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…

Travels through the Blawgosphere #3 : Legal Tech Start-ups

Over the past week or so I’ve seen some interesting tweets, articles, press releases, blog posts and a YouTube video about Legal Technology Start-ups. This is what caught my eye on this topic in the Blawgosphere:- Legal Tech Start-ups on the decline Raymond Blijd explained ‘Why I left my job?‘. It was apparently “to power world…

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…

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…

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…

Flushed for Success: Loo Law Launches

When tech entrepreneur Sidney James approached me to write an exclusive about the launch of his new and first legal tech initiative, ‘Loo Law’, I was a bit sceptical. At first it sounded quite bizarre but the more I heard about it the more interesting it became. Was this real legal innovation at play? Sidney’s…