Gareth Tipton, BT Group Director Ethics & Compliance and Legal COO at BT Legal to talk about the future of in-house legal departments at British Legal Tech Forum 2016

London – March 3, 2016 Tikit is delighted to announce that Gareth Tipton, BT Group Director Ethics & Compliance and Legal COO at BT Legal will be speaking at the British Legal Technology Forum 2016. 

Gareth will be examining what in-house legal teams will look like in 2020 and investigating how, in an age of ever increasing technological advancements, soft skills or rather emotional intelligence will affect employee’s ability to influence in the future.  He will talk delegates through automation and how this will change every day routine and job requirements for many legal teams.  He will then look at how in-house legal departments will be virtualised as we edge closer towards an entirely paperless, digital working environment.

BT Legal use Tikit’s practice and case management software in-house.  Gareth said that “Tikit Partner for Windows (P4W) is bringing many new possibilities and driving competitive advantage for both our in-house claims management team and also our ABS law firm, BT Law Ltd. We are correspondingly progressing the use of P4W across our shared services commercial unit and other relevant legal disciplines including our employment, litigation and competition teams.”

He went on to say that “Once all legal teams are using P4W efficiently, this will create a single platform to manage our legal caseload and related case documentation, allowing BT Legal to deliver advanced, proficient legal services to our internal customers and meet our external customer requirements in a holistic manner”

BT Legal is not only the largest in-house legal team using Tikit P4W, it is also one of the largest in-house teams in the country, with over 400 users.

Gareth’s talk will draw on his experience of managing such a large department and look at trends that we can expect to see in the future.

Tikit is the main stage sponsor and will be exhibiting at this year’s British Legal Tech Forum.  It will showcase its full software portfolio, including Carpe Diem time recording, P4W practice and case management, eMarketing email marketing software, TMS template management and Tikit Connect contacts management software.  Visit stand D1 to talk to the Tikit team.

About Tikit

Tikit is one of the largest suppliers of technology solutions and services to legal and accountancy firms, and is part of BT Group. Tikit’s client list totals more than 1,450 firms globally, including 90 of the UK’s top 100 law firms, 250 US law firms and 12 of the top 20 European law firms. Tikit is a complete technology partner offering a broad portfolio that includes software solutions, IT outsourcing, communication, networks and hosting. Tikit develops their own software and have long-standing relationships with other top best-of-breed providers, and they match this expertise with a reputation for excellent customer service.