Archive For The “Conferences” Category

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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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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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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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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Hack the Past : How the Legal Profession knew nothing about Technology

By | February 11, 2018

Yesterday I came across the #UMLR2018 hashtag on Twitter and started following what had the promise of being an interesting conference from the Miami School of Law: ‘Hack to the Future: How Technology is Disrupting the Legal Profession‘. However, hot on the heals of my thoughts on ‘Legal Conferences and Artificial Intelligence‘ this conference appeared […]

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Legal Conferences and Artificial Intelligence

By | February 9, 2018

Just a few weeks into 2018 and my predictions about legal conferences and Artificial Intelligence (AI) appear to be coming true. I predict 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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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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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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How to win business online: Legal Futures From Click 2 Client Conference 2015 – Reviewed

By | July 14, 2015

… The first Legal Futures From Click 2 Client Conference (sponsored by NatWest and mmadigital) took place last year and I was privileged to be invited to speak at it on the topic of making the best of social media. I thoroughly enjoyed that conference and returned to this year’s event as an eager delegate. […]

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