European legal technology conference gets underway in London this month

08-09-2022 | British Legal Technology Forum | New Technologies

This month, Europe's leading legal technology conference gets underway in London as the British Legal Technology Forum returns to the capital for the eighth time. This year's event tackles an extensive agenda of topics through multi-stream conference sessions, keynote presentations, panel discussions and knowledge sessions.

The forum explores several of the most pressing issues impacting the legal sector today with five presentation stages and an enviable lineup of subject matter experts. The Digital Speaker, future tech strategist and author Dr Mark van Rijmenam will provide this year's keynote speech on the Metaverse. His one-hour session will examine how legal firms can benefit from the immersive internet.

Dozens of thought leaders, industry heads and tech experts will deliver the latest best-practice advice, strategy and knowledge on topics, including the benefits and challenges of 5G, robotics, the impact of quantum computing, and cloud management for hybrid law firms.

Other sessions of note include presentations on cutting-edge technology strategies for large corporate legal departments, service delivery challenges, the regulation of legal technology and client-centric design.

Speakers taking to the Egress main stage, led by Professor Richard Susskind, OBE, will focus on the profession's future in the face of astonishing technological advancement.

The 'Lexis+' Lounge Stage, chaired by Christina Blacklaws, will explore topics related to resilience and agility in the face of the changing legal landscape.

The 'iManage' Future-Tech Stage, chaired by David Fazakerley, will deep dive into the future technologies, systems and processes enabling innovation, while The 'Moxo' Innovation Stage, chaired by Peter Wright, will assess current solutions.

Finally, the 'Thomson Reuters' Insights Stage will see Thomson Reuters' leaders sharing trends, insights, and their future vision, with special guests discussing their tech adoption strategy and showcasing successful projects.

Alongside these not to be missed seminars, more than 80 technology vendors will also be on hand to showcase their latest innovations and product developments for the legal sector.

Frances Anderson, managing director of event organisers Netlaw Media, said, "The pace of technological advancement has created a raft of opportunities for businesses in the legal sector. It has impacted on almost every aspect of the profession, and now is the time for leaders to consider the systems, strategies, processes, and platforms that propel their firms into the next decade and beyond."

The British Legal Technology Forum 2022, 13 September, The Old Billingsgate, London.