Charting tech development for the legal industry till 2030

This is the eighth in The Straits Times series by Senior Law Correspondent K.C. Vijayan on legal issues, with each edition tied to an area of law. Today's articles are themed on legal technology, its reach and the rise of legal technology firms. Also, with driverless or autonomous vehicles in the works, a Singapore Academy of Law paper considers liabilities involving such vehicles when traffic accidents occur.

Pactly is among the 49 legaltech firms currently in Singapore, compared with just 25 last year. Legaltech employs information and communications technology tools to enable legal service providers to enhance productivity and deliver greater value to c
Pactly is among the 49 legaltech firms currently in Singapore, compared with just 25 last year. Legaltech employs information and communications technology tools to enable legal service providers to enhance productivity and deliver greater value to clients and access to the justice system.PHOTO: PACTLY

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) will be launching a road map of plans to support Singapore's legal industry in innovating and tackling tech challenges up to 2030.

The Technology and Innovation Roadmap (TIR) "identifies technologies that will impact and change legal services, and suggests various ways to support the development and adoption of such technologies", said a MinLaw spokesman.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2020, with the headline 'Charting tech development for the legal industry till 2030'. Print Edition | Subscribe