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Robots running law firms? Surely not

Forget ‘Tesco’ law and legal aid cuts – the real threat to the status quo for lawyers might be more futuristic. Bill Mordan, senior vice-president and general counsel at FTSE 100 company RB (Reckitt Benckiser), sums up the legal profession’s relationship with technology perfectly. ‘Lawyers have always been behind the curve,’ he told the 2014 Yerra Solutions Annual Conference last week. ‘Technology solutions can make our lives a lot easier. But we’re in a profession that’s backward-looking.’