For lawyers on both sides of the Atlantic the phrase “legal technology guru” has long been associated with the perpetually youthful looking Scottish academic Richard Susskind. But now the man who gave a grateful legal profession such tomes as The End of Lawyers and Tomorrow’s Lawyers is facing a serious challenge for the crown. It comes in the form of a non-practising solicitor based in Leeds, who made her name in 2010 by inserting the word “naked” before “lawyer” in her first book. Chrissie Lightfoot (pictured) has just been named as one of the American Bar Association’s “women of legal tech 2018”. The accolade comes after Lightfoot launched Robot Lawyer Lisa, which is described as a “pioneering artificial intelligence law solution”.
Originally published in The Times on Monday 23rd April 2018. Click here to read more.