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Rethinking the Business of Law
  • Dec 11, 2019
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Manchester Law Society’s first major event for 2020: Rethinking the Business of Law

Rethinking the Business of Law
28 January 2020
Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester
Cost: MLS Members £120.00 + VAT (£144.00) Non-members £160.00 + VAT (£192.00)
Rethinking the Business of Law is a brand new event for law firm leaders, created by Manchester Law Society.
For our first event of 2020, we want to offer you a deeper, more insightful and practical dive into the rethinking of some of the core features of legal business: covering the application of customer experience techniques to winning work, new agile and mobile lawyer working models and the transition of legal document production to a digital process.
Our keynote speakers from Microsoft and the Manchester LegalTech Alliance (recent British Legal Technology Award winners) will be joined by some of the smartest and most successful leaders and thinkers from the North West and beyond. Leading legal sector consultant and speaker, Chris Bull, will chair the day and has worked with us to curate the programme.
And where better to hold this event than in the heart of the North West, a region can lay claim to be a leader in rethinking legal business?
Please join us on 28th January 2020 and get your New Year started with some unique insights and inputs to inform your strategic thinking for the year ahead.
09:00 Registration and refreshments
09:30 Chairman’s welcome and introduction
Chris Bull, Executive Director, Kingsmead Square & Founding Director, The Intuity Alliance
09:45 Keynote address:
Embracing the future with leading technologies: digital transformation of the Modern Workplace and segmented human intelligence
James Akrigg, Head of Technology for Partners at Microsoft
10:30 Refreshments and networking

11:00 Rethinking the client experience: Next Generation Customer Experience in Law
Brian Cullen, Group CEO, Jackson Lees
Alastair Fernie, Executive Chairman, CFG
David Ward, Group Sales & Marketing Director, Irwin Mitchell
David Gilroy, Managing Director of Stuff & Things, Conscious Solutions
Claire Smith, Head of Business Development, Moneypenny
Kris Clark, Chief Innovation Officer, Searchflow
12:00 Keynote - Rethinking collaboration & innovation: the Manchester LegalTech alliance
Andrew James, Associate Dean, University of Manchester
Ed Fletcher, Chief Executive, Fletchers Solicitors
Jonathan Patterson, Managing Director, DWF Ventures TBC
Professor Claire McGourlay, University of Manchester
13:00 Networking lunch
13:45 Rethinking the digital firm: The new document lifecycle
Mark Grayson, Chief Operating Officer – Manchester, BCLP
Gary Carrington, Chief Finance & Commercial Officer, Fletchers
Martyn Best, Managing Director, Document Direct
Name TBC, Docutech Office Solutions
14:45 Rethinking risk management in a digital world: Securing information & reputation
Stuart Whittle, Weightmans
Joanna Kingston-Davies, Group COO, Jackson Lees
Michelle Garlick, Partner, Compli & Past President Manchester Law Society
Name TBC, Palladium
Name TBC, shieldpay
15:45 Refreshments & Networking
16:00 Rethinking the lawyer ‘workplace’: Anytime, anyplace, anywhere
Daryl Cooke, Gunnercooke
Ann Harrison, Chairwoman, Stephensons
Ste Pritchard, CEO, Matrix 247
Nigel Redwood CEO, Nasstar
Name TBC, Weekly 10
16:45 Closing comments
17:00 Close of conference
Cost to attend:
MLS Members £120.00 + VAT (£144.00)
Non-members £160.00 + VAT (£192.00)
Book your place online  or click  for more information.
Please note that by booking a place at the event you are accepting our booking terms and conditions which can be found here.
Manchester Law Society, 64 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BN, DX 14378 Manchester 1 Main office tel: 0161 831 7337