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The chatbots are here

By Steve Bynghall on 08/05/2018

When we wrote our knowledge article about “law bots” we covered several examples of start-ups such as LawBot, Do Not Pay and Billy Bot. Like with many emerging technologies and start-ups, the path has not necessarily always been smooth – LawBot is no longer active for example although the founders are working on a different legal AI related project.

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General Counsel 2023 – what will the role look like then?

By Paul Bentall on 01/05/2018

A look at the potential for change in four areas within the GC’s job profile.

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The value of good legal skills for in-house lawyers

By Paul Bentall on 15/04/2018

This article looks at (some) of these skills and considers why they are valuable and deserve to be built on and developed over the course of a career.

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Why awareness is essential for combating cyber security

By Steve Bynghall on 03/04/2018

Cyber security is a major topic which many firms are currently dealing with. With the risk of both operational disruption and reputational damage so high, it’s no wonder it’s a matter of concern for both senior management and IT departments alike.

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Ethics and the role of the in-house lawyer

By Paul Bentall on 23/03/2018

Some of the issues relevant to in-house lawyers were discussed at an engaging event hosted recently by the Centre for Legal Leadership in collaboration with Globe Law and Business.

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Managing teams across jurisdictions and cultures

By Angus M Haig on 28/02/2018

This is a great article and, having had extensive experience in the field of cross-cultural and cross-jurisdictional team leadership I recognise the importance of all the points it makes. To mirror the structure of the piece, I’ve added my thoughts and insights.

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Horizon Scanning - non-legal sources

By Bruce Macmillan on 14/02/2018

Lawyers are trained to: 1: try to ascertain facts; 2: apply or interpret relatively clear and certain texts - statute, case law, regulations guidance notes etc – to those facts; and 3: explain how the facts and the texts interact.

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2018: Will AI and automation meet a Concorde moment?

By Bruce Macmillan on 09/02/2018

15 years ago, when the Concorde passenger jet was retired, in some eyes the World got slower. The idea that a certain form of transport technology was good, exciting - even magical - receded and the World consciously chose to do less and more slowly than it was technically capable of.

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Is technology already ahead of our abilities?

By Bruce Macmillan on 06/02/2018

Automated Regulatory and Contractual Compliance – is the technology already ahead of our ability to work out what we want to programme it to do?

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The unsustainable GC - preaching to others but not practising it "at home"?

By Bruce Macmillan on 30/01/2018

The unsustainable GC - preaching to others but not practising it "at home"?

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