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AI “to help lawyers make sense of complex evidence”

The company charged with digitising the courts is to deploy artificial intelligence to assist lawyers in understanding complex evidence, its chief executive has revealed.

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Solicitor wins dispute over her firm’s “Pure” trade mark

A solicitor has fought off a challenge to register a trade mark for her law firm after the Intellectual Property Office judged it was likely to carry little risk of confusion.

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SRA bankrupts Blacker over unpaid costs

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has made struck-off solicitor Alan Blacker bankrupt over unpaid costs. Mr Blacker gained a measure of notoriety for using the title ‘Lord Harley’.

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Regional firm’s motoring law chatbot “first of many”

A regional law firm has launched a motoring law chatbot, with its solicitor creator saying he wanted to stop non-lawyers from deciding the direction of legal technology.

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No larger firm can ignore the demands of innovation – that was the clear message from our most recent roundtable: “The law firm of the future”, sponsored by LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions. It comes in many forms, predominantly but not just technology, and is not simply a case of automating process. Expertise and process are not mutually exclusive.


15 August 2018

Get ready for the SRA’s transparency rules

You will no doubt by now be aware that the Legal Services Board has approved new rules proposed by the SRA requiring law firms to publish certain price and service information on their website.

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