'Doing nothing isn’t the right answer' - new research highlights scale of risks of AI and Brexit

As Law Society predicts 5,000 legal jobs could go by 2018, new research emphasises technology and Brexit challenges

Technology and talent retention have been identified as two of the main challenges facing law firms, according to research from professional services firm Smith & Williamson – findings that are backed up by new Law Society data which suggests the profession could lose up to 20% of jobs as a result of new technology.

Smith & Williamson’s annual law firm survey found that more than half (51%) of law firm respondents now pinpoint the adoption of new technology as one of the biggest challenges facing them over the next two to three years.

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