Practice points

Growing use of AI to give law firm insurers headaches

19 October 2018

There may need to be some coverage disputes before indemnity insurers work out how to deal with bad advice given by AI systems used by lawyers, a City firm has warned.

Clients “must be told whether legal advice is AI or human”

18 October 2018

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.

Solicitor operated under radar for 12 years without insurance

17 October 2018

A sole practitioner who practised without authorisation or indemnity insurance for 12 years to 2016 has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Land Registry aims for first digital property transfer

17 October 2018

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.

PI claimants “increasingly comfortable” with online service

11 October 2018

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’.

DoNotPay creator takes next step with app launch

11 October 2018

The British student entrepreneur who created the DoNotPay chatbot – initially to challenge parking tickets in the US and UK – yesterday launched it as an app with 15 different services.

HMCTS to set out “real-world impact” of court modernisation

11 October 2018

HM Courts and Tribunals Service has agreed to set out the “real-world impact” of its court modernisation programme in the next three months.

Platform brings AI to pricing legal work

10 October 2018

A legal costs and pricing specialist has designed artificial intelligence-powered software that it says will help law firms price work faster and more accurately.

Proptech newcomer wins funding for conveyancing service

9 October 2018

A proptech pioneer aiming to create a data-driven escrow service for conveyancers is exploring the use of blockchain security and is considering white-labelling its product.

Top firms back IT platform hoping to set global standards

5 October 2018

Three top City law firms have joined a high-powered international consortium to launch a platform that aims to set industry standards for the use of AI, smart contracts and other new tech.

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18 October 2018

Further tips to improve email conveyancing quotes

Personalising an email quote and ensuring your first contact with the customer is decisive and positive is very important in converting enquiries. Similarly, refusing to give a verbal quote can make your firm seem unprofessional.

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