Technology


Top judge tells business lawyers: Get ready for the future

14 November 2019

The Chancellor of the High Court has urged commercial lawyers to prepare for the disruptive impact of technology on the law, the legal system and legal profession before others “steal a march” on them.


Susskind calls for global online court revolution

14 November 2019

Professor Richard Susskind has called for the development of a “standard, adaptable, global platform for online courts” that can be rolled out to fortify access to justice around the world.


Law firms’ “shocking” vulnerability to cyber criminals

12 November 2019

The vast majority of major law firms still have significant unaddressed cyber-risk, despite repeated urging by regulators, insurers and others to shore up their defences, according to new research.


Niche ABS takes on external funding and non-lawyers

11 November 2019

A niche alternative business structure working with companies that build the global infrastructure of technology has used it to take on external funding and non-lawyers who can help the business grow.


Court reforms may not be completed in time, PAC warns

6 November 2019

The government’s court modernisation programme may not be completed by the deadline of 2023, the House of Commons public accounts committee has warned.


Lawtech sector given public funding boost

4 November 2019

The Ministry  of Justice has injected £2m into boosting the development of lawtech via a government-funded network that backs tech start-ups.


MPs sound access to justice alarm over court reform

1 November 2019

Enhancing access to justice appears to be ancillary to the court modernisation programme rather than its central goal, MPs warned yesterday.


EU pumps £4m into Welsh legaltech innovation lab

30 October 2019

The EU is pumping in £4m to fund an innovation lab at a south Wales law school which will carry out research into artificial intelligence and other legal tech innovations.


Government funds study of people behind legaltech

29 October 2019

Oxford University has been awarded a government grant of £213,000 to research the people rather than the technology behind the legaltech boom.


Blockchain offers the law “enormous opportunities”

24 October 2019

The buzz around distributed ledger technology, including blockchain, is much more than hype and the tech will eventually transform conveyancing and probate, a leading academic has indicated.

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