British Legal Technology Forum 2023: The one with a Dragon and Chat GPT
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British Legal Technology Forum 2023: The one with a Dragon and Chat GPT

On 10 May 2023 I attended the British Legal Technology Forum 2023. I hadn’t been at a NetLaw Media event for a good few years. The format was the one I recalled from the past: Various stages and lots of talks, large Expo hall with Legal Tech vendors and swag, a big name keynote and…

LawtechUK Launch Event: The one that ignored ChatGPT
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LawtechUK Launch Event: The one that ignored ChatGPT

The LawtechUK Launch Event took place in Edinburgh yesterday. It was to launch the new chapter in the life of LawtechUK with CodeBase & Legal Geek being, since 1 April 2023, the implementing partners. LawtechUK, is a government-backed initiative within Tech Nation, established to support the transformation of the UK legal sector through technology, for…

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Lawyers don’t need a ‘Second Life’ conference

In the time of lockdown, Nicole Black has pondered at ‘Above the Law‘ that:- Surely there’s a way to hold a virtual conference that’s more interactive and allows attendees to be more engaged with both vendors and other attendees. Nicole thinks we need something more than Zoom. Her suggestion is that we should have avatars…

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Legal Geek 2019 : The One with the Filing Cabinet, the Axe and the Sling

On 16 October I attended the 2019 Legal Geek Conference in Shoreditch, London. This was the fourth Legal Geek London Conference and my second. I attended last year’s event: The One where Reality overtook Hype. The day started with long queues:- The Conference had already started by the time me and many others reached the…

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Innovate Legal with Clio in Glasgow and in Edinburgh

Next month Clio are holding two Innovate Legal evenings in Scotland of discussion, technology and networking. First in Glasgow (8th October 2019 at The Studio, 67 Hope Street) and then in Edinburgh (10th October 2019 at Atria One, 144 Morrison Street). I have been invited to talk at both. The aim of these Innovate Legal…

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Taking the seven deadly sins of legal tech predictions to Cyprus

Next month I will be in Nicosia speaking at the Cyprus Legal Conference. My talk is on:- The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Tech Predictions There is much hype about robots taking over the work of lawyers. In this talk I will guide you through The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Tech Predictions to debunk…

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Lexpo Bot and The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Tech Predictions

As indicated previously I was to give a talk on The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Tech Predictions at Lexpo 2019 in Amsterdam. What I didn’t reveal at that time (I kept it for a surprise on the day) was that I would appear on stage dressed as Lexpo Bot. The reason for this was…

An alternative view on Legal Tech Conference Swag

A campaign to decrease the use of unnecessary swag at legal technology conferences #gagtheswag was launched last week by a group of GROWL (Global Rise of Women in LegalTech) mentors who met at the Global Legal Hackathon in New York. Reporting on this new initiative Richard Tromans at Artificial Lawyer asks:- Ever noticed how much…

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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…

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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…