Law and Technology Conference 2021

Date: 30th September 2021

Location:
Online

CPD Hours: 5hours

Whether you are big firm, small firm or in-house you will have opportunities to learn from experts who are adapting and benefiting from technical change in legal services.

This conference is free to attend for our members

5 hours verifiable CPD

Our Law and Technology Conference returns to a virtual setting this year, with a varied and dynamic agenda that will cover some of the most pressing issues around legal tech in 2021.

Join peers and colleagues online and learn from experts who are adapting to and benefiting from technological change in legal services.

The agenda features a mix of plenary sessions, panel discussions and facilitated breakout sessions that will allow for peer-learning and debate throughout the day. Whether you work in a big firm, small firm on in-house, the programme will provide a pool of information on vital matters such as:

• How to procure technology, and how to get the best out of your technology spend
• The key steps that organisations should take before and after a cyber attack
• Trainee supervision and talent management in a remote setting

And many more. Book your place now and look out for full programme details to be confirmed soon.

Speakers
LawtechUK Director, Tech Nation
AI For Services Lead, KTN
Director of Legal Partnerships, Legl
Chief Technology Officer, Mitigo
Head of LawTechUK, Tech Nation
Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
Director of IT, Thorntons
Head of Ethical Hacking, Scottish Business Resilience Centre
Director of Data Protection Services, Thorntons
Rob Marrs
Head of Education, Law Society of Scotland
Head of IT, Jones Whyte
Senior Legal Counsel, Outsourcing, Technology & IP, RBS
Founder & CEO, Bundledocs
Partner, DLA Piper
Solicitor Advocate & Director, The Glasgow Law Practice
Solicitor, Thorntons
Associate, Kennedys
Legal Counsel, Litigation & Investigations, NatWest Group
Senior Business Development Manager, Amiqus
General Manager UK and Ireland, Clio
Operations Manager, Meliora Legal
Operations Director, Denovo
Thursday 30 September | Session One

Chair

Lynsey Walker
Partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Jenifer Swallow
LawtechUK Director, Tech Nation
  • What are the 7 priorities for digital transformation of the legal sector over the next 5 years?
  • Can we build a common vision that elevates all of us?
  • What part can we each play?
  • An opportunity to consider these questions and explore collaboration on the cross-sector work of LawtechUK most relevant to your practice and purpose.

Lauren Watson
Director of Legal Partnerships, Legl

During lockdown, many law firms turned to technology to help them connect more easily with their customers as it became increasingly difficult to meet them face to face. This has opened up possibilities that extend into the new, quasi-post-pandemic world. This session will cover:

  • Best in class examples of client experience from tech companies
  • What does a well-designed client experience mean for a law firm?
  • How does thinking about this from a “human touch + tech” approach enable a better customer experience, more profitably and with less risk?
  • How do tech companies measure the success of their client experience?
  • How is technology helping firms create a broader client lifecycle management and why is that important to a law firm?

Chair

Gregor Angus
Senior Business Development Manager, Amiqus

Sarah Blair
Director of IT, Thorntons

Kevan Todd
Head of IT, Jones Whyte

Craig Allan
Senior Legal Counsel, Outsourcing, Technology & IP, RBS

The changes instigated by the last 18 months have pushed many organisations to invest in new technology: a trend that is due to continue as we adapt to a post-pandemic world. During this panel discussion, our speakers will not only offer tips on procuring legal technology, but also share their experience of how you and your organisation can get the most out of your technology spend.

The panel discussion includes ample space for questions and discussion throughout.

 

Session Two

Chair

Lynsey Walker
Partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Chair

David Fleming
Chief Technology Officer, Mitigo

Declan Doyle
Head of Ethical Hacking, Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Morgan O'Neill
Director of Data Protection Services, Thorntons

As a result of remote working, cybersecurity attacks are currently considered to be among the most prominent threats faced by organisations. During this panel discussion, our speakers will reflect not only on the steps that firms should take before a cybersecurity breach occurs, but also advise on what organisations need to do after a breach to mitigate the effects of cyber attacks.

The panel discussion includes ample space for questions and discussion throughout.

Alexandra Lennox
Head of LawTechUK, Tech Nation

Embracing and utilising legal data is essential to the future success of the sector and the people it serves, but where do we start? This session will explore how we can start to make changes in how we collect and share legal data, as we build this bridge to the future.

13:30 - 14:10 Breakouts: Please choose your session

Brian Kenneally
Founder & CEO, Bundledocs

John McKinlay
Partner, DLA Piper

With the advent of Covid-19, ebundles and electronic hearings are now a reality. As processes continue to move digital, you need solutions in place that can deal with increasingly larger file sizes, changing court requirements and handle your data securely. This session explores how you can use the power of modern cloud solutions to revolutionise your document workflow, with complete ease.

Colin Bohanna
General Manager UK and Ireland, Clio

Imogen Harris
Operations Manager, Meliora Legal

What does it take to create a great client experience—and why does it matter? Scottish law firms who deliver strong client care and consistent communication and follow-up throughout the client’s journey get more repeat business, better reviews, and increased revenue. Join this session as we explore how to use client-focused software to meet your clients’ changing needs.

Steven Hill
Operations Director, Denovo

Ross Yuill
Solicitor Advocate & Director, The Glasgow Law Practice

You`ve done the hard work. Whether it`s from your website, your reputation, your location, clients who have used you before, enquiries are coming in. But what happens next? You basically have three options. Steven Hill, Operations Director and Ross Yuill, Director at The Glasgow Law Practice will discuss how making a change to understand and convert your existing opportunities could transform your business. Steven will also show you how simple it is to use legal software to onboard and communicate with prospective clients.

Session Three

Chair

Lynsey Walker
Partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Chair

Lynsey Walker
Partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Ross Yuill
Solicitor Advocate & Director, The Glasgow Law Practice

Ryan McCuaig
Solicitor, Thorntons

Amina Amin
Associate, Kennedys

Elise Jackson
Legal Counsel, Litigation & Investigations, NatWest Group

During this panel discussion, our speakers will: reflect on the impact that remote working has on trainees and interns; share their experience of what aspects worked well and which did not; and ask trainees what they need from their traineeship.

The panel discussion includes ample space for questions and discussion throughout.

Astrid Ayel
AI For Services Lead, KTN

An overview of the UK innovation landscape in professional and financial services exploring the sector's strengths, opportunities and challenges.

Chair

Lynsey Walker
Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
Testimonials

"Very good event and thought provoking"

September 2020

"A great variety of speakers. All very engaging and offering different perspectives"

September 2020

"Speakers were all excellent and engaging"

September 2020

"An entertaining and engaging journey through the field of legal technology"

September 2020

"An entertaining and engaging journey through the field of legal technology."

October 2019

"The Law Society has gone to a great deal of effort to host an insightful, engaging programme linking technology with legal practice and training."

October 2019

"Insightful, up to date and a meaningful overview of technology in the legal sphere."

October 2019

"Engaging and informative speakers with thought provoking topics."

October 2019

"A thoroughly interesting day with a great variety of speakers."

October 2019

"An incredibly diverse and dynamic panel and programme that made for incredibly insightful discussion on the relationship between law and technology and what we can expect to see over the coming years."

October 2018

"Technology is something that has ever-growing importance in the legal sector. The need to understand it and how it will shape the sector going forward is paramount so that lawyers can expand their skills, remain relevant, and continue to meet the ever-changing needs of their clients. The topics covered by the programme provide a useful insight into this and make it clear that technology isn’t something to be feared and that change should be embraced."

October 2018

"Really brilliant and full of useful information and contacts."

October 2018

"The conference offered an excellent snapshot of legal tech today. A number of clear, posed questions and measured knowledge pieces were presented. I left with good jump starts to inform technology change for the business, and new pathways to understand how the lawyer can be directly and positively engaged."

Christopher O'Brien, Gillespie Macandrew LLP, October 2018

Prices

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Member:
(free for members)
£0.00
 
New member:
(free for members)
£0.00
 
Accredited Paralegal:
(free for members)
£0.00
 
Trainee:
(free for members)
£0.00
 
Unemployed member:
(free for members)
£0.00
 
Non-member:
£263.35
 

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