8 November 2016
09.00 – 16.30
16.30 – 17.15
RBS, 250 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 4AA
£175 + VAT
About the event
The forces of change in the legal market are irresistible and this year’s Legal Futures Innovation Conference will showcase those at the forefront of changing the way legal services are organised and delivered.
As the Law Society’s Future of Legal Services report earlier this year said, business as usual “is not an option for many, if indeed any, traditional legal service providers”. The opportunities for solicitors in the coming years “cannot be distinguished from the opportunities for other types of lawyer, or non-lawyer-owned businesses. Solicitors will need to be quick and act confidently to keep up with their competitors”.
The report predicted that innovation in services and service delivery would be a key differentiating factor, and at this year’s conference features those who have taken this to heart.
Hear from the two biggest names of the ABS era – Slater & Gordon and Co-operative Legal Services – about the lessons they have learned and their plans for the future. And from the man who set up Stobart Barristers and is now running an ABS with external funding that saved a leading criminal law firm.
You will also learn from law firms that have taken external investment, introduced employee ownership, making a consolidation play, and more. And non-traditional providers who are making major strides in offering consumers and SMEs something different.
While technology is at the heart of much of this change, we have only scratched the surface of what it can offer, and we are particularly pleased that renowned futurologist Rohit Talwar will give a keynote address on the commercial opportunities for law firm in disruptive tech like AI and Blockchain.