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Things to come: A day in the life of a lawyer in 2036

Guy Vincent goes back to the future to imagine a day in the life of a lawyer in 2036

24 June 2013

The classic film Things to Come, based on a novel by HG Wells, imagined what life would be like in 2036. As we get closer to 2036, we can see more clearly what that world will be like. In this article, I will share with you my predictions of what a day in the life of a UK-based lawyer may be like then.

Unlike the filmmakers of 1936, I do not believe that we will be travelling to work in flying machines. My future lawyer is still commuting by car, train or tube. As the lawyer travels to work, she is checking the latest price of her shares in her firm, FutureLaw Limited, and having a quick look at the new legal top-50 listings.

She is thinking about her busy day. She will be having lunch with a client and the firm’s director of pricing to discuss the European quality and cost structures that she is proposing to her client for the next three years. There is prepa...

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