AI will help you meet client needs says law firm report

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AI will help you meet client needs says law firm report
AI will help you meet client needs says law firm report
The rise of artificial intelligence in the legal profession will enable law firms to meet client requirements for collaboration, new ways of service delivery, and talent development.

A new report from Herbert Smith Freehills looks at AI from the client perspective and reveals that clients expect their legal services providers to strike the right balance between human and machine capabilities.

"Artificial intelligence is advancing rapidly and is changing the way law firms do business, the way we interact with clients and ultimately, the way we think. The traditional model for delivering legal services is being redefined and clients expect their law firms to deliver more value," says Mark Rigotti, Herbert Smith Freehills’ CEO.

The report shows that clients have strong views on three key uses of artificial intelligence:
  • Stronger relationship: improved efficiency and challenges to revenue models will be expected but so will a more collaborative relationship between clients and law firms;
  • Innovation: clients want to be assured that providers of legal services are embracing new business models;
  • Talent: the use of technology should complement the best human talent.
The full report is available from Herbert Smith Freehills’ website.

Norton Rose Fulbright advises on Victoria solar deal
A team from Norton Rose Fulbright in Sydney and Melbourne have advised international solar energy firm Wirsol on its latest Australian expansion.

Wirsol has acquired the 110 MWp Wemen Sun Farm, Victoria, and will build a 770-acre solar facility beginning later this year. The firm entered the market earlier this year when it acquired the 198MWp solar portfolio consisting of the Hamilton, Gannawarra and Whitsunday solar farms.

The Norton Rose Fulbright team was led by global head of energy Simon Currie with lawyers including Sydney-based partners Raymond Lou and Noni Shannon; and Melbourne partners Justin Lucas and Elisa de Wit.   

Global firm appoints IP, tech chair
The new chair of the Global Intellectual Property and Technology Group at Dentons is Song K. Jung.

Jung is based in Washington DC and currently heads the firm’s US IP and tech practice which he has led to become one of the industry’s leading practices.  He will now lead the 600-strong global practice.

Prior to his law career, Jung was an electrical engineer with NASA.

Dentons has also announced a new hire for its Singapore unit, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson.

Shobna Chandran has joined the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice as partner. She joins from Clifford Chance Asia with 10 years’ experience in high value litigation, arbitration and contentious regulatory and advisory work.

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