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October 2017

Rage against the Machines

The legal sector is embracing technology like never before. One example of this, the Lawyer Challenge (20th-27th October) saw 112 lawyers pitted against CaseCrunch, an artificial intelligence system. Presented with the same factual scenarios of PPI mis-selling claims they were asked to predict (in yes or no format) whether the Financial Ombudsman would succeed in the claim. The aim was to secure the highest accuracy. The results were surprising with the lawyers’ hitting an accuracy of 62.3% compared to CaseCrunch’s outstanding victory at 86.6%.

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Lessons from The Apprentice: how to nail your upcoming interview

In an interview with BBC’s newsbeat, chief interrogator and Lord Sugar’s right-hand man Claude Littner identifies some key interview considerations. Here are our meditations on his advice…

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Interview with Jonathan Patterson, Managing Director and Head of Development at DWF Ventures

Disrupt to progress. We interviewed Jonathan to see how his work in Research and Development at DWF Ventures is both pioneering and transformative.

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More lawyers are working longer days than ever before – but are they happy?

Last week we published our Longest Day research – by analysing the number of extra-contractual hours worked by legal professionals.

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Consultant profile – David Doherty

Meet David our specialist Legal IT recruiter who works as a Managing Consultant here at Douglas Scott.

David joined the team with a brief to build the company’s Legal IT and services desk on a national scale.

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What's trending in our offices...

What's all the chatter been about at Douglas Scott this month?


Home Sweet Home

Lara has bought her first home in the city centre with her man after a year of long-distance


Welcome to DS!

A big welcome to Francesca Turner who has joined our National Insurance team


New Pets

Our IT Assistant Brandon has 3 new family members -  Luna, Willow and Mitsy



A big congratulations to Managing Consultant Olivia who got engaged over the weekend!


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