29th April - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY:  The legal profession has until early next decade to prepare for massive technological advances that will reshape the industry, according to a renowned legal futurologist. That was the warning today from Professor Richard Susskind (pictured), speaking at the Law Society’s law management section annual conference. Susskind said artificial intelligence will move forward at such a pace in the coming years that systems will be able to diagnose and respond to clients’ legal problems. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
Labour MP John Mann has verbally attacked Ken Livingstone as tensions rise over anti-Semitic claims. The former mayor was heading for the BBC Westminster studio when he was confronted by his critic. Mr Livingstone, who faces calls for his own resignation for defending Nah Shah, said: "He went completely over the top." And he told Daily Politics presenter Andrew Neil that previously Mr Mann was "screaming I was a bigot down the phone".