Legal tech

Roundtable: How genAI adoption is a two-way street

Artificial intelligence is the only technological development that’s seen the same levels of stratospheric adoption since Big Law bosses could drop their employees an out-of-hours ‘ping’ on Blackberry Messenger. And it’s only getting bigger, says LexisNexis, which has spoken to many of City’s top 50 managing partners who all want to be fast followers of […]

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Travers spins out AI group to cash in on tech

Travers Smith is spinning out its artificial intelligence (AI) division into a separate entity, enabling products to be sold to external companies. Known as Jylo, it will operate independently from the firm, led by Travers’ director of legal technology Shawn Curran as its CEO. Curran is moving his team into new digs in Shoreditch. At […]

Making sense of cloud technologies: what firms need to know

In a rare opportunity for the City’s top chief technology officers (CTOs) to sit at a roundtable breakfast and discuss cloud technology. The Lawyer was joined by leading UK Microsoft expert Cloud Direct on 26 March 2024 to host an industry-specific discussion that would address the gaps in knowledge and share challenges with the technological […]

HSF forms 420-strong group to support clients on tech

Herbert Smith Freehills has combined its teams focused on alternative legal services and delivery, creating a one-stop shop for clients seeking clarity on the firm’s tech offering. Led by partner Libby Jackson, who will work closely with the firm’s new chief technology officer David Turner, the digital legal delivery practice will be made up of […]

Charles Russell Speechlys creates 10 new roles amid AI push

Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) has launched a new department and created 10 full-time roles as the firm ramps up its tech and innovation offering. Known as “advanced client solutions”, the department will explore, develop and utilise artificial intelligence (AI), legal tech, and alternative processes to improve the delivery of legal work in the firm. The […]

Big Four AI chief’s advice to firms: Develop your own software

A Big Four global leader in legal AI believes firms should build their own software to develop their competitive advantage. Speaking to The Lawyer, Saskia Vermeer de Jongh, global law AI leader at EY Law, said: “It’s important to start your journey with AI embedded in the lifecycle rather than using a standard product. Start […]

Roundtable: Navigating the ethical questions of genAI technologies

Generative AI will have transformative implications for the legal sector. As the capability of the technology increases, questions inevitably arise including the impact on the lawyer-client experience, disruption to the law firm business model, and others. What will be the biggest change? Empowering more work to be done by individual lawyers? A shift in the […]

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GCs are embracing AI more than law firms are

Appetite for generative AI tools that manage menial, yet important, tasks has risen rapidly, with new data showing that adoption rates have doubled in the last six months. But it isn’t just private practice lawyers who are embracing the latest tech explosion, clients are too. There’s no denying that, while appetite is high, law still […]