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Technology

Technology

Automated Vehicles – Navigating the Road to Regulatory Reform

The joint consultation by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission on automated vehicles seeks views by 8th February 2019 on whether or not the UK’s current regulatory framework can cope with this new and ever-evolving technology, or whether reform is needed. Road traffic safety and regulation relies for the most part on the criminal law, which concentrates on the behaviour of the human driver. However, some offences may not be totally suitable for crimes involving driverless vehicles, and in some cases completely new offences will be needed.

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Automated Vehicles – Is this the end of the road for the “driver”?

In a previous blog, we discussed the recently published joint consultation by the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission on automated vehicles (which is seeking responses by 8 February 2019), and how it foresaw the new technology impacting on the existing rules of civil liability.  One of the most interesting aspects of the consultatio

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Technology and the future world of work

David Morgan

By the year 2025, 75% of the workforce will be millennials. Jack Ma the founder and former CEO of disrupter online retailer Alibaba predicts that we’ll all be working a 16 hour week by 2045.  Working smarter, not harder. Other studies suggest that there will be 44% fewer jobs overall by 2030.

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With great power comes great responsibility: assessing the product liability risks of electric vehicles

The previously slow meander towards electrification of the automotive industry has appeared to accelerate greatly in the last year, with recent news stories suggesting that electric and hybrid vehicles (known collectively as Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles, or ULEVs) will gain a far greater share of the automotive market in the coming years.

Last summer, the governments of Europe appeared to be falling over one another to make promises to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, with the Scottish and Westminster governments undertaking to do so by 2032 and 2040 respectively.

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Online Purchasing - A Click Too Far?

The dotcom revolution is firmly underway and we are seeing advances in virtually every area of our lives.  Online conveyancing is potentially set to disrupt the current relationship between housebuilder and consumer, and to consider the implications property lawyer Phil MacLean has been discussing the topic with Sam Moore - a Legal Technologist in the firm.

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Guest Blog: Technology is Changing the Way We Buy New Homes

Guest Blog: Technology is Changing the Way We Buy New Homes
By Anne Marie Britton, Group National Sales & Marketing Director, Miller Homes


At Miller Homes we have been building homes and communities across the UK for over 80 years and in that time the house building industry has seen many changes, most recently in the way customers purchase their new homes. 

Advances in technology combined with increasing demands on our time have dramatically alt

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Top Five TED Talks To Make You ‘Rethink’

Now in its 6th year, TEDxGlasgow will return to the SEC Armadillo on 1st June 2018 to showcase the very best and most current ideas being generated in Scotland and beyond today.

Ranked as one of the top TEDx events in the world, with over 2000 delegates expected to attend, a host of international experts, new voices and famous faces, including Kirsty Wark, Karen Dunbar and Dr Adam Rutherford, will explore everything from the dark side of the universe to the future of robotics, the importance of the arts to gender identity and so much more under this year’s theme of ‘Rethink…’

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Knight Rider Becomes Reality

Roddy Cairns

The self-driving car - as famously depicted in the David Hasselhoff TV series Knight Rider – is fast becoming reality.

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‘Legal Tech’ Will Become More Than the Sum of Its Parts in 2018

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2017 was a breakthrough year for legal technology in terms of broad acceptance and adoption of particular applications. Propositions such as automated document review packages, enhanced “know your client’”offerings, and data analysis/visualisation tools are now commonplace. Software has made a big impact on the delivery of legal services, and will continue to do so but we believe 2018 will be a year of “multipliers”.

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Could Augmented Reality Save the High Street?

Graeme Bradshaw talks tech and the high street
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