Archive For The “IT” Category

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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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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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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