Westminster Legal Policy Forum

Technology and the legal market: meeting consumer needs, artificial intelligence and automation

Morning, Wednesday, 27th February 2019

Central London


This timely seminar looks at the future of legal technology and how its development will affect both established and new legal firms in the UK, the overall growth of the sector, and the service to clients.

We expect discussion on addressing regulatory and other barriers, as well as how to support innovation, investment and international competitiveness.

It comes with Lord Keen leading the Government’s drive with the Law Society to maximise the impact of lawtech in supporting growth in the UK legal sector through the establishment of the LawTech Panel.

Delegates will also look at how partnerships can be fostered between law firms and the technology sector - and with higher education in widening the inclusion of legal tech in university courses to help the workforce adapt to the needs of the market.  

Keynote Speakers

Professor Richard Susskind

IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice

Rt Hon the Lord Keen of Elie QC

HM Advocate General for Scotland and Ministry of Justice Spokesperson, House of Lords

Senior speaker confirmed from the Legal Services Board


Rt Hon the Lord Justice Briggs of Westbourne

Justice of the Supreme Court


Richard Collins

Executive Director, Policy and Resources, Solicitors Regulation Authority

Emily Foges

Chief Executive Officer, Luminance

Professor Claire McGourlay

Principal and National Fellow, HEA, The University of Manchester

Christina Blacklaws

President, The Law Society

Professor Stephen Mayson

Faculty of Laws, University College London

Rita Leat

Chief Executive, Institute of Paralegals