Author Archives: Brian Inkster

Slap the Self Proclaimed Legal Technology Futurist!

By | February 15, 2018

… Following my recent blog posts on ‘Legal Conferences and Artificial Intelligence‘ and ‘Hack the Past : How the Legal Profession knew nothing about Technology‘ I saw this tweet from Janders Dean and thought it very apt! We’ve always wanted to find a random self proclaimed #LegalTech #Futurist and slap them – just to see […]

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Hack the Past : How the Legal Profession knew nothing about Technology

By | February 11, 2018

Yesterday I came across the #UMLR2018 hashtag on Twitter and started following what had the promise of being an interesting conference from the Miami School of Law: ‘Hack to the Future: How Technology is Disrupting the Legal Profession‘. However, hot on the heals of my thoughts on ‘Legal Conferences and Artificial Intelligence‘ this conference appeared […]

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Legal Conferences and Artificial Intelligence

By | February 9, 2018

Just a few weeks into 2018 and my predictions about legal conferences and Artificial Intelligence (AI) appear to be coming true. I predict that in 2018 AI will continue to be a de rigueur slot in legal technology conferences. But delegates will continue to leave none the wiser as to what they are actually supposed […]

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Future Law: Legal Technology / IT Predictions for 2018

By | January 4, 2018

Every three to four years on this blog I look to the future year and what might happen in the world of legal tech / IT. I haven’t done this every year as things move very slowly in the world of legal practice and I would just find myself repeating myself 😉 Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) didn’t feature in […]

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Elvis Inkster?

By | November 11, 2017

… Mitch Kowalski in his new book, ‘The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field‘, writes:- Brian Inkster reminds me of what Elvis Costello would look like if he had become a lawyer: Inkster has an understated, new-wave coolness about him that fits nicely with his role as a legal entrepreneur-and he does kind of […]

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Legal Innovation in Toronto

By | November 2, 2017

Last week I was in Toronto. I went over the pond for the launch of Mitch Kowalski‘s latest book ‘The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field’. Stephen Mayson in reviewing the book said:- Through in-depth case studies and vignettes, Mitch Kowalski takes us on a tour to meet some of the trailblazers breaking the […]

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CaseCrunch v Lawyers NOT Deep Blue v Kasparov

By | October 31, 2017

CaseCrunch is a legal AI startup founded by Cambridge law students. On Friday, they claimed to have made history in the legal profession. In the past week, they held what they stated to be the world’s first competition to directly pit lawyers against artificial intelligence in a “Man v Machine” battle. Artificial Intelligence won the competition, scoring 86.6% accuracy […]

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Remaking Law Firms ~ Why & How : Reviewed

By | October 11, 2017

I promised a review of ‘Remaking Law Firms – Why & How’ by George Beaton and Imme Kaschner in 2016 shortly after its publication. However, it has taken me a year to read and review it purely because my attention was diverted away from The Time Blawg and to blogging about the law as opposed […]

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The Time Blawg Regenerates

By | October 8, 2017

I went to add a post to this blawg tonight and discovered it wasn’t loading. The mobile version was working fine but on my Surface Book I was just getting the above image and nothing more. The Time Blawg had died! I couldn’t find a solution, to sort the problem out, other than changing the […]

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Transform your law practice after two days in Cork

By | September 22, 2017

… On 16th and 17th October I will be in Cork, Ireland at the 2017 Practice Transformation Summit. I have been asked to speak on ‘The Entrepreneurial Law Firm’. I will give delegates an insight as to how I see and operate my law firm, Inksters, very much as a business. Delegates will hear real life examples of how I have grown […]

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