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August 2018 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of July 2018 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

July 2018

Data Is The Key To Survival In Today’s Competitive Legal World
30 July 2018
https://rv-l.com/2OuNfMk
Above The Law

Law Firms, Artificial Intelligence, And The Fork In The Road
26 July 2018
https://rv-l.com/2LQx4dF
Above The Law

Law Firms are Inefficiency Factories, Automation is the Cure
25 July 2018
https://rv-l.com/2OthGmh
Remaking Law Firms

Attention Legal Industry Decision-Makers: Before You Spend on Legal Tech, Read This
23 July 2018
https://rv-l.com/2LKPYCX
Law.com

‘Triage’, one of the most powerful words in the in-house legal dictionary (page 24)
July 2018
https://rv-l.com/2NXFDkj
Liverpool Law Magazine

Riverview gifts its AI to charity to help City lawyers do more pro bono
13 July 2018
https://rv-l.com/2M1CqQb
The Lawyer

Legal Delivery at The Speed of Business — And Why It Matters
25 June 2018
https://rv-l.com/2OurX1n
Forbes

AI improves efficiency significantly for law firms
13 June 2018
https://rv-l.com/2LOtJvY
Global Legal Post

July 2018 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the July 2018 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of June 2018 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

June 2018

Legal departments report flat budgets, increased work load, more tech
27 June 2018
https://rv-l.com/2u4oCga
Global Legal Post

Legal Delivery at The Speed of Business — And Why It Matters
25 June 2018
https://rv-l.com/2KK9XxD
Forbes

Law firms “complacent” about market changes, says bellwether report
19 June 2018
https://rv-l.com/2NhMqpq
Legal Futures

ABS launches programme to retrain lawyers in commercial contracts work
15 June 2018
https://rv-l.com/2JMZKjE
Legal Futures

Numeracy skills “massively more important” for future lawyers, tech pioneer predicts
06 June 2018
https://rv-l.com/2sM5tit
Legal Futures

Riverview Law Legal Re-Train Programme Launches!
05 June 2018
https://rv-l.com/2LWF5Ln
Riverview Law

The Power of an Idea
04 June 2018
https://rv-l.com/2MPasHE
Corporate Counsel

General Counsel Find Their Platform – Flying blind while burning fuel has been the legal services norm (page 36)
June 2018
https://rv-l.com/2zc0RbU
Liverpool Law

Riverview Law Legal Re-Train Programme Launches!

The Riverview Law Legal Re-Train Programme launched on Friday 1st June 2018. The programme continues to build on the company strategy of contributing to the development of the legal market. With a growing number of lawyers seeking to enhance their careers by moving into commercial contracts, Riverview Law sees its first 10 lawyers embarking on a 2 year training programme. The programme will take them from a wide variety of specialisms including family law, PI, litigation, industrial disease and employment, and re-train them as commercial contracts lawyers.

Riverview Law has a proud history of growing its own people with a well-established training contracts programme incorporating an SRA approved Technology seat. The development of the Riverview Law Legal Re-Train Programme continues this theme with those undertaking the programme being exposed to:

– Commercial contracts legal training;

– ‘On the job’ commercial experience in at least 2 areas of Riverview Law’s Managed Service  and/or Projects business areas; and

– The utilisation of Kim and other technologies for the legal industry.

“The Legal Re-Train Programme is an exciting opportunity for us as a business and lawyers in the industry. Having seen the high calibre candidates from other disciplines who are seeking a career in commercial contracts, we knew this was another excellent opportunity to grow our business and support the evolution of the legal market. Our kick off session was full of laughter and enthusiasm with everyone eager to get the programme up and running. We look forward to welcoming our next cohort in the very near future too!”  Sonia Williamson, Head of Managed Services & Projects, Riverview Law.

Re-Train Photo

Photo above: Our first 10 lawyers embarking on the Riverview Law Legal Re-Train Programme with Susanne Macpherson  (Legal Re-Train Programme Lead) and Sonia Williamson (Head of Managed Services & Projects).

Are you a lawyer looking to re-train in commercial contracts?

If you are, we are now recruiting for the next Riverview Law Legal Re-Train Programme.

We are looking for talented, enthusiastic lawyers with at least 2 years PQE or equivalent UK legal industry experience in a commercial specialism, to join our fast paced, rapidly growing legal business.

If you want to build your career in commercial contracts and join a business often described as ‘one of the leading disrupters in the legal market’ apply to attend our next Assessment and Development Centre.

For more information about how to apply please email joinus@riverviewlaw.com with your CV and contact details.

June 2018 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the June 2018 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of May 2018 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

May 2018

General Counsel find their Platform
June 2018
https://rv-l.com/2Jt0eym
Riverview Law

Legal should be the best forecaster of sales in any organisation! (page 22)
May 2018
https://rv-l.com/2xvBa5g
Liverpool Law Society

What do we need? A lawyer-data scientist hybrid! What?
29 May 2018
https://rv-l.com/2xsPOdx
Legal IT Insider

General Counsel Need to Seek Flat Fees More, Research Finds
24 May 2018
https://rv-l.com/2J4xM2z
Corporate Counsel

Innovation Is Law’s New Game, But Wicked Problems Remain
21 May 2018
https://rv-l.com/2LM5gVg
Forbes

The In-House Counsel’s Legal Tech Buyer’s Guide
14 May 2018
https://rv-l.com/2JiZxHN
LawGeex

Legal procurement profoundly impacting business, survey says
02 May 2018
https://rv-l.com/2xrQ9x6
The Global Legal Post

General Counsel find their Platform

Delivering Legal Operations excellence through people, systems and data

1. Flying blind while burning fuel has been the legal services norm

Within organisations finance, tax, HR and sales typically operate and deliver their services through dedicated software platforms. Whether based on SAP, Oracle, Sage, Workday, Salesforce or other systems, these platforms provide the workflows, processes, templates and essential operational data that make efficient and successful operations possible. The functions that use them know what work they have, where it is coming from, what its value/risk is, who is handling it, how long it takes, why it closed. Their leaders have insight through real-time and trend dashboards and reports that allow them to manage their teams tactically and strategically, driving transformation. They have the means to support and, where appropriate, lead decision-making at the executive level.

Until recently legal departments have had no access to comparable platforms. Only point solutions such as matter management, e-billing, and document review were available. As a result neither comprehensive operational data nor structured work management were in sight. Legal departments typically do not know all the work they have, how complex it is, where it is coming from, who is handling it, how long it takes, or why it closed. On a cross-department, global basis their leaders lack the real-time and trend data to allocate work effectively (internally or externally), manage risk, improve processes, pre-empt issues, reduce costs, and improve customer experience. Mike Naughton of Cisco puts it this way ‘Flying blind while burning fuel has been the legal services norm’.

This is all beginning to change with the rise of Legal Operations Platforms. These technology platforms, tailored to legal and related areas, provide law departments with the equivalent operational advantage currently held by their finance, tax, sales and HR colleagues. By “enabling” the legal function, they allow it to develop and embed a true Legal Operating Model (‘the way things are done around here’), into a scalable technology that integrates with other enterprise-wide systems and point solutions. They deliver market, customer and strategic relevance through actionable data (see Diagram 1).

Operations Platforms capture quantitative and qualitative data that transforms corporate legal departments. They free and protect legal team members by helping them make better and quicker decisions, pre-empt risk, and focus on work that makes a difference to the business that they serve, protect and enable. The data changes what work the department does and does not do, what is self-served, what is re-directed and what is done internally and externally.

These new platforms fundamentally change the legal market supply and value chains. As GCs and Legal Operations teams come to understand and rely on data, they learn how to make informed decisions about how they can best support the tactical and strategic objectives of their business. As well as advisers and business partners they become managers of legal service delivery, designing who should do what work and where, whether internally or externally. It also helps them decide what work should, critically, not be done by expensive lawyers. The General Counsel’s Office now has its platform and the data it generates pushes the department, sometimes against its instincts, to the heart of decision-making.

Many drivers are building momentum for this evolution in how and where legal work is performed: increased competition across all sectors, the dynamic world of legislative and regulatory change, cost-up and price-down pressures, digital disruption, technological innovation (including AI), and law firm inertia. The arrival of new entrants, particularly the Big Four, and the way they change thinking and use data should not be under-estimated.

There will be an inevitable growth in work retained by corporate legal functions. While this leads to a material reduction in work undertaken by traditional law firms (see Diagram 2) it does not mean a commensurate increase in in-house legal team numbers. Self-service, technology and dashboards will drive significant productivity gains. Corporations’ enterprise-wide focus on data, from which legal operations are not immune, plus outsourcing to innovators such as Riverview Law and the Big Four, will accelerate this trend.

All roads lead to function-wide legal operating models and platforms, not point solutions. To the legal data layer, not spreadsheets. The corporate law departments that grasp this will, quietly, quickly and unassumingly, move to the heart of business decision making and strategy. Their teams will be freed to become business enablers.

2. How do we make it happen? How do we embed our operating model into a scalable Operations Platform?

We are frequently asked these questions when corporate legal teams visit our Service Delivery Centres. In responding we share our journey plus the many mistakes we have made and the lessons we have learnt. We explain Diagram 1, the Riverview Law Operating Model, powered by Kim, and how we took our Operating Model (Step 1) and embedded it in an Operations Platform (Step 4); review from ‘1. Operating Model’ and work up.

Diagram 1: The Riverview Law Legal Operations Platform, powered by Kim

 Diagram 1

3. Will the relationship between corporate legal departments and law firms change?

Data provides insight. As corporate legal departments industrialise their operating models they understand what work they have; they capture essential operational data. This is changing, and will change, how and where work is done. Traditional law firms are likely to lose ground. This customer (inside-out) view is supported by external market research. In ‘Remaking Law Firms: Why and How’ Dr George Beaton and Dr Imme Kaschner observe:

Based on the researched conclusion that no law firm can assume its place and prosperity are assured … most firms are not well equipped to know what to do or how to ‘remake’ their business models. In the future the ways clients meet their needs and the rules for success of firms are very different. The winners in the kaleidoscope will be those firms that are starting now to prepare in earnest.”

George Beaton further suggests that over the next decade a series of trends will inevitably result in a reduction in the share of legal services revenues secured by traditional law firms. He forecasts that, while still important, law firms will be substituted by a combination of (i) new entrants, (ii) automation, (iii) technology innovation and (iv) the continuing growth in corporate legal functions doing work that previously went externally. The table below is the Beaton/Dawson forecast for England & Wales in their April 2016 paper ‘Evidence why BigLaw firms must start remaking now’.  They identify the same trend in other jurisdictions.

Diagram 2

Diagram 2

Bruce MacEwen of Adam Smith Esq, commenting on current market dynamics, re-enforces this view:

In constant, inflation-adjusted dollars, we see zero current marketplace evidence that the law firm sector will experience anything other than a shrinking share of revenue – nor have we heard any plausible hypothesis to the contrary.  The in-house share, meanwhile, should achieve modest real growth by virtue of labor market arbitrage if for no other reason; but it will not and never should grow to the sky, as a core competence of corporations is not building an internal law firm.  Finally, NewLaw (depending on how inclusive your definition and whose data you believe) has been on a CAGR tear since finding its bearings a few years ago, with growth rates of 30–60%/year, and the sector is still in its infancy.  Add to this that every $1.00 going to NewLaw takes perhaps $3.00 out of the other sectors and while the size of its share a decade hence is subject to the greatest forecast error, the vector of its growth is as certain as business bets can be.” May 2018

We witness these themes in all our customers. The direction of travel is clear.

Karl Chapman
Chief Executive, Riverview Law

Riverview Law (
www.riverviewlaw.com) provides three core services to its customers:

Managed Services: By using dedicated-to-customer teams that understand the culture, risk appetite and operating model of our customer, we use our Legal Operations Platform to become a seamless part of the client function, freeing its team so that it can focus on key tactical and strategic matters. All our managed service contracts are fixed prices so that we share risk/reward with our customers and drive appropriate behaviours.

Projects: Using our Legal Operations Platform we are experts in document review, remediation and prototyping managed services and technology solutions for customers.

Technology: We help corporate legal and related departments to use data and technology to evolve their operating models, improve quality, manage risk and reduce costs. We are the leading global systems integrator of the Kim technology platform for customers who want to deploy Kim for their teams to use.

Download the extract here.

May 2018 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the May 2018 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of March 2018 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

April 2018

Legal Change: Why Drip, Not Disruption?
26 April 2018
https://rv-l.com/2FsWas9
Forbes

When It Comes To Legal Tech Solutions, Say What, Not How
24 April 2018
https://rv-l.com/2FrCSTH 
Above The Law

Costs and service quality drive trend toward boutique law firms
11 April 2018
https://rv-l.com/2raGqW9 
Global Legal Post

To Innovate In Law, We Need Analysis, Not Hype
05 April 2018
https://rv-l.com/2Km4Aoy 
Above The Law

Companies prefer in-house talent to outsiders
04 April 2018
https://rv-l.com/2FugBEJ 
Global Legal Post

April 2018 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the April 2018 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of March 2018 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

March 2018

Big Talk, Little Action? Survey Details Big Law ‘Innovation Gap’
28 March 2018
https://rv-l.com/2uIe7CF 
Corporate Counsel

Corporate Counsel Taking Lead Role in Employing Technology
22 March 2018
https://rv-l.com/2GMwLOL 
Corporate Counsel

Legal Transformation Requires More Than Tech
19 March 2018
https://rv-l.com/2uHITM6 
Forbes 

Corporates ahead of law firms on innovation
16 March 2018
https://rv-l.com/2q3L3QD
The Global Legal Post

The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field – Reviewed
15 March 2018
https://rv-l.com/2GRy4fi 
The Time Blawg

Corporate counsel trigger the new law revolution
12 March 2018
https://rv-l.com/2H8Tnqw
The Global Legal Post

Law departments look to AI to increase productivity
07 March 2018
http://rv-l.com/2G6vgrW
The Global Legal Post

March 2018 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the March 2018 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of February 2018 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

February 2018

Case management in the spotlight (pages 7 & 8)
February 2018
http://rv-l.com/2Flt12F 
Legal Technology

Corporate legal functions and law firms are on the brink of structural change
February 2018
http://rv-l.com/2IRXqYx 
Liverpool Law Society Magazine

Algorithm takes seconds over contracts
26 February 2018
http://rv-l.com/2oVdC35
Law Society Gazette

LawTech: what can be digitised will be commoditised
20 December 2017
http://rv-l.com/2G6qzOQ
Thomson Reuters Practical Law In-House Blog

February 2018 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the February 2018 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of January 2018 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

January 2018

2018: The state of the legal market
January 2018
www.rv-l.com/2BWv1fe
Legal Executive Leadership

How Big is the NewLaw Revenue Suck?
24 January 2018
http://rv-l.com/2EJWXGl
Adam Smith Esq.

Susskind urges in-house lawyers to stop ‘tolerating’ old-fashioned law firms
24 January 2018
http://rv-l.com/2BZiFD1
Legal Week

It’s the Kodak moment for law firms
15 January 2018
http://rv-l.com/2nNnpqx
Global Legal Post

Differentiation in the New Legal Marketplace and Why It Matters
02 January 2018
http://rv-l.com/2sftKAt

#Bakers18
January 2018
http://rv-l.com/2nNTL4j
High Performance Counsel ( PDF Download)

More work goes in-house as internal legal technology improves
08 November 2017
http://rv-l.com/2GPT3MJ
Global Legal Post

January 2018 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the January 2018 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of December 2017 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

December 2017

The Third Way For Knowledge Automation: Making AI Work For Legal Professionals
19 December 2017
http://rv-l.com/2CLsYeU
AI Business

Law’s Emerging Global Community and What It Means
18 December 2017
http://rv-l.com/2AfdsWR 
Forbes

Innovation by general counsel brings “massive savings in lawyer time”
11 December 2017
http://rv-l.com/2E0MTHs
Legal Futures

Teching Up Your Trainees
December 2017
http://rv-l.com/2Acyvte
Legal Practice Management (page 10)

Legal Managed Services, Projects and Technology
30 November 2017
http://rv-l.com/2C9PqOX
Leman Solicitors

For Love of Client, GCs Say Law Firms Need to Be More Proactive
31 October 2017
http://rv-l.com/2lPQ1iz
Law.com

December 2017 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the December 2017 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of November 2017 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

November 2017

Ready or Not: Artificial Intelligence and Corporate Legal Departments
November 2017
http://rv-l.com/2AnrpWy
Thomson Reuters

The Great Legal Reformation: It’s All About The Clients
30 November 2017
http://rv-l.com/2A36Bos
Above The Law

Tales of LegalTech Adoption: Chris Newby, General Counsel at AIG
29 November 2017
http://rv-l.com/2jKWJEM
Lexology

How Innovation is becoming as important as good lawyering
21 November 2017
http://rv-l.com/2jc5bxp
Law Technology Today

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Technology
21 November 2017
http://rv-l.com/2kknzri
Lexology

The robot lawyers are here – and they’re winning
01 November 2017
http://rv-l.com/2jdYfzD
BBC News Technology

November 2017 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the November 2017 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of October 2017 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

October 2017

Right-Sizing Your Legal Operations For Scale
19 October 2017
http://rv-l.com/2hWAIm0
Above The Law

Law firms must grasp the technology nettle to stay relevant, says PwC
18 October 2017
http://rv-l.com/2BefwAh
The Herald

Successful law firms provide both proper environment and tech tools
17 October 2017
http://rv-l.com/2AdDprn
ABA Journal

Technology Implementation: Process Before Purchase And Data Before Decision
10 October 2017
http://rv-l.com/2ADimld
Above The Law

ABS round-up: Riverview breaks new ground by schooling trainees in technology, and much more
05 October 2017
http://rv-l.com/2A7Ysvx
Legal Futures

Thomson Reuters Report Highlights Legal Departments’ View of Technology, Artificial Intelligence
03 October 2017
http://rv-l.com/2jRcpdj
Thomson Reuters

October 2017 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the October 2017 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of September 2017 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

September 2017

Legal should be the best forecaster of sales in any organisation!
29 September 2017
http://rv-l.com/2xQ74pp 
Legal IT Insider

Three Reasons Why Legal Firms Can No Longer Avoid Tech Innovation
25 September 2017
http://rv-l.com/2yGILJP 
Law Technology Today

General counsel call on law firms to share the benefits of new artificial intelligence technology
20 September 2017
http://rv-l.com/2yFsKDZ 
Legal Week

Starting from scratch: ex-HSBC deputy GC Richard Given on his new challenge at banking startup 10x
13 September 2017
http://rv-l.com/2wtWkeT 
Legal Week

The legal department of the future
September
http://rv-l.com/2wwaoVc
Deloitte

How AI, Machine Learning & Big Data are Affecting the Legal Industry
23 August 2017
http://rv-l.com/2xNGz6p 
Inside Counsel

SRA approves Riverview Law to offer technology training seat

SRA approves Riverview Law to offer technology training seat
Applications open for 2018 Training Contracts

Riverview Law, the innovative legal managed services, projects and technology business, is delighted to have secured SRA approval to include a technology services seat of up to 6 months as part of its training contract programme.

This is another first for one of the leading disrupters in the legal market, which won the ‘Innovation in Technology and Data Analytics’ award at The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards and the ‘Most innovative client-facing technology’ at The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards last year.

Karl Chapman, CEO of Riverview Law said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer a technology services training seat as part of our Training Contract Programme. Technology is impacting every sector of the economy and legal is not immune. We are delighted that the SRA has adopted a flexible approach that enables us to educate future lawyers in how technology can assist them, our customers and the law generally.”

Since launching training scheme in 2014 13 team members have successfully completed the training contract programme. This includes those who were awarded the first 7 training contracts in 2014 and 6 from the 2015 cohort.

The training contract scheme at Riverview Law is highly prized as it includes great experience working directly for FTSE 100 customers. Riverview Law was pleased to win four categories in the Lex 100 2016/17 Trainee Survey. The Lex 100 review states ‘Trainees explain that Riverview Law is ‘different from a traditional law firm’ as ‘the culture of the business is that of an In-house environment’.’

Riverview Law has up to 10 more Training Contract places starting on 1 October 2018 and candidates are invited to apply to attend an Assessment and Development Centre on 18th October 2017. For more information about how to apply to attend the Assessment and Development Centre on 18 October 2017 candidates can email joinus@riverviewlaw.com with their CV and contact details.

Steven Zdolyny, Director of Legal Services and COLP at Riverview Law said: “We are incredibly proud to have offered 13 training contracts to Riverview Law team members over the past 4 years. We invest heavily in the training and development of our team to ensure that everyone is able to grow their talent and fulfil their potential within the business. Since launch we have grown rapidly and as we continue to win blue chip customers it’s key for us to continue to recruit, train and develop the Riverview Law team.”

Anyone interested in a career at Riverview Law can find out more via the careers page on their website here.

September 2017 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the September 2017 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of August 2017 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

August 2017

Entity-Driven Legal Services: The Great Legal Reformation’s Ultimate Legacy
29 August 2017
http://rv-l.com/2xJc1QH 
Legal Business World

Global Legal Tech Is Transforming Service Delivery
29 August 2017
http://rv-l.com/2exhPV3 
Forbes

The future lawyer
28 August 2017
http://rv-l.com/2x44sqt 
Remaking Law Firms

3 legal software myths holding back your in-house team
18 August 2017
http://rv-l.com/2vYpMZH 
Lexology

GCs call on law firms to improve technology
02 August 2017
http://rv-l.com/2uo4HqG 
Global Legal Post

Driving in-house innovation
01 August 2017
http://rv-l.com/2v0nPOQ
Lawyers Weekly

August 2017 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of July 2017 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

July 2017

Report: Are GCs equipped to adapt to their changing role?
14 July 2017
http://rv-l.com/2u7aJ3I
Lexology

Seven Benefits of Artificial Intelligence for Law Firms
13 July 2017
http://rv-l.com/2hknimn
Law Technology Today

Legal Analytics vs. Legal Research: What’s the Difference?
12 July 2017
http://rv-l.com/2w9dSNH
Law Technology Today

The Legal Industry Is Undergoing More Than a ‘Dance Around Change’
10 July 2017
http://rv-l.com/2vsrzJz
The American Lawyer

5 tips for improving collaboration between legal and other departments
10 July 2017
http://rv-l.com/2v2hIbq
Lexology

Report: The Changing Role of General Counsel
http://rv-l.com/2uZghvJ 
Wolters Kluwer

July 2017 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the July 2017 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of June 2017 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

June 2017

Is Disruptive Innovation in Law Even Possible?
16 June 2017
http://rv-l.com/2t8Vp4m
LawVision

Are Law Firms Becoming Obsolete?
15 June 2017
http://rv-l.com/2sE5Wky
Legal Mosaic

Why Now? The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Providers
04 June 2017
http://rv-l.com/2thPiZR
3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Large Law Firms Must Improve Client Service Delivery
17 May 2017
http://rv-l.com/2tIaA5X
Prism Legal

The Future of Law, Lawyers and Law Professors… And the Exponential Growth of Disruptive Technology
29 March 2017
http://rv-l.com/2si9zNH
Chatbot’s Life

Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker LDO Index
http://rv-l.com/2sH0C0U
Thomson Reuters

June 2017 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the June 2017 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of May 2017 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

May 2017

Half of UK companies believe AI will ‘fundamentally change’ their industry
24 May 2017
http://rv-l.com/2qWaWBb 
Independent

Tackling the Automation Barrier: Inside Kim Technologies’ New Legal Ops Platform
18 May 2017
http://rv-l.com/2sfpCPK 
Legaltech News

Takeaway From CLOC: What Happened in Vegas Won’t be Staying in Vegas
17 May 2017
http://rv-l.com/2sfIRsq
Corporate Counsel

Microsoft and Cisco Test the Waters With AI Contract Management Pilot Programs
15 May 2017
http://rv-l.com/2rbVjZy 
Corporate Counsel

Richard Susskind on the Growing Influence of the Legal Operations Boss
08 May 2017
http://rv-l.com/2rLr9KL
Law.com

The Legal Ops Movement—From Duct Tape Triage to Full-Fledged Business Partnership
08 May 2017
http://rv-l.com/2sSCmbB 
Corporate Counsel

3 Ways Big Data Will Change the Lawyer’s Role
02 May 2017
http://rv-l.com/2sSjKsb 
The American Lawyer

May 2017 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the May 2017 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of April 2017 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

April 2017

An Opportunity Rich Horizon – How AI Could Shape The Exponential Future Of Law Firms
28 April 2017
http://rv-l.com/2p15vix
Lawyer Monthly 

Company goals take precedence over law department
26 April 2017
http://rv-l.com/2qo0B3W
Global Legal Post

The age of the lawyer
25 April 2017
http://rv-l.com/2qzKYCK
Lexology

Technology the key driver for growing business complexity in the Asia Pacific
05 April 2017
http://rv-l.com/2oToz6Z
Global Legal Post

Technology and the law: who, where and how?
04 April 2017
http://rv-l.com/2qtCZbo
Law Society of Scotland

The Rise of the GC from Legal Adviser to Strategic Adviser
2016
http://rv-l.com/2oTrX1W
BakerGilmore

April 2017 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of March 2017 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

March 2017

Unleashing the True Potential of AI – Building the Exponential Law Firm
22 March 2017
http://rv-l.com/2nHpulP 
Rohit Talwar

The robot lawyers are coming (to help, not to take your jobs)
17 March 2017
http://rv-l.com/2oITak4
ABA Journal

Clients to axe multiple law firms
01 March 2017
http://rv-l.com/2oBXNQf  
Global Legal Post

AI automation starts to transform legal profession
March 2017
http://rv-l.com/2nO6kv9 
Computer Weekly

Disruptive innovation: the Christensen thesis hits law schools and legal services
28 February 2017
http://rv-l.com/2nfINHb 
Legal Futures

Society report: solicitors ready for ‘automation revolution’
25 January 2017
http://rv-l.com/2jXCy4z 
Law Society Gazette

Harnessing automation for a future that works
January 2017
http://rv-l.com/2o66cKe 
McKinsey & Company

March 2017 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of February 2017 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

February 2017 

Robert Morley – Cloud Computing Intelligence Debunking the AI myths in the legal sector
27 February 2017
http://rv-l.com/2msPEMH
Cloud Computing Intelligence

Lawyers still needed in the machine world, Law Society reassures
17 February 2017
http://rv-l.com/2mEDJrY
Global Legal Post

Data analytics will be “indispensable” to the legal profession for next ten years
08 February 2017
http://rv-l.com/2mt09Qq
The C Suite

Innovation report shows technology reshaping the legal sector
07  February 2017
http://rv-l.com/2kCS1sG 
Global Legal Post

The 2017 Georgetown Legal Report And The Sunset Of The Traditional Law Firm Partnership Model
06 February 2017
http://rv-l.com/2kIak1T 
Forbes

Building a sustainable legal AI solution from the inside out: Keeping your options open so that you can ride the AI wave
02 February 2017
http://rv-l.com/2k53nqw 
Riverview Law

February 2017 Market Horizon Scanning Report

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of the Riverview Law Market Scanning Report.

As part of our market and horizon scanning activities we have always collected and circulated internally relevant legal market articles, commentaries, reports and blogs. When we shared this data with a GC he asked why we didn’t routinely share this with him because he’d find it invaluable. It was a good question!

So, we now publish this report which, as you’ll see below, contains links to what we think are the most interesting and relevant legal market commentaries of January 2016 and previous months.

Best wishes,

The Riverview Law R&D Team

January 2017 

Embracing Innovation: Adapting to change is essential for law practitioners
01 February 2017
http://rv-l.com/2khfizd 
ABA Journal

Law Society urges firms to harness the power of automation
25 January 2017
http://rv-l.com/2kCLKwX
The Global Legal Post

Law Society: technological innovation “will determine law firms’ success”
25 January 2017
http://rv-l.com/2lj4gtm 
Legal Futures

Legal technology: a gap in AI
16 January 2017
http://rv-l.com/2ljewlB
The Law Society Gazette

Lawyers: what you need to do in 2017
09 January 2017
http://rv-l.com/2kCRneN
The Law Society Gazette

In-House Lawyers Want New Tech but Can’t Get the Funding
21 November 2016
http://rv-l.com/2kIkDmQ 
Legal Tech News