Below is The Legalex 2017 schedule – The schedule for 2018 will be released soon...

Keynote Theatre

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

speaker

11.00

Miranda Brawn - Diversity Leadership Foundation

Diversity & Culture is key to LawTech

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.

speaker

12.00

Osman Ismail - DPS Software & Cloud

Why the Cloud is good for your firm’s bottom line

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.

speaker

13.00

Lauren Riley - The Link App

Client communication & how to differentiate your firms offering

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!

speaker

14.00

Steve Billot - Symphony Legal Ltd

Can having a non-executive help a law firm's management?

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.

speaker

15.00

Adam Bullion - InfoTrack

Tech that challenges and evolves the law firms of tomorrow

InfoTrack Investigate & Argue How Law Firms Can Use Disruptive Technology to Impact Staff Satisfaction, Driving a Firms’ Profitability.

speaker

16.00

Jane Malcolm - Solicitors Regulation Authority

Legal services regulation: Changes, choices and challenges

Jane Malcolm looks at how regulation is changing in what is a time of change in the legal sector and further afield.