“Legal Design” or should we call it something else?

An interesting debate took place on Twitter over the past few days on the term “Legal Design”. I thought it would be worthwhile documenting it on here as it will soon be lost on Twitter as we move on there to the next hot topic. I think this is a debate worth preserving and perhaps…

Legal Futures Innovation Conference 2018: The One with the Women

The annual Legal Futures Innovation Conference in London is one that I like to take in. Neil Rose always manages at these conferences (as he also did at the Click 2 Client conferences) to produce a range of coal face practitioners with interesting stories to tell about their innovations in legal practice. This year’s conference in November was…

Source Conference 2018 : The One with the Board Game

When I first heard, chatting with David Gilroy over a drink, about the plans for the Source Conference by Symphony Legal it certainly sounded like a conference for lawyers with a difference. When I saw the programme advertised this was reaffirmed. I had to go. So I did. Viv Williams of Symphony Legal, opening the conference, prophesised that the…

Hype Hurts: Steering Clear of Dangerous AI myths at GlenLegal

I have been critical of legal technology conferences/events or slots that hype AI or blockchain. I predicted in January that this would be a feature of the year ahead. It was good to see possibly the first legal technology conference of 2018, GlenLegal: The Legal IT Leaders Forum, that instead highlighted the hype surrounding AI in legal:…

Remaking Law Firms ~ Why & How : Reviewed

I promised a review of ‘Remaking Law Firms – Why & How’ by George Beaton and Imme Kaschner in 2016 shortly after its publication. However, it has taken me a year to read and review it purely because my attention was diverted away from The Time Blawg and to blogging about the law as opposed…

Legal Practice Management Conference 2015 – Reviewed

… On 19 May 2015 I travelled down to London for the Legal Practice Management Conference organised by the Legal Support Network. Billed as “the only event for practice managers in small to medium law firms” it is aimed exclusively at professional managers from on average 2-25 partner firms. This was the fourth year of…

Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer – Reviewed

… My concern on seeing the cover of ‘Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer: NewTech, NewHuman, NewLaw – How to be successful, 2015 to 2045’ was that this was very much a futurist book that would assist today’s lawyer no more than listening to a keynote talk at a LawTech Futures Conference. A prediction made three pages in did…

Law Firms should steal

… I attended the annual Law Society of Scotland Dinner at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh last night. Law Society President, Bruce Beveridge, joked of lawyers gathering amongst dinosaurs, fossils and sharks. It was a magnificent setting for what was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The dinner was excellent as was the after dinner talk by Hamish…