This year’s PI Futures Conference focused on the Civil Liability Act reforms and their anticipated effect on the market from April 2020.
The settling-in period for the SRA’s new Standards & Regulations will no doubt give us plenty more to write about, especially as it does more than its predecessors to enable new ways for solicitors to practise.
Change has been a constant for civil and commercial litigators in recent times, and 2019 and the years ahead promise no let-up.
At the 8th Legal Futures Innovation Conference, the Legal Services Board unveiled the findings of its Innovation in Legal Services report, the most comprehensive review yet published of what innovation in the legal market looks like and how it is developing.
PI Futures 2018 took place as the Civil Liability Bill was passing through Parliament, and delegates heard from those involved in putting the claimant case to politicians and discussed the impact on lawyers, claims companies, medical reporting organisations, funders and others involved in the industry.
This years’ Innovation Conference saw a rich variety of entrepreneurs and forward-thinkers share their visions for the future of legal services. Topics included chatbots, acquisition vehicles, multi-disciplinary businesses and new regulation.
Our fifth PI Futures event saw an expert line up to debate the current state of the reform process and what firms can do about it if it does goes ahead, plus a great session on the hot topic of the moment – holiday sickness claims and the opportunity to quiz the Regulators.
It is impossible to ignore the ever-increasing prominence of disruptive technology, with artificial intelligence the favourite topic of conversation. Delegates heard not only how technology is going to get better and more sophisticated but how to blend both the present and the future, looking at some of the exciting developments in legal businesses that are happening now.
At our fourth PI Futures conference, delegates heard about the current position with the reform agenda, what to consider if you are thinking about leaving the market altogether and how to claim a greater share in the market looking to a positive future.
At this year’s Annual Innovation Conference, delegates explored the hot issue of artificial intelligence and how it is being applied to the law now and in the future. AI might seem a long way in the future for most, but as a marker for the transformational impact technology is likely to have on the legal world, it is a powerful notion.