Clients value lawyers for the outcomes they deliver and will switch to technology based alternatives if they produce the better or cheaper results, Professor Richard Susskind has claimed.
A year-long pilot to hear applications to set aside county court default judgments by an internet-enabled video link will begin at the end of this month.
An ethical and legal framework is “imperative” for artificial intelligence and the financial world had shown what happened without one, a High Court judge has warned.
A global law firm has designed and implemented a crowdsourcing web app to harness innovative ideas from its thousands of employees worldwide.
Artificial intelligence is likely to be used to lower the cost and increase the speed of judicial decisions, a QC specialising in IT and algorithms has predicted.
Only a tiny number of conveyancing firms are committed to innovation, while consumers are pressing for technology that gives them access to information, a survey said.
The legal profession will have to develop “cyber ethics” to cope with the very different issues that the growing use of technology is having on the practice of law.
As legal advice is increasingly driven by AI, clients will have to be informed whether they are being advised by a machine or a human lawyer, a top judge has urged.
The Land Registry has set itself the target of completing the first fully digital transfer of a property in the coming year to prove the value of smart contracts.
More people than ever are prepared to have their personal injury claim handled completely online, according to research by a leading law firm as it prepares to become ‘small claims ready’.