noslegal news

3 May 2024
11 sponsors announced for 2024/25

1 Mar 2024
Three developments announced in the areas of
- Operationalising taxonomies in law firms
- Updates of places
- New phases workstream - relevant to pricing, process and legal operations

8 May 2023
Major release - v2.0 - published on Github comprising
- Updates to the previous four facets
- Five new facets: needs, sectors, laws, information assets and combinations
- New format: JSON as well as Excel
- Detailed release notes
- Slide deck containing an overview of content
- Slide deck on implementation topics

5 November 2022
Minor updates to Legal Places published on Github.

1 September 2022
Next phase of work commenced.

31 March 2022
v1.0 published on Github with four facets (places, work, subjects and perspectives)

14 December 2021

Published a video and detailed consultation paper on status and plans, accessible via this Miro link.

7 November 2021

We're happy to announce that four organisations have agreed to provide some financial support for noslegal's work.

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP are the lead sponsor
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer LLP, Juralio Ltd and Osborne Clarke LLP are also providing sponsorship


Other organisations with people actively involved include 



Next steps

We are working towards  publishing some material in February 2022 which will provide a language for describing legal work.


  • We emphasise simplicity.


  • We're aiming for rapid adoption of simple, well-defined modules, tested for acceptance by participating organisation then elaborated with continuous feedback once in actual use.


Following the initial draft concepts published on this site at the end of 2020, we iterated these in 2021 and built involvement from the types of organisations mentioned above.


In 2022, we're keen to include more perspectives from outside the global law firm and tech company worlds including, for example

  • legal services purchasers
  • providers of non-business law services
  • people working in company and public sector law-related roles 
  • people working in non-common law systems.


If you're interested, please get in touch via the contact form on the home page. And no, you don't need to be a lawyer, though lawyers are welcome!