Author(s): Paul Caddy, David Jackson, Tony Randle - Shoosmiths

Publication date: Mar 2023

Format: Hardback

Pages: 474

Price: £95.00

ISBN: 9781787429314

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Congratulations to co-author Tony Randle from Shoosmiths who is shortlisted for the FT Innovative Lawyers Intrapreneur Award

If you prefer to read unstuffy, accessible material about how to use digital resources in legal practice, then I recommend this new book from three people who engaged with what is possible, and are now sharing what they learned: Tony Randle, Paul Caddy and David Jackson.

- Nicola Jones, Athena Professional


Any smart solicitor will be quick to recognise [the book] as being the must have handbook for our time. The book focuses on how to thrive not simply struggle to survive; it is full of case studies, stories and very relevant and practical tips. Far from being a stuffy textbook, it is smart and innovative.

- City Solicitor magazine

This insightful guide dives deep into the necessities for lawyers and firms to adapt and flourish in the post-pandemic era. It's not just a book; it's a roadmap to embracing technological advancements while maintaining a people-centric approach. For anyone looking to thrive in the digital age, this book is a treasure trove of case studies and practical tips to edge out the competition and embed forward-thinking mindsets into your legal practices.

- Dr Tunde Okewale MBE

Large-scale change in the legal profession is happening now. The effects of COVID-19 have accelerated the pace of change and will continue to do so, meaning lawyers must contend with new technologies, new competition and new ways of working. All of us have a vital part to play in a profession where the focus is on people and tech, not people or tech. This book is your go-to companion for the change that lies ahead.

Legal Practice in the Digital Age, by Shoosmiths' CEO, David Jackson, Paul Caddy and Tony Randle, contains the hard-won insights lawyers and firms need to survive and thrive in the complex, post-pandemic age. It demonstrates how firms can embrace technological change, from taking a people-centric approach, to technology and innovation, to entrenching forward-thinking new mindsets into your firm’s DNA. This guide is filled with insightful case studies and practical tips to give your firm the edge it needs and make the changes necessary for future success. It covers a variety of subjects highly relevant to the future of legal practice, including:

  • How lawyers can be better at what they do day-to-day through the use of smart legal tech; 
  • The new infrastructure, software and resources required for a hybrid world; 
  • The growing importance of data and how to mine it; and 
  • How to attract and retain talent in the increasingly dynamic legal industry.

Amid exclamations of the profession’s demise, this unique book shows why there is an exciting future ahead for the legal profession, and why lawyers and firms need to act now to get ahead of the pack. It is written for senior lawyers and decision makers within law firms and legal businesses, and in-house lawyers will also find the content useful. For lawyers and firms hoping to thrive in the digital age, this title is essential reading.