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Changing practices 2017


The changing practices conference will cover all you need to know about unbundling family legal services and how to get the service right for your clients – essential knowledge in the changing family law climate and with the rise in the use of technology.

Between a rock and a hard place: the rules and the law on unbundling

  • Overview of unbundled legal services
  • Consumer expectations and professional constraints placed on lawyers
  • What the SRA and CILEx say on unbundling - trends in the business environment
  • Implications of recent case law - judicial perspective on costs

Ursula Rice, Director, Family First Solicitors

Follow the data - threats and opportunities of the data revolution

  • The use of technology to better triage new clients, pinpoint the key issues for clients and the risk factors from the lawyer's perspective
  • Using data of outcomes and clients to develop new innovative approaches to DR
  • How advances in artificial intelligence can be leveraged to forecast duration & cost of cases

Alan Larkin, Head of Innovation and Technology, Family Law Partners

Combining private paying work and legal aid - what the contract allows you to do

  • Examples of what firms are doing, exchange of ideas
  • Pay as you go - approaches firms are taking, how to meet clients' needs and do small pieces of legal work at a profit whilst complying with SRA rules
  • Limiting the retainer - sample wording for client care letters

Emma Cordock, Director, AFG Law

Access to justice: technology and family law

  • Digital delivery of legal services to people on low incomes
  • Evolving delivery models - the example of family law

Roger Smith, Editor,

How to book:
Please download and complete the booking form below, and return with a cheque to Resolution Central Office PO BOX 302, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8QX or DX 154460 Petts Wood 3

For any queries please contact Central Office on 01689 820272 or

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