Technology drives change in the legal services sector and the justice system.
The increasing use of algorithms and artificial intelligence in the justice system means we need to thoroughly examine regulation, safeguards and ethical constraints on the use of these technologies.
Legal practice is also changing, with lawyers learning new skills and adopting new technologies in their organisations. This gives the profession significant opportunities to innovate and provide better services for clients. They can increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve outcomes.
The legal profession can also harness technology to promote access to justice.
Recognising the importance of this field, we’re running a comprehensive programme of work on technology and the law.
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We're looking at future trends and possibilities to examine what legal work, client needs, and law firm business models might look like in the future.
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