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Pinsents tasks 11 teams with genAI testing

Pinsent Masons is appointing AI champions within every office, creating 11 different “communities” of employees participating in data product testing.  The firm wants to make support around AI-related initiatives locally accessible by establishing advanced delivery teams for each practice group, as well as function-focused communities to test the capabilities of Microsoft 365 Copilot. The 11 […]

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“Prepare for the new world:” Simmons debuts genAI tool

Simmons & Simmons has developed its own generative AI (genAI) tool, with its workforce encouraged to train up and think about how new technologies can help in their daily life. The firm has called its genAI tool “Percy” – named after one of the twin brothers who co-founded Simmons in 1896. While Percy is powered […]

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Roundtable: Where will generative AI be in three years?

What will The Lawyer’s AI headlines read in three years? This question was posed to managing partners at the Lexis Nexis roundtable, hosted in conjunction with The Lawyer, last month. Since ChatGPT was launched in November 2022, discourse surrounding generative AI has accelerated at a staggering rate. There is a spectrum of views across the […]

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Law firm leaders prepare for bumper Microsoft bills

As Microsoft releases its latest artificial intelligence (AI) tool today, law firms are considering whether they should invest in the capability and add to their already eyewatering bills from the technology giant. From today (1 November 2023), law firms and other businesses of a certain size can choose to sign up to Microsoft Copilot – […]

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A&O spins off risk management business with Inflexion deal

Private equity house Inflexion is making a strategic investment into Allen & Overy’s legal risk management division, aosphere. After the deal, aosphere will become a stand-alone entity. A&O will retain a minority stake in the business, while Inflexion will invest alongside US-based Endicott Capital. It emerged in September that financial services firm Lazard had been […]

How to seduce a law firm

Merger negotiations between two firms of different sizes can be a tricky process. Here, a number of mid-tier managing partners give their view on how to win the hearts of potential smaller matches when on the acquisition trail.

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