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Future of Work Aug 21, 2023

What's New In Legal? July 2023 Round Up

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Haven't had time to keep up with the legal blogosphere last month? No worries – we've done the work for you. Dive into our collection of the most curious stories that emerged in the legal world recently. 


AI Developments

  • Generative AI and the future of the legal profession [Legal IT Insider] 
  • AI Versus The Legal Workforce [Wealth Briefing] 
  • Generative AI won’t disrupt law until late 2020s and beyond, says Susskind [Legal Cheek] 
  • Legal sector must play an integral role in the advancement and regulation of AI [Solicitors Journal] 
  • I. Stephanie Boyce: proceed with caution and care on AI [Global Legal Post] 


Tech Regulation 

  • FCA outlines approach to Big Tech and AI [Solicitors Journal] 
  • Wikipedia could shut down in UK after online safety law passes, Government told [PA Media] 
  • NFTs, Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets: What Are They Under English Law? [Mondaq] 
  • Law Commission Publishes Recommendations for Digital Assets Reform [Katten] 



  • Ditch the equality pledges and provide more mentoring, flexitime and maternity support, say women lawyers [Legal Cheek] 
  • Net Zero – Effective Communications for Law Firms [Lawyer Monthly] 
  • How to Build a Law Firm With People-First Values [Lawyer Monthly] 
  • Reports demonstrate slow progress in judicial diversity [Commercial Dispute Resolution] 


Privacy and Security 

  • Facebook faces legal setback in EU court decision on data privacy and ads [Associated Press] 
  • Strengthening cyber defences – The latest guidance for law firms [Legal IT Insider] 


Industries & Research 


Future of Work 

  • ChatGPT took people by surprise – here are four technologies that could make a difference next [The Conversation] 
  • Thumbs up to emojis in law? - Rob Aberdein [The Scotsman] 
  • The future of law will be shaped by people and culture harnessing the power of AI [Global Legal Post] 
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