Graham Smith-Bernal is a visionary entrepreneur with an unwavering commitment to quality service and creativity. Having started his career as a court reporter in the UK, Graham quickly identified an opportunity to add unprecedented value to the lawyers who were receiving his transcripts: a highly accurate realtime transcription and an easy means by which to mark, annotate and digest it. Consequently, Graham founded his first consultancy (Smith Bernal International) and created the LiveNote software. Smith Bernal International went on to become the world's largest international court reporting company and LiveNote became the most widely used litigation support software prior to Smith-Bernal selling LiveNote to Thomson Reuters in 2006.
The Opus 2 team has been drawn from the most experienced litigation services, technology and reporting staff in the industry. Our founder, Graham Smith-Bernal, is acknowledged as the father of realtime reporting in the UK, and the team offers more than 150 years' collective industry experience.