Disrupting for Justice with Barrister and Founder, Laura Keily

If you are about to disrupt an industry this interview is for you!

She was at the forefront of changing the Justice system in bringing court hearings online.

For two years Laura Keily had been in the background building an online platform (think something like Zoom for Lawyers) that was about to totally distrust the Law In Court system.

Little did Laura know that only 5 months after launching, COVID was going to hit and her business software was about tone in need urgently…globally!

Today, we hear about the story of Immediation, an online dispute resolution platform with the Founder and Managing Director Laura Keily.


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About Laura

Laura Keily (BSc, LLB (Hons), MCommrclLaw, GDipDisRes, GAICD, FCIArb) is the Founder and Managing Director of Immediation. Immediation aims to catalyse justice, providing virtual courtrooms and mediation rooms to the legal profession and Courts and Tribunals including the Commonwealth Courts of Australia, and pioneering online dispute resolution services for businesses and consumers.

Laura is also a practising barrister, specialising in commercial, corporate and financial services litigation, and a qualified international arbitrator. Prior to joining the Bar, Laura was a corporate mergers and acquisitions lawyer. She has over 13 years’ experience in top tier firms, including in the Magic Circle in London. She has advised Boards and executives in listed, public and large private companies, government, and not-for-profits. She has worked on high value and high-risk transactions across a range of sectors. For example, at Slaughter and May in London, she was the lead Senior Associate on the global sale of hotels by Hilton Hotels International to Hilton USA, (£3 billion). Driven by a belief in social equity, Laura is passionate about levelling the playing field including by access to justice and by affirmative action.

Laura is also a qualified scientist and trained musician with an ongoing interest in classical and choral singing, and jamming with her two children, aged 12 and 9. Laura also enjoys dance, martial arts and power-lifting.

Under Laura’s leadership, Immediation won the 2020 YBF Startup and Innovation Awards for ‘Best Legal Project, Product or Pivot’, the Australian ADR Awards ‘ADR Innovator of the Year’ Award in 2019 and also was the winner of the Legal Tech Summit in 2018. Laura also recently won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the 2020 SBE Springboard Dolphin Tank and ‘Innovator of the Year 2020’ from the Women’s Barristers Association. She was a finalist in the Women in Law Awards for ‘Barrister of the Year’ in 2016 and 2017 and finalist in the Women’s Agenda, Leadership Awards in 2016 in the legal category and in 2019 for ‘Innovator of the Year’.


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