Strategic leadership in Legal Tech: Singapore throws down the Gauntlet

Singapore has issued a call for leadership in its legal technology sector in a Legal Technology Vision. This was published by the Singapore Academy of Law (an overall body for those in the legal professions and judiciary) and launched by Chief Justice Menon at the opening of the new legal year in terns that would … Continue reading Strategic leadership in Legal Tech: Singapore throws down the Gauntlet

Technology and lawyers in private practice: hearing the drumbeats

Technology has certainly got the attention of the private profession around the world. Four reports on the future of legal services in specific jurisdictions, all covering the impact of innovation and technology, have been published since last August by from law societies and their equivalents covering Singapore, the United States, England and Wales and New … Continue reading Technology and lawyers in private practice: hearing the drumbeats

Modernising the Courts: questionable values, insufficient irony and problematic presentation

A sense of irony is an unvalued quality among modern civil servants, at least here in London. The rising court manager of today is relentlessly on message, reflecting the style of a well-trained politician. This is dangerous – to policy development in the longterm and to to policy presentation in the short. Take the example … Continue reading Modernising the Courts: questionable values, insufficient irony and problematic presentation

International Bar Association On Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: good overview but careful not to frighten the horses

The IBA has published a report on the impact of robotics and AI on the workplace. Its central concern is the need to refashion employment law. The co-ordinator of the report, Gerlind Wisskirchen, said ‘The AI phenomenon is on an exponential curve, while legislation is doing its best on an incremental basis. New labour and employment … Continue reading International Bar Association On Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: good overview but careful not to frighten the horses

The Future of Law: New South Wales weighs in

The Law Society of New South Wales has added its contribution to studies of what is coming to legal services with The Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (flip). This followed a commission inquiry inspired by the American Bar Association’s equivalent. It has given rise to a report which is comparable – though … Continue reading The Future of Law: New South Wales weighs in