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April 20, 2018 | 5 min read

Opus 2 International (“Opus 2”), has today been awarded the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of the company’s outstanding achievement in the category of innovation.

Headquartered in London, Opus 2 provides a range of software and services for use throughout the litigation and arbitration lifecycle. The company employs 130 staff worldwide with additional offices in Edinburgh, San Francisco, New York and Singapore.

The catalyst for much of Opus 2’s growth to date has been its patented, cloud-based Magnum platform, which streamlines legal proceedings, facilitating secure collaboration throughout litigation and arbitration matters. The unique technology enables hearings to be conducted electronically, generating significant cost savings. Since it was first used in the UK courts on the Berezovsky v Abramovich trial in 2011, Magnum has become a near industry standard for document heavy disputes in the UK, with over 90% of the top 50 UK law firms counted among its clients.

At the same time Opus 2 has rapidly expanded overseas, providing the Magnum platform and additional hearing room services on cases across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the US, the Magnum platform is being adopted on an enterprise basis by some of the largest law firms in the world and has revolutionized the process of case analysis, deposition preparation and transcript management.

Opus 2 will be presented with the Queen’s Award by the Lord-Lieutenant of the county, The Queen’s local representative, at its headquarters in London, and will also attend a royal reception at Buckingham Palace later in the year.

“We are very grateful to be recognized for the innovation we have brought to the legal market and the value our technology delivers to lawyers around the globe on a daily basis.”

Graham Smith | CEO and founder of Opus 2

The Queen’s Award follows Opus 2’s win of “Innovative Solution Provider of the Year” at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) awards in the US. The company has also won a series of Green awards which recognize the contribution to the environment brought about by facilitating paperless court trials.

We are delighted to be the first company in the legal technology space to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category. The UK has a proud history of developing game changing technology and we are honored to be continuing that tradition.