Burges Salmon hails the changing face of legal tech with second B-Innovative Week

For the second year running, the firm hosted a variety of events for teams across the business to learn about the impacts of the latest innovation and advanced technology

20 January 2020

The week commencing 13 January marked Burges Salmon’s annual B-Innovative Week, a firm-wide initiative aimed at educating and inspiring the company’s people about the ways they and their clients work.

The second instalment of the initiative saw a variety of exclusive events taking place at the firm, including a tech fair, coding workshops and a number of high-profile guest speakers drawing over 300 attendees from across the business.

A panel session on the changing face of legal facilitated by Joanna Goodman, author, journalist and freelance technology columnist for The Guardian and The Law Society Gazette, sparked interesting discussions on the potential impacts of new advanced technology.

Guest panellists included: Dagmar Steffens, head of innovation and sector development at the West of England Combined Authority (WECA); legal consultant Chris Bull from Kingsmead Square Consulting; and Rick Seabrook, executive specialising in digital transformation of professional services.

B-Innovative Week ties in with the firm’s strategic focus ‘Innovative service delivery’, which highlights the collaborative approach to client service delivery taken by the firm’s lawyers, project managers, innovation specialists and technologists.

The initiative was coordinated by the firm’s Business Solutions and Learning and Development teams, led by Head of Business Solutions, Rachel Roberts.

Rachel says: “At Burges Salmon we pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach to continuous improvement, putting the spotlight on how we can engage with new technologies and innovate the ways we work to support this.

“The 2020 initiative was met with great enthusiasm from across the business and it was fantastic to see so many of our people involved in the various events.”

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