31st Annual Essex Law Lecture: 'The Future of Legal Service’

Mon, March 11, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

31st Annual Law Lecture: ‘The Future of Legal Service’
by guest speaker Professor Richard Susskind OBE

Sponsored by the Suffolk and North Essex Law Society

Essex Law School is delighted to invite you to its Annual Law Lecture on Monday 11 March 2019.

The School is grateful to the Suffolk and North Essex Law Society (SNELS) for its continued support of this event which is now in its 30th year. Previous speakers have included senior judges, the Director of Public Prosecutions, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, directors of NGOs, prominent legal practitioners and Members of Parliament.

A drinks reception will be held in the Ivor Crewe Upper Foyer from 6.15pm. The event will commence from 7pm with the award of the Annual SNELS Prizes followed by the lecture.

Event concludes at 8pm

Guest Speaker:

Professor Richard Susskind OBE is the world’s most cited author on the future of legal services. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute, and, since 1998, has been Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. He chaired the Online Dispute Resolution Advisory Group of the Civil Justice Council in England and Wales whose proposals on online courts have been adopted as judicial and government policy. Richard’s work has been translated into 15 languages and he has been invited to speak in over 50 countries. He has written numerous books, including The Future of the Law (1996), Transforming the Law (2000), The End of Lawyers? (2008), The Future of the Professions (2015, with D Susskind) and Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2013, 2017). In the 1980s, he wrote his doctorate on artificial intelligence and the law at Balliol College, Oxford University. He holds professorships at Oxford University, UCL, Gresham College, and Strathclyde University. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society, and an Honorary Bencher at Gray’s Inn, he was awarded an OBE in 2000.