29 May, 2018

etc. venues St Paul's


United Kingdom

The FLS - Future Lawyer Summit is a one-day event taking place at one of the most contemporary venues in the City of London - etc. venues St Paul's. FLS is now widely regarded by the industry as a must-attend conference and expo. 

The conference gathers Director of Innovations/Business Transformation, IT Directors, Managing and Senior Partners representing small, medium-sized and the Legal 500. This year the FLS is pleased to announce that we are inviting the in-house legal counsels to our legal innovation discussion. We will be looking at ways to introduce better collaborative practices to deliver top-tier legal performance by both private practice and in-house teams.

Technology is becoming more and more important in developing innovative ways to deliver legal services. FLS provides the platform for legal technology vendors and consultancies to equip the modern lawyer with the right tools and be a tech-step ahead.

All of our events are CPD certified.

On-line Viewers


6 Heated talk show, panel discussions 

5 Stand-alone presentations 

5 Networking breaks 

Exhibiting centre





Unlike other conferences, we limit the Vendors and Consultants to 25% of the total audience! With the limited number of opportunities, we strongly encourage early commitment!

  • Network with 220+ decision makers representing leading law firms
  • Introduce your latest tech and service offerings to carefully selected audience
  • Strengthen existing partnerships 
  • Win new business
  • Find out what the latest trends in the legal sector are and be a tech-step ahead

Why attend?

  • Listen to 5 thought-provoking discussions 
  • Over 30 speakers from leading UK and international law firms and hand-picked legal innovators 
  • Network with 220+ like-minded professionals looking beyond tomorrow in a fast-changing legal landscape
  • Managing and Senior Partners of Law firms
  • Associates of Law firms
  • Heads of IT  
  • In-house Legal Counsels
  • Directors of Innovation & Business Transformation
  • Data & Information Architects
  • Marketing & Business Development Specialists
  • Legal Innovators & Solution Providers

Who attends?

  • Get the tools, insights and inspiration you need to take your legal practice into the future 
  • Attend 2 carefully selected legal solution and product demonstrations, that can help your practice to become efficient, organised and adaptable business ready to embrace the opportunities opened by new technologies

Main Stage

Innovation Stage

Preview of Future Lawyer Summit 2017

The venue itself is a state of art conference centre with enough space to accommodate heated discussion and countless opportunities to meet one of the best speakers within the industry!

etc. venues St. Paul's

London, UK

May 2018

Meet the conference Chair:

Shay Ogunsanya

Daniel Pollick

Former Director of Business Transformation

Chief Information Officer


Richard Tromans


Artificial Lawyer

Product Evangelist

Justix GmbH

Stephen Allen

Lawyer in Residence

Prosperoware LLC

Global Head of Legal Service Delivery 

Hogan Lovells

Ian Evans

Sean Thomas

Chief Technology Officer

Howard Kennedy LLP

Managing Counsel UK&I

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Director of Knowledge and Learning & Development

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Ben Freeman

Eric Hunter

Head of Editorial Content


Director of Knowledge, Technology & Innovation Strategies

Bradford & Barthel LLP

Co-founder and CEO



Fast Future


Radiant Law

Dan Kayne

General Counsel

Network Rail Infrastructure

Nikki Pike

Business Development Director - Legal


Priti Shetty

Manager U.K. & Ireland

effacts by Wolters Kluwer

Head of Legal

ICICI Bank UK plc

Martin Telfer


Khiara Law LLP

Solutions Architect

Fulcrum GT

Zeev Fisher

Jonathan Freedman



Karen Battersby

Victoria Duxbury

Head of Legal Sector


Associate Director, Knowledge Development Lawyer

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Peter Natterer

Rory Campbell



SVP & EMEA Chief

Fulcrum GT

Richard Mabey

Rohit Talwar

Marco Imperiale

Innovation Officer

LCA Law Firm

Alex Hamilton

Emily Foges

Founding Director


Ben Weinberger

Managing Director for EMEA


UK Head of Innovation

Herbert Smith Freehils

David Jones

Alon Zadka

Rachel Roberts

Maurits Annegarn

Head of Business Solutions

Burges Salmon LLP

Senior Consultant Global Partnership

effacts by Wolters Kluwer

Paul King

Rachel Khiara


April King Legal

Neil Butten

Headline partner

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08:00 – 09:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast

09:00 – 09:15 Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09:15 – 10:05 Panel discussion: Cutting out the Nonsense - Real-life examples of how A.I. improved legal so far

  • What are the main practical issues in using legal AI systems?
  • Is it always useful to use AI? Is it mainly about volume?
  • Do lawyers have enough time to learn how to use AI systems?
  • Has the pricing model changed since AI was first used at your firm?
  • How much are law firms using AI tools when they adopt them? How soon will broader use across firms take place?

10:05 – 10:25 How digitalisation and competition are reshaping how law firms do business

10:25 – 11:35 Coffee & Tea Networking Session

11:35 – 12:25 Panel discussion: Cyber Security & GDPR- Managing risk

  • • Operational Impact of GDPR
  • • Dealing with sensitive client data
  • • The Age of Cyber Terror - closing all doors to ransom bandits
  • • Guarding client's information through tech
  • • Effective Cyber Security for Law Firms and in-house legal departments

12:25 – 12:40 Email - a lawyer's best friend and worst enemy

12:40 – 12:55 The legal design toolkit: what it means for practitioners and why it’s becoming a must have

12:55 – 14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 – 14:50 Panel discussion: Customer is King- Improving the relationship between client and private practice through technology

  • • Evolve business practices to offer responsive, secure and personalised services
  • • Develop marketing and brand strategy to compete with new market entrants
  • • Deploy advanced communication technology to sustain competitiveness
  • • The emergence of legal marketplaces and your place in them
  • • Using analytical tools to better understand your clients' case

14:50 – 16:00 Coffee & Tea Networking Session

16:00 – 16:50 Panel discussion: Getting People and Processes in line- Modernising the business of law

  • • Establishing a Target Operating Model
  • • Back office function transformation
  • • Front office innovation
  • • Pricing and profitability management of innovative services & platforms
  • • Creating a process of regularly auditing and reviewing current solutions

16:50 – 17:40 Panel Discussion: Adopting operational efficiency by in-house legal departments through tech and best practices

17:45 – 18:30 The great debate: Clash of Titans- Big four vs. Big law

Should we consider the rapid expansion of the Big Four as the biggest underestimated threat to the legal profession today?

18:30 – 19:30 Drinks reception & Networking Session


* 3rd release tickets - valid until 28th of May

  • Full access to all the seminars, stand-alone presentations, panel discussions, Q&A sessions 
  • Networking breakfast 
  • Networking lunch 
  • Coffees & Refreshments throughout the day 
  • Drinks reception ticket

Delegate Pass 


Delegate Pass 

(Legal firms)

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£169* + VAT

£600* + VAT

  • Full access to all the seminars, stand-alone presentations, panel discussions, Q&A sessions 
  • Networking breakfast
  • Networking lunch
  • Coffees & Refreshments throughout the day
  • Drinks reception ticket 

* 3rd release tickets - valid until 28th of May