Searcys – A VIP Evening with Prof. Richard Susskind

Join 80+ Senior Legal Executives from the Top 250 National Law firms for an exclusive VIP evening at ‘Searcys’ situated at the top of the Gherkin where we will hear about ‘The Future of the Professions.’

Within this exclusive setting overlooking London, Prof. Susskind, will explore and challenge the audience  on how, increasingly capable technologies – from telepresence to artificial intelligence – will place the ‘practical expertise’ of the finest specialists at the fingertips of everyone, often at no or low cost and without face-to-face interaction and reshape justice for the benefit of the public.

Now is the time of true innovation.

Join us for an evening of foresight, entertainment, and networking with your peers at one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

  • Date & Venue

    Tuesday 20th September 2022
    18:30 – 22:00

    Starting with drinks on Level 39 & 40 at the peak of one of London’s most loved landmarks with 360-degreeviews of the city, this is an evening not to miss.

    Join Prof. Richard Susskind and industry peers from the top 250 national law firms for high-level networking, an evening of foresight, and entertainment at one of London’s most iconic landmarks. .

    Venue Details

    Searcys at the Gherkin

    The Gherkin, St Mary Axe, London View Map

  • Speakers

    Prof. Richard Susskind

    President, Society for Computers & Law

    Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker and independent adviser to international professional firms, general counsel, judiciaries, and national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of legal service, with particular reference to the impact of information technology. He has specialised in legal technology since the early 1980s and his views have influenced a generation of lawyers and legal technologists around the world.

    He has written numerous books, including Expert Systems in Law (Oxford, 1987), The Future of Law (Oxford, 1996), Transforming the Law (Oxford, 2000), The End of Lawyers? (Oxford 2008), Tomorrow’s Lawyers (Oxford, 2013), and (co-author, Daniel Susskind). The Future of the Professions (Oxford, 2015). He has written around 150 columns as a columnist for The Times and he is Founding Editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology. His work has been translated into 12 languages.

    Richard is President of the Society for Computers and Law and, since 1998, he has been IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. From 2003 until 2008, he was Chair of the UK’s Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (a non-departmental public body set up by the Cabinet Office in 2003, and now part of the Ministry of Justice). He is Chair of the Advisory Board, and Visiting Professor in Internet Studies, at the Oxford Internet Institute in the University of Oxford. Richard is also Chair of the Online Dispute Resolution Group of the Civil Justice Council of England and Wales, Special Adviser to the Canadian Bar Association, and IT Adviser to the Jersey Legal Information Board

    Richard has been widely recognized by the legal industry, he is an Honorary Professor at the Law School in University College London, Emeritus Law Professor at Gresham College in London, and a part-time law professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

    Richard has a first class honours degree in law from Glasgow University and a doctorate in law and computers from Balliol College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was awarded an OBE in the Millennium New Year’s Honours List by Her Majesty the Queen for services to IT in the Law and to the Administration of Justice.

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