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Law and technology conference 2019

Date: 9th October 2019

Time: 09:00 - 16:35

The Studio
67 Hope Street
G2 6AE

CPD Hours: 5hours

Technology has fundamentally changed the legal profession in recent years - the next revolution promises to be even more transformative. Join our expert speakers at this free conference to find out more about it.

Hear from Lord Michael Briggs, Law and technology conference 2018
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5 hours verifiable CPD

Some call it the fourth industrial revolution: the process by which the rapid development of technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, robotics and big data are expected to fundamentally reshape the economy – creating new jobs and changing old ones. This can bring benefits – we can expect it to contribute to economic growth and increased efficiency – but also challenges, particularly concerning data privacy and the difficulties of regulating sectors that don’t even exist yet.

This is a data-driven revolution, and the legal sector – as holders and processors of vast amounts of data – can expect to be at the forefront of it. There are tremendous opportunities for artificial intelligence to automate tedious, time-consuming workloads, for lawyers to learn and benefit from new skills and for greater access and portability of information to lead directly to better services for clients. However, there are also challenges: namely, the storage and use of so much data and the ever-present possibility of a cyber-attack means that the protection of personal data must be paramount.

However, these risks have always been with us – they just take a different form. An unlocked filing cabinet or a wrongly addressed letter posed just as much – if not more – of a risk as a weak password or a phishing attempt.

In any case, technology has already fundamentally changed the legal profession in recent years: nearly all of us communicate by email or store documents on the cloud. The next revolution promises to be even more transformative, and you are invited to this conference to find out more about it.

If you cancel within five working days of the event, or don't attend on the day, you will be invoiced for £79 +VAT.

By the end of this conference, attendees will know about:

  • The way technology is changing the legal profession in Scotland and beyond
  • Cybersecurity risks and how they can be minimised
  • The ways in which new technologies can be used to increase efficiency and provide better services to clients
  • The skills that the lawyer of the future will need
  • Isabel Parker, Chief Innovation Officer, Freshfields

"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

"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

  • 09:00 - 09:20

    Registration, refreshments and exhibition

  • 09:30 - 10:10

    Opening keynote: How to drive innovation within the law firm

    • What are the key challenges and opportunities in legal innovation?
    • How can technological solutions be implemented?
    • What can we expect from legal technology in the near future?

    Isabel Parker, Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

    10:10 - 10:30

    Title to be confirmed

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Refreshments, exhibition and networking
  • 11:00 - 11:40

    Panel discussion: Using legal technology to provide better services for clients

    • How can firms make use of legal technology?
    • What implementation challenges are there?
    • What solutions are available?


    11:40 - 12:00

    Title to be confirmed

    12:00 - 12:40

    Panel discussion: Training the lawyer of the future

    • What skills will be needed to be a successful lawyer in the future?
    • What opportunities are available to develop these skills?

  • 12:40 - 13:40

    Lunch, exhibition and networking
  • 13:40 - 14:20

    Keynote: Securing the law firm

    • Who targets law firms, and why?
    • What cyber risks are law firms vulnerable to?
    • How can the risks be minimised?


    14:20 - 14:40

    Title to be confirmed

    14:40 - 15:10

    Panel discussion: Law and big data

    • What can the data held by law firms be used for?
    • What risks are involved?
    • How will this affect legal services?

  • 15:10 - 15:30

    Refreshments, exhibition and networking
  • 15:30 - 16:10

    Title to be confirmed


    16:10 - 16:30

    Closing keynote: Technology and the future of the legal profession

  • 16:30 - 16:35

    Closing remarks


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