This episode focuses on different perspectives on legal tech in an attempt to separate the hype from the reality. It considers the dangers of over-hyping the impact of technology and how COVID-19 is driving innovation in legal departments that were previously resistant to change. Guests for this episode include:
- Stuart Whittle (Weightmans)
- Michael Kennedy (Addleshaw Goddard)
- Richard Allmendinger (University of Manchester)
Discussion is hosted by Christina Blacklaws, former president of The Law Society of England & Wales and Chair of the government-backed Lawtech Delivery Panel.
To learn more about the Manchester Law & Technology Initiative, please visit The University of Manchester website.
Manchester Law & Technology Initiative Podcast
Welcome to the Manchester Law & Technology Initiative Podcast! This roundtable discussion series explores the ways technology is changing the way law is practiced today. Each episode shines a light on some of the fascinating conversations and ideas that have emerged from the Law & Technology Initiative at The University of Manchester. The Initiative was founded in 2018 and brings together practice and research to identify dangers and facilitate opportunities in future policy directions at the interface of law and technology
To provide a comprehensive view of the current landscape, this series features a diverse lineup of guests including both academics and leading industry professionals from a number of partner firms involved in the Law & Technology Initiative. Topics covered range from defining what legal tech is right through to specific applications of technology within firms.
To learn more, search “Manchester Law & Technology Initiative” on Google and head to The University of Manchester website for all the latest news and upcoming events.