News and Opinion

News, comment and opinion pieces from the independent IT experts at Lights-On Consulting.


The reality of Artificial Intelligence

In the second of two articles, Stephen Brown, legal IT specialist and consultant at Lights-On Consulting, offers practical steps on introducing Artificial Intelligence to day-to-day practice, and considers what the future might hold for AI in the legal profession. This article was first published in Solicitors Journal.   AI ‘machine-learning’ technology represents a huge opportunity […]

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Welcome to the world of Artificial Intelligence

In the first of two articles, Stephen Brown, Consultant at Lights-On Consulting, introduces us to the world of Artificial Intelligence, explaining what it is, its capabilities, potential benefits to law firms and fee earners, and why it represents a major opportunity. What is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a term mostly used to refer […]


Lights-On Consulting at LegalGeek 2018

Lights-On consultant Stephen Brown visited LegalGeek in London, an event designed to shake up the Legal Tech market by showcasing emerging technology.  As a trusted adviser to many of our clients, it’s imperative we keep abreast of these technologies to ensure we’re offering our best service. Here Stephen gives us his thoughts on the event.    “It […]

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Lights-On Consulting warns law firm CIOs that ‘standing still is not an option’

From artificial intelligence to increasingly tech savvy lawyers, Peter Owen of independent IT consultancy specialists, Lights-On Consulting, explains the unprecedented change in Legal IT – and the challenges facing Chief Information Officers. Since the 1990s, IT in legal has been relatively steady and split between volume and traditional legal services, with volume areas consuming most […]

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The anatomy of a digital-age legal service business – guest blog by Chris Bull, Kingsmead Square

Chris Bull, director of Kingsmead Square and co-founder of Intuity Alliance, considers the structure, funding and skills needed for a legal service business in the digital age. This article was first featured in Legal Business. Note I’m talking about ‘legal service business’, not ‘law firm’. ‘Law firm’ suggests a partnership – too outdated and narrow a term in […]