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Norton Rose Fulbright - How is the Legal Sector Being Transformed by Technology

City Campus East 1 - Room 024


The legal sector has begun a technology-driven transformation. Manual processes are being automated and entire business models are being rendered obsolete by innovations in areas such as machine learning and smart contracts. As a business, law firms now require more than just lawyers – those from disparate disciplines such as philosophy, computer science, and economics can make valuable contributions to law firms, bringing different perspectives and techniques to streamline and overhaul traditional business practices. In this talk we will outline how technology is driving these changes, and how perspectives from different academic backgrounds can be very valuable as this trend develops.


About Norton Rose Fulbright and our opportunities


Norton Rose Fulbright is a top ten global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.


Our vision is to be a world class business, profitable, ambitious, cooperative and considerate, supporting our clients and people through our global business principles of Quality, Unity and Integrity.


Our legal process team in the Newcastle Hub is a key part of our 2020 strategy – our far-reaching and ambitious plan to re-shape the firm and get ready for the future. In Newcastle, we are re-engineering our legal processes and trialling new technologies. To be an agile business, where quality and innovation are at the forefront of everything we do, we have to be an organisation where people feel valued, respected and able to develop themselves.


We are focused on ensuring that our Newcastle Hub replicates the supportive and high quality culture which exists throughout our global business. The legal process team in the Hub is growing and the opportunities are broad. We need people who are conscientious, motivated, collegiate and hard-working – for us, these are the ingredients for success at our firm.


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City Campus East 1 - Room 024


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