Technology


University’s legal tech students build app for advice centre

18 July 2019

Law students on Manchester University’s first ever legal tech and access to justice course have designed an app to enable clients of its legal advice centre to find help when the centre is closed.


Crime agency adds online lawyer impersonation to hit list

17 July 2019

The impersonation of lawyers to commit advance fee frauds has been added to the list of large-scale cyber-attacks from which the National Cyber Security Centre is trying to protect the public.


Gauke: no more court closures – for now

11 July 2019

There will not be another round of court closures for the time being, but this may change as technology takes hold, justice secretary David Gauke said yesterday.


Legal Access Challenge “building innovation community”

9 July 2019

The government-funded Legal Access Challenge has received more than 85 expressions of interests in applying for funding, the Solicitors Regulation Authority said yesterday.


LSB report: Buy-in vital for legal technology regulation

8 July 2019

Achieving buy-in for technology regulation from everyone involved in lawtech – from developers to users – is crucial to it working well, according to an analysis looking at the lessons for legal regulators that can be drawn from the medical and financial sectors.


Government ensures paper-based access to online courts

4 July 2019

The Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill had its first reading in the House of Commons yesterday after the government added further protection for those unable or unwilling to use online processes.


BLM launches robot claims handler – but “it won’t replace humans”

3 July 2019

A robot claims handler which can take “subjective decisions” about the reliability of witnesses will not replace its human colleagues, the law firm behind it has said.


VC fund targets lawtech with focus on big data

3 July 2019

Venture capitalists have launched a fund aimed at lawtech start-ups, with an emphasis on businesses that hope to exploit big data for corporate decision making.


Advice app backed by Slater & Gordon rolls out nationally

1 July 2019

An app that offers users the full range of consumer legal advice and support for up to £24 a month is being rolled out after a pilot saw 70% of users renew their subscription.


Complete online process for money claims “ready next year”

1 July 2019

Technology allowing litigants to run a civil money claim online from beginning to end should be in place by this time next year, with nearly 70,000 having already used the more limited version available now.

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18 July 2019

Good company – general counsel’s difficult balancing act

Company behaviour and the ethical responsibility of general counsel is a sensitive subject, because the status and influence of the role can vary considerably from one entity to another, and the issue can be complicated.

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