The legal industry needs to make some changes, and a lot of them. Its legacy economic model is broken and ignoring the demands of customers and society is not sustainable. New law can help deliver better, faster, more practical, and predictable solutions to once bespoke legal matters. But what does this actually look like? “New law” is a catchall term often linked to “legal tech,” “legal ops,” and “ALSP’s,” but it is rarely discussed in terms of a larger process of change that would benefit legal consumers and society at large.
New law will be driven by two principal forces: (1) a groundswell of legal buyer activism (and the accompanying pressure on firms to produce value) and (2) corporate Goliaths that have the brand, capital, know-how, customer-centricity, data mastery, technology platforms, agile, multidisciplinary workforces, and footprint in/familiarity with the legal industry that enables them to disrupt established paradigms and win market share. The latter will be driven by a purpose-driven business model that is driven by output and net promoter score, not by adherence to a traditional economic model built on input.
Despite the best efforts of the legal industry to stay ahead of the curve, many clients are still struggling to manage the cost of the legal services they need and want. As a result, the concept of new law has become increasingly important to the success of the industry. It is all about finding ways to be more efficient and use new technologies and methods to deliver better service to clients. The idea is that this will not only cut costs, but also improve the overall quality of service.
A new law is a proposed legislation that has been introduced in either Parliament or the Cabinet and may be amended or approved by the Government before being passed into law. In the UK, a new bill is often referred to as an Act of Parliament.
Laws are a system of rules or principles that govern human conduct and determine the rights and duties of individuals and groups. The earliest laws were inscribed on stone or wood, but more recent law has been written as regulations, directives, or codes of practice.
There are several different theories about the nature of law, including utilitarian and naturalist ones. Utilitarians, such as John Locke and Jeremy Bentham, argue that the primary purpose of law is to promote social welfare; natural lawyers, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Aquinas, believe that there are moral laws of nature that cannot be changed.
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