Four Scotland-based legal tech companies will join the Law Society of Scotland next month on a trade mission to Zurich and Vienna.

Supported by the Ministry of Justice and organised by the Department for International Trade and Scottish Development International, the mission is the first of its kind. The attending companies will have the opportunity to meet and pitch to top legal firms in the Austrian and Swiss markets.

The mission strengthens the growing connection between Scottish, Austrian and Swiss markets, which has been developing in recent months with Swiss private banking group Julius Baer opening Scottish headquarters in Edinburgh in order to serve UK and Irish markets.

Companies selected to represent Scotland on the trade mission are Amiqus Resolution, Juralio, SnapDragon and Ulpian Systems. They will join nine other UK-based legaltech businesses at the organised events, to be held on 6 and 7 November. In Vienna, the event will form part of Future Law’s LegalTech Conference 2018; in Zurich, the event has been organised in conjunction with the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce.

Paul Mosson, executive director at the Law Society of Scotland, who will be speaking during the event, commented: “Scotland has a deep-rooted heritage of innovation, and legal tech is no different. I am convinced that Scotland will emerge as a global leader in this field as it has in fintech. Our initiative LawscotTech will focus on delivering the right solutions for our members and ensure they can retain their reputation for providing outstanding legal service for clients, in Scotland and around the world, while helping them innovate for the future. I am thrilled to be working with the four companies heading out to Zurich with us on this mission, all of which demonstrate Scottish innovation and entrepreneurialism.”