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“Quick and dirty” online justice better than no justice, says Neuberger as he laments legal aid policy failure

“Quick and dirty” online dispute resolution (ODR) is better than “no justice or absurdly over-priced justice”, the president of the Supreme Court has said in a wide-ranging speech that included a devastating critique of legal aid policy over the past two decades.

July 5th, 2017 | No Comments »

AI technology “transformative but carries risks”, says Slaughters report

Company directors should consider the risks of using artificial intelligence technology so as to understand and manage their liability, according to a report by magic circle law firm Slaughter & May. AI was “the most transformative technology” of this century, it said. However, risks included AI being maliciously ‘re-purposed’.

June 23rd, 2017 | No Comments »

Let lawyers control supply of electronic legal documents, report says

Lawyers should control the supply of “so-called standard electronic documents”, such as confidentiality deeds or contracts, a report has suggested. The report also highlighted the ethical and regulatory issues raised by artificial intelligence.

April 11th, 2017 | No Comments »

Magic circle firm adopts AI to simplify complex compliance issue

Magic circle law firm Clifford Chance has for the second time in four months deployed artificial intelligence in a standalone product aimed at assisting clients to comply with complex regulatory changes. It has devised an online tool to enable financial institutions to make sense of MiFID2.

February 27th, 2017 | No Comments »

AI-based start-up aims to give law firm and their clients glimpse of the future

A start-up using artificial intelligence (AI) to filter news and information, offering services that include being able to track how firms are perceived in the media and also give them intelligence tailored to their clients’ businesses, has acquired several major practices as clients.

February 6th, 2017 | No Comments »

Exclusive: AI tax law forecasting app sets sights on UK market

An artificial intelligence (AI) lawtech start-up which claims its product can predict how courts will rule in tax cases with 90% accuracy, in on course to expand into this country. The Canadian company hopes to exploit the similarity of the tax systems in Canada and England and Wales.

January 23rd, 2017 | No Comments »

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 »