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Clifford Chance goes app barmy; Clyde & Co offers training contract seat in Data Lab; Law Society forecasts employment will fall by 13,000 by 2027 (in part thanks to tech); Eversheds launches Konexo Hub CLM; BLM adopts Blueprint; Allen & Overy launches new legal services centre in Joburg

13/12/2019

MJ Hudson to grow outsourcing and data analytics division after £100m float on AIM

MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy founded by former SJ Berwin private equity partner Matthew Hudson, has floated on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”), under the ticker symbol MJH. It plans to use the £31.4m raised for growth, particularly its business outsourcing, advisory and data analytics divisions.

13/12/2019

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Law Society LawTech Survey – get involved

The Law Society launches survey, in partnership with the University of Oxford, to explore how lawyers skill sets need to adapt.

13/12/2019

Deloitte Legal Ventures: What the ‘not an incubator’ startup programme really entails

We ask Deloitte Legal Ventures head Laura Bygrave to explain how the programme will work in practice and how it differs from the incubators and accelerators out there

10/12/2019

RAVN co-founder Peter Wallqvist goes it alone as automation and ML strategy consultant

Peter Wallqvist has departed iManage RAVN to set up on his own as a strategy consultant for automation and machine learning, advising businesses on how to effect meaningful transformation, starting with understanding what their business processes are before they decide how to apply technology.

10/12/2019

ABA TECHSHOW startup alley winners are in…

The winners of the 15 slots in the fourth annual Startup Alley at the 2020 ABA TECHSHOW have been announced and they are

09/12/2019

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Law Society's lawtech analysis shows shift in funding from US West Coast to Europe and Asia

There are far too many lawtech reports and surveys sloshing around at the moment but one that you should have a look at if you haven’t already is the Law Society of England and Wales’ comparative analysis of the state of play in the UK compared with other key jurisdictions.

09/12/2019

Jobs, Events and Newswire update

We are making changes to the way our jobs, events, and newswire are posted on the new site. It will continue to be free and automated – no change there – but in the short term while we get it sorted please email your updates to us and we’ll do our best to get them up pronto.

09/12/2019

Enterprise City seeks "UK's next best start-ups" for new tech scheme

Exchange, a Manchester-based new digital and technology programme, has opened applications for its first cohort, as it looks to foster the UK’s next best start-ups.

09/12/2019

Throwback Monday: Speech recognition and redaction

This week we’ll be having some fun and getting into the ‘wow it’s nearly a new decade’ vibe by looking at a few posts we wrote precisely this time 10 years ago, as well as some of the big stories of last Orange Rag newsletter of the past decade. How much will have changed and moved on?

09/12/2019

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Hogan Lovells appoints Stephen Allen as head of innovation & digital

Hogan Lovells has officially appointed London-based global operations head Stephen Allen as head of innovation & digital following his progress in building out and formalising the infrastructure of the firm’s alternative delivery solutions (ADS) capability.

06/12/2019

Deadline for ABA Techshow startup alley votes is today!

The deadline to vote for which legal technology startup is your top choice for one of the 15 slots in the fourth annual Startup Alley at the 2020 ABA TECHSHOW is today!

06/12/2019

Bellefield and ALA Release Results of 1st Annual Law Firm Leader Survey on Outside Counsel Guidelines

Outside Counsel Guidelines are here to stay, but most firms…

06/12/2019

Updated – The IT view: Phillips and BCC merge to create "powerful regional firm"

The combined firm aims to leverage technology to target London work at regional prices

05/12/2019

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Deal management platform thedocyard to float on the ASX

Sydney-headquartered transaction management platform thedocyard has announced its IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange and plans to raise $4m to $5m through the float.

04/12/2019

Nik Reed joins Axiom spin-off Knowable as SVP of product and development

Ravel Law founder Nik Reed has joined Axiom spin-off Knowable as SVP of product and development. In his new role, Reed reports directly to CEO Mark Harris, working with Knowable’s engineering team to help the enterprise contract analytics and intelligence provider accelerate its expansion and growth into new markets.

03/12/2019

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