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
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
Discussion of artificial intelligence is hard to escape. There are recently published macro studies like Max Tegmark’s Life 3.0 which opens with an apocalyptic (fictional) vision of a dystopian future from w which we are to be (putatively) saved by the (real) intervention of such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking to support the work … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence, Legal Services and Justice
Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) looked set fair little more than five years ago to become a world leader in the commercial provision of access to justice for low income clients. In 2011, its then newly appointed director, Christina Blacklaws, announced: ‘we … want to push the boundaries in delivering advice in other ways for people … Continue reading Technology and Access to Justice: the end of the beginning?
Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future (W W Norton) is the latest book from Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson. It follows The Second Machine Age which was reviewed here and gives a more detailed analysis of how the technological revolution is coming along. It lacks any direct discussion of legal services but this is a … Continue reading Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future