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How can SME law firms get their IT off the shelf?

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ISSUE IN BRIEF

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The dreaded IT shelf-dweller – it’s sought and bought without a thought. And it needs to stop. Businesses need to learn how not to get bugged down by their IT systems. Learn how to coexist, it’s there to work for you after all.

What are the easy wins for SME law firm technology? Lucy Treveylan investigates how firms can lay the foundation for their businesses using IT. It can be hard, no matter how small your outfit, to get people to adopt and use technology to the fullest. Where are the holes and how can you fill them?

ROI BEING SERVED?

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There’s currently much excitement about tech innovations available to help law firms improve efficiency and productivity. Indeed, according to Law Society research, productivity growth in the legal services sector could double by 2038 owing to an increase in automation and the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI).

DOT ON THE HORIZON

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Good technology is the basis of any well-functioning business in the 21st century – as competition becomes tighter with new technology capabilities, now really isn’t the time to be sitting on your laurels. The ramifications are huge, says Richard Roebuck, managing director at Accesspoint.

ADAPTING MINDS

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Implementation of major initiatives, new processes or technologies, such as changing how a firm creates contracts, often means a huge shift in mindset for some lawyers, and getting this right is crucial for success. Change like this doesn’t just happen – it needs a strategic approach and buy-in from stakeholders, says Lucia Sandin, senior marketing executive at Thomson Reuters.


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Legal IT landscapes 2019

The annual snapshot of law firms' changing technology priorities
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Legal IT landscapes 2018

The annual snapshot of law firms' changing technology priorities