Briggs presses ahead with Online Court and challenges profession to get to grips with unbundling

News Article - 27/07/2016 : General, lawyers, legal futures, Lord Justice Briggs, Online Solutions Court, Technology

Lord Justice Briggs published his final report on the structure of the civil courts and retained his strong support for the creation of an online court for claims worth up to £25,000 – which he said should be called the Online...

Running alongside the machine – Augmenting the process used to establish facts recorded about legal entities (part 1 of 3)

Resource - 14/06/2016 : digital, information, lawyers, Technology

Augmenting the process used to establish facts recorded about legal entities

Lawyers and their firms are not under served by advice on how their profession is changing in the face of information being...

Disenfranchised, unheard, hurt and powerless: raging against a giant uncaring bureaucracy

Resource - 01/06/2016 : Commercial Litigation Summit, judicial services, lawyers, treasury, Human Resources, Practice Management


In most instances, the disparity of power between the “David” and their particular “Goliath” is all too apparent. ...

When slow and steady doesn’t win the race

Resource - 16/05/2016 : automation and visualisation technology, lawyers, paralegals, transaction documents, Knowledge Management, Technology

Time is always of the essence in the law, especially at a time when the market is consolidating and competition is increasing – being able to respond quickly and demonstrate value has become a crucial point for differentiation when...

Standing out from the crowd

Resource - 11/05/2016 : IP lawyers, IP specialists, lawyers, Luan de Burgh, Marketing & BD


“Do you know any good IP lawyers?” I was asked this recently by a contact who knows that I work extensively with the legal profession and...

Technology guided drafting - from opportunity to imperative

Resource - 28/04/2016 : lawyers, legal agreement drafting, review, Technology, Technology

An examination of the current state of legal agreement drafting and review and recommendations for improving the process. Additionally, new technology designed for...

Brexit would damage lawyers’ access to single market, Treasury predicts

News Article - 20/04/2016 : brexit, European Union, General, lawyers

Find out what the readers of Briefing magazine think of Brexit

Lawyers will be worse off if the UK leaves the...

Lawyers and accountants declare Brexit will be bad for business

News Article - 19/04/2016 : accountants, brexit, briefing magazine, General, lawyers, solicitors jounal

Find out what the readers of Briefing magazine think of Brexit

Uncertainty surrounding the referendum...

Don’t fear AI, says tech chief – it will mean there are more lawyers in the future

News Article - 31/03/2016 : artificial intelligence, General, lawyers, legal futures, legal services, Technology

There will be more lawyers in the future, not fewer, the head of Rocket Lawyer UK has predicted.

Mark Edwards said that the size of the legal services market would grow, and the playing field between regulated and unregulated law firms be...

Law firms that fail to change “no longer sustainable” after 2020, report predicts

News Article - 17/03/2016 : future, General, lawyers, legal, Legal Profession

Law firms that fail to prepare for changes in the market are likely to be “no longer sustainable” beyond a “tipping point” around the year 2020, a report by accountants Deloitte has predicted.

The report said fewer...

Artificial intelligence will 'not completely replace' solicitors

News Article - 16/03/2016 : artificial intelligence, General, lawyers, legal services, virtual assistants, Technology

Technological developments inspire lawyers to think differently about the future, says Law Society president

The president of the Law Society has stated that artificial intelligence (AI) will not make the solicitor...

Dancing with the devil - Why you should be using technology to improve your service

Resource - 04/03/2016 : automation of legal services, lawyers, Local Government Lawyer, Technology, Practice Management

The automation of legal services is not a popular concept amongst lawyers. The thought of a ‘tick box mentality’ among less experienced staff for commoditised legal advice is enough to put many talented lawyers off of the legal...

Can legal tech bring lawyers into the 21st century?

Resource - 03/03/2016 : automated search, encompass, lawyers, time, Knowledge Management, Technology

The image of legal professionals as burdened by great bulging files of paper is being swept away by a wave of technology innovation. The BBC reports that around the world from Hong Kong to New York, technology start-ups are creating products...

ILTA webinar: Nothing to fear – how artificial intelligence can benefit law firms

Event - 16/02/2016 : artficial intelligence, ilta, law firms, lawyers, RAVN Systems, Technology, Webinars

Law firms hold vast and growing volumes of information containing their learned know-how and experience, as well as client data. Lawyers must be able to leverage this experience from documents for obvious competitive and efficiency reasons, and...

Salary hike will entice ‘highly-skilled’ lawyers to the UK, says Law Society

News Article - 20/01/2016 : EEA, General, lawyers, Migration Advisory Committee, salary, UK

The Law Society has welcomed proposals to increase the salary of lawyers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) wishing to work in the UK.

In its ...