Archive For The “IT” Category

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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