The Alternative Legal Services (ALT) team supports various practice groups within the firm with large volume legal service delivery and providing cost-efficient solutions.
Lucia brings multi-disciplinary experience to her Disputes Manager role, including: legal technology, legal project management, process design & implementation, and operating within a lean team.
She has 14 years of practical legal experience in areas including: general commercial law, general civil & commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution, conveyancing, construction & engineering law, mining, and health & safety law.
Lucia has worked in several areas of the legal sector, from various roles at top tier global law firms, to legal project management and building the business of a UK-headquartered law company.
She formed part of the Herbert Smith Freehills' winning team at the African Legal Awards 2021, in the category of Alternative Legal Service Provider Team of the Year.
- managing large scale disclosure exercises in litigation or contentious regulatory.
- responsibility for project management, quality processes, pricing, cost reporting and managing budgets (including billing) and technology relating to document review and analysis capability.
- managing document review software, to effectively manage fee earning projects, including using predictive coding / technology assisted review.
- working with eDiscovery teams and external platforms, utilising document review software and other technologies to design workflows for review, quality control processes and to oversee and manage predictive coding workflows.
Lucia holds a bachelor of laws degree from the University of South Africa, and is a qualified attorney in South Africa.