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Susskind 2.0 digested (4)

By Nick Holmes on November 16, 2007

Richard Susskind takes a while to get to his point in the latest extract from his forthcoming book The End of Lawyers?: The major firms may feel they are beyond the scope of commoditisation and systematisation and that, on bet-the-ranch (…)

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Susskind 2.0 digested (3)

By Nick Holmes on November 5, 2007

Extracted from the third Times Online extract from The End of Lawyers? Lawyers, like the rest of humanity, face the threat of “disintermediation” (broadly, being cut out of some supply chain) by smart systems; and, as in other sectors, if (…)

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Susskind 2.0 – the digested read

By Nick Holmes on October 29, 2007

In the second extract from his forthcoming book, The End of Lawyers?, published in Times Online, Richard Susskind revisits his predictions in 1996’s The Future of Law: I argued that … many of our fundamental assumptions about the nature of (…)

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Lawyers not necessary shock

By Nick Holmes on October 23, 2007

Times Online publishes the first of several excerpts from Richard Susskind’s forthcoming book, The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the nature of legal services, due next May from OUP, from which: the law is not there to provide a livelihood for (…)

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The Next Ten Years according to Susskind

By Nick Holmes on March 8, 2006

In his SCL 2006 Lecture Richard Susskind predicted that the pace of development in the coming decade will be more profound than during the last. Emerging technologies would enable transformations in the nature of legal service, the way lawyers work, (…)

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