Professor Dominic Regan confirms the Future is Fixed and highlights (in this free downloadable article from the December Litigation Funding magazine) the forthcoming talk from Sir Rupert on 28th January 2016 on fixed costs. Professor Regan says “anticipate profound proposals rather than tinkering at the margin….whatever Sir Rupert proposes on 28 January will shake the profession. Mark my words.”
The Guardian contributes an interesting article on vocational legal aid work suggesting “going in to legal aid work is career suicide”. Find out more here.
Elsewhere Kerry Underwood sets out his predictions for 2016 here.
Robots continue to pre-occupy the thoughts of many innovators. Read more about automation in the legal sector in the cheerily titled “End of Lawyers” here. Not so fast, we say there still remain many tasks that fall within the heading of human behavior that no amount of future automation will be able to codify any time soon. J-codes beware.
Interesting times ahead for this year. We will keep you updated each week with costs industry news and developments through out with Costs Round Up.
Until next week..
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