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The Wired Wig | Law and Technology

By Annabel Pemberton

Demystifying technologies and educating about the future of law. The Wired Wig is a law and technology podcast for current and future lawyers who are interested in the intersection between Law and technology. With host Annabel Pemberton, we explain technologies and highlight technology-based career paths in Law. Each week we'll touch on a new topic such as how technology will change the future of the profession, developments in major sectors such as finance and health, and how the law may react to new advancements in online tracking, surveillance and social media. www.thewiredwig.com/blog
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Oct 04, 202145:46
How Are Autonomous Vehicles Regulated? w/ Alex Glassbrook

How Are Autonomous Vehicles Regulated? w/ Alex Glassbrook

It might sound like the distant future, but the use of AI in transport is already a reality. 

A British barrister at Temple Garden Chambers, Alex Glassbrook works at the intersection of law and technology of the infrastructure that moves us from A to B: transport. His practice includes the law of advanced, automated and electric vehicles, serious personal injury cases, motor insurance law (including counter-fraud work) and high-value vehicle damages claims. In this episode, he explains how he got into technology law, the regulation of driverless cars and the current obstacles around regulation. We also discuss the history of transport regulation and what we can learn from the past. 

Since we recorded this episode, the UK Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 was brought into force on Wednesday 21st April (by the AEV Act 2018 (Commencement No.1) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/396). There is currently no list of automated vehicles which the Act can apply to, but it is speculated that the Secretary of State will publish the list soon, as section 1 of the Act requires. 


Find out more about Alex here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-glassbrook/ 

And find his most recent book, A Practical Guide to the Law of Driverless Cars, here: https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Guide-Law-Driverless-Cars-ebook/dp/B0822ZC8DH/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=alex+glassbrook&qid=1619799469&sr=8-2 


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May 04, 202135:30
How Can Lawyers Use AI? w/ Noah Waisberg | AI For Lawyers | Kira Systems

How Can Lawyers Use AI? w/ Noah Waisberg | AI For Lawyers | Kira Systems

Still not convinced using legal technology is crucial for the modern day lawyer? 

Noah Waisberg is the co-founder and CEO of the legal artificial intelligence (AI) company Kira Systems. Previously, Noah was a corporate lawyer at Weil, Gotshal in New York. He is an expert on contract analysis, legal technology, and artificial intelligence, has spoken at multiple conferences, and has been named the FT's Intelligent Business Market Shaper in 2018 and ILTA's Innovative Thought Leader of the Year.  He is also one of the authors of AI for Lawyers, now a Wall Street Journal best seller.  

In this episode, Noah and I spoke about how he got into legal tech, how AI applies in the legal space, use cases legal teams can be inspired by, utilise and replicate, and why AI's usage is not going anywhere.


CELEBRATE OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY! 🥳
We are hosting our first meet up on Wednesday! Join us at 5pm UK time for speed networking and to meet other in the legal tech, law and tech and legal innovation space: https://www.linkedin.com/events/thewiredwigvirtualmeetup6788783046901411840/ 

WIN A COPY OF AI FOR LAWYERS 📖
To be in for a chance to win a copy of AI for Lawyers you can enter our giveaway on Instagram (@the_wiredwig): https://www.instagram.com/the_wiredwig/ 


BUY AI FOR LAWYERS:

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MORE ON KIRA SYSTEMS: 

https://kirasystems.com/

MORE ON NOAH

https://www.linkedin.com/in/noahwaisberg/ 


Apr 19, 202127:27
Demystifying Technology w/ Lauren Moore | GlobalTechLoop

Demystifying Technology w/ Lauren Moore | GlobalTechLoop

Lauren Moore is the Co-Founder of GlobalTechLoop, a platform designed to educate about technology. While she is now studying the GDL to pursue a career in Law, Lauren studied Chemistry at university.

We talk about Lauren’s route into law, the inspiration behind the platform, the importance of understanding technology in the legal profession, and how Lauren balances being a GDL student and a founder.

GlobalTechLoop is also hosting an event this Wednesday (14/04/2021) on legal tech usage in law firms. You can sign up here

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-insight-into-legal-tech-within-law-firms-tickets-149115232675 

Find out more about GlobalTechLoop here:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/globaltechloop/


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Apr 12, 202125:24
Smart Contracts w/ Luigi Cantisani | Working As A Lawyer at Futura Law Firm And As A Legal Engineer

Smart Contracts w/ Luigi Cantisani | Working As A Lawyer at Futura Law Firm And As A Legal Engineer

Luigi Cantisani, is a Junior Lawyer at Futura Law Firm where he is assisting a number of technology startups. His role also encompasses working alongside teams, assisting with legal engineering as part of Jur. 

Luigi is also taking his Ph.D. in Law at the University of Warwick, researching "Blockchain-based Platforms and the Rise of Peer-To-Peer Transactions: Impacts on International Contracts and Trade". A commonly misunderstood topic, Luigi is closer to the scene of smart contracts and how the new technology could change how contracts are executed, also lecturing on the topic. 

In this episode, we discuss Luigi’s current role, including Luigi’s work as a legal engineer. We then look at what is a smart contract, some common use cases in practice, and where legislation comes in. Finally, Luigi gives his advice for students to work alongside startups or within the technology space.

  • Getting into law and technology
  • Work at Futura Law Firm
  • Smart contracts
  • Use cases of smart contracts 
  • Blockchain and smart contracts 
  • Advice for law and technology curious students 

Luigi: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/luigicantisani/ 

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Apr 03, 202128:01
Regaining Personal Data Control w/ John Arts and Guglielmo Schenardi of Rita Personal Data
Mar 23, 202124:58
Innovating Legal In Unison w/ Eimear McCann | Summize

Innovating Legal In Unison w/ Eimear McCann | Summize

How can the legal industry apply innovation? Eimear McCann is a creative and strategic leader and thinker, bringing together knowledge of the law with a passion for identifying new and innovative ways of working. She is currently the Head of Strategy at Summize. Before this she has worked for a magazine, a law center in Belfast, F-Lex Legal where she was Head of the Northern Unit.

In this episode, we explored how Eimear got into a role in strategy and legal technology, how the legal industry has room to and should embrace creativity, and how businesses can further consider innovation.

Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2021 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

Get behind the scenes and episode insights on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Mar 16, 202124:45
Reengineering Legal w/ Jay Smith | SenseCheck | Stephenson Law

Reengineering Legal w/ Jay Smith | SenseCheck | Stephenson Law

Personable and genuine, Jay Smith is a Legal Engineer working at Stephenson Law. While Jay has always sought to improve how lawyers work with technology, he previously was working as a solicitor, and his change of role has been a gradual process. He now strives to remove as much copy and pasting to the lives of lawyers, and delight clients. 

In this episode, we discuss why he transitioned into legal engineering, his work on a day-to-day basis, and how he codes from scratch but also utilizes off-the-shelf products. We also discuss Jay's own startup, SenseCheck, designed to streamline KYC processes and make AML joyful. Jay explains the motivation behind the tool and the ambitions for the future. 

You can find out more about SenseCheck here: https://www.sensecheck.tech/  

and hear more from Jay here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jermainepaulsmith/?originalSubdomain=uk


Mar 09, 202132:46
Conscious Design and Achieving Justice w/ Karol Valencia | Legal Design and Accessibility

Conscious Design and Achieving Justice w/ Karol Valencia | Legal Design and Accessibility

This week we spoke to polyglot and multi-talented Karol Valencia, Legal Services Designer, and Business Innovation Strategist at Lawcus-LPM and Legal Project Leader at eID. Karol's design work looks at law school education systems: she is the coordinator for Peru of the ILSA Alliance, while also a digital transformation lecturer at Wenex Formación by Adams. Karol also works alongside a number of legal tech startups and is a recent EWOLT winner.

In this episode, we focused on legal design, what it means to Karol and why and how it can be important to improve access to justice. We also explore Karol’s future plans to use voice interfaces in design to improve accessibility. This leans on Karol’s experience as a founding member of the A11YPeru community, the first digital and inclusive accessibility community in Peru. Karol also shares several educational resources for those interested in the legal design space.

Follow Karol: 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karolvalencia/?originalSubdomain=es
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karolvalenciaj/

Resources mentioned:

The Design Of Everyday Things: https://www.amazon.es/Design-Everyday-Things-Revised-Expanded/dp/0465050654/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=don+norman&qid=1611072239&sr=8-1

Emotional Design: https://www.amazon.es/Emotional-Design-Everyday-Things-English-ebook/dp/B06XCCSHDQ/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=don+norman&qid=1611078119&sr=8-3

Start At The End: https://www.amazon.es/Start-At-End-Products-Create/dp/0525534423/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=start+at+the+end&qid=1611078148&sr=8-1

This Is Service Design Doing: https://www.amazon.es/This-Service-Design-Doing-Successful/dp/1491927186/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=35Q8OCOSS4LKS&dchild=1&keywords=service+design+doing&qid=1611078179&sprefix=service+design%2Caps%2C164&sr=8-1

Music playlist (A  collaborative playlist on Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0P3jQiRvh9mEl6WdocDP24?si=rTx6j-rwTJGd93ybfTKjOg

Feb 10, 202134:02
Smooth Integrations and Creative Lawyers w/ Tom Dunlop | Summize

Smooth Integrations and Creative Lawyers w/ Tom Dunlop | Summize

Tom Dunlop is the CEO and Founder of the tool Summize, contract management, and review product. After qualifying as a solicitor in the UK, Tom has led several legal teams including UserZoom, Zuto, and AppSense.

In this episode, we discuss the use cases of Summize and their philosophy of ensuring lawyers have a tool for multi-uses. Tom also discusses the company culture of incremental improvement and how lawyers are inherently creative. Finally, we discuss how legal technology can work alongside and not against lawyers.


Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

Get behind the scenes and episode insights on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Feb 02, 202127:16
AI for the Legal Sector w/ Vishal Sunak | LinkSquares

AI for the Legal Sector w/ Vishal Sunak | LinkSquares

Vishal Sunak is the CEO and Co-founder of Linksquares, an AI-powered platform to enable legal and finance teams to not need to read each contract one by one and gain data insights.

Alongside building the company, Vishal has been recently named an Ernest and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in recognition of his dedication to innovation and growth.

We discussed how LinkSquares is using machine learning to provide data insights into legal teams' work, including the benefits it brings. We also explored how this development can work alongside and not against lawyers.

Find out more about LinkSquares here: https://linksquares.com/ 


Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

Get behind the scenes and episode insights on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Jan 19, 202124:22
Igniting Interest in Law and Technology w/ Lorraine Chimbga

Igniting Interest in Law and Technology w/ Lorraine Chimbga

Lorraine Chimbga is an LLB graduate from UCL and an incoming trainee on Clifford Chance’s IGNITE Training Contract. Before starting her TC, Lorraine worked as a Compliance Analyst at financial compliance startup, FundApps.

Lorraine holds a number of positions including being a Contract Intelligence Executive at ThoughtRiver and on the Advisory Board at the Society for Computers and Law. She also excellently shares her experience in studying and applying to Law firms on Instagram and Youtube.

We discussed what drew her to Law and technology, the advice she has for students wanting to get into Law and Technology and her work in previous roles.

Lorraine's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpQlgXQecSrXthQ8IVWmfiw 


Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

Get behind the scenes and episode insights on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Jan 12, 202127:07
Legatics and Reforming Education w/ Daniel Grant Smith

Legatics and Reforming Education w/ Daniel Grant Smith

Dan Grant Smith is Head of Engagement at Legatics, a transaction management program. Prior to joining the Legatics team, Dan was working as an associate at Hogan Lovells for 5 years in the Private Equity/M&A team. Today he works with law firms and their clients to improve transaction management, overcome adoption barriers, and engage with the wider industry to raise awareness and affect change. Dan has also contributed to publications such as the Legal Technologist where he shared his research on the implementation and practical adoption of legal tech tools at law firms.

In this episode, we discuss Dan's transition from city firm to startup, what Legatics is and the problems it seeks to solve. We also discuss how education around Law and Technology could be changed in the future. 

Find out more about: 

Legatics: https://www.legatics.com/ 

Dan's Legal Technologist article: https://www.legaltechnologist.co.uk/TheLegalTechnologistMay20.pdf (page 18)


Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

Get behind the scenes and episode insights on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Jan 04, 202130:18
Christmas Cracker: Applications and Internships in Law and Technology
Dec 21, 202027:37
Human Friendly Design: Contract.One w/ Anton Vashkevich | Collaboration | Contract and Process Management

Human Friendly Design: Contract.One w/ Anton Vashkevich | Collaboration | Contract and Process Management

Anton Vashkevich is the Founder and CEO of Contract.One, a contract and process management platform which is humanising contracts through simplicity in design and ease in collaboration. Anton brings his experience in Corporate M&A and legal technology consultancy, to increase efficiency in legal teams and deliver enjoyment in working with enterprise tools.

In this episode we discuss what are the capabilities of ContractOne, the mission behind the tool, practical use cases and how it is streamlining how legal teams cooperate. As Contract.One looks to solve issues in collaboration in contracting, we also discuss how the tool differs from alternatives like Slack. Finally, Anton shares some predictions for legal tech's future and actions Law students who are looking to shake the industry can take.

LINKS: Find out more about Contract.One here: https://www.contract.one/remote-work

TIMESTAMPS:  
1:00: Legal Tech journey
2:15: Corporate vs. Legal Tech
4:35: Contract.One, collaboration and use cases
11:40: Legal Tech adoption
17:10: Contract.One future
18:00: Next 3-5 years
20:30: Improving design
22:30: Advice for students


Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

Get behind the scenes and episode insights on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Dec 14, 202025:49
Microsoft: Technology Careers Beyond Law (2/2) w/ Bianca Caravtov | HoloLens | Mixed Reality

Microsoft: Technology Careers Beyond Law (2/2) w/ Bianca Caravtov | HoloLens | Mixed Reality

Bianca Caravtov is a Warwick Law graduate, with a story inspiring for those currently unsure if the Law is for them. Despite being the President of the Commercial Law Society at university and a Campus Brand Ambassador for a city firm, Bianca is now enjoying her non-legal role in managing clients at Microsoft.

In this second part of two, we discuss her role at Microsoft, what is mixed reality and the hololens, how her law degree helps in her role and her experience working for a technology company. 


Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

Get behind the scenes and episode insights on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Dec 07, 202030:57
Microsoft: Technology Careers Beyond Law (1/2) w/ Bianca Caravtov | Microsoft

Microsoft: Technology Careers Beyond Law (1/2) w/ Bianca Caravtov | Microsoft

Bianca Caravtov is a Warwick Law graduate, with a story inspiring for those currently unsure if the Law is for them. Despite being the President of the Commercial Law Society at uni and a Campus Brand Ambassador for a city firm, Bianca is now enjoying her non-legal role in managing clients. 

In this first part of two, we discuss her journey to deciding maybe Law was not for her, her year abroad and the experience she did before making her decision. 

Timestamps: 

1:25: Journey to LLB
2:55: Commercial lawyer dream
3:50: Society positions and legal aspirations
6:35: Year abroad in Hong Kong
8:30: Academic year abroad details
12:45: TomTom Internship
16:50: If not Law... then what?


Thank you for supporting the podcast! If you like what you just heard then please rate, review, follow or share the show.

Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

Get behind the scenes and episode insights on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Dec 04, 202018:41
Transforming Legal Processes and Education w/ Eliot Benzecrit & Giles Thompson from Avvoka

Transforming Legal Processes and Education w/ Eliot Benzecrit & Giles Thompson from Avvoka

Eliot Benzecrit & Giles Thompson are both ex-city firm lawyers who now reside at legal technology tool Avvoka. Avvoka automatises and assists teams in legal processes and contract automation, with a flavour of legal technology education and awareness. You might have even enrolled at one of their automation classes at Avvoka Academy!

In this episode we discussed what problems the tool is looking to solve,  explored the changes in the market and how remote work has increased the need for process automation, and provide some insights on the future of technology in Law.

For students, there is also an opportunity for you to engage and work with Avvoka towards the end of the episode! To apply to be an Avvoka Campus Ambassador you can apply here now/via Avvoka's instagram page. 

Learn more about Avvoka here: https://avvoka.com/ 


Thank you for supporting the podcast! If you like what you just heard then please rate, review, follow or share the show.

Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

You can follow the podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date about Law and technology news.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Nov 24, 202032:45
Behavioural Science in Legal Technology Adoption w/ Heidi Smith | Jurilogical

Behavioural Science in Legal Technology Adoption w/ Heidi Smith | Jurilogical

In an ideal world using a new technology would be as simple as training and trusting your team will adapt. But it usually isn’t that straightforward.

In this episode I spoke with Heidi Smith, Creator of Jurilogical.com and User Adoption Expert. In one of her roles, Heidi is driving change through the technology and innovation team in a magic circle law firm, applying the science of behavioural change. She has also created the platform Jurilogical, which addresses the learning and skills gap in the current curriculum for barristers.

We discuss why she takes the approach she does, what this approach is and why she decided to enter the legal technology space. We also address other aspects to help improve product adoption, making it a helpful episode for both legal teams and legal technology founders.

Find our more about Jurilogical here: https://jurilogical.com/


Thank you for supporting the podcast! If you like what you just heard then please rate, review, follow or share the show.

Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

You can follow the podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date about Law and technology news.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Nov 16, 202030:47
Law & Computer Science: Collective Action Through Code w/ Amy Conroy | Open Tenancy | Machine Learning | LLB to MSc

Law & Computer Science: Collective Action Through Code w/ Amy Conroy | Open Tenancy | Machine Learning | LLB to MSc

Think coding is just for those who studied Maths or a Science at undergrad level? Think again.

Amy Conroy is a legal technologist with a passion for helping make the Law more accessible through technology. Intrigued by buzzwords such as machine learning and artificial intelligence during her LLB, Amy completed an MSc in Computer Science to understand these topics and how to code.

She now works on a number of projects including being part of the team at Avvoka, developing case judgement search through her thesis and improving the searchability of tenancy rights as Co-Founder at Open Tenancy.

In this episode, Amy shares her journey, insights and a way you can gain practical experience in a legal technology project.

Read and sign up to updates about Open Tenancy: https://www.opentenancy.co.uk/register
Contribute to the tool: https://github.com/open-tenancy/opentenancy_law 


Thank you for supporting the podcast! If you like what you just heard then please rate, review, follow or share the show.

Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

You can follow the podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date about Law and technology news.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Nov 06, 202028:11
Data in Law: Predicting Case Judgements w/ Jozef Maruščák | CourtQuant | Startups | Legal tech products

Data in Law: Predicting Case Judgements w/ Jozef Maruščák | CourtQuant | Startups | Legal tech products

Law is typically a human driven profession, but can court decisions be predicted? 

While studying Law at the University of Cambridge, Jozef helped found CourtQuant, an AI platform which predicted legal case outcomes and found the optimal lawyer to argue the case. Since graduating, Jozef is now the current Head Of Business Development at Sudolabs.io, delivering technology solutions and products for startups.  

In this episode we discuss how Jozef got into the Law and technology space, the utility of data in predicting case outcomes, his current role and where he sees the legal technology industry heading. Jozef also shares some advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and how to get started. 

READ MORE ON: 

CourtQuant: https://www.courtquant.com/
Sudolabs.io: https://sudolabs.io/ 


Thank you for supporting the podcast! If you like what you just heard then please rate, review, follow or share the show.

How to support the podcast: Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

Getting in touch: You can follow the podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date about Law and technology news.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Oct 26, 202020:01
The Law of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency w/ Erika Federis | Wirex

The Law of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency w/ Erika Federis | Wirex

Intrigued by blockchain and cryptocurrencies but confused how they work or are regulated? 

Erika Federis is part of legal counsel at digital payments platform Wirex. While training as a lawyer she was introduced to the area of blockchain and cryptocurrencies during her training contract. Since discovering her passion for the space, Erika has written articles on the topic on Cointelegraph, Medium, Fintech Direct and Blockchain news and continues to follow the development of cryptocurrency regulations across the globe.

In this episode we discuss how cryptocurrency is regulated, why Wirex is different, her role as in house corporate counsel and some blockchain use cases. 

Read more about: 

Wirex: https://wirexapp.com/

Erika on Cointelegraph: https://cointelegraph.com/authors/erika-federis 


Thank you for supporting the podcast and if you like what you just heard then please rate, review, follow or share the show!

How to support the podcast: Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

Getting in touch: You can follow the podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date about Law and technology news.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.


Oct 16, 202024:00
From Law School to Legal at eBay with Elizabete Ludborza

From Law School to Legal at eBay with Elizabete Ludborza

After graduating from Warwick Law School, where she also studied abroad at Monash University, Elizabete Ludborza now works in Legal at eBay Luxembourg. 

In this episode, we discuss Elizabete’s responsibilities at eBay, life at the company’s office in Luxembourg and how her past experience of running a blog has helped her in applications and in developing technical skills. Elizabete also shares some useful resources and online courses for legal tech enthusiasts. 

For clarity, this episode was recorded in July 2020 and Elizabete is now a Junior Legal Officer rather than a Legal Trainee. You can reach out to Elizabete on LinkedIn or on Instagram @elizabetel .

Thank you for supporting the podcast and if you like what you just heard then please rate, review, follow or share the show!

How to support the podcast: Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/

Getting in touch: You can follow the podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date about Law and technology news.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.



Oct 05, 202021:30
Shaping our legal futures w/ Erika Ly | The Legal Forecast | Responsible AI

Shaping our legal futures w/ Erika Ly | The Legal Forecast | Responsible AI

Erika Ly operates at the nexus of law, technology and society. Her work focuses on the design and regulation of artificial intelligence and she is passionate about interdisciplinary innovation. Her current positions include being Secretary of the Australian Society for Computers and the Law and a Director at The Legal Forecast. Prior to this, Erika started her career as a 'Technolegal' at Gilbert + Tobin, a leading Australian commercial law firm and worked at one of Australia's first legal technology startups, LawPath. She is also proud alumna of the global LawWithoutWalls community.

In this episode we discuss what the future may hold, the theme of responsible AI and  'ethical AI' and some of Erika's latest work. We address The Legal Forecast, which is an Australian not-for-profit community of law students and lawyers passionate about legal innovation. Erika also explains her recent participation at the inaugural Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Summer Institute, where the team's focus was indigenous people's interaction with the digital world. Throughout the episode we also draw on some of Erika's past experiences such as acting as an advisor and consultant to the Law Society and the Supreme Court of NSW.  

The Legal Forecast is currently recruiting for the UK team! Please reach out to Erika via twitter (@_ErikaLy) or at director@thelegalforecast.com if you are interested. 

Mentioned links: 

Enter Dadirri, the project for Berkman Klein Center Summer Institute - https://www.enterdadirri.com

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society - https://cyber.harvard.edu

LawWithoutWalls - http://lawwithoutwalls.org

The Legal Forecast - https://www.thelegalforecast.com


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Getting in touch: You can follow the podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date about Law and technology news.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Sep 25, 202031:60
Wire Less: Internet Blackouts w/ Natalia Krapiva | Access Now | Belarus | Human Rights Law

Wire Less: Internet Blackouts w/ Natalia Krapiva | Access Now | Belarus | Human Rights Law

If you are reading this then you must have had internet access in the past few minutes. But what if this connection was a fleeting glance? 

This episode is with Natalia Krapiva, Human Rights lawyer and Technology Legal Counsel from Access Now. Access Now has the mission of improving society's digital rights through awareness, advocacy and campaigning. While internet shutdowns are an increasingly common phenomenon, the reduction of the internet to 20% of normal capacity in early August in Belarus is propelling more discussion around the topic. 

In this episode we discussed what is an internet shutdown, what risks it poses to society and how the shutdown was facilitated in Belarus. After, we look closer at the work Natalia has recently been involved in: litigating in the ECOWAS Togo court, successfully proving that an internet blackout infringes the right to freedom of expression. But the work isn't just for lawyers and Natalia provides ways for society to raise awareness of the issue. 

You can read more about Access Now here: https://www.accessnow.org/ 

You can read more about the ECOWAS Togo court decision here: https://www.accessnow.org/ecowas-togo-court-decision/  


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Getting in touch: You can follow the podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date about Law and technology news.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback.

Sep 17, 202029:08
The Umbrella of Legal Design w/ Hannele Korhonen | Social Impact | Villa Verto | Something Simple First

The Umbrella of Legal Design w/ Hannele Korhonen | Social Impact | Villa Verto | Something Simple First

Hannele Korhonen is a Finnish legal designer who runs her own legal consultancy, Villa Verto. With over 20 years of Contract Law experience, Hannele has the aim of changing the world for the better, improving how lawyers work with contracts and how society interacts with the Law. This is through using Legal Design, a skill she teaches lawyers at her design school to utilise in their practice. Hannele also shares insights into using Legal Design to reimagine the practice as a lawyer on her blog Something Simple First. 

In this episode we focus on what Legal Design is and the work Hannele is doing through Villa Verto's Social Impact Hub. We discuss how Hannele is working on a Legal Design project for Plan International, looking to improve the options available to and the Law supporting immigrant women and girls. 

Hannele's work: You can read Hannele's blog Something Simple First and see her legal design work on Villa Verto's website.

How to support the podcast: Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/ Thank you for supporting the podcast and if you like what you just heard then please rate, follow and share the show!

Getting in touch: You can follow the podcast on Instagram and on LinkedIn to stay up to date about Law and technology news.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback

Sep 01, 202022:07
Surveillance, Society and the Law w/ Mahdi Assan | TikTok | Schrems II | The Cyber Solicitor

Surveillance, Society and the Law w/ Mahdi Assan | TikTok | Schrems II | The Cyber Solicitor

Mahdi Assan is the Founder of the blog The Cyber Solicitor, which explores the intersection between Law, technology and society. We discuss surveillance in the UK, including the methods of surveillance, how it is regulated, how transfers between the EU and UK will be regulated post Brexit and finally whether TikTok is also carrying out surveillance. 

THE CYBER SOLICITOR: You can read the latest topics including Schrems II, data adequacy decisions and Privacy Engineering on the Cyber Solicitor here: https://thecybersolicitor.com/ 

How to support the podcast: Because of your love, the podcast is number 10 in the Legal Tech Podcasts to Listen to in 2020 by Feedspot! See it here: https://blog.feedspot.com/legal_tech_podcasts/ Thank you for supporting the podcast and if you like what you just heard then please rate, follow and share the show!

Getting in touch: You can follow the podcast on Instagram and on LinkedIn to stay up to date about Law and technology news.  You can also contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com for suggestions and feedback



Aug 21, 202032:16
Transforming Law Firms: Legal Engineering and BamLegal w/ Catherine Bamford
Jul 27, 202034:47
Goodbye Privacy Shield: Schrems II in the CJEU w/ Tobias Bräutigam

Goodbye Privacy Shield: Schrems II in the CJEU w/ Tobias Bräutigam

Practicing at firm Bird & Bird, Tobias Bräutigam is Senior Counsel and Head of the Privacy and Data Protection group in Helsinki. In the past Tobias 
has also worked as Senior Legal Counsel at  Microsoft and Nokia.

In this episode Tobias and I analyse the decision Schrems II and discuss the business and societal impacts. Tobias also explains what drew him to  Law and Technology and where Data Protection Law may move in the future.

SCHREMS II: 

On Thursday 16th July 2020, the European Court of Justice heard the case of Schrems II, which concerned the legality of international data transfers. Overall, the judgement ruled that the US-EU Privacy Shield is not a valid way to transfer data between the EU and US, and more suitable means would need to be used. For an overview of what discussion points there were prior to the hearing, you can read Tobias' analysis here on LinkedIn. You can also find the full judgement here and the European Data Protection Board's recommendation here. 

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Jul 21, 202034:27
Legal Design, Future Lawyers and The Law Boutique w/ Electra Japonas
Jul 13, 202026:27
Finding your legal voice w/ Blessing Mukosha
Jun 26, 202027:30
How Legal Tech will transform the legal market w/ Marián Porvaźnik - Vacuumlabs, Sparring and Trama

How Legal Tech will transform the legal market w/ Marián Porvaźnik - Vacuumlabs, Sparring and Trama

Since becoming qualified, Marián Porvažnik has taken an entrepreneurial route within Law. Now, the founder of Sparring, Co-founder of Trama and Chief Legal Officer at Vacuumlabs, Marián has a focus on disrupting the legal industry including changing how LegalTech businesses are funded in the future. In this episode we discuss:

  • his route to the industry, 
  • how the technology growth in Law will change the market and 
  • what the future of a firm may look like.

This episode is beneficial for both business leaders and Law students alike, presenting how firms will need to transform and how trainees could fit into their future existence.

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Getting in touch with us:  You can follow the podcast on Instagram and on LinkedIn to stay up to date about Law and technology news. Suggestions or feedback? You can contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com


Jun 19, 202023:59
To regulate or not to regulate? Facial recognition in society w/ Annabel Pemberton

To regulate or not to regulate? Facial recognition in society w/ Annabel Pemberton

Following the news of IBM condoning facial recognition in surveillance and policing and Amazon now following suit later in the week, Annabel Pemberton, the host of the show, explores how facial recognition is regulated. The episode discusses, what tech companies are doing now about facial recognition, why there is reason to be hesitant about it's use in policing and why we shouldn't out right ban the technology. 

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Getting in touch with us:  You can follow the podcast on Instagram and on Linkedin to stay up to date about legal tech and Law and technology news. If you have suggestions for the podcast you can contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com

Jun 12, 202021:12
Cyber Security Law with Nicole Pitches

Cyber Security Law with Nicole Pitches

Cyber security and how it interacts with Law is becoming more important as we use more data and devices. Also a graduate from Warwick in Law, I speak to Nicole Pitches who undertook her postgraduate in cyber security at the university of Edinburgh. We discuss some of the common cyber security risks, the Law relating to the field and some resources around cyber security Law and Law and technology.  

Nicole is also the host of 'The Reasonable Woman' which you can listen to here: https://open.spotify.com/show/0j7S1DIqiaMgC7ZWj1oqJf?si=c5HM1WweRHyPBxL0iLUJDA 

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Getting in touch with us:  You can follow the podcast on Instagram and on Linkedin to stay up to date about legal tech and Law and technology news. If you have suggestions for the podcast you can contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com

Jun 05, 202032:31
Data at the heart of a deal - StructureFlow with Tim Follett

Data at the heart of a deal - StructureFlow with Tim Follett

Tim Follett is the CEO and Founder of StructureFlow, a legal tech tool that allows for collaboration and organisation around legal deals. Using diagrams to provide 'a window into the deal', Tim and I discuss the aim behind the tool, how it achieves this aim and StructureFlow's use cases in the industry.  You can find out more about the tool here: https://www.structureflow.co/ . Listen now to get a glimpse of how lawyers can use technology to improve their collaboration, efficiency and precision as a team.

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Getting in touch with us:  You can follow the podcast on Instagram and on Linkedin to stay up to date about legal tech and Law and technology news. If you have suggestions for the podcast you can contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com 


May 29, 202020:07
Law and Tech at Tesla with Ilona Salo

Law and Tech at Tesla with Ilona Salo

Ilona Salo is a Data Privacy Intern at Tesla working at the European HQ in Amsterdam. She undertook her Law LLB at the University of Warwick and then completed a masters in International Business Law at the University of Helsinki. After gaining experience at several other businesses, Ilona and I discuss how she got into Law and technology, what her job involves at Tesla and how Data Protection under the GDPR is handled in a multinational company. Towards the end of the podcast, Ilona gives some excellent resources for those wanting to learn more about how Law and technology interact.

Be sure to follow the The Wired Wig if you want to hear the next episodes and follow the podcast on Instagram @thewiredwig to stay up to date about Legal Tech news. Do you have suggestions for the podcast? You can contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com with your topic ideas!


May 22, 202030:16
Online Disputes with Claudia Nyon

Online Disputes with Claudia Nyon

Claudia Nyon is a University of Warwick graduate, studying the UK Bar course (the BPTC) as a member of the Middle Temple in London. Having taken part in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in an online format this year, we discuss online hearings. This episode gives an insight into a potential future of the legal profession, exploring how online hearings can take place and how they differ to in person hearings. For aspiring mooters or lawyers, there are also some takeaways. 

Be sure to follow the The Wired Wig if you want to hear the next episodes and follow the podcast on Instagram @thewiredwig to stay up to date about Legal Tech news. Do you have suggestions for the podcast? You can contact Annabel Pemberton at thewiredwig@gmail.com with your topic ideas.

May 15, 202020:42
The Law of Location Data with Stéphane Hamel

The Law of Location Data with Stéphane Hamel

From contact tracing to geolocation use in advertising, the uses of location data are powerful and multiple. However, this does not mean it comes without legal consequences. In this episode I talk to Stéphane Hamel, CEO and founder of Immeria Consulting, to discuss the use of location data in digital analytics and society. We talk about how location data can be collected, the technology behind it and the legal implications of using the data.

Be sure to follow the The Wired Wig if you want to hear the next episodes and follow the podcast on Instagram @thewiredwig to stay up to date about Legal Tech news. Do you have suggestions for the podcast? You can contact Annabel at thewiredwig@gmail.com with your topic ideas.

May 08, 202033:25
Welcome to The Wired Wig

Welcome to The Wired Wig

Welcome to The Wired Wig! Today I will be introducing the podcast, myself and some of the topics I will cover in the future.

The Wired Wig is a podcast for lawyers and law students who are interested in technology topics in law but may feel intimidated by the technicalities. With host Annabel Pemberton, we will explore different topics such as how technology will change the future of the profession, developments in major sectors such as finance and health and how the law may react to new advancements in online tracking, surveillance and social media. 

May 01, 202005:52