The government has no intention of making court processes exclusively online and so there is no need to give way to demands to guarantee this in primary legislation, peers were told this week.
The professional indemnity insurance is challenging for renewals this year, but firms can help persuade jittery underwriters of their case for cover by showing that they have taken steps to mitigate risk.
Large law firms need to reshape their culture to meet the demands of Millennial lawyers, a new report has argued, with Cherie Blair QC arguing that there was a “desperate need” for this shift.
Clients are now more scared of robots handling their work than lawyers are of losing their jobs to machines, the boss of a legal artificial intelligence business has said.
There will be massive consolidation in the legal tech world as two or three “legal tech app stores” take over in the next few years, a US academic and entrepreneur has predicted.
A year-long study of the use of computer algorithms in the criminal justice system has recommended creating a national register to bring openness, expose built-in biases, and ensure public trust.
Artificial intelligence has “huge potential” to make a positive impact in the legal services sector, the Lord Chancellor said today as he announced further financial backing for lawtech.
A secure private client platform which stores financial and other details needed by executors has been launched by West Country law firm Ashfords, which said it was the first product of its kind.
Technology can make a positive difference but it must be carefully evaluated before adoption and be seen as supplementary to, not a replacement for, human-led legal services, a campaigner has warned.
The High Court has rejected an appeal by a couple jailed for harassing the family judge who heard their “contentious litigation” over an adoption. They made it clear they had personal information about her.