Collaboration for professionals.

Opus 2 International develops collaborative analysis software for use by litigation and legal professionals. Delivering sophisticated services for dispute resolution hearings around the world. Our London headquarters has become the de facto provider of quality services to the UK Courts, and our regional offices support high stakes commercial matters in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. Founded in 2008, the company has become well known for its best in class software and providing truly functional electronic hearing rooms as a service.

Locations


London
+44 20 3008 5900
info@opus2.com

5 New Street Square ,
London,
EC4A 3BF
San Francisco
+1 888 960 3117
info@opus2.com

100 Pine Street,
Suite 775,
San Francisco,
CA 94111
New York
+1 888 960 3117
info@opus2.com

427 Broadway,
Suite 605,
New York,
10013
Singapore
+65 3158 5095
info@opus2.com

1 Wallich Street,
Guoco Tower #14-62,
Singapore,
078881
Edinburgh
+44 13 1208 2026
info@opus2.com

30-32 Frederick St,
Edinburgh,
EH2 2JR

Innovation

With a reputable and proven track record of introducing evolutionary technology, Opus 2 continue to be market leaders in the legal technology landscape.

Artificial intelligence and intelligent automation augment the invaluable insight of legal professional end-users worldwide, harnessing the power of collaborative solutions across all legal practice areas.

Follow our blog for stories about the behind the scenes work on our technology stack.

History

Founded in 2008 by Graham Smith-Bernal, the founder of Smith Bernal International and the original creator of the legal market's groundbreaking LiveNote software. Having sold his namesake venture, Smith Bernal International, to WordWave (now Merrill Corporation) in 1998, Mr. Smith-Bernal focused on developing LiveNote software and helping it to become the most widely-used litigation support software of any kind prior to selling the company to Thomson Reuters in 2006.

Following a brief retirement to his estate in Umbria, Italy, Graham returned to the market to conceive his second great work, Opus 2, which has garnered worldwide media coverage for its unique approach to litigation software and services for legal professionals.

Team


Graham Smith-Bernal

Founder & CEO

Graham Smith-Bernal is a visionary entrepreneur with an unwavering commitment to quality service and creativity. Having started his career as a court reporter in the UK, Graham quickly identified an opportunity to add unprecedented value to the lawyers who were receiving his transcripts: a highly accurate real-time transcription and an easy means by which to mark, annotate and digest it. Consequently, Graham founded his first consultancy (Smith Bernal International) and created the LiveNote software. Smith Bernal International went on to become the world's largest international court reporting company and LiveNote became the most widely used litigation support software, prior to Smith-Bernal selling LiveNote to Thomson Reuters in 2006.


Executive Team

Martin Bangs

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Fleming

Chief Technology Officer

Charlie Harrel

Chief Operating Officer

Oliver McClintock

Chief Commercial Officer

Senior Management

Robert Cannon

Chief Architect

Fred Howell

Chief Server Architect

Taryn Auchecorne

Head of Client Services

Billy Kelly

Head of R&D

John Murphy

Head of Finance

Anne Perkins

Head of Digital Transcription

Liza Pestillos-Ocat

Head of US Operations

Careers


Opus 2 is a rapidly growing technology and professional services business offering real-time transcription and market-leading trial services to the legal profession, with exceptional quality of service at the forefront of everything we do.

If any of these roles interest you or you are looking for a change, please do not hesitate to send across your CV. Opus 2 is an exciting, expanding business so this is the ideal time to join our dynamic team.

Product Owner

As Product Owner, you will guide the development team to deliver on the product vision. You will build our existing stack of legal applications and help to develop new ideas based on your interactions with users…

Linux System Administrator

As System Administrator, you will oversee the delivery of our software solutions to our global customer base in conjunction with our infrastructure support team…

Marketing Generalist

The Marketing Generalist will support marketing functions for the organization through the development, design, coordination, and implementation of marketing initiatives...

In the Press


TRANSCRIPT AND CASE MANAGEMENT MADE EASIER AND MORE MOBILE
September 2017 / KM World

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease has selected a new transcript management and collaborative case analysis solution. The law firm, which provides business and legal counsel to clients throughout the United States and globally, sought a hosted solution that would allow its case teams to streamline collaboration and share work product among its seven offices across the country.

THE FUTURE IS NOW: GLOBAL LITIGATION, DIGITAL WORKFLOWS AND ELECTRONIC PROCEEDINGS
September 2017 / Law Journal Newsletters

Last year in Miami, a multi-day international arbitration involving two very large global law firms took place in a “pop-up” high-tech hearing room equipped with state-of-the-art evidence presentation and trial bundle software. Paperless trial technology was integrated with real-time interpretation services in Spanish, English and French to accommodate multinational participants and witnesses. Some case team members participated onsite, while others did so remotely from their respective branches in the U.S., the UK and continental Europe.

WHY M&A DUE DILIGENCE FLOUNDERS IN THE FACE OF BIG DATA AND HOW SMART TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP
August 2017 / Financier Worldwide

Is due diligence actually working in today's M&A transactions? To what extent does it help companies achieve the strategic business goals of the deals in question and pave the way for successful integration? Roger L. Martin, writing about M&A in the Harvard Business Review, suggests that "typically 70 to 90 percent of acquisitions are abysmal failures".

'SMART' LAW FIRMS LAUDED FOR ADOPTING TECH SOLUTIONS
March 2017 / Singapore Law Watch

On Jan. 9, the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) launched a "Legal Technology Vision" road map, aimed at making sure all lawyers within the country are up-to-date with legal technology. But going even further than U.S.-based ethics mandates, such as the American Bar Association's Model Rule 1.1, this vision encouraged lawyers to be part of the solution rather than simply familiar with it...…

SINGAPORE'S JUDICIARY IS FOCUSED ON LEGAL TECH, WILL THE INDUSTRY FOLLOW?
March 2017 / Legaltech News

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease has selected a new transcript management and collaborative case analysis solution. The law firm, which provides business and legal counsel to clients throughout the United States and globally, sought a hosted solution that would allow its case teams to streamline collaboration and share work product among its seven offices across the country.

COURTROOMS AND HEARING ROOMS OF THE FUTURE: FIVE KEY TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS FOR 2017
January 2017 / Legaltech News

Last year in Miami, a multi-day international arbitration involving two very large global law firms took place in a “pop-up” high-tech hearing room equipped with state-of-the-art evidence presentation and trial bundle software. Paperless trial technology was integrated with real-time interpretation services in Spanish, English and French to accommodate multinational participants and witnesses. Some case team members participated onsite, while others did so remotely from their respective branches in the U.S., the UK and continental Europe.