Legal Technology Online CPD

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Online CPD on technology for lawyers.

The number of verifiable CPD hours varies depending on which items you choose.

You will gain 9 hours verifiable CPD by selecting the option for all modules. This includes the following module at no cost:

  • Supreme Court Justice Lord Briggs on innovation in court practice (1 hour verifiable CPD)

Prices for all modules (excluding VAT)

Member

£210.00

New member

£205.00

Non member

£215.00

Unemployed member

£195.00


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Learning Outcomes:

  • How can artificial intelligence be used in legal work?
  • What ethical challenges does it present?
  • What future developments can we expect?

Speakers:

Sylvie Delacroix, Professor in Law and Ethics, University of Birmingham
Sylvie Delacroix focuses on the intersection between law and ethics, with a particular interest in Machine Ethics, Agency and the role of habit within moral decisions (Habitual Ethics?,  Bloomsbury / Hart Publishing, 2020). Her current research focuses on the design of computer systems meant for morally-loaded contexts. She is also considering the potential inherent in ‘bottom-up’ Data Trusts as a mechanism to address power imbalances between data-subjects and data-controllers.
Professor Delacroix’s work has notably been funded by the Wellcome Trust, the NHS and the Leverhulme Trust, from whom she received the Leverhulme Prize.
Professor Delacroix was one of three appointed commissioners on the Public Policy Commission on the use of algorithms in the justice system (Law Society of England and Wales), which released its report on 04th June 2019
She is also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.

Dr Lilian Edwards, Professor of Internet Law, Newcastle Law School
Lilian Edwards is a leading academic in the field of Internet law. She has taught information technology law, e-commerce law, privacy law and Internet law at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1996 and been involved with law and artificial intelligence (AI) since 1985.
She worked at the University of Strathclyde from 1986–1988 and the University of Edinburgh from 1989 to 2006. She became Chair of Internet Law at the University of Southampton from 2006–2008, and then Professor of Internet Law at the University of Sheffield until late 2010, when she returned to Scotland to become Professor of E-Governance at the University of Strathclyde, while retaining close links with the renamed SCRIPT (AHRC Centre) at the University of Edinburgh. She resigned from that role in 2018 to take up a new Chair in Law, Innovation and Society at Newcastle University. She also has close links with the Oxford Internet Institute.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

Learning Outcomes:

  • What are the implications of blockchain and cryptocurrency for the legal system?
  • Can blockchain and cryptocurrencies be compatible with the law?
  • What are the potential applications of blockchain?

Speakers:

Jamie Watt, Partner, Harper Macleod
Jamie leads the firm's intellectual property & technology (IP&T) department, and also their life sciences sector group.
His expertise includes trade marks & brand management, patent law, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, blockchain & financial technologies, software, mobile communications and the internet, and sport, music, entertainment and publishing.
Jamie is a registered expert in Intellectual Property with the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, and previously under Framework Programmes FP5 to FP7. He was previously in house IP manager at Heriot Watt University. He has advised both the European Commission on commercialisation policy and the OECD on open access matters.
He has also worked in the record label and artist management industries. He currently provides advice to members of both the Musicians Union and Publishing Scotland, under the firm's wider support arrangements.
He has extensive experience of cross border work and foreign jurisdictions, particularly the US, Netherlands, India, China and Cayman/BVI.

Casey Kuhlman, CEO, Monax
Lawyer and software engineer with experience in legal process management, smart contracts, and decentralized autonomous organizations. I have prior experience at the intersection of law and economic development -- particularly in the Horn of Africa.

Susan Ramonat, CEO, Spiritus
With over 25 years of Wall Street and banking experience, Susan has excelled in executive roles across enterprise sales, product management, technology strategy, operational risk and corporate development.
As Chief Risk Officer for a $9 billion financial services firm, she built an enterprise risk management program directly aligned with the company’s strategy of marshalling emerging technologies for its wealth management, hedge fund and pension fund clients - experience she’s used in healthcare since the company’s founding in 2016.
Susan serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Loyola University Chicago, and is an Industry Associate at UCL Blockchain Centre of Excellence. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Learning Outcomes:

  • How money is laundered online
  • Innovations in online fraud
  • The risks and scale of cybercrime

Speaker:

Professor Michael Levi, School of Social Sciences, University of Cardiff
Professor Levi has a distinguished track record of transnational and multidisciplinary research. In particular, he has built an international reputation for excellence in both fundamental and policy-oriented research on money laundering, corruption, cybercrimes, transnational organised crime and white-collar crimes.
Professor Levi has played an advisory role both internationally (with the European Commission and Parliament, Europol, Council of Europe, UN and World Economic Forum) and nationally (with the UK Home Office and Cabinet Office, and with the Crime Statistics Advisory Committee).

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£20.00

New member

£15.00

Non member

£25.00

Unemployed member

£10.00

Learning Outcomes:

  • What cyber risks are law firms vulnerable to?
  • How can risks be minimised and breaches contained?
  • What are the key data protection requirements that law firms must be aware of?

Speakers:

Ross McKenzie, Partner, Commercial Services, Addleshaw Goddard
Ross is a Partner in our Commercial Services team advising on commercial contracts, IP, and IT matters, and focusses on data privacy compliance.
He works for a range FTSE100 and 250 companies and is a qualified data protection practitioner. He holds a masters in IT and telecommunications law with distinction focussed on data privacy and the General Data Protection Regulation. Ross takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to his data advice with a financial services client noting that Ross has “a total grasp of the GDPR” and is “able to make it understandable and interesting”.
Ross has a particular expertise advising on data processor matters having advised cloud providers of services and an internationally recognised software services provider.

Dr Jackie Archibald, Lecturer, SFHEA, Division of Cybersecurity, Abertay University
Dr Archibald's PhD was in Natural Language Processing but over the years her research and teaching interests have evolved to focus on user interfaces, security, web design, Artificial Intelligence and user experience.
Jackie is a member of the Security Research Group and has recently supervised to completion two externally funded PhDs in areas of Usable Security and DataVisualistaion.
As a STEM ambassador, she has previously worked closely with Dundee Science Centre and local schools to encourage interest in all things computing. 

Federico Charosky, Managing Director, Quorum Cyber
Senior information and cyber security executive with more than 16 years’ expertise in industry and consulting. Specialised in Financial Services with experience in Europe, Middle East and Americas
Past roles include Vice President with group-level responsibilities for an International Bank in the Middle East, Head of Consulting and Company Director for a UK security firm and Senior Advisor for several FTSE100 companies.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Blockchain is a buzzword among tech circles at the moment, but what does it really mean, and how can it be used in practice?
Andrew Jordan and Leigh Kirkpatrick, Legal Counsels of RBS Legal, explore the law in relation to blockchain and provide insight and introductory guidance on the many legal and regulatory issues to think about in working with this emerging technology. Blockchain technology is undoubtedly exciting and potentially gamechanging for many areas and is something that needs to be understood by the banking and legal industry. This webinar sets out the basics of what blockchain is, how RBS has developed expertise in the area, and what challenges in-house legal teams may face in relation to regulatory regimes and intellectual property.
This module is an ideal update for anyone with an interest in blockchain or technology developments. Whether you’re working in-house or in private practice, this webinar will give you the opportunity to understand the impact of fintech and blockchain on your organisation or clients. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • An introduction to underlying blockchain principles
  • Insights into the collaboration challenges around intellectual property
  • A high level view of the legal and regulatory concerns around the use of blockchain

Speakers:

Andrew Jordan, Legal Counsel, Royal Bank of Scotland

Leigh Kirkpatrick, Managing Legal Counsel, Outsourcing, Technology & IP, Royal Bank of Scotland
Leigh is a Managing Legal Counsel at the Royal Bank of Scotland. She provides strategic and transactional support on a variety of technology, outsourcing and innovation projects, with an increasing focus on emerging tech. She is passionate about innovation within the legal sector using approaches such as design thinking to drive change. She won the Law Society of Scotland’s in-house “Rising Star” Award in 2015, and the Women in Finance “Legal Advisor of the Year” in 2017.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

This is an incredibly exciting time to be at the intersection of law and technology. Developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning are at the cusp of revolutionising legal work, potentially releasing lawyers from repetitive tasks and freeing up more time to provide better service to clients.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how technology is changing the legal profession
  • Discover how artificial intelligence can assist you in delivering improved services to clients

Speakers:

Jamie Gardiner, Advocate, Ampersand Advocates
Jamie Gardiner specialises in cases combining legal and financial analysis. On the legal side, Jamie has broad experience across commercial disputes. He particularly enjoys technical points of contractual / statutory interpretation – and finding them in factually 'messy' cases.

Basil Manoussos, Manager, The Cyber Academy
Basil is the Manager of The Cyber Academy, at the School of Computing.
He studied for his BSc Business and his AAS (Associate in Applied Science) Computer Programming, at the American College of Greece (Deree College), and graduated with both degrees in 1995, receiving the President's Award for his contribution in the extra-curricular and academic activities in the school.
He received a PG Cert International Marketing from the University of Sunderland (2000) and later his MSc Forensic Informatics (2008) from the University of Strathclyde. He is currently studying for a BSc(Hons) Forensic Psychology with the OU.
Since 2017 he has been working at the School of Computing, with a primary scope of raising the profile of The Cyber Academy and help create awareness of cyber threats to businesses, individuals and the state, in Scotland , the UK and around the world.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

Learning Outcomes:

  • The key technologies threatening to disrupt law.
  • What progress has been made in digitally transforming?
  • How well is digital technology being used to enhance the customer experience?
  • What progress has been made in creating digital workplaces - leveraging the full potential of digital technology for rethinking the way things are done, breaking free from the limits imposed by legacy systems and legacy management thinking?
  • Does our underlying business model need to change?
  • What are the main barriers and obstacles to digital transformation in the industry? How can these be overcome?
  • How do we build a culture of change?
  • Is law facing a digital leadership crisis?
  • What practical next steps can we take?

Speakers:

Alasdair Thomson, Director, AAT Legal
Alasdair has over 20 years’ experience as a Solicitor and partner in private practice bringing legal sector knowledge. Since 2005 he has been involved in 100 + online business generation projects and has experience of law firm practice management along with experience in creating legal brands and rebranding existing legal firms.
Alasdair co-founded Network Legal in 2012, an online lead generation company which owned a significant portfolio of legal sector websites in the UK. The company was successfully sold in August 2017.
He is a 2016 graduate of Squared Online, the digital marketing leadership course developed by Google for "tomorrow`s connected leaders" and a member of the Law Society of Scotland Technology Law and Practice Committee.
Alasdair has experience of implementing effective in-house procedures in legal firms to ensure business opportunities are effectively handled and converted, with associated reporting procedures being implemented.

Dr Jim Hamill, Strathclyde University
Dr Jim Hamill carried out teaching, research and management development programmes for 23 years at Strathclyde Businses School. He is class coordinator for the new MBA elective class in Digital Leadership: Strategy and Management. He is recognised as a leading expert on Web 2.0 and Social Media, Tourism 2.0, CRM and the Balanced Scorecard.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£20.00

New member

£15.00

Non member

£25.00

Unemployed member

£10.00

Join Lord Briggs for an insightful and reflective perspective on innovation in court practice. As the world changes, the way litigious legal services are delivered will continue to change with it. It is of the utmost importance that the Scottish legal profession remains at the forefront of this. In practice, Lord Briggs was a chancery and commercial, business and property barrister and former Deputy Dead of Civil Justice in England and Wales. He reflects with humour and candour on where we are now and where we will be in five years time, with reference to two distinct parts: digitisation and secondly AI.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Insight on changing technologies in court practice
  • Perspectives of a Supreme Court Judge on the future and expectations for practitioners

Speaker:

Lord Briggs, Justice of The Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Briggs of Westbourne
Michael Townley Featherstone Briggs, Lord Briggs of Westbourne became a Justice of The Supreme Court in October 2017.
Lord Briggs grew up around Portsmouth and Plymouth, following his naval officer father between ships, before spending his later childhood in West Sussex. He attended Charterhouse and Magdalen College, Oxford. A keen sailor and the first lawyer in his family, he practised in commercial and chancery work before being appointed to the High Court in 2006. He was the judge in charge of the extensive Lehman insolvency litigation from 2009 to 2013.
Lord Briggs was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013. He was the judge in charge of the Chancery Modernisation Review in 2013, and led the Civil Courts Structure Review in 2015 to 2016. In January 2016 he was appointed Deputy Head of Civil Justice.

1 hour verifiable CPD

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Learning Outcomes:

  • How do smaller firms react to technological change?
  • What will the law firm of the future look like?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges of technological transformation?

Speakers:

Alasdair Thomson, AAT Legal
Alasdair has over 20 years’ experience as a Solicitor and partner in private practice bringing legal sector knowledge. Since 2005 he has been involved in 100 + online business generation projects and has experience of law firm practice management along with experience in creating legal brands and rebranding existing legal firms.
Alasdair co-founded Network Legal in 2012, an online lead generation company which owned a significant portfolio of legal sector websites in the UK. The company was successfully sold in August 2017.
He is a 2016 graduate of Squared Online, the digital marketing leadership course developed by Google for "tomorrow`s connected leaders" and a member of the Law Society of Scotland Technology Law and Practice Committee.
Alasdair has experience of implementing effective in-house procedures in legal firms to ensure business opportunities are effectively handled and converted, with associated reporting procedures being implemented.

Alan Stuart, Director, Stuart & Co

Alan Stuart is a projects lawyer based in Edinburgh with over 25 years experience in assisting clients to achieve their goals.
​After qualifying Alan worked in two of Scotland's largest legal practices, he then spent 17 years in a large and well respected Scottish law firm based in both Edinburgh and Glasgow and was a partner in the Commercial department for 12 years.
​Alan specialises in projects and development work and deals with non-contentious construction law, property and IT as well as commercial contracts.
Alan acts and has acted for major retailers, telecommunications clients, further education organisations, life sciences companies and space sciences organisations.
​Alan is a member of the Society for Computers and Law; is a Member of the International Institute of Space Law; is a member of the International Bar Association Space Committee; is accredited as a Legal Technologist by the Law Society of Scotland and is a Writer to Her Majesty's Signet.
Alan is a consultant/adviser to other law firms.

Laura Fessey, Legal Service Design and Delivery team, CMS
Laura Fessey is a Product Manager at CMS, working in the Legal Service Design and Delivery Team. Laura is responsible for raising awareness and adoption of legal technology tools at CMS to improve efficiency, profitability and client satisfaction. Laura will also be creating new products for CMS, which will incorporate a combination of people, process and technology. Prior to this,Laura was a Solution Architect at Axiom, an American alternative legal services company. In this role, Laura scoped and designed technology enabled project solutions for a host of clients either in response to regulatory activities or to enable contract transparency. Laura holds an LPC from The College of Law, and a degree in Economics and Law from the University of Leiceste

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Join this module to consider strategic insights for the future of your firm. Our speakers will consider funding and sources of revenue, the increased resistance to hourly billing, increased scrutiny about legal spend, the expectations of full transparency and client offerings in relation to prices, value and alternatives. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Sources of revenue: CrowdJustice and crowdfunding
  • The good and the not so good consequences of legal tech
  • Debates in the context of time and the billable hour

Speakers:

Joya Van Hout, Associate, Edinburgh Napier University
Joya is an associate at Napier University's Cyber Academy, where she is involved in legal tech projects. Joya was a lawyer in The Netherlands for a number of years before she decided to switch to legal tech. She worked as a legal technologist for Kennedy Van der Laan in Amsterdam where she was managed a wide range of legal technology projects and products for clients such as Nike and Microsoft. Prior to that, she was a legal consultant to the Dean of the Business Faculty of Maastricht University, where she oversaw projects related to digitalising processes, including the possibility of a digital degree, developing the new strategy of the faculty, and implementing the project Women in Academia.

Jo Sidhu, Head of UK, CrowdJustice
Jo was a lawyer at Ashurst, a City law firm, where she worked on international litigation and big pro bono projects, before making the move to startup life.
CrowdJustice (crowdjustice.com) is the platform for raising funds and awareness around legal cases, with a mission to make the law accessible to all. After a successful start in the UK in 2015, CrowdJustice raised a seed round from US VCs and expanded to the US earlier this year.

Naomi Pryde, Senior Associate, Dentons
Naomi is a dual-qualified solicitor in Scotland and England and Wales and specialises in commercial litigation. She has particular expertise in complex contractual disputes, commercial fraud and proceeds of crime work, and many of her cases involve an international element.
Naomi is an elected council member for the Law Society of Scotland representing the constituency of England and Wales. In 2017, she won a prestigious WeAreTheCity "Rising Star" Award recognising her as a future leader in law. 

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

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