Skip to main content

Survive and Thrive Programme | 15 November 2018 | How to future-proof your skills in the digital age

Thursday 15th of November 2018 17:30

Online registration has ended for this event


Middle Temple Hall

Event Details

17:30 – Reception
18:00 – Presentations start
19:00 – Reception and networking with the speakers


Parliament Chamber

Dress Code:

Lounge Suit (No Gowns for Members)

Event Details: 

Nobody could have accurately predicted the speed at which technology is disrupting entire industries and forcing even the most traditional companies to digitally transform. The legal industry hasn’t yet shown signs of being disrupted by technology and, it could be argued, is resistant to technological change. Why is this?

Many of us already utilise the services and products of companies that have been borne out of technological disruption and could go so far as saying that we cannot imagine life without them. Uber, Airbnb and Amazon are just three examples of companies that have changed the way we travel, sleep and shop. So, if we’re comfortable with technological change on a personal level, are we simply afraid of the risk that technological disruption poses if adopted on a business level?

We need to realise that technological disruption can and will positively change how barristers and lawyers plan, work, win business and even adjust their work-life balance. During this panel event, we will look at:

  • The latest disruptive technological tools and platforms aimed at the legal community that are focused on improving organisation, time management, networking and wellbeing.
  • The technological disruption that has already started to impact the legal community and is now enabling the general public to assume the role of the lawyer.
  • The technology-enabled demands that will be placed on barristers by their clients in the future and how we can start to plan for these now.


Dana Denis-Smith - Obelisk Support

Ian Jeffery - Lewis Silkin

Felicity Gerry QC

Live Stream:

If you cannot make it to the event in person, you can live stream the event here


Guests are welcome for the price of £15

Qualifying Session Details:

This event is not a Qualifying Session

Please Note:

Times and details are subject to change.  Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.

There are certain rules and customs that members and guests are expected to observe when attending events at the Inn.  Click here for more details on dining rules and customs.

Dietary Requirements:

A selection of canapes will be served after the presentations.  If you (or your guests) have any dietary requirements and are unsure about anything please speak to the events staff on duty.

Data Protection & Photography at this Event:

Please be aware that photography, audio and video recording may take place at our events. These may be used for promotional purposes by the Inn, including in printed publications, on our website, and on our social media accounts. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken or to have images of you used, please alert the Membership Team at the start of the event. We are unable to guarantee that you will not be included in the background of photographs that are being taken. Contact: 020 7427 6385,

All personal data that the Inn stores and processes is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Inn’s Data Protection Policy. You can ask the Inn to stop using your images at any time, or request to see the personal data that the Inn holds on you. For more information please visit the Data Protection page.

Booking Tickets:

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking 'Add to Cart'.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office in person or by telephoning 020 7427 4800.

If you are not a member of the Inn you can purchase tickets from the Treasury Office in person or by telephoning 020 7427 4800.


To cancel a ticket please contact the Treasury Office on 020 7427 4800. 

Non-members – A full refund will only be processed where a ticket is cancelled 2 clear working days or more before the event

Who can Attend

Qualifying Session Details

Data Protection & Photography

Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.