Technology


LeO urges lawyers to ditch web email providers

19 September 2018

The Legal Ombudsman has urged law firms that use web-based email such as AOL and Hotmail to invest in a more secure corporate email solution or risk paying out to victims of cybercrime.


Sheffield looks to put itself on lawtech map

10 September 2018

A conference in Sheffield later this year will attempt to bring together tech start-ups and lawyers across the north of England to put the city on the map as a lawtech hub.


MoJ halts enforcement upgrade due to cash shortage

7 September 2018

The Ministry of Justice has suspended the £58m project to change the way court orders are enforced and historic criminal debt is collected because it does not have enough money.


Investment and blockchain fuel digital legal giants’ expansion

7 September 2018

A major developer of contract review AI software has raised $50m in investment from venture capitalists, while Rocket Lawyer is to introduce blockchain security.


Free wills website recruits firms in bid to become top brand

6 September 2018

The founder of an online service centred on free wills is recruiting law firms and national charities in a bid to become “the leading will-writing brand in the UK”.


The challenge of digitising the courts

30 August 2018

CaseLines, whose digital bundling software is used widely in UK criminal and civil courts, has gone from a start-up to major supplier in a matter of a few years.


Legal spend start-up secures £7.5m investment

29 August 2018

A legal tech start-up focused on transforming the way companies analyse their legal spend has raised £7.5m in its first major funding round.


Lawtech tipping point coming, says new incubator resident

24 August 2018

Next year will be the tipping point for law firm’s adoption of new technology, one of the first residents of a major lawtech incubator has predicted.


Legal tech project recruits big City firms

22 August 2018

South-east Asia’s first lawtech accelerator has attracted three major UK law firms amid of flurry of technology related activity among City practices.


AI “to help lawyers make sense of complex evidence”

20 August 2018

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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20 September 2018
Simon McCrum

Why don’t lawyers do what you ask them to do?

Having been team leader, department head, division head and managing partner, I understand well the frustration (and anger) that managing partners and CEOs voice to me: “We’ve asked them a dozen times, but still they aren’t doing what we need!”

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