Category Archives: law tech

Lessons from the Legal Access Challenge

Remember the Legal Access Challenge? Its sponsors, Nesta and the Solicitors Regulatory Authority published their final reports on it last week. It was won jointly – as readers will know from previous posts – by a chatbot developed by Mencap and a collaborative approach to dealing with domestic violence, FLOWS. The Nesta report gives more … Continue reading Lessons from the Legal Access Challenge

What can #BigLaw tell #LittleLaw: lessons from Law Next Live

On Thursday last week, the doyen of US legal tech commentators, Bob Ambrogi, assembled a panel from some of his country’s heaviest hitting commercial law firms. The title of his LawNext:Live broadcast was ‘The Innovation Advantage – Driving Client Value in the Midst of COVID-19’. So, we had representatives of Shearman and Stirling (Meredith Williams-Range), … Continue reading What can #BigLaw tell #LittleLaw: lessons from Law Next Live

That was the Month that Was: April 2020

1 April  People’s Law School in British Columbia gets praise on Twitter for exemplary lay out of answers to common legal questions raised by Covid 19. It demonstrates nice use of Q and A; drop down information; and individual stories. The best presentation of this type anywhere in the world? Gemma Bryne of Citizens Advice … Continue reading That was the Month that Was: April 2020

Inspiration and Iron Tech: Georgetown’s competition goes global

There are some benefits to the current global lockdown. One of them was manifest last Friday. You could watch Georgetown Law’s Iron Tech Lawyer competition in real time from (primarily) Washington DC. The winning entry presented from Hong Kong; the three judges were dispersed throughout the US; and an honourable mention went to Melbourne. The … Continue reading Inspiration and Iron Tech: Georgetown’s competition goes global

Two winners of Legal Access Challenge: signs of spring for legal tech and a2j?

Understandably perhaps, news of the winners of the Legal Access Challenge in England and Wales made little headway against the blanket coverage of the coronavirus epidemic outside some of the specialist legal media. This is a pity. The challenge identified two ultimate winners – the FLOWS (Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors) project and the chatbot … Continue reading Two winners of Legal Access Challenge: signs of spring for legal tech and a2j?