Author Archives: Brian Inkster

Source Conference 2018 : The One with the Board Game

By | November 12, 2018

When I first heard, chatting with David Gilroy over a drink, about the plans for the Source Conference by Symphony Legal it certainly sounded like a conference for lawyers with a difference. When I saw the programme advertised this was reaffirmed. I had to go. So I did. Viv Williams of Symphony Legal, opening the conference, prophesised that the […]

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Lawscot Tech meet and go global!

By | November 5, 2018

I, and others, raised our eyebrows a bit when Lawscot Tech was formed by the Law Society of Scotland. It wasn’t very clear what this initiative actually involved or whether the Law Society knew themselves. Questions asked online at that point still remain largely unanswered. However, some more information has started to emerge online within the Law Society’s […]

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Being Willy Wonka at #JDHorizons

By | October 31, 2018

I have been meaning for some time (well since 17 May 2018) to write this blog post. Today, being Halloween, just might be an apt time to publish a post about dressing up as someone else. Readers may recall my post about The Golden Ticket to #JDHorizons (a ‘break the law – make the law’ conference […]

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Legal Geek 2018 : The One where Reality overtook Hype

By | October 21, 2018

On 17 October I attended the 2018 Legal Geek Conference in Shoreditch, London. This was the third Legal Geek Conference but my first. Legal Geek have committed to always being free for legal start-ups and they continue to focus on this. They have defined a simple ethos for their events: Come to make friends, not to sell Dress comfortably […]

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Law Society launches Lawscot Tech but what is it?

By | October 13, 2018

The Law Society of Scotland announced on 10 October that they were launching Lawscot Tech to:- stimulate legal technology innovation in Scotland which will deliver practical benefits for those working in the justice and legal sectors and their clients. Lawscot Tech will provide support from concept stage through to taking a product or service to […]

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Travels through the Blawgosphere #2 : Artificial Intelligence and Law ~ Robots replacing Lawyers?

By | October 1, 2018

Way back in 2012 I announced I was doing a new series (Travels through the Blawgosphere) that would be an occasional review of blog posts I had come across relative to the past, present and future practice of law (which is what this blog is all about). I did say at the time:- How regular the series […]

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Law is a Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm ~ Reviewed

By | August 15, 2018

Reading the introduction to ‘Law is a Buyer’s Market – Building a Client-First Law Firm’ by Jordan Furlong I began to wonder whether I should simply stop reading and leave it at that. This is because Jordan warns the reader that he has narrowed down the focus of his book. He was not writing for […]

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Chats with Legal Chatbots ~ Episode 1 : The Global Legal Hackathon and LawDroid

By | July 28, 2018

This is a series I have had in mind for a little while since I experimented, a few months ago, having chats with some legal chatbots. Apparently chatbots are the next big thing. In my Legal Technology/IT Predictions for 2018 I blogged:- The big thing in 2018 will be for law firms to start introducing […]

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The Golden Ticket to #JDHorizons

By | April 6, 2018

This morning a chocolate bar arrived in the post addressed to me at the Inksterplex from Janders Dean. Inside the wrapper was a Golden Ticket to attend #JDHorizons in London on 17 May 2018. Acceptance required a tweet in a certain format. I obliged:- A golden ticket to #JDHorizons arrived at the #Inksterplex! Only have […]

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Loo Law April Fool

By | April 4, 2018

On Sunday (1 April 2018) the first April Fool joke to appear on The Time Blawg was published – Flushed for Success: Loo Law Launches. Thanks to those who responded on social media with comments in similar ‘carry on’ toilet humour style! The original blog post has been updated to include those. Although an April Fool joke, the […]

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