Author Archives: Brian Inkster

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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Flushed for Success: Loo Law Launches

By | April 1, 2018

When tech entrepreneur Sidney James approached me to write an exclusive about the launch of his new and first legal tech initiative, ‘Loo Law’, I was a bit sceptical. At first it sounded quite bizarre but the more I heard about it the more interesting it became. Was this real legal innovation at play? Sidney’s […]

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The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field ~ Reviewed

By | March 15, 2018

I must declare an interest at the outset of this review of ‘The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field’ by Mitch Kowalski. That is that me and my law firm, Inksters, feature in Chapter 10 of the book. I attended the book launch in Toronto in October 2017. However, as a solicitor with an acute […]

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Hype Hurts: Steering Clear of Dangerous AI myths at GlenLegal

By | March 8, 2018

I have been critical of legal technology conferences/events or slots that hype AI or blockchain. I predicted in January that this would be a feature of the year ahead. It was good to see possibly the first legal technology conference of 2018, GlenLegal: The Legal IT Leaders Forum, that instead highlighted the hype surrounding AI in legal: […]

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London Legal Hackathon bend the rules?

By | March 3, 2018

My last post ‘Hack the Law to Reinvent the Wheel?‘ generated a lot of debate on Twitter and LinkedIn yesterday (social media comments have now been incorporated at the end of that post). It also brought out some interesting answers to the question “Why blockchain?” (asked following Pinsent Masons winning the London Legal Hackathon with […]

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Hack the Law to Reinvent the Wheel?

By | March 1, 2018

My last post on ‘Lawyers and coding‘ was written as the Global Legal Hackathon was underway. We now have the results. As I watched proceedings via Twitter, with specific reference to the London event, I was of the view that I was seeing solutions to ‘problems’ that possibly didn’t really exist and the wheel often being reinvented. […]

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Lawyers and coding

By | February 24, 2018

I revealed in my recent post on ‘Hack the Past : How the Legal Profession knew nothing about Technology‘ that I taught myself some basic coding on a BBC Micro computer way back in the early 1980s. My need/desire to code since has been non existent although I experienced a little bit of it for […]

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