Hosting the foremost thought leaders from the legal profession, including internationally acclaimed and top-rated visionaries, the line-up at this year’s Legalex is simply unmissable. Speakers will deliver their outlook on the future of the legal profession and more specifically will be looking at the impact of AI in Law, and to identify issues facing the industry and highlighting ways of tackling this as a business.
Tuesday 28th March
Wednesday 29th March
Miranda Brawn - Diversity Leadership Foundation
The importance of Diversity & Culture in the LawTech industry is vital to today's economy. The lack of diversity in technology is a cultural issue. Miranda Brawn will explain why LawTech will be more culturally diverse in the future and how it will benefit your organisations from a financial and moral perspective. This is a must for any business wanting to succeed in the 21st century.
Osman Ismail - DPS Software & Cloud
Osman will be discussing cloud-based practice management systems. He will show Spitfire, DPS iTime and DPS SafeChat- the suite of full Software-as-a-Service that gives firms unrivalled flexibility. He analyses On premise vs Cloud setups and evaluates costs, security and overall benefits of each solution. He will then show the pros and cons of each setup. Osman will discuss hosting service providers and what to look out for, including dangers and pitfalls, contract dos and donts.
Lauren Riley - The Link App
Avoid a major area of complaints for law firms. A guide on the best software-as-a-service technologies for the business of law from one of the UK’s best known entrepreneurial lawyers. Some tips on how to avoid the pitfalls and how technology is helping law firms add value and stand out!
Steve Billot - Symphony Legal Ltd
Can having a non-executive help a law firm's management? Keynote Theatre In the last few years there has been an increasing pressure on law firms to demonstrate that they are effectively managed. This has included the SRA Principal 8 – effectively requiring the firm to be run as a “business” and increasing challenges from lenders along similar lines. Some firms have employed non-lawyer CEOs whilst others are utilising a non-exec advisor. This seminar will look at the SRA requirements under Principal 8, consider some thoughts on corporate governance issues for law firms, look at the need for a non-exec and comparison to a full-time CEO, consider how might a non-exec role be scoped and give some examples of how the role has been used.
Adam Bullion - InfoTrack
InfoTrack Investigate & Argue How Law Firms Can Use Disruptive Technology to Impact Staff Satisfaction, Driving a Firms’ Profitability.
Jane Malcolm - Solicitors Regulation Authority
Jane Malcolm looks at how regulation is changing in what is a time of change in the legal sector and further afield.