The Business of Law in the Twenty-First Century
Speaker: Professor Richard Susskind
The event forms part of a series to celebrate the opening of the Liberty Building - the new home of the School of Law. It will provide an opportunity to engage with members of the School, including members of the Centre for Business Law and Practice, and members of the local profession.
Professor Richard Susskind is a specialist in legal technology. He is an independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. Richard holds law professorships at Gresham College, London and the University of Strathclyde. He is the author of The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services (Oxford University Press, 2010). Comments on the work include the following:
"His advice cannot be ignored by those lawyers who want to survive the economic turmoil." (Joshua Rozenberg, The Law Society Gazette.)
"This book should be compulsory reading for all who care about the future of the law." (Mark Harding, Group General Counsel, Barclays.)
"Susskind makes a most persuasive case that the 'incremental revolution' has already arrived; so join it or be left on the wrong side of the barricades." (Stuart Popham, Senior Partner, Clifford Chance.)
The event will be hosted by the Pro-Chancellor, Linda Pollard, OBE, JP, DL. Linda is Deputy Chair of the Regional Development Agency Yorkshire Forward; Regional Chair and the National Womens' Ambassador for Coutts Bank plc; and Chair of NHS Leeds.
We look forward to welcoming you to the event.
The Liberty Building is number 16 on the campus map.