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Robot lawyers (again)

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:23:25 +0000

In the July issue of Internet Newsletter for Lawyers Casey Flaherty forcefully makes the case against the hype surrounding AI and robots in legal, particularly by vendors talking up their own offerings. He is also somewhat sensitive to those who (…)

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Robots and the law

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:00:28 +0000

My latest article for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers.



How Twitter works

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:49:56 +0000

A number of commentators are referring to the Twitter libel case of Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins [2017] EWHC 433 (QB). In particular, the How Twitter Works appendix has got some excited. The full judgment is now on BAILII and (…)

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Using a bus lane as a cash cow

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:34:51 +0000

Several months back I followed an unfamiliar route across London twice in 10 days. Two weeks after the first incident I received a PCN for driving in a bus lane and 10 days later another one! I could not believe (…)

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Blogging for lawyers in 2017

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:25:50 +0000

I wrote this 6 years ago. I can’t see that I would need to update it for 2017. All the talk these days is about social networking. Have you got a Facebook page? Do you Tweet? Are you LinkedIn? But (…)

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RSS is dying, right?

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:19:28 +0000

My latest post on Internet Newsletter for Lawyers: I am a long-time proponent of RSS but am aware that it is declining in visibility. Many sites large and small are not offering RSS feeds any more. What’s up? Read more



The need for technological competence

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:13:02 +0000

My latest post on Internet Newsletter for Lawyers: Across the pond, in 2012, the American Bar Association formally approved a change to their Model Rules of Professional Conduct to make clear that lawyers have a duty to be competent not (…)

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Brexit for lawyers

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:53:57 +0000

Extracts from my latest post in Internet Newsletter for Lawyers about the legal and constitutional issues surrounding Brexit: As opinions on this change by the hour, your best bet is to follow the latest comments on Twitter from those lawyers (…)

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Never mind the quantity

Wed, 04 May 2016 11:45:30 +0000

My latest post on the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Eric Fischer on Flickr.



Writing out loud

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:45:55 +0000

My latest post for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Amy Gahran on Flickr.



We need to stop talking about AI

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:15:06 +0000

My latest post for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Saad Faruque on Flickr.



Internet made easy

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:02:18 +0000

20 years ago I wrote my first “Page on the Web” column in the Solicitors Journal with a piece about why you should use the internet. My service provider at the time was Demon Internet. They still are! Thanks Demon. (…)

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Is ad blocking unfair?

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:19:09 +0000

My latest post for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: Stop! by Axel Schwenke on Flickr.



LinkedIn: know your connections

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:19:31 +0000

Commentators on the Proudman–Carter-Silk affair have understandably criticised one or other, or both, parties’ behaviour. But I’m more interested in the role LinkedIn played in this. After all, this only came about because Ms Proudman sent an invitation to connect (…)

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The Uberisation of law

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:11:12 +0000

My latest article in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers gives some perspectives on the sharing economy and how it affects lawyers. Image: Taxi clown by John Fisher on Flickr.