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First London Legal Geek conference looks to the future of legal technology

17 October 2016

The rapidly changing face of legal services and technology will be showcased at Legal Geek's first London conference tomorrow.

It will feature practical demonstrations from legal technology start-ups as well as more than 30 speakers, including Law Society director of innovation Pete Nussey.

'The rapid uptake of technology by the legal profession is blowing away the false image of lawyers as stuffy and paper-bound,' said Nussey.

'From remote working to legal chatbots to crypto currency, technology is changing and challenging both how the legal sector works and the law we work with.'

The conference was preceded by a Law for Good hackathon, where computer programmers worked together over the weekend to create software prototypes aimed at improving access to justice.

The Law Society of England and Wales is a key sponsor of the event and Nussey added: 'As part of our mission to support the solicitor profession, the Law Society has an important role to play in promoting legal innovation and helping our members access the latest developments in legal services technology.

'Sponsoring the Legal Geek conference is a great way for us to help solicitors access the latest innovations, and keep the English and Welsh solicitor profession at the cutting edge of international legal services.'

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