MR: Regulators and courts need to control use of ChatGPT in litigation – Legal Futures

‘Legal regulators and the courts may need to control “whether and in what circumstances and for what purposes” lawyers can use artificial intelligence (AI) systems like ChatGPT in litigation, the Master of the Rolls has said.’

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Legal Futures, 19th June 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Speech by the Master of the Rolls to the Law Society of Scotland – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

‘Law and Technology Conference Online lecture, Wednesday 14 June 2023.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 14th June 2023

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Unregulated legal services firms “want more regulation” – Legal Futures

‘Most unregulated legal services firms support “some aspects of regulation” for their areas but there is not a clear case for major reform, a report for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has concluded.’

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Legal Futures, 14th June 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Pandemic experience has given lawyers more confidence in tech – Legal Futures

‘The experience of the pandemic has given lawyers greater confidence in innovation and technology, leading to a “step change” in their use over the past three years, major new research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 7th June 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Post Office scandal highlights risk of lawyers “absorbing client’s view” – Legal Futures

Posted May 5th, 2023 in barristers, legal representation, legal services, news, postal service by tracey

‘The Post Office scandal highlights the dangers of lawyers absorbing and reflecting back their client’s view “without sufficient independence and critical detachment”, academics have argued.’

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Legal Futures, 5th May 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Multi-million investment to turbocharge growth of technology in legal services – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 17th, 2023 in computer programs, legal services, Ministry of Justice, news by tracey

‘CodeBase and Legal Geek will receive £3 million of government funding to turbocharge the development and use of technology in the legal sector.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th March 2023

Source: www.gov.uk

Ask me anything – Allen & Overy adopts ChatGPT-style legal AI tool – Legal Futures

Posted February 16th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, law firms, legal services, news by sally

‘Global law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the first law firm to adopt an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant similar to ChatGPT to help speed up the work of more than 3,500 lawyers, which could save the firm millions of pounds.’

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Legal Futures, 16th February 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

MPs back tougher economic crime fines and oversight for lawyers – Legal Futures

‘MPs have backed giving the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) unlimited fining powers in cases of economic crime.’

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Legal Futures, 24th November 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Bio Age “likely to impact legal practice” amid global climate change – Legal Futures

‘A report into the so-called bio age, presumed successor to the digital age, has painted a picture of a world in which innovations in bio-technology and the role of global ecosystems have a huge impact on legal practice.’

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legal Futures, 28th October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Legal services exemption in ‘foreign agents’ clampdown – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Providers of legal services will be exempt from requirements to register as agents of a foreign power under proposed security legislation, the government revealed today. It was announcing the introduction of the Foreign Influence Registration Scheme under an amendment to the National Security Bill.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th October 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Post Office scandal inquiry to put conduct of lawyers under spotlight – Legal Futures

‘The lead counsel to the Post Office Horizon Inquiry last week made clear that the role of lawyers, “some of them senior”, will be put under scrutiny in the coming months.’

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Legal Futures, 17th October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Approaches to diversity, technology and adding value are the three most pressing issues for 2022 for legal profession, says senior judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘The three most pressing issues for the legal profession in 2022 are its approach to diversity, the adoption of new technologies, and the need to find ways to add value, the Master of the Rolls has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th October 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

UK law firms banned from handling transactional work for Russians – Legal Futures

‘UK law firms will be unable to provide “transactional legal advisory services” to Russians after the government ratcheted up the sanctions regime yet further.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Unbundling has potential to improve access to justice – and clients – Legal Futures

Posted September 14th, 2022 in law firms, legal services, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by tracey

‘Unbundling has the potential to increase access to justice and help firms attract new clients, but awareness among lawyers and consumers is low, research by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has found.’

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Legal Futures, 14th September 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Attorney General’s Guidance on Legal Risk – Attorney General’s Office

‘This Attorney General’s Guidance is for lawyers advising on lawfulness and legal risk in Government. It explains the common framework to assess risk across the Government Legal Profession.’

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Attorney General's Office, 2nd August 2022

Source: www.gov.uk

Consumers increasingly shopping around for lawyers, panel finds – Legal Futures

Posted July 19th, 2022 in consumer protection, legal services, news, statistics by sally

‘Regulatory initiatives to encourage consumers to shop around, such as making it easier for them to compare prices, are starting to pay off, according to the Legal Services Consumer Panel’s 11th annual tracker survey.’

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Legal Futures, 19th July 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Bar Council and Law Society unhappy with LSB’s oversight reforms – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Council and Law Society have attacked proposed Legal Services Board (LSB) changes to way it assesses frontline regulators’ performance, saying it could change the focus of both the regulators themselves and the LSB.’

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Legal Futures, 18th July 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Extra support for thousands navigating the legal system – Ministry of Justice

‘Thousands more vulnerable people will have help navigating civil and family legal issues thanks to increased government investment in legal support.’

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Ministry of Justice, 12th July 2022

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News focus: Divorcing couples are increasingly seeking joint representation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 12th, 2022 in divorce, legal representation, legal services, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Separating couples are increasingly asking to be represented by the same solicitor. Those involved believe this “one lawyer” service could be the future – and not just for family law.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th July 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Vulnerable clients struggle in face of “cold, clinical and chaotic” lawyers – Legal Futures

Posted June 21st, 2022 in complaints, disabled persons, legal profession, legal services, news by sally

‘Vulnerable clients are being disadvantaged by the “cold, clinical and chaotic manner” in which they are treated by some lawyers, a report for the Legal Services Board (LSB) has found.’

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Legal Futures, 21st June 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk