Almost half of survey respondents, at 42%, believed that maintaining cyber security was a challenge.
Despite this, the overwhelming majority at 81% had a very or fairly positive view of technology, with solicitors recognising the importance of using technology to improve processes and increase efficiency.
In addition, 78% agreed that technology is creating ideas for innovation and new business models for law firms and 73% said technology supports the way clients commission work. Around a third (34%) agreed that use of artificial intelligence systems was reducing costs within the sector.
The survey, carried out by Ipsos Mori, showed that 92% of solicitors used the internet on a daily basis for business, with 59% also using their smartphones to access the internet for business purposes.
Around a third of respondents (32%) said that keeping up with developments could be difficult and significant numbers believed they would benefit from training in areas including data protection (35%) and cyber security (34%).
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