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Did the cost of legal IT kill Clearspire?

Published on 07/06/2014 By Brian Inkster

… 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 […]

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

Published on 08/04/2014 By Brian Inkster

… 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 […]

Big Law and the Dinosaurs

Published on 15/03/2014 By Brian Inkster

… 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 […]

Legal IT and agility

Published on 15/03/2014 By Brian Inkster

… 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, […]

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

Published on 12/03/2014 By Brian Inkster

… 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 […]

Big Law Little Law

Published on 05/03/2014 By Brian Inkster

… 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 […]

Big Law is so behind the legal IT curve

Published on 01/03/2014 By Brian Inkster

…   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 […]

NewLaw New Rules Reviewed

Published on 16/02/2014 By Brian Inkster

… New Law New Rules by George Beaton, which was officially launched at Reinvent Law NYC, is a conversation about the future of the legal services industry. It is a ‘thread’ book that grew out of a blog post by George on ‘The rise and rise of the NewLaw business model‘. That post sparked a […]

Technology and the Scottish Land Court

Published on 05/04/2013 By Brian Inkster

… I recently spent three days in Shetland at a crofting law hearing before the Scottish Land Court to determine the boundaries of a croft. This was the first time I have seen a court use modern technology (other than video conference links) to aid the presentation of evidence and speed up the court process. […]

The Time Blawg – Two Years On (Part 3: Legal Technology)

Published on 12/01/2013 By Brian Inkster

… On 1 January 2011, The Time Blawg materialised. One year ago I looked back at the first year of The Time Blawg – One Year On. Last week I looked back at what went on during the second year of The Time Blawg with specific reference to Social Media: The Time Blawg – Two […]