Who are Epoq?

Epoq was established in the UK in 1994 with the vision of making law easy by developing online document automation technologies, content and processes.

We've developed an innovative system called Rapidocs®, which makes the process of creating even complex legal documents quick and easy. Essentially, Rapidocs® replicates online the face-to-face question and answer session a lawyer would normally have with a client when drafting a legal document. The system includes extensive guidance notes and plain-English explanations so that anyone, even those with no legal knowledge or experience, can complete a document conveniently at a time and place that suits them.

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What makes us different?

Our values underpin everything we do. They include continuous improvement, commitment to quality, exceptional service and teamwork. We're always open and transparent, and we genuinely care that our clients and their customers' legal needs are met with efficiency, friendliness and empathy.

We deliver over 500,000 personalized legal documents each year via the web using our document drafting technology, Rapidocs®

Typically, our services are white-labelled and delivered to individuals and businesses by insurers, banks and affinity groups

We're making access to legal services simpler and more affordable than ever before

Our technology is trusted by over 60 brands in the UK and US

Meet the management team

Richard Cohen, Group Executive Chairman

Richard Cohen

Richard founded Landau & Cohen Solicitors before joining Epoq in 1998 as Joint CEO and is now Group Executive Chairman & Head of Partnerships. He served on the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority working group for the introduction of alternative business structures, and contributed to the Legal Services Institute's study on the Legal Services Act and the Legal Services Consumer Panel relating to referrals. He has presented at a number of conferences and seminars, including those hosted by the UK Law Society, Central Law Training, LawNet, IRIS and the College of Law.

Emile Gerber, Chief Operations Officer, South Africa

Emile Gerber

A veteran of Epoq's UK operation, Emile joined the company in 2006 overseeing customer service operations before moving into a project management role and subsequently into an account management role. Throughout his time at Epoq he has delivered over thirty web-facing projects and continues looking after Key UK clients and partners. In 2016 Emile spearheaded the set-up of the SA operation, which he runs together with the UK Board – formulating strategic and operational objectives, which he takes responsibility for delivering.

Richard Mckerchar, Chief Legal Officer, South Africa

Richard Mckerchar

Richard has a wealth of experience in business development and project management, with over a decade of experience working in the global public sector with large internationals. He is an attorney by trade, specialising in commercial litigation and drafting the associated commercial agreements. Richard joined the South African arm of Epoq in 2016 and oversees the development of all SA legal content, as well as the formulation of commercial strategy and delivering new revenue streams to the business through direct sales and partnerships.

Grahame Cohen, Founder & CEO Epoq North America

Grahame Cohen

Grahame originally founded Epoq in the UK and is now CEO of Epoq in North America, where he's focussing his time and skills on growing the business. For over a decade, Grahame has been involved assessing and implementing document automation and web technologies that leverage trends in the legal services market. He has been instrumental in building relationships with some of the largest banks and insurance companies that now use Epoq's services for their customers both in the UK and US.

Hillel Horwitz, Group Chief Executive & Finance Officer

Hillel Horwitz

Hillel has nearly two decades experience in the legal services industry and another decade in the banking sector. He joined Epoq in 1999, and has overseen the operations and finances of the company since 2001. In 2007, Hillel oversaw delivery from concept to completion of the first ever interactive legal website used by several Legal 500 UK law firms still used today. Hillel's role is to help formulate strategic and operational objectives of the Group and to ensure they are achieved.

Paul Collins, Group Chief Technology Officer

Emile Gerber

A software professional of over twenty years' with a focus on interface design, UX and system workflows, Paul joined Epoq in 2008. He is responsible for setting and fulfilling the company's development strategy, as well as managing the development team, with a particular focus on product development and enhancement. Paul personally oversees every major project in which new technology is deployed.