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Azmul Haque: Legal Geek of the Week
Jack - 16/01/2018
Azmul Haque

Picture this: you’re less than a year into life as the Founder and Managing Director of a boutique law firm. Business is progressing well and recently you’ve been finding yourself with a couple of hours spare at the end of each day. So what do you do? Take up taekwondo, become a pub quiz regular, read Russian literature?

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Amsterdam: Legal Geek chats to Visual Contracts
Jack - 11/01/2018

In Amsterdam we met Lieke Beelen from Visual Contracts – a platform facilitating lawyers and designers in improving access to justice in a more human-friendly way. 🙂

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Blockchain WTF?
Jack - 10/01/2018

‘Blockchain’ is one of the biggest buzzwords in LegalTech. And this year, we predict it’s going mainstream. Everyone from May to Macron to Meghan Markle will be talking about it.

But what actually is it, and what does it mean?

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Helen Gazzi: Legal Geek of the Week
Jack - 04/01/2018
Helen Gazzi - Law for Good Manager

Legal Geeks, we find, come in varied forms, from many different backgrounds. But this week’s Legal Geek of the Week, Helen Gazzi, represents the biggest outlier we’ve featured so far.

Yes, she’s one of our own as the Legal Geek Law for Good Manager – but she’s so much more than that.

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Legal Geek’s 9 Life Hacks To Smack January In The face
Jack - 02/01/2018

Welcome back to January. We’ve all been here before, and it’s still as tough as ever. Except, things are about to get a little bit better thanks to Legal Geek’s 9 Life Hacks To Smack January In The FaceLegal Geek’s life hacks range from the ridiculous to the genuinely life-enhancing, thanks to contributions from David Bushby and Nick Watson 🙂

We hope they help you make it through January. 

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Automation will not ‘kill jobs’ – Smartlaw CEO
Jack - 14/12/2017

The looming prospect of automation of some of the mundane tasks which have traditionally formed the backbone of an associate-level lawyer’s apprenticeship is a thorny matter.

‘It’s great,’ shout some; ‘it could be a disaster’ fear others. The prevailing legal tech hegemony is that technology won’t take jobs away from associate-level lawyers…

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Somya Kaushik on combatting gender bias through ‘strong grace’
Jack - 08/12/2017

Somya Kaushik has experienced gender discrimination all too often in the legal profession.

Yet the founder of Esq.Me – a LegalTech platform which creates a marketplace for small law firms to acquire big law resources –  has refused to allow it to negatively affect her business ambitions.

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Throw forward to: the Legal Geek Road Trip 2018
Jack - 06/12/2017

We’ve almost crossed the threshold of being closer to the 2018 Legal Geek Road Trip than we are to this summer’s inaugural adventure.

Which is super exciting for Legal Geek and means we can start warming up Betty (our 1971 VW camper van) to once again cruise the autobahns, autoroutes and snelwegen of Europe in search of the thriving LegalTech communities on the continent.

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One Month on: #LegalGeek 2017 Soundbites from the Start-Up Alley
Jack - 17/11/2017
Legal Geek Conference 2017

Forgive us for looking backwards but it’s one month on from the Legal Geek Conference 2017 and we’re coming over all misty eyed at how epic you all made this year’s edition. 

It really was a blast and we hope you enjoyed it as much as Tom, Pieter, James, Garth, and Rob; who we spoke to on the sidelines of the start-up alley. 

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