Top 5 October reads on the future of law

Top 5 October reads on the future of law

 

The future of law blog aims to keep you informed on cutting edge industry topics, and with any luck, give you a different perspective on all things legal.

The below is a round-up of October's best content from the future of law blog. It includes insights from qualified lawyers, CEOs of top legal tech companies, as well as thought leadership content gathered from conversations with our in-house legal experts. 

 

1.  4 key skills for lawyers in 2020

 

'What is clear is that the role of a lawyer has become far broader than it once was.'

Do you think the role of the lawyer has changed from what it was in previous years? What are the key skills for succeeding in the industry, and are they what you would automatically think? LexisNexis' primary research study uncovers some interesting data from in-depth interviews with practicing solicitors.

4 key skills for lawyers in 2020

 

 

2.  The top 5 misconceptions about legal tech

 

Written by the CEO of leading tech company Juro, Richard Mabey takes a look at the concept of legal tech. How is AI influencing lawyers' roles? What are the myths and realities that arise in planning and deploying new technologies. And, perhaps most importantly - do you need to learn code? We hope not...

The top 5 misconceptions about legal tech

 

3.  Data breaches—What would you do?

 

You get a call, there has been a data breach on some of your most sensitive data.

What is your first thought? Your first action? If this all seems quite daunting, you have a plan but are not sure of what your first steps would be, or you do not have a plan at all, then you are not alone. 

This article looks at the key things you should consider when creating a response plan, offering tools, checklists, flowcharts and sound advice.

Data breaches—What would you do?

 

4.  SRA reforms 2019: What is changing and how can you prepare?

 

What are the key changes and how will they affect you? Let us help you prepare with this quick overview of what's happening, and a selection of practice notes, checklists and precedents to support you in your role.

SRA reforms 2019: What is changing and how can you prepare?

 

5. Legal tech: Slow contracts in a fast world

 

Contracts are the heart of law and business. But what will the future of contracting look like? What problems might arise and what problems might be solved? Financial Regulation Solicitor at Pinsent Masons, Rory Copeland, shares his thoughts.

Legal tech: Slow contracts in a fast world

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Amy is an established writer and researcher, having contributed to publications, such as The Law Society, LPM, City A.M. and Financial IT. Her role at LexisNexis UK involved leading content and thought leadership, as well as writing research reports, including "The Bellwether Report 2020, Covid-19: The next chapter" and "Are medium-sized firms the change-makers in legal?"