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Coming for lawyers soon: digital disruption

After banking, retail, transport and hospitality, legal profession could be the next area of disruption, which law firms will have to embrace to survive it.

With technology taking over more routine legal functions, law firms will go in one of two directions. Some will seek safety in numbers while others will shrink in size, focusing mainly on work that robots cannot replicate.

IN her keynote address at the recently held Future Lawyering Conference 2017, Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah quoted from the movie Terminator, likening the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) to the "rise of the machines". She joked that the millennials might not...

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