University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

University of Bath, Legal Leaders Series

Technology in Legal Services: Real potential, real barriers


£750 – lunch included


14 November 2017, 10.00am - 4.30pm


University of Bath
83 Pall Mall
St. James's


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University of Bath, Legal Leaders Series

The Legal Leaders Series is a unique collaboration between the University of Bath and legal sector thought-leaders Kingsmead Square.

Designed to showcase our latest thinking and world–class practice-based research applied to the UK and global legal sector.

We aim to stimulate and present perspectives on the future of the legal sector that are innovative, insightful and often provocative. Blending thinking from our world class academics with input from leading professional service practitioners and consultants.

Technology in Legal Services: Real potential, real barriers

Join us in London on Tuesday 14th November 2017 for the launch of our Legal Leaders series.

This one-day event has been designed to give law firm and in-house legal leaders, senior executives and partners an opportunity to re-examine how technology is being used in legal services.

This session will push beyond the AI and 'law tech' hype and look at how technology can really be harnessed to support client and peer interactions, knowledge and talent management. Designed for legal leaders it focuses on helping you to identify the real potential of collaborative technologies, machine learning, bots, social media, etc. for your business, and how to handle the significant barriers to adoption that exist.

Does cognitive computing ultimately mean the end of lawyers or will the potential impact of technology actually be far less significant than the headlines and technology providers suggest. Or is there, instead, a way to manage transformation that will release real opportunity and value for the entire sector.

Why should you attend?

This is a unique, practical and highly interactive day designed specifically for the legal market.

Explore new ideas to make your firm genuinely stand out and help transform the way you do law. An opportunity for legal leaders to immerse themselves in a top-tier business school experience tailored to the biggest challenges facing the legal market.

Who will be leading the event?

Led by two of Bath School of Management's leading thinkers on the challenges and opportunities of the new economy. This is an unmissable opportunity to hear them focus their expertise and insights on the future of the legal market.

Professor Mike Lewis is Head of the Information, Decision making and Information Group. Mike teaches, researches and consults with a wide range of professional service organisations internationally, including a number of law firms. A particular focus of his work is the challenge of productivity in these organisations and the role of technologies in re-shaping core work processes.

'Twenty years ago I just missed being taught by Mike Lewis... having watched him challenge, enchant, tease and inspire a corporate audience this week, I now know what I was missing.'

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Dr. Chris Archer-Brown – Having worked previously as a Managing Partner at Experian, Clarityblue and BMC, Chris now researches and teaches on digital disruption and entrepreneurship. His particular interest is in the ways in which technology transforms internal process and customer journeys.


Further sessions in the series to include

Data Analytics and the Smarter Firm – 10th January 2018

Professor Jonathan Dawes, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Director of the University's unique Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI), which brings together academics from multiple disciplines to work on collaborations with industry, using cutting-edge analysis, modelling and statistics to solve real world problems.

The future of work: dealing with disruption - February 2018

Professor David Galbreath, Professor of International Security in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies. His research interests are spread across a broad range of technology-concept pairings, including robotics.