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What do firms think of the legal technology ecosystem at the top of 2020?

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WHO'S WHO THIS MONTH

Christie Guimond Bird&Bird
Stephen Allen
Head of innovation and digital,
Hogan Lovells

Book review:
Group thinking
p55

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Patrick Hurley
Vice president, customer advocacy
Thomson Reuters Elite

Opinion:
Calculated success
p11

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Andy Bevan
Cloud sales specialist,
Pulsant

Opinion:
Let IT grow
p12

Jessica Burston, director of operations, Royds Withy King
James Alexander
Director of digital and disruption,
Fletchers

Feature:
On the tech list
p15

Ian Gilbert photo
Joe Borstein
Managing director,
EY Legal managed services

Feature:
On the tech list
p15

Claire Chapman
Stewart Crane
Global IT director,
Withers Worldwide

Feature:
On the tech list
p15

Whit McIsaac
Mark Parr
Global director of information technology,
HFW

Feature:
On the tech list
p15

Natalie Donovan
Suzanne Liversidge
Global managing partner,
Kennedys

Profile:
First for change
p20

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Matt Graywood
Head of professional services for EMEA,
Aderant,

Industry interview:
Toward integration
p49

Briefing April19 Alex Hatchman photo
Nick Morgan
Global head of technology,
Williams Lea

Industry interview:
Process under pressure
p52

Briefing April19 Alex Hatchman photo
Andrew Cheung
Partner and general counsel, UKMEA,
Dentons

Opinion:
Risk steadiness
p10

Briefing April19 Alex Hatchman photo
Toni Vitale
Partner and head of data protection,
JMW Solicitors

Opinion:
Security in arms
p9

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ISSUE IN BRIEF

As the editorial staff at Briefing finishes up ‘putting the magazine to bed’ (publishing parlance for doing our final checks and firing it over to be printed) – all of which is being done remotely – the importance of agile working has been thrown into stark relief by the necessary changes resultant from the global coronavirus pandemic.

As the profession we cover is picking up all the kit, process, pros and perils of homeworking when it’s simply an essential (many, many of course also juggling childcare and other responsibilities), we can’t help but wonder what you will all miss most about the office environment as the first few weeks of this uncertain period pass by.

And as we all get used to our new day-to-day routines amid all the noise – and perhaps very real fear – of the unknown, we must remember that while work may be ‘something you do, not a place you go’, it’s increasingly said that it also pays for it to have a ‘purpose’. It could even have several of them – one of which may well be a source of commonality, perhaps even comfort, for those that carry it out.

 

ON THE TECH LIST

The volume of new solutions out there can give the impression there’s now an answer to every problem that could ever be on your IT leader’s list. But challenges remain – both old and new. Jem Sandhu reports.

FIRST FOR CHANGE

Suzanne Liversidge, the first global managing partner to pick up the baton for Kennedys, talks to Richard Brent about modern leading, listening well, and leveraging firm values.

SHARING PROFESSION

Enhancing the overall client experience is key to getting ahead of the innovation curve – which in turn demands a sharing mindset – says Stuart Barr, chief product and strategy officer at HighQ, part of Thomson Reuters.

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