Technology: Two out of three ain't bad
In 1996, Professor Richard Susskind promised us that the law would be a commoditised product, produced by 'legal information engineers' and delivered online to the masses. David Warlock checks on the progress so far
There is no going back. Whether or not we accept the thesis put forward by Richard Susskind in his ground-breaking book, The Future of Law in 1996, legal practice has been heavily impacted by IT information and computer technology (ICT) in the past seven years and, agree with Susskind or not, almost every lawyer has a view on the next short-term gain (or loss) that ICT will inflict on the practice of law.
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