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Cyber-Risks specialist, Rupert Kendrick, highlights some practical IT solutions for lawyers and law firms. E-mail: RupertKendrick@aol.com


Is There a Duty to Warn?

Those involved in advising in the context of systems and outsourcing disputes can find a lot of inspiration in the cases coming out of the Technology and Construction Court – even when those cases deal with purely construction matters. Many IT lawyers remain unaware of them, and this article from Richard Stevens is intended to highlight one aspect of a supplier’s (or service provider’s) duty: the so-called duty to warn.


The Impact of the Internet on the Provision of Legal Services

Technological developments are often launched amid a barrage of publicity about how they will change our lives. Many fail to live up to the initial hype. The Internet is one technological development which has fully matched (and exceeded) initial expectations. It has fundamentally altered the way in which we do business and is now a core facility used in everyday business life. Jonathan Maas looks at how the Internet has been and is being used to change the way in which legal services are provided and considers how it may change working practices in the future, how it affects lawyer/client relationships and what opportunities it offers for law firms to deliver services more effectively.


Trends in Outsourcing from a Legal Perspective

Outsourcing is of major importance commercially, and especially important in the IT sector. Outsourcing as a business practice has grown rapidly over the last decade. Bill Jones of Wragge & Co considers current trends in outsourcing from a legal perspective.


Research Highlights IT Issues for UK Legal Sector

Recent research conducted with 20 leading UK law firms has highlighted a substantial gap between board level expectations of IT and what the IT function can actually deliver. The findings of the research are available as a White Paper; here Chris Wakerley, principal consultant of Boxwood’s technology practice, talks about its key findings.


PISCES and Residential Conveyancing

HM Land Registry has now concluded its recent consultation about e-conveyancing and published its findings in March. This coincides with the ongoing industry debate about the use of Sellers Packs and their likely introduction by Government in this Parliament and how information may be transferred across and between technologies to deliver more seamless conveyancing and information sharing. An industry standard, PISCES, is already emerging which has the potential to revolutionise the ease of data transfer. Richard Dinning explains what PISCES is and why it matters for residential conveyancing.


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