Stage Overviews


The ‘Oosha’ Crown Stage – Led by Prof. Stephen Mayson, will explore the future of legal services and the effect this is having on, leadership, performance, and culture with the profession.

The sessions will address New Law vs Big Law and discuss why this is influencing and changing the industry including evaluating the current changes in regulation that are shaping firms and how they are supporting them for the future. In addition the Crown stage speakers will ask the question Why?: How do leaders inspire action in their teams to take the business into a new era and what traits leaders need to continue growing businesses in the face of economic and global disruption.


The ‘Pitney Bowes’ Chancery Stage – Led by Ian Jeffrey, CEO of Lewis Silkin, will address the continuous evolution of internal operations, performance management techniques, business performance and more. The 2018 agenda will discuss how collaboration is becoming key for client advancement and deliver into the strategic guidance of the CEO in supporting the future of the firms.

The sessions will explore law firm transformation in seismic shifts in customer service delivery and technological advancements, whilst outlining how to achieve operational excellence. In addition, speakers will explore how firms currently dealing with disruption both on the technical front and operational level ensure that crisis management is core to outcomes.


The Tech Hub – Led by Janet Day, will explore various new initiatives, technologies and leadership measures that can advance firms in this competitive market. In addition, the 2018 event, will evaluate how innovation is paramount for firm competitive advantage.

The presentations will look at the impact of technology on leadership whilst discussing the business of law and how delivering growth is needed at all levels to achieve law firm success in a globalized industry. The sessions will debate how firms can take advantage of technological advancements, including disruptive innovations for value creation, whilst ensuring up-skilling in the face of security challenges. In addition, speakers will discuss, implementing best practice network security and having the leadership needed to steer businesses into the next generation.


The ‘StarLeaf’ Innovation Stage (Tech / Management) – Led by Andrew Haslam, Squire Patton Boggs, will explore the current and future processes available for the profession and the future lawyer.

The sessions will investigate machine learning and contract review and the impact this has for firms whilst evaluating new advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) including IOT to streamline processes whilst increasing the agility of firms in a disruptive market.

Expert speakers will explore how fostering a culture of innovation is key to the future success of firms and discuss the lessons that can be learned from additional sectors for their internal benefit and advancements in client service delivery for continued evolution.