Technology


Regulators “must guard against misuse of lawtech”

10 December 2018

AI-backed lawtech has the potential to improve access to justice but also carries a danger that automating law will be used negatively, an innovation charity has warned.


Employment tribunals set for online justice pilot

6 December 2018

The employment tribunals are set to host the pilot of an end-to-end online service through which cases would be run, the president of tribunals has revealed. Machine learning could also be introduced.


Lord Chief backs “smartphone justice” but not so keen on AI

4 December 2018

There is no reason why litigants could not access the courts on their smartphones in future, the Lord Chief Justice said yesterday, but questioned the extent to which AI would handle judicial tasks.


Gauke hails ABSs and sector’s commitment to lawtech

30 November 2018

The Lord Chancellor yesterday hailed the impact of alternative business structures in driving competition and fostering innovation in the legal market.


Slater & Gordon backs app offering legal advice for £24 a month

29 November 2018

A new app that offers users the full range of consumer legal advice and support for £24 a month is to be piloted in the coming weeks ahead of a roll-out early next year.


Government invests to research how AI can improve the law

28 November 2018

The government is to fund research into the potential for AI to improve the legal system, with a warning that, if the technology is mishandled, it could have dire consequences.


LCJ: Digital exclusion from online justice “a very small problem”

21 November 2018

The Lord Chief Justice is optimistic that digital exclusion resulting from the government’s court modernisation programme will be a “very small problem”, he said yesterday.


Law firms embracing tech but holding back on AI due to cost

20 November 2018

Law firms are adopting new technology in wide variety of ways, contradicting the received wisdom that they have been slow to embrace change, according to a new report.


Solicitor launches AI-backed platform to engage with clients

19 November 2018

An artificial intelligence-backed platform designed to elicit key information from new law firm clients and put them at their ease has launched in the UK, initially targeted at family law practices.


Susskind: Machines will replace lawyers if they deliver better outcomes

15 November 2018

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.

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