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Eversheds rethinks innovation leadership following chief’s departure

Eversheds Sutherland has overhauled the innovation leadership of its firm following the departure of its head to a private equity firm late last year. Three months after its UK innovation chief Andrew McManus left to join private equity firm Bridgepoint, corporate partner Rachel Broquard has taken on a newly-created role as service excellence partner, with […]

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Clifford Chance sets ambitious turnover target for digital unit

Clifford Chance has set a target for its digital products unit Applied Solutions, just over halfway into its first financial year as a revenue-making business. The Lawyer understands that Clifford Chance wants to make £600,000 from the unit this year. Applied Solution is a separate venture and was launched in July 2018 as one of three […]

Eversheds’ NewLaw platform strikes partnership deal with Grant Thornton

Konexo, the alternative legal services business operated by Eversheds Sutherland, has struck a partnership deal with accountancy firm Grant Thornton and an external tech provider to help clients face the intricate repapering process that will follow after Ibor legislation is dropped in 2022. The planned discontinuation will spark an amendment process to replace the current standard […]

LOD targets legal operations with swoop on John Lewis

Flexible lawyer service Lawyers on Demand (LOD) has brought in the head of legal operations at the John Lewis Partnership to boost its in-house focused business line. Starting in March as its first UK director of innovation and design, Maria Passemard will work closely with general counsels at client companies to help them manage their […]

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Lawyering in an age of transformation

Concerns about how the legal profession will be impacted by the ongoing technological revolution are rampant across the industry. Artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology (blockchain), and robots, among other things, are already altering the way lawyers serve clients in fundamental ways, and the influence of these new tools and technologies will almost certainly increase in […]

E-discovery – A framework for selecting the right solution

The digital universe is growing at an exponential rate—expected to reach 175 Zettabytes by 20251—creating a big, expensive problem for litigators and internal investigators who are tasked with mining through increasingly massive troves of documents. Although there are many solutions for document review, conducting thorough vendor evaluations is a challenge. This paper is designed to […]

Hindsight is a wonderful thing

By Tony Randle Some tips for those embarking on a legal operations role – from those who have trodden the path and amassed great insight in the process. The Lawyer’s GC as Business Partner conference in October featured a panel discussion on lessons learned in Legal Ops. An eminently qualified line-up of panellists shared their […]

The digital-first law firm

Artificial intelligence, big data, chatbots and enhanced automation are coming to a practice near you. The perception that UK law firms are laggards when it comes to the adoption of new technologies has moved on. No longer waiting to ‘see what happens’, successful law firms are quickly adopting, and even developing, a digital-first work environment. […]

8 tips to thrive in the evolving legal landscape

By Bethany Runyon There is no question that technology has changed the way lawyers work, shaped how law firms operate and affected organizational culture. The business of law is more complex and competitive than ever, and it will only continue to evolve as alternative service providers gain ground, pricing structures change and client expectations shift. […]

How to use AI to scale knowledge management

By Melissa Wiedeman Over the last decade, technology has transformed knowledge management within the legal industry. But even through this digital evolution, the goal of the knowledge management function remains the same. One of the most succinct statements of this goal is from Google saying that the aim of knowledge management is “…to organize the […]

Five ways legal technology can help navigate knowledge management

By Sarah Leicester One of a corporate lawyer’s top jobs is to help their clients navigate the complexity of law in order to obtain the best possible outcome for their business. In doing so, the goal is to exceed client expectations by achieving knowledge management efficiencies that allow you to share that same legal experience […]

Lawtech’s time has come

By Chris Sood-Nicholls, managing director, head of professional services, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking Lawtech is pushing the legal sector towards a tipping point which will ultimately drive schisms through the industry, changing it forever. New technologies present the opportunity to boost efficiency and productivity in the face of growing competition, not least from well resourced, […]

French Tech Talks: From Start-Up to Titan

By Barbara Jouffa On 17 October, Gowling WLG, in collaboration with its partners Erevena and GP Bullhound, hosted a breakfast debate in its Paris office, gathering more than 100 investors, founders and CEO attendees, who brought their vast and varied experiences of the French tech ecosystem to the table. The panel event focused on the common challenges […]

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