Innovating in the New Normal

Innovating in the New Normal

Legal Innovation as a concept was kicked started following the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 when people and business around the world realised they would have to start doing more with less. It took another 5 years before innovating the profession was tackled more...
Stickiness of Innovation Post-Pandemic

Stickiness of Innovation Post-Pandemic

I had the opportunity to reflect on the CLI-ALPMA Innovation and LegalTech 2021 Conference and on the final wrap up day explore the “stickiness of innovation post-pandemic” or essentially – what will make innovation and transformation sustainable in 2021 and beyond....
Is BigLaw Innovation Redundant?

Is BigLaw Innovation Redundant?

As we enter a new decade – one in which the fourth industrial revolution will fundamentally change the way we create and use, store and value, exchange and interact with data – I wonder: is innovation in BigLaw firms redundant? We often hear from legal legend...
When is good, enough?

When is good, enough?

In a ‘time is money’ focused legal market, cluttered with tech solutions driving efficiencies, it’s no wonder GC’s are seeking more cost efficient solutions from their legal service providers. BigLaw continues to ‘over service’,...
It’s Time

It’s Time

Lawyers have become accustomed to billing by the hour: after all, “it’s the way we’ve always done things”. Or is it? Truth be told, billing by the hour is a relatively modern ‘invention’ largely attributed to Reginald Herber Smith who by 1940 in his US firm Hale and...