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An alliance of robot and lawyer

A close collaboration between new technology and human practitioners can enhance the lawyer-client relationship, writes Lauren Riley

14 March 2017

In January, the Law Society published a major report on technological innovation in the legal sector, called ‘Capturing technological innovation’, surveying law firms about the extent to which legal service providers will embrace innovation as part of their corporate DNA. One of the loudest messages that came from the report was that it is essential law firms do not lose their human touch.

Technological advancements which were unimaginable a mere decade ago have penetrated the legal sector, and understandably many lawyers are overwhelmed, feeling they need to establish their place among the rise in artificial intelligence. In an ideal world, new technologies such as machine learning, virtual assistants, and automation would be used to augment solicitors’ skills and improve a firm&rsq...

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