Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, The Chancellor of the High Court: the annual COMBAR lecture

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The Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Geoffrey Vos, has urged lawyers to think imaginatively about the world in which the commercial legal services of the future will be required.

He was giving the annual lecture for the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR). The subject of his speech was ‘Future Proofing for Commercial Lawyers in an Unpredictable World’.

Touching on the impact of climate change, big data and technological innovation on commercial life, he outlined some of the changes he foresaw to the type of issues likely to be the subject of litigation and reiterated the adaptability of the English common law to those new commercial situations.

Sir Geoffrey’s speech can be read in full below