A podcast of Professor Susskind's influential lecture
Please note that this webcast is not accredited for CPD
In 1996, Professor Richard Susskind OBE, a past chairman of SCL, gave the Society's annual lecture. At the event, he launched what was to become a legal best-seller, The Future of Law (Oxford University Press). His book laid out a 20 year period of change for the law and, since then, Richard has publicly addressed more than 50 000 people on this subject, has written around 100 related columns in The Times, and has advised leading law firms and governments around the world.
In this year's annual lecture, 10 years on and half-way through the transition he anticipated, Richard will review progress over the last decade and then present his revised predictions for the next ten years. He will claim that:
1 - The pace of development in the coming decade will be more profound than during the last
2 - Enabled through emerging technologies, there will be transformations in:
3 - He will introduce a new model that explains the evolution of legal service, a movement from bespoke to commoditised legal service.