Law firm leaders on their 2018 predictions

Management at firms including HSF, Ashurst, DLA and Simmons on the key trends for the year ahead

What does 2018 hold for the leading UK and US law firms? Legal Week asked some key figures in the commercial legal market to look into their crystal balls and make some predictions about the year ahead.


Mark Rigotti - chief executive, Herbert Smith Freehills 

“There will be an increasing need to look at how we deliver legal services. Our ALT alternative legal services business will continue to grow and we will continue using project management, and also look at what artificial intelligence we need, and how much do we need to think about outsourcing. There hasn’t been a complete change in how we do things, but the momentum around it has picked up as clients become more aware of how they want work provided, and we have to consider how we respond to them.

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