Author Archives: Brian Inkster

Travels through the Blawgosphere #3 : Legal Tech Start-ups

By | February 10, 2019

Over the past week or so I’ve seen some interesting tweets, articles, press releases, blog posts and a YouTube video about Legal Technology Start-ups. This is what caught my eye on this topic in the Blawgosphere:- Legal Tech Start-ups on the decline Raymond Blijd explained ‘Why I left my job?‘. It was apparently “to power world […]

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Debate on Legal Services Regulation in Scotland heats up on Twitter in advance of the live event in Glasgow

By | February 7, 2019

Legal Hackers Scotland are bringing together all the main players for a unique debate at the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow next Wednesday (13 February) on the Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation in Scotland. Presentations and debate will be provided by a distinguished panel of speakers: Esther Roberton (Chair of the Review); Neil Stevenson (CEO of […]

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Reflections on 2018 Legal Tech Predictions

By | February 2, 2019

In January 2018 I made some legal technology predictions for that coming year. I’ll now look back and see how those predictions fared. Artificial Intelligence I predicted:- 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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What does it say when a Legal Blockchain eBook is promoted by FAKE views?

By | January 16, 2019

When I saw the headline on Social Media that read ‘What Does It Say when A Legal Blockchain eBook Has 1.7M Views?‘ I thought that couldn’t possibly be correct. The article by Mark Cohen on Forbes states:- “Blockchain For Lawyers,” a recently-released eBook by Australian legal tech company Legaler, drew 1.7M views in two weeks. […]

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Legal Tech Reality Check at Lexpo 2019

By | January 14, 2019

In 2018 I blogged a lot about the hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in the legal world. This included:- Future Law: Legal Technology / IT Predictions for 2018 Legal Conferences and Artificial Intelligence Hack the Past : How the Legal Profession knew nothing about Technology Slap the Self Proclaimed Legal Technology Futurist! Lawyers and […]

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Legal Futures Innovation Conference 2018: The One with the Women

By | December 31, 2018

The annual Legal Futures Innovation Conference in London is one that I like to take in. Neil Rose always manages at these conferences (as he also did at the Click 2 Client conferences) to produce a range of coal face practitioners with interesting stories to tell about their innovations in legal practice. This year’s conference in November was […]

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The Legal Sector Client Experience Conference 2018 : The One at the Zoo

By | December 29, 2018

In November I attended the Legal Sector Client Experience Conference at Bristol Zoo organised by Clare Fanner of Find Get Grow. It was the first conference I have attended where the Health & Safety announcement at the beginning included that if there was an animal related incident we were all to remain within the conference […]

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Chats with Legal Chatbots ~ Episode 2: Billy Bot

By | December 28, 2018

The official line on the Billy Bot website is that:- If you need a Barrister or Mediator to help you, Billy can help you get a quote. Billy Bot is a Clerksroom project to build a junior clerk robot. Billy is a cheeky chappie and loves to chat. So I had a chat with Billy […]

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A reality check on a day in the life of the future lawyer

By | December 27, 2018

An article in Raconteur from last month was brought to my attention yesterday on Twitter. It is about ‘a day in the life of the future lawyer‘ (how the life of a leading lawyer will be transformed by legal technology in just a decade). Well, I had thought that the hype around Artificial Intelligence and Legal […]

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Is the mist starting to clear around Lawscot Tech?

By | December 19, 2018

I’ve already written a couple of posts about LawScot Tech:- Law Society launches Lawscot Tech but what is it? Lawscot Tech meet and go global! You will note therefrom a certain degree of scepticism. However, happy to learn more and be convinced of the possible merits of this initiative, I went along to their meeting in […]

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