All articles by Joanna Goodman

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    Engagement or subversion?

    10 May 2021

    Pandemic pragmatism has brought technological innovation to the forefront of legal services, but a critical factor is being overlooked – the needs of the user

  • Blockchain

    Believe it or not

    19 April 2021

    Several legal tech stories published on 1 April seemed especially imaginative.

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    Building back better

    22 March 2021

    The pandemic has helped tech innovations become more established, but should legal tech be used merely to rebuild, or to create something truly revolutionary?

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    In 2021, will ‘agility’ become reality?

    15 February 2021

    Nearly a year on from the first national lockdown, many firms see digital transformation as a springboard for innovation. Even lawyers with no coding knowledge can create tech.

  • Arrows

    First mover advantage

    18 January 2021

    Leading industry figures tell Joanna Goodman what it takes to leap off the traditional career escalator into the fast-expanding world of legal innovation.

  • Niels Bohr

    A year of opportunity – and threats

    11 January 2021

    2021 will present new challenges to a remote workforce.

  • Robot hand typing on laptop

    Legal research pioneer to close AI site after copyright challenge


    Judicial opinions are not copyrightable and must remain public as a matter of due process, startup argues. 

  • Card-game

    Holding all the aces

    14 December 2020

    Embracing uncertainty can build resilience into your law firm's business strategy.

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    Traction and distraction

    16 November 2020

    As technology gains traction, it is reconfiguring the definition and delivery of legal services and taking the future of law in unexpected directions

  • Old new tech

    Stick or twist?

    26 October 2020

    Law firms will struggle to stay in business without modern tech capability and interactive client resources. But too many are running on ancient systems.

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    Riding the swell

    21 September 2020

    Tech is enabling law firms to stay afloat in the pandemic, but ultimately we will all need to swim out of our Covid-19 caves and break out of survival mode.

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    Rates of inflection

    13 July 2020

    The pandemic has forced law firms to recognise that digital transformation is key to future success, but which Covid-driven changes will become part of business as usual?

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    The great leap forward

    15 June 2020

    As lockdown eases, most law firms acknowledge that technology can transform their businesses. But is there a danger that cash constraints will stall progress?

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    Cashflow: surviving the ultimate test

    1 June 2020

    Financial management: liquidity.

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    Whose Team are you on?

    18 May 2020

    As the Covid-19 epidemic rages, law firms have embraced a plethora of online tools to keep their businesses going and identified the tech which offers genuine life support

  • Pitstop

    Lockdown or pitstop?

    20 April 2020

    A generational shift in working practices accelerated by the Covid-19 lockdown has far-reaching implications for legal tech. There will be no going back.

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    Connecting the dots

    9 March 2020

    Innovative platforms are enabling advisers to deepen their relationships with clients, while at the same time identifying new business opportunities for law firms.

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    Intelligence by design

    10 February 2020

    Understanding the value of recentring and a thoughtful approach to innovation will help law firms to make the most of emerging technologies

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    Diversity in lawtech: mentoring matters


    Joanna Goodman on her experience as a Women in LawTech mentor.  

  • Killer whale

    Pivot to follow the money

    25 November 2019

    As the lawtech startup market hardens, firms that can adapt and take advantage of changing trading conditions are best placed to survive and thrive.