Author Archives: Brian Inkster

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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Blogging about the Law

By | December 31, 2016

… As 2016 comes to a close I post my first blog post on this blog this year. Yes… The last blog post on here (and that was a guest post) was posted just over a year ago on 27 December 2015. So why has it taken me a year to blog? Did I give […]

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The 10 most important considerations for lawyers

By | December 27, 2015

… This is a guest post by Michael Kusznir a Trainee Solicitor who first posted it on LinkedIn Pulse on 15 December 2015 under the headline ‘6 months as a Trainee: what I’ve learnt and come to understand’. It caught my eye and I asked Michael if I could post it on The Time Blawg. […]

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Keynote on small law firms as entrepreneurs

By | September 20, 2015

… I will be giving a keynote address on ‘small law firms as entrepreneurs’ at the Law Society (England & Wales) Small Firms Division annual conference 2015. This conference takes place in two locations on two dates: London – 24th September and Leeds – 6th October. Here is a teaser of what I will be talking […]

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Lawyer’s Billable Hour raises over £100,000 in 3 days to help the refugee crisis

By | September 6, 2015

… Three days ago (on 3 September 2015) Sean Jones QC set up a Just Giving page called the ‘Lawyer’s Billable Hour Appeal’. This was to raise a target of £7,500 by “billing for Refugees for Save the Children because of the vital work they do with refugee families”. The page goes on to state:- […]

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