Is probate facing a revolution?

Technology improves efficiency for probate practices without losing humanity, says Simon Farthing

19 Jun 2017

In the legal practice areas that have seen rapid changes in legislation, high volumes of low cost work, increased regulation, and growing indemnity claims, those law firms that have survived and thrived have one thing in common: a high rate of technology adoption. This has been driven by the recognition that technology drives profitability, aids compliance, and facilitates achievement of strategic business goals.

By contrast, in probate, a technical and time-consuming area of law, there has been little change in either legislation or the way services are delivered and consumed. With IT investment for probate practices at the bottom of firms’ priority list, pract...

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