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The internet revolution

In this, the first of a two part series on developing a law firm internet strategy, Christopher Davis and Zaid Hamzah, discuss the opportunities and threats posed by the internet, the types of services that might be provided, and give suggestions as to how the strategy might be developed.

9 August 2001

In this, the first of a two part series on developing a law firm internet strategy, Christopher Davis and Zaid Hamzah, discuss the opportunities and threats posed by the internet, the types of services that might be provided, and give suggestions as to how the strategy might be developed.

More businesses are moving online. The needs of clients are becoming increasingly internet-driven, with new business models emerging on a daily basis. IT integration continues apace, with many organisations integrating their IT systems to provide one single workflow platform for their personnel, suppliers and customers.

What are the requirements for law firms to service their clients in this changed and changing environment? Many lawyers, both within traditional and non-traditional law firm structures, are focusing on new models for delivering legal services in the internet economy. With new players entering the field, the ‘new economy’ poses both a t...

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