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AI and law firms

Artificial Intelligence and what it means for law firms…

Search “What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)” on Google and you’ll get more answers than you can shake a stick at. Ask what that means in law firms and you’ll be there for hours… A simple explanation is: “the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual...

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Workflow for law firms

What is workflow? Tips on how can it be applied in your law firm…

Although workflow originated in the manufacturing sector, where good processes are essential to the smooth running of a factory, it applies equally well to a law firm. Just thinking about your own firm. Are there many repeatable activities that happen in sequence occurring every time a new client is signed up, a new case is...

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Machine Learning

Machine learning? How can a machine learn…

Artificial intelligence is a much used (and hyped) term, as is the concept of machine learning. How can a machine learn?  Doesn’t it have to be programmed to follow a decision tree and do exactly as it is told?  That is true of ‘expert systems’ but machine learning is designed to produce outcomes that it has...

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money laundering

How legal firms can avoid being caught out by money laundering regulations…

In June of this year, in the Times “The Brief” it was reported that solicitor regulators were sending out guidance to law firm leaders on how they could avoid being caught out by strengthened money laundering regulations from Whitehall. Follow the lead of a Dorset-based law firm who contracted Legal Workflow to create an interface between their...

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Events in September and October

Recent and upcoming events…

September and October see Legal Workflow involved in various Legal events. The Alternative IT Conference The first was the Alternative IT conference, where our MD – Martin Langan – facilitated roundtable discussions on “Providing a 24/7 service for clients without keeping you up”. Discussions included: meeting clients’ increasing expectations for online services 24/7 has to...

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Meet us at LSN events

Meet us at Legal Support Network Events

LSN is a community for people in law firm management throughout the UK to join – if you’re a member, you’ll know all about it. If not then you might be interested to learn more. LSN brings the legal business services community together through various online channels and to support that, LSN hosts a number...

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Legal Aid practitioners…

Legal Aid firms are invariably strapped for cash. Legal aid rates are notoriously low and practitioners have to be very dedicated to stay in this line of work. More than most, they therefore need good systems that help them squeeze a little profit from their work. I did it for many years in practice, so...

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How do law firms provide faster and better access?

Clients want law firms to provide faster and better access… More and more we hear that clients want law firms to provide faster and better access to legal services, beyond the 9-5 office hours. They want fast responses from their lawyers, not a letter in the post. They want instant answers to their questions, whatever...

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AI is going to be a game changer

AI is going to be a real game changer…

“AI is going to be a real game changer. What happens to lawyers when clients get their hands on the software?” George Bisnought, founder and MD of Excello Law. Legal Workflow was pleased to sponsor a Law Society Management Section conference recently. At the event, one of the speakers mused, “AI is going to be...

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Law services

What will Google Talk to Books do for legal services…

“What will Google Talk to Books do to the way legal services are delivered if a question like how do I stop my neighbour walking across my lawn can be answered in seconds by a trawl across legal libraries?” Nicola Jones, Director, Athena Professional. Legal Workflow recently sponsored a Law Society Management Section Conference. During...

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