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2017-08-10 04:29:07
The 60 second interview: Mishcon’s equation for “the lawyer of the future”

Mishcon de Reya partner and director of business development Elliot Moss talks to The Lawyer ahead of this year’s Business Leadership Summit, which focuses on the law firm of 2025.

I don’t think so. As new technologies become available there will also be a requirement to ensure they are implemented and utilised. That potentially means more people initially not less. So I think there will be at least the same or more number of jobs for a phase that could last 10 years from now. After that, things could change.

Will photocopying even be around in 2025? (Probably!) I think AI will be prevalent across the industry.

Deep understanding of the law + deep understanding of the industry + highly emotionally intelligent individuals + brilliant application of technology = the lawyer of the future.

Fluidly. Without barriers. Without fear of “who’s role is this anyway?” With full transparency. With deep collaboration. (Well, this is my dream.)

80-90% at least. The majority of “old law” law firms will still be made up of a majority of lawyers. Those that start from scratch will have a very different make up – especially if they are focused on one area (say cyber security for example).

So many places, so little time. Anywhere with a view of the sea. And hot weather.