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Law Society unveils tech crowdfunding deal as Legal Geek hears about conservative clients

The Law Society has agreed a deal with a crowdfunding platform to connect solicitors with lawtech start-ups looking for investment. Meanwhile, a lawyer at a magic circle law firm told yesterday’s Legal Geek conference that while clients welcomed the idea of innovation, when it comes to the crunch they often chose old-style methods.

October 18th, 2017 | No Comments »

Tech investors deterred because of “relatively small” global legal market

The global legal market is small by comparison with other markets and this is deterring some technology companies from investing in it, but only technology can service the “vast unmet legal need” in the future, according to a leading lawtech commentator.

October 20th, 2016 | No Comments »

Law firms need “culture of experimentation” before they can embrace IT transformation

Law firms need to radically change their cultures to embrace emerging technologies such as cognitive computing – including suppressing their tendency to be risk averse – according to the head of strategy at a leading London practice.

October 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

Legal IT entrepreneurs tempt law students onto alternative career path

Tech-savvy law students were last week invited to pursue careers delivering legal services via technology businesses instead of the conventional route of joining a legal firm, at a meeting of IT executives committed to establishing London as a global hub for lawtech start-ups.

February 22nd, 2016 | 1 Comment »