“The impact of legal technology on legal services - what does that mean and what should we do about it?”
Speaker: Christina Blacklaws
The Keynote Speech, which follows the Branch Annual General Meeting, is one of the highlights of the CIArb London calendar.
We are delighted that this year our Keynote Speaker is Christina Blacklaws. She is the Chair of the LawtechUK Panel, which is a unique group of leaders and experts from the public and private sectors, collaborating to accelerate the digital transformation of the legal sector for the benefit of society and the economy, and to ensure the UK’s continuing leadership in legal and court services. The Panel was established in 2018 by the Secretary of State for Justice and acts as the advisory board to LawtechUK.
6.15pm: Annual General Meeting- open to London Branch Members only
7pm: Keynote Address- The impact of legal technology on legal services - what does that mean and what should we do about it? Delivered by Christina Blacklaws.
The AGM is open to London Branch Members only. Full agenda and details can be found here.
Christina studied Jurisprudence at Oxford and qualified as a solicitor in 1991. She has developed and managed law firms, including a 'virtual law' firm and set up the UK’s first Alternative Business Structure with the Co-operative. She has also been a COO and Director of Innovation for a large law firm.
From 2016 until 2019 Christina was an elected office holder (Deputy Vice President, Vice President then President) of the Law Society of England and Wales. During her time as President, Christina acted as an international ambassador for the profession. Christina organised and championed the largest ever global research and campaign into women in leadership in the law and chaired a commission into the use of algorithms in the justice system.
Christina is now a non-executive director for 3 law firms, sits on the council of the IBA and the QC Selection Panel and is the Head of Faculty of the Legal Technology and Innovation Institute.