February 24, 2023 4:30 pm Published by

Our prime legal tech event, Future Lawyer Week UK 6.0 is creeping up and we’re so thrilled about this year’s edition that we’ve decided to take a deep dive into the Private Practice Day agenda across three detailed blogs!

Welcome to the first part of our coverage on Private Practice – FLW UK 6.0! In this blog series, we’ll explore the ins and outs of Private Practice Day and discuss some of the key topics and speakers that will be featured on various panels throughout the day. 

From networking opportunities to gaining new insights from industry experts, there are plenty of reasons why attending Private Practice Day is a must.So, whether you’re a seasoned legal professional or just starting your career in law, be sure to tune in and discover all that Private Practice – FLW UK 6.0 has to offer!

Before we kick off our deep dive into this year’s event, be sure to check out our website and follow our LinkedIn page to stay up to date on all the latest news and updates. From insider tips to exclusive interviews with some of the industry’s top players, we’ve got you covered. 😎 

Get plugged in and stay in the know as we gear up for the most exciting Future Lawyer Week UK yet!

To jumpstart the action-packed day ahead, we’re serving up a delectable breakfast spread, featuring delicious pastries, refreshing smoothies, energising yoghurts, fresh fruits, and tasty sandwiches. Trust us, you’ll need all the energy you can get!

Once you’ve savoured every last bite of your breakfast and checked in for the day, it’s time to get down to business!

First up on the schedule is Alexandra Lennox, a Director of LawtechUK, a true powerhouse in the legal industry. With her opening chair remarks, she’ll set the tone for the day and get us all fired up for what’s to come.⚡

Immediately following Alexandra Lennox’s opening chair remarks, we’ll have the lovely Helga Butcher, Head of Client Solutions EMEA at Ashurst. Helga will be presenting the first industry keynote speech of the event. How exciting!

Now, let’s dive into the first morning panel topics of Private Practice day. First up, we have a panel titled ‘Bob the Builder, Can We Build It?’. This session talks about the Productization of Legal Services, building products for clients, how to charge for them, and how to form the perfect product delivery team. Can you build it? Yes you can! 🔨 

Speaking on this panel will be; Karim Derrick a Product and Innovation Director at Kennedys IQ, Carla Swansburg the Chief Executive Officer of ClearyX, Tara Waters a Partner, Chief Digital Officer and the Head of Ashurst Advance Digital at Ashurst and Eileen Okorie a Practice Innovation Solutions Manager at Cooley (UK) LLP. What a line up! 🤩

Following the panel discussion, we will have a sponsored stand-alone presentation from one of our fantastic sponsors, CRMCS

We’ll then take a quick coffee break – this is the perfect opportunity to network with both familiar and new faces, as well as catch up on the latest industry news and trends. And if you’re feeling energised and ready to dive into more content, you can choose to join the product showcase delivered by none other than our wonderful sponsor, CRMCS. We definitely recommend grabbing a coffee and joining the product demo! 🫶

The last of the morning sessions on the agenda will be a panel discussion titled ‘Getting Shit Done’. This panel will explore different ways of how to streamline and reduce purchase cycle times. This panel will be accompanied by; Dr Catriona Wolfenden, Product & Innovation Director at Weightmans LLP, Joe Cohen the Head of Innovation at Dentons, Adam Curphey a Senior Manager of Innovation at Mayer Brown LLP and Andrew Powell a CIO at Macfarlanes LLP. We can’t wait for this one – make sure to put your thinking caps on for this one folks! 🧢

The morning panel sessions will have you feeling inspired and energised, but we’re not done yet! Next up on the agenda is our second stand-alone presentation by our loyal sponsor Green Meadows – another must-see session you won’t want to miss. 

And then, it will finally be time for the long-awaited lunch break! This is your time to indulge in some delicious food, sit down with your peers, and continue the conversations sparked by the morning’s events. Whether you’re networking or just relaxing, this lunch break is the perfect opportunity to recharge for the rest of the day.🥪

The afternoon agenda will kick off straight with a panel on ‘Death, Taxes and Change’. This panel will look at improving the implementation and effectiveness of transformation projects. Taking on the stage to discuss this topic will be; Adam Levin a Partner and Co-Head London Corporate Practice at Dechert LLP, Anne-Marie Friel a Partner at Pinsent Masons LLP, Samuel Tazartes an Associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Kerstin Morgan the Head of Practice Transformation at Mishcon de Reya LLP. The day is just getting better and better!  

This panel will be immediately followed by one final standalone presentation, after which we’ll take another networking coffee break, where you can enjoy the luxury of our unlimited coffee! 

Last but not least, it will be time for our final panel session of the day! ‘Keeping Up With the Klients’, sounds familiar doesn’t it? 🤔This panel will explore Client management systems to gather and enable client intelligence and interactions. 

Speaking on this panel will be; Karen Battersby a Director of Knowledge, Industries and Clients at Baker McKenzie, Michael Scargill, Counsel and Head of UK Knowledge Management, Corporate at Shearman & Sterling LLP, Ellen Catherall a Senior Manager – Innovation & Legal Tech at Addleshaw Goddard and finally Jodie Hosmer, Legal Process Design Lead at Mills & Reeve LLP! Have your pen and paper ready this will be the one to remember! 📝 

After the panel wraps up, we have planned six roundtable sessions! Not sure what they are? These sessions consist of six tables, each with around ten individuals, where discussions can take place. Each table will be led by a host who will provide their perspective on a specific topic, allowing you to contribute your thoughts and 

expertise. And we are pleased to announce that DISCO will be one of the hosts! These sessions are your chance to discuss big ideas and concepts with major industry players – don’t miss out!

The day may appear to be coming to an end, but the excitement is far from over! We’ve got a fabulous drinks reception planned, where you can quench your thirst with your favourite beverage and make even more meaningful connections with fellow attendees!🥂

P.S.: Once again sponsored by DISCO – be sure to give them a ‘thanks’!! 

… And just like that, the private practice day will be over. But don’t fret, the event isn’t finished just yet! The conference will still have two days left; in-house and litigation day. 

Want to find out more? Check out the FLW 6.0 website below! 

For additional information, we have various articles and weekly updates on the latest developments. Stay tuned for insights on what’s in store at the show and visit FLW UK LinkedIn page! 

Want to read more of our blogs? Simply press the button below and check out other FLW UK blog posts! 

Keep your eyes peeled for the in-house and litigation day agenda breakdown! 👀

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