Disruptive Innovation and Law: An Evolution Toward A Tech-Law World

Fri Sep 13 2019 at 10:00 am to 06:30 pm
Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, London, United Kingdom

Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, London, United Kingdom

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Technological advances have had a significant impact on the legal landscape in recent years. Technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud services are regarded as powerful tools to boost the efficiency and productivity of the legal field.

The intersection between law and technology has therefore become a primary subject of discussion among scholars, legal professionals, scientists as well as innovators and technologist. Legal professionals question the extent to which technology influences their interaction with clients and affect their decision-making process. Scientists study the possible evolution toward the creation of a so-called ‘legal engineer’ and the significance of its role in a new legal landscape. Ethical questions as well practices are challenged. Innovators and technologists focus on developing new technologies that facilitate the future of the legal profession. Finally, academics discuss the relationship between technology and regulation by analysing challenges and opportunities provided by technology in the rule-making and oversight process.

This conference brings together all these issues. The debate will explore the increasing integration and use of new technologies in the legal world, and the scale of changes to law and the legal profession. This conference creates a ‘Law-Tech Arena’, as part of the Symposium, for key stakeholders to discuss the future of law and legal profession in connection with technological progress.


09:45   Registration and Coffee

10:15   Welcome

10:30   Panel 1 - Artificial Intelligence & Intellectual Property

The development of AI technologies is changing the landscape of the law and legal profession, and this is particularly prevalent in the field of intellectual property (IP). This panel will address the regulation of AI and how that will impact IP law, IP clients and IP lawyers.

12:30   Lunch

13:30   Panel 2 -Technology, Legal Profession and Regulation

This panel addresses the integration of new technologies into legal services and discusses the challenges that this creates in relation to the work of solicitors and barristers and their clients, as well as whether regulators are equipped and skilled enough to deal with the

15:30   Coffee Break

16:00   Stakeholder Round Table

The Stakeholder round table brings together a range of leading specialists; academics, lawyers and scientists who will review the outcomes of the conference and discuss future implications of the increasing the intersection between law and technology.

18:00   Drinks reception
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