The head of the largest law firm in the world, Dentons, believes that new technology will not lead to widespread job losses in the legal profession as many have feared and anticipated.

The Times report that Joseph Andrews, heading a firm that is the largest in the world by the  number of lawyers it employs, says he believes more lawyers will be employed as a result of innovation and the wider use of technology such as artificial intelligence.

Joseph Andrew says that firms should not fear the rising role of technology

Andrew, 57, a former chairman of the Democratic Party’s governing body in the United States, was reported by The Times to say that it was crucial that the profession continued to invest in technology and innovation.