Susskind’s Metaverse

Legal futurist and fellow Scot, Richard Susskind, has entered the metaverse [N.B. paywall if not subscribed to The Times]. He did so at a virtual reality exhibit at the British Legal Technology Forum where he was apparently encouraged to virtually walk the plank. He was too scared to do so. 400 million Metaverse Users? Susskind…

LawHouse – The Social Media Audio App Just for Lawyers

Since Clubhouse came on the scene audio only Apps have become the next big thing in Social Media. Lawyer Tik Tok videos are now very old hat. All the cool lawyers want to follow the tech bros into audio only rooms. Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have all announced development of their own versions of Clubhouse…

Clubhouse is not for Lawyers – 12 Reasons

I am not on Clubhouse. I can’t readily access it (see reason 1 below). However, even if I could, I don’t particularly want to be on it (see reasons 2 to 12 below). This blog post gives the reasons why I think Clubhouse is not for Lawyers or indeed not for anyone connected with the…

Lawyers and Twitter – 11 years later

Over the years, Twitter has brought me many connections and opportunities in a way that no other social media platform has. It is “networking on speed” and certainly can connect you faster and more easily with people that you want to connect with than conventional networking ever would. When I started tweeting, back in February…

“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…

Lawyers and coding

I revealed in my recent post on ‘Hack the Past : How the Legal Profession knew nothing about Technology‘ that I taught myself some basic coding on a BBC Micro computer way back in the early 1980s. My need/desire to code since has been non existent although I experienced a little bit of it for…

CaseCrunch v Lawyers NOT Deep Blue v Kasparov

CaseCrunch is a legal AI startup founded by Cambridge law students. On Friday, they claimed to have made history in the legal profession. In the past week, they held what they stated to be the world’s first competition to directly pit lawyers against artificial intelligence in a “Man v Machine” battle. Artificial Intelligence won the competition, scoring 86.6% accuracy…