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Innovation for innovation’s sake

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10 July 2015

Innovation, much like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. At least that is how it appears, according to findings from the largest ever study of innovation in the legal sector.

The 73-page tome, jointly commissioned by the Legal Services Board (LSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), includes responses from 1,500 organisations, including law firms, barristers chambers, licensed conveyancers, costs lawyers, and those not covered by the Legal Services Act.

Unfortunately, many of those who replied to the study appear confused as to the meaning of innovation. One large firm, for example, commented: 'We now mainly use emails and social media. Our payment system has also evolved from cheques to electronic bank transfers.'

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