Regional firm’s motoring law chatbot “first of many”

17 August 2018

A regional law firm has launched a motoring law chatbot, with its solicitor creator saying he wanted to stop non-lawyers from deciding the direction of legal technology.

Blockchain and AI “could underpin” future law firms

13 August 2018

A future where law firms are ‘distributed entities’ based on blockchain and smart contracts and lawyers will add value by being trusted advisers assisted by AI.

Riley secures funding boost for law firm client app

8 August 2018

A solicitor who shot to prominence on The Apprentice has secured a further £344,000 investment in the app she has developed to help law firms communicate more effectively with clients.

Video hearings “will not supplant” face-to-face, says HMCTS

31 July 2018

Video hearings will not supplant face-to-face hearings in the majority of cases before the courts, even after their use is expanded, the deputy director of HMCTS has predicted.

Predictive pioneers behind CaseCrunch go separate ways

26 July 2018

Three Cambridge law graduates behind predictive analytics specialist CaseCrunch have gone their separate ways, it has emerged.

Start-up partners with law firm to predict judges’ rulings

25 July 2018

Litigation outcome prediction has taken a further step into the mainstream with a partnership between a major law firm and start-up crunching data on old cases.

£3m backing for lawyer’s document automation business

24 July 2018

A legal tech business spun out of a law firm run by a former City solicitor and his technologist brother has secured £3.1m in private equity investment.

MPs cast severe doubt on court modernisation

20 July 2018

MPs on the public accounts committee said today that they have “little confidence” that the court modernisation programme can be delivered.

Cyber security watchdog issues law firm warning

20 July 2018

The National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ, yesterday published its first report on the growing cyber threat to the legal profession.

Blockchain deployed in courts to safeguard digital evidence

19 July 2018

The company digitising trial bundles in courts has filed a patent application to tie blockchain security to its digital evidence software to ensure records cannot be altered.

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15 August 2018

Get ready for the SRA’s transparency rules

You will no doubt by now be aware that the Legal Services Board has approved new rules proposed by the SRA requiring law firms to publish certain price and service information on their website.

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