Author Archives: Brian Inkster

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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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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