Hack the Law to Reinvent the Wheel?

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….

Future Law: Legal Technology / IT Predictions for 2018

Every three to four years on this blog I look to the future year and what might happen in the world of legal tech / IT. I haven’t done this every year as things move very slowly in the world of legal practice and I would just find myself repeating myself 😉 Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) didn’t feature in…

Big Law Little Law

… 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

…   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…

LawTech Futures 2013 Reviewed: The one with the neocortex

… LawTech Futures 2013 was billed as the biggest legal technology event in Europe. It was a joint venture by Netlaw Media and Charles Christian held on 30th April in the QEII Conference Centre in London. With 40 expert presenters, 3 presentation stages, 800 attendees and displays by over 60 legal technology suppliers it was…

Is the Surface any good for lawyers? Part 1: First impressions

… Not since I was a young boy opening the box to a Dragon computer or a BBC Micro (I never had a Sinclair ZX Spectrum or a Commodore 64) have I had such anticipation over owning a new computer. My new Microsoft Surface RT was delivered on 31 October. It is a slick looking piece of equipment. The tablet itself…