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Lord Chief Justice looks ahead to AI predicting case outcomes and IT taking over some of lawyers’ work

Artificial intelligence will likely be better at predicting the outcome of cases than the most experienced QCs, the Lord Chief Justice has warned. He also flagged changes that would see unbundling, outsourcing, and lesser-qualified staff assisted by technology taking over some of the work now done by lawyers.

December 23rd, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Injury firm teams up with university in bid to develop AI for “decision support”

A leading north-west injury practice has received public money to back a link-up with academics that aims to develop ground-breaking artificial intelligence technology to support decision-making within the firm. It has formed a knowledge transfer partnership with Liverpool University.

December 8th, 2016 | No Comments »

AI app that replaces lawyers “could be used in divorce cases”

The technology behind an artificial intelligence app created to help businesspeople draft confidentiality agreements will be extended to other commercial and consumer products such as wills, and may in time be suitable for in family law cases, according to its creator.

November 22nd, 2016 | 2 Comments »

Futurologist: AI-based future “means opportunities for lawyers”

Technology is transforming the world at a furious pace and artificial intelligence (AI) and the legal frameworks that will emerge from it and similar developments, offer “massive opportunities” for lawyers, according to a leading futurologist.

November 10th, 2016 | No Comments »

Law students build app aimed at helping crime victims

Four Cambridge university law students have created a free artificial intelligence ‘chatbot’ using natural language input with the aim of clarifying whether a criminal offence has taken place and making it more likely the police will take victims of crime seriously.

October 17th, 2016 | No Comments »

Major law firm adopts Watson-based AI research tool

ROSS Intelligence, the artificial intelligence legal research technology built on IBM’s Watson cognitive computer, has announced its first commercial partnership with one of the largest law firms in the US.

May 10th, 2016 | No Comments »

Cambridge firm makes AI company its second tech investment

Taylor Vinters will this week implement artificial intelligence contract review software developed by a law tech company that the law firm has invested in. Last month another tech investment by the firm, Pekama, launched a mobile app

April 13th, 2016 | No Comments »

Virtual assistants will mean fewer lawyers, Riverview predicts

The spread of virtual assistants will not remove the need for lawyers but it will reduce their number, the chief executive of Riverview Law has predicted. Karl Chapman said he was “amazed” by the number of lawyers doing things they did not need to do.

March 30th, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Denton’s IT accelerator looks short and long term with Apperio investment and ROSS expansion

NextLaw Labs, the business accelerator set up by global law firm Dentons, has invested in an IT product which claims to improve the transparency of fees and cement the bond between lawyers and corporate clients. Meanwhile, another of its investments, AI venture Ross, is opening up to more law firms.

March 29th, 2016 | No Comments »

DIY legal site experiments with ‘robot’ lawyer

A student who set up a DIY website to help consumers challenge parking tickets, and claim compensation for delayed travel or missold PPI, has added a natural-language ‘robot lawyer’ to draft documents. It has been welcomed by the solicitor who created a ground-breaking automated website aimed at helping people charged with motoring offences.

January 18th, 2016 | No Comments »