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The British Legal Technology Forum – Europe’s Largest Legal IT Event – 17th March 2015, London

The British Legal Technology Forum marks an exciting development in Netlaw Media’s 2015 event programme. Following on from the sold-out Lawtech Futures series of events, the British Legal Technology Forum on Tuesday 17th March 2015 is relocating to the Old Billingsgate, London where a new event theme and programme will take the event to the forefront of legal technology conferencing.

With an expected audience of over 1,200 legal technology professionals, the topics for discussion during the British Legal Technology Forum have been specifically chosen by an advisory panel consisting of some of Europe’s best known legal technology experts and promises to set the new benchmark for European legal technology events and exhibitions.

Continuing a tradition of excellence

As Europe’s largest legal technology conference and exhibition, the British Legal Technology Forum 2015 will build upon the tradition of excellence established by the previous Lawtech Futures series. In 2014, LawTech Futures attracted representatives from 187 of the Top 200 UK law firms and firmly established itself as Europe’s premier legal technology event, both in terms of its cutting-edge content and quality of attendees and speakers.

The systems, strategies and platforms of legal technology

With technology playing an ever more important role in the business models of law firms and legal businesses, the British Legal Technology Forum is designed to provide an opportunity to stay ahead of the curve. The 2015 Forum will focus on the systems, strategies, processes and platforms that will underpin the legal sector as it responds to a range of new challenges and developments.

Responding to security challenges

Exciting new horizons inevitably involve challenges and security is one of the biggest hurdles data rich businesses like those in the legal sector face in the current environment of hacking and data theft. Protecting sensitive client information and ensuring ongoing confidentiality is now very much a concern and with the shift to digital communication and eDisclosure, the importance of security in the legal sector has ballooned in recent years.

Changes to regulation and a broad swathe of new business structures, including the potential for legal practice to become purely ‘virtual,’ present many key challenges, not just for security, but for efficiency and effective knowledge management which can be met (in part) via effective understanding and the correct implementation of technology.

During the British Legal Technology Forum, a range of new security systems, features and upgrades for the legal world will be unveiled by security experts including Casper Bowden, who from 2005–2011 was Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Advisor in 40 Countries and is now a Board Director of the ‘Tor’ Anonymous Service Network.

Data, data, data…

Data management, dealing with the issues that arise around data access and the decisions that need to be made concerning data storage (to cloud or not to cloud?) are all part of the challenges faced by the legal sector today, and that’s before you even begin to focus on the opportunities that are being wasted by many organisations that have yet to use data analytics and monitoring to produce an effective digital marketing strategy.

The British Legal Technology Forum 2015 will provide insight into the very latest and most competitive technological solutions to all these pressing questions, not just from the UK but all across the globe.

The new model for service delivery

Being competitive in the legal market means being able to take a clear and commercial view on using technology in order to achieve both profile and streamlining of services for clients. The most effective ways of achieving this while still taking into account issues of compliance and regulation will be strongly addressed during the British Legal Technology Forum 2015.

The best business and commercial brains

The British Legal Technology Forum will deliver three presentation areas (including a 350 seat main stage) and over 2,000 square metres of exhibition space which will incorporate discussion and discovery areas to drive technology advancement within the European legal sector.

The Advisory Panel for the event, put together by Netlaw Media, includes prominent figures from private practice, including Marc-Henri Chamay -Managing Director of eBusiness at Allen & Overy, Karen Jacks – IT Director at Bird & Bird, Sam Dimond – Group Director of Knowledge at Norton Rose Fullbright LLP and Thereza Snyman – Head of IT at Kingsley Napley LLP.

Key panel names from the technology world include Don Hughes, VP & EMEA General Counsel at Hitachi Data Systems and Raj Samani VP & EMEA Chief Technology Officer at McAFee, as well as Andrew Haslam, founder of e-disclosure specialists Allvision.

Thanks to the insight and experience of the panel, the British Legal Technology Forum will zero in on the key issues and the latest trends underpinning legal technology. The unique combination of experts from both the legal and commercial worlds will provide a focused, high level perspective on where the key flash points are likely to be and what are the most current issues that will influence the legal sector, both now and in the future.

From IT strategy and implementation to systems, security, cloud computing, mobile workforces, eDisclosure, knowledge management and artificial intelligence, the British Legal Technology Forum is designed to deliver an event where the most advanced ideas will be presented and debated by the best minds in the business.

With the event expected to post Netlaw Media’s 11th successive ‘sold out’ major law event, delegate passes for the British Legal Technology Forum 2015 are available from the official event website

(Article from Netlaw Media’s ‘The Partner’ magazine – November 2014 Edition)