Archive For The “IT” Category

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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Lender Exchange Fiasco

By | January 24, 2015

… Lender Exchange is a secure portal for lenders to manage their conveyancing panels. It is operated by Decision First, a joint venture between title insurance company First Title and Decision Insight. Law firms must pay a fee (ranging from £285 to £995 per annum depending on the size of the practice) to use the […]

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Did the cost of legal IT kill Clearspire?

By | June 7, 2014

… I and others have been writing on this Blog of late about the Legal IT curve. My view was that Big Law is so behind the legal IT curve and this could be detrimental to its future. However, this past week a New Law firm, Clearspire, who, on the face of it, was well […]

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Big law, small law, new law, old law… it’s bigger than that

By | April 8, 2014

… Guest Post by Ben Wightwick Firstly, thank you to Brian for inviting me to write a guest post as part of the Legal IT curve series. I was asked to contribute to provide the perspective of a legal IT vendor. Before I start, I must clarify that I am blending my vendor hat with […]

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LawTech Futures 2014: The one with the http regret

By | March 26, 2014

… Yesterday was LawTech Futures 2014 – The Future of Legal Technology (Europe’s largest legal technology event). The last two years I was invited to attend, went and wrote reviews: LawTech Futures 2012 Reviewed: The Search for the Holy Grail of Legal Technology Conferences has Begun! and LawTech Futures 2013 Reviewed: The one with the neocortex. This […]

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Big Law and the Dinosaurs

By | March 15, 2014

… Nicole Black has referenced my post on Big Law is so behind the legal IT curve in her post for Legal IT Professionals on Why large law firms face extinction by irrelevancy. Nicole states:- For some time now, I have encouraged law firms to embrace change or pay the price of irrelevancy. It’s been […]

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Legal IT and agility

By | March 15, 2014

… In response to my post on Big Law is so behind the Legal IT curve Jeffrey Brandt has posted his thoughts on the PinHawk Blog. He hones in on the question of agility:- I will take exception to one of the things [Brian Inkster] said, “There is an acknowledgement that the cloud makes NewLaw ‘as agile, […]

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Legal Technology is not all about tablets, cloud and getting there first

By | March 12, 2014

… Guest Post by Rupert Collins-White in reply to Brian Inkster’s post on Big Law is so behind the Legal IT curve Are big firms failing because they’ve not adopted certain technologies? When I was at uni one of my housemates read the I Ching (yes, the whole thing), but the only line I remember with total clarity from […]

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Big Law Little Law

By | March 5, 2014

… Guest Post by Mark Gould in reply to Brian Inkster’s latest blog post on The Time Blawg I am generally nervous about technology evangelism because evangelists tend to assume that their preference should be the same for all, without considering that different people have different needs and perspectives. The sterile debate between Mac fans and Microsoft […]

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Big Law is so behind the legal IT curve

By | March 1, 2014

…   When I did my legal IT predictions for 2014 I hadn’t read the latest editions of Legal IT Today (Issue #4) or the Briefing from the Legal Support Network on Legal Technology in 2014. If I had I may have been a little more conservative about what the future holds especially in so far […]

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