...] We need to move on, and that probably means the courts are finally getting their turn, because we need to do something there — Denis Primakov, Head of International Law and Compliance, Faberlik.
I really like the topic of Legal Design in courts because it is a prime example of how one can combine different methods and tools to achieve what one wants, to help achieve the desired result. [...] The main goal is to get your position across competently and correctly without taking a lot of time. [...] Apply tools that allow you to read faster without losing, most importantly, the legal content of the text - time-lines, diagrams of the same related parties, structure, quality Legal Writing with margins, paragraphs, ‘air’ to make them more readable. You have to understand who they’re addressed to. Of course, if they’re addressed to a judge, the document should be more serious and apply methods that make them easier to understand — Mirza Chiragov, Practicing Lawyer, Follower of LegalTech and Legal Design.
From the point of view of corporate institutions, I would like to say that there is a lack of tools. Rather, there are many tools, but either you have to spend time learning the difference between them because the company needs internal auditing, reporting so you don’t lose out, especially if the company is multi-level, when there are lots of subsidiaries. From this point of view, it’s important to understand Legal Design and shape it internally in terms of approaches, which Legal Design tool is better, or which QuickBooks is better for a particular area. Once again, though, in terms of sanctions compliance, all the European and foreign IT mechanisms are gone now. There are literally one or two left in Russia, but we’re open to new development tools right now just in the IT sphere, in legal IT, because this is now very much in demand with business in many ways — Denis Primakov, Head of International Law and Compliance, Faberlik.