Legal technology - the answer to commercial success?

Legal technology - the answer to commercial success?

By Alex Hobbs at BackBone

Over 1,000 UK firms (predominantly SMEs) have closed in the past 12 months; the population of solicitors has reached an all-time time high and Direct Access is changing the nature of being a barrister....

But technology could offer light at the end of the tunnel, not a silver bullet that promises to fix every problem, but certainly a roadmap for commercial success.

PwC’s 2013 Annual Law Firms’ Survey shows how there are huge opportunities and challenges facing UK law firms, and my experience is that these pressures are amplified at SME level.

Understandably, cash-strapped firms have been holding back on investing in infrastructure projects, particularly IT. But many firms are beginning to understand the need to invest in technology in order to grow. They recognise the di

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About the author:

Alex Hobbs is a trusted advisor to partners, practice managers and heads of IT at mid-tier / mid-market and small legal practices / law Firms, both solicitors & barristers’ chambers.

Commercially minded IT innovator: his articles and conference keynotes, where he shares proven best practices, have helped many UK law firms to gain competitive edge.

alex.hobbs@backbone.uk.com

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