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FUTURE OF LAW

Law is no longer about lawyers

Traditional law firms are on the wane, as the legal profession moves from guild to marketplace and the myths of legal practice are uncovered, says legal professor and entrepreneur Marc Cohen.

Making moves

This week's appointments includes a hot trade hire for Kirkland & Ellis in Geneva and a move by Linklaters to strengthen its Washington DC office.

LEGALTECH

AI is out, augmented intelligence is in for 2018

Chatbots and conversational search will be the focus for legal technologists next year, say Jeff Pfeifer of LexisNexis and Josh Becker of Lex Machina who give their predictions on what's hot and what's not.

LAW FIRM MERGERS

Record-breaking year for law firm mergers

More law firms than ever took the plunge last year as they sought to find ways of differentiating their offerings in a highly competitive market.