New Video: The Impact of Innovation on Legal Services & the Courts

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Mark Beer OBE, the CEO of Dispute Resolution Authority of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts, talks to Thomson Reuters’ Haley O’Brien on how technology is going to impact the way in which legal services are delivered and how courts will function in the future in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Right now, there is tremendous frustration with the justice system, not only in this part of the world, but all over the globe. “Communities don’t feel served by the justice system,” Beer says in the video. “Communities fear the justice system.” And it’s this frustration and fear that is driving this innovation to change the system, he adds.

In the video, Beer discusses how innovation and evolving technology will have an impact on how the Courts of the Future operate and how communities will benefit. In fact, in numerous areas of legal services, such as contract, supply chain, arbitration and dispute resolution, technology is already changing how these areas are being innovated and made better, Beer notes.

You can see the full video of the interview here.