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Dec 8, 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, we welcomed back our innovation and legaltech gurus, now also our good friends, for a third year in review podcast: Caryn Sandler, Partner and Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer at Gilbert & TobinWarrick McLean, CEO at Colman Grieg Lawyers; and  Graeme Grovum, Head of Technology and Client Solutions at Allens – we discussed the year that was…and it was quite a year!

Topics covered in our discussion included:

  1. Did we see deep change, transformation or something different altogether in the legal ecosystem in 2021? And, how will that influence where we launch from in 2022?
  2. With “digitisation” almost being the word of the year, how did that translate into action (or inaction) in legal practice in 2021?
  3. Did data analytics move from numbers on a spread sheet to something pervasive in, and critical to, decision making internally and for clients externally in 2021?
  4. How did the concept of the “adjacent business” evolve in 2021 and where did it/will it find its mark?
  5. With so much changing in the legal ecosystem, what capabilities/talent did we see prioritised in 2021, how did that redefine the war for talent, and will that change in 2022?
  6. And finally, with 2021 almost in the rear-view mirror, what are the top priorities in innovation and legaltech for 2022?

Thank you, Caryn, Warrick, and Graeme, such a delight to spend the time with you – can’t wait to see you all same time, next year!

To all our friends around the world, thank you for your support in 2021 – we are so grateful to you and for you every year. Our very best wishes to you and your families for a restful, joyful, and peaceful holiday season!