Atrium: A Post-mortem

On Tuesday (3 March 2020) Tech Crunch broke the news that Atrium, the Californian based hybrid legal software and law firm, was shutting down. Tech Crunch said this was “after failing to figure out how to deliver better efficiency than a traditional law firm”. Atrium has now laid off all its employees, which totaled just…

Chats with Legal Chatbots ~ Episode 3: Parker

Parker is a chatbot from “global law firm” Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF). I thought Lawdroid and Billy Bot were bad but it couldn’t get more basic than Parker if you tried really hard to produce a bad legal chatbot. There are a few versions of Parker but I decided to test the GDPR one. Here…

Legal Tech Reality Check at Lexpo 2019

In 2018 I blogged a lot about the hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in the legal world. This included:- Future Law: Legal Technology / IT Predictions for 2018 Legal Conferences and Artificial Intelligence Hack the Past : How the Legal Profession knew nothing about Technology Slap the Self Proclaimed Legal Technology Futurist! Lawyers and…

Is the mist starting to clear around Lawscot Tech?

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…