#JDHorizons London 2019 – The one without Justin

So you may recall that last year I won a life time pass to #JDHorizons (the annual conference organised by Janders Dean) as a result of dressing up as Willy Wonka. I didn’t have to dress up this year. Last year the invite was a chocolate bar with a golden ticket inside. This year it…

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…

Reflections on 2018 Legal Tech Predictions

In January 2018 I made some legal technology predictions for that coming year. I’ll now look back and see how those predictions fared. Artificial Intelligence I predicted:- 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…

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…

A reality check on a day in the life of the future lawyer

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…

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…

Being Willy Wonka at #JDHorizons

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…

Legal Geek 2018 : The One where Reality overtook Hype

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…