Category Archives: private practice

Family Law and Technology

This is an edited version of a contribution to a Resolution conference entitled ‘Changing Practices: unbundling family legal services – getting the service right’ held in London on 28 November. It incorporates some of the insights from discussion.  In June 2014, the Legal Education Foundation published a series of papers on law, technology and access to … Continue reading Family Law and Technology

The Legal Future according to Legal Futures

Legal Futures is an English web-based resource on the changing business of the law. Its sixth annual conference, held yesterday, provided interesting coverage into four factors driving innovation in the private sector: de-regulation, external investment, market change and technology. A Legal Futures conference, of which this was the most successful to date, has a rather … Continue reading The Legal Future according to Legal Futures

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

The stirring of the start ups: from Chicago to London

Back in London from the ABA LegalTech conference, it is spring. The Inns of Court (The picture is Lincoln’s Inn taken this afternoon) look as beautiful as they have done over the centuries – as if little might have changed. But, as the ABA ’s presence in a Chicago – famous for its rather more … Continue reading The stirring of the start ups: from Chicago to London

The top ten practical tech lessons: a view from Chicago

Insiders liked last week’s ABA TechShow. Veteran US commentator Bob Ambrogi was fulsome in his praise of the way that the schedule had been refreshed by a rule that no one who had spoken in the last five years spoke again this year. I have no idea how it compared with previous years but it … Continue reading The top ten practical tech lessons: a view from Chicago