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Cambridge law grads behind case-predicting robot part ways

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Mystery surrounds split

Cambridge law grads Ludwig Bull, Rebecca Agliolo and Jozef Maruscak

Three Cambridge law graduates behind a case-predicting robot have gone their separate ways, Legal Cheek has learned.

Readers may recall that last year, the predictive analytics tool CaseCrunch emerged victorious in a head-to-head battle against lawyers in London, scoring an accuracy of 87% compared to lawyers’ 62%.

The Cambridge trio behind the tool — Ludwig Bull, Jozef Maruscak and Rebecca Agliolo — first broke onto the lawtech scene in 2016 with their crime-identifying LawBot. Since then, the system has dabbled in divorce law before undergoing a rebrand to LawBot X and moving onto Facebook messenger. If that wasn’t enough, the team then announced they were launching a cryptocurrency for the legal market.

Now it has emerged that the group of tech-minded law grads have parted ways. Legal Cheek understands it occurred back in April but that a confidentiality agreement prevents details of what caused the split being discussed.

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Moving on from the break-up, Bull (ex-scientific director of CaseCrunch) and Jozef Maruscak (former managing director) have launched CourtQuant, a new platform that predicts legal case outcomes. Building on the old CaseCrunch tech, the system can also select the best lawyer for an individual case and offer custom automation tools for tasks such as insurance claims assessment.

Maruscak, now CEO of CourtQuant, said:

“I am very proud of what we achieved over the last two years. Starting as a student start-up, we have grown into a company with clients from several countries. Every additional system we build confirms our vision: the law has a transparency problem and AI will help us solve it.”

As for the future of CaseCrunch, Agliolo said it was in the process of launching a project in Brazil through a partnership with a local software company.

Sticking with all things lawtech, London litigation specialist Stewarts has teamed up with Solomonic, a software start-up that can help predict judges’ rulings. Solomonic — which specialises in data science and litigation analytics — was co-founded by ex-Norton Rose Fulbright lawyer David Cohen, One Essex Court barrister Gideon Cohen, and scientist Henry Stott.

Commenting on the partnership, Stott said:

“We have developed a meticulous process for extracting high quality data from court documents and have observed reliable and interesting patterns within that data which support statistical and algorithmic modelling. This has yielded significant insights for litigators.”

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19 Comments

Anonymous

Oh.

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Anonymous

Egos, no doubt.

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Anonymous

Regarding the career changer article today. The only career change I would recommend would be out of law, not into it.

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Anonymous

What a surprise

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Anonymous

Stunning smile.

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Anonymous

Obviously this is only speculation but you don’t need to be Sherlock to figure out that possibility:

2 of them went on to start a new business. There’s a non-disclosure. Seems like the lads just couldn’t get along with Rebecca.

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Anonymous

You mean the men just wanted to make sensible , logical and rational decisions in order to grow their business and maximise their profit?

While the woman kept making decisions based on emotions and feelings, that ultimately weren’t in the best interests of the business?

Well imagine my shock!

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Anonymous

This post has been removed because it breached Legal Cheek’s comments policy.

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Anonymous

Woooo first ever comment removed by LC. Really? B***h breaches the comments policy?

Snowflakes.

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Anonymous

If only there was some kind of AI App available that could have predicted the split.

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Anonymous

I once knew somebody big into all this law tech mumbo jumbo. They ended up homeless and disappeared one night. I am not sure where to – but I can only assume they are dead.

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Anonymous

He’s now one of partners. Strange chap. Talks to himself a lot. He’ll be up for managing partner next year.

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Anonymous

He did always enjoy soggy digestive biscuits.

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Anonymous

Mumbo Jumbo: A strange bugbear employed by the Pagan Mandingos for the purpose of keeping their women in subjection. Polygamy being allowed among these people, every man marries as many wives as he can conveniently maintain; and the consequence is, that family quarrels sometimes rise to such a height, that the husband’s authority is not sufficient to restore peace among the ladies. On these occasions, the interposition of Mumbo Jumbo is called in; and it is always decisive. This strange minister of justice, who is either the husband himself, or some person instructed by him, disguised in a sort of masquerade habit, made of the bark of trees, and armed with the rod of public authority, announces his coming by loud and dismal screams in the woods near the town. He begins his pantomime at the approach of night; and as soon as it is dark, he enters the town, and proceeds to the Bentung or market-place, at which all the inhabitants immediately assemble…..the ceremony commences with songs and dances, which continue till midnight, about which time Mumbo fixes on the offender. This unfortunate victim being thereupon immediately seized, is stripped naked, tied to a post, and severely scourged with Mumbo’s rod, amidst the shouts and derision of the whole assembly; and it is remarkable, that the rest of the women are the loudest in their exclamations on this occasion against their unhappy sister. Daylight puts an end to this indecent and unmanly revel….That the women are deluded seems evident; for Mr. Park assures us, that the dress of Mumbo is suffered to hang from a tree at the entrance of each town; which would hardly be the case if the women were not persuaded that it is the dress of some supernatural being.

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Anonymous

Oh I love a good mumble show.

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Anonymous

its hardly the splitting up of the beatles is it… these guys havent done anything

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Anonymous

No law tech will replace lawyers

It’s all bullsh1t

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7PQE

You fat f*ck, you fat f*ck they would used to chant at me.

I got my act together and now I am in very good shape. I am also a successful city lawyer. I own a house near Wandsworth Common and drive a Jag. My wife is stunning and 8 years younger than me.

Look at me now.

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Nursie

Time for your medication, Ronald.

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