Category Archives: private practice

Lawyers and Robots? conversation around the future of the legal industry

Lexis Nexis – like the American Bar Association, Law Society and the Legal Education Foundation – has had its go at surveying the future of legal services in the light of advances in technology. Being a publisher, it has gone about the exercise in a distinctive way. It has brought together reports of seven conversations … Continue reading Lawyers and Robots? conversation around the future of the legal industry

Automation and the Rule of Law: a discussion gets personal

David Burrows, a thoughtful commentator on family law and practice in England and Wales, took issue in a recent blogpost with comment on the role of technology in legal services. His ‘open note’ can be found at https://dbfamilylaw.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/innovation-and-an-online-family-law-sector/ and began:  Hello Roger  The nub of your article in New Law Journal 17 February 2017 seemed … Continue reading Automation and the Rule of Law: a discussion gets personal

Disruptive Innovation: the Christensen thesis hits the Law Schools and Legal Services

A report from the Christensen  Institute for Disruptive Innovation (by Michele Pistone and Micheal Horn) warns that Law Schools in the US are ‘in crisis’ and doomed unless they must respond positively to the ‘disruption of the traditional model for the provision of legal services’. This applies ideas derived from the work of Professor Clayton Christensen about disruptive … Continue reading Disruptive Innovation: the Christensen thesis hits the Law Schools and Legal Services

Legalzoom UK, online legal services and successful business models

Legalzoom, the firm that has stirred up a good deal of controversy in the United States with its online legal businesses, has launched a UK product, Legacy. This follows its purchase of the North of  England firm Beaumont Legal, an old-established business that has been going for more than 200 years. It is particularly known … Continue reading Legalzoom UK, online legal services and successful business models