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Elevate hires Nir Golan as director of consulting as it confirms IPO pushed back to 2022

Aside from Elevate’s announcement last week that it is partnering with Lex Mundi, public statements have been few and far between from the legal services company despite a number of senior departures and arrivals, not least the hire of Nir Golan as director of consulting last week. Golan replaces Jack Diggle, who has joined Deloitte as part of a three-strong hire from Elevate.


Litera unveils The Changing Lawyer LIVE! Conference and Awards 2020

Litera will be hosting its second The Changing Lawyer LIVE! conference on October 1st and has simultaneously opened nominations for The Changing Lawyer Awards 2020 (note the deadline for submissions is 25 September).



New UK tech alert: Minerva Portal for client onboarding

Minerva Portal is helping law firms, particularly conveyancing firms, to digitally onboard new clients, dispensing with old fashioned manual processes. It has recently signed three as yet undisclosed UK top 100 law firms. Here is what you need to know.


Deloitte fined £15m plus costs for Autonomy audit misconduct

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) today (17 September) handed Deloitte a record £15m fine for misconduct in the audit of software company Autonomy, which was sold to HP for £8.4bn in 2011. The two former Deloitte partners involved in the audit have been sanctioned: Richard Knights has been excluded from membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for five years and fined £500,000, while Nigel Mercer has been fined £250,000 and received a severe reprimand.


“Tired and stressed” employees at root cause of most serious email data breaches

Egress today (16 September) released their 2020 Outbound Email Data Breach Report, in which 93% of IT leaders surveyed said that their organisation had suffered data breaches through outbound email in the last 12 months, with employees being tired or stressed cited as the most common factor in the most serious breaches.


Video interview: Digital testimony management with Prevail Legal

We speak to Rob Feigenbaum, co-founder, president and CEO of Prevail Legal, which is a newly launched digital testimony management platform designed to capture accurate testimony easily in real-time.



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Prosperoware to announce ability to provision Teams with OneNote and Planner

Prosperoware will today (15 September) unveil its ability to provision Teams with OneNote and Planner tabs plus external user provisioning and folders in OneDrive through Prosperoware CAM.


Breaking news: George Socha joins Reveal – watch the video interview here!

George Socha, co-founder of EDRM, has joined global eDiscovery vendor Reveal as senior vice president of brand awareness.


LexisNexis launches Lexis+ and retires the Advance brand

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today (14 September) announces the official commercial launch of Lexis+, which unites advanced research, practical guidance, brief analysis and enhanced tools.



Vannin Capital bankrolls major UK lawsuit alleging YouTube has breached childrens’ privacy

Vannin Capital bankrolls major UK lawsuit alleging YouTube has breached children’s privacy


Webinar: AI Lessons for Legal from Tech Leaders with Lionbridge Technologies

Join us for a live and interactive webinar with John Fennelly, CEO of Lionbridge Technologies, about some of the work it does for technology giants.


HSF staff expected to work in the office 60% of time under new agile policy

Herbert Smith Freehills is updating its agile working policy with an expectation that, going forward, its people will work in the office for an average of 60% of their working time.


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Hogan Lovells and enter innovative automation partnership

Hogan Lovells and automation consulting services business have entered an innovative partnership that will combine legal advice with a deep bench of on tap automation expertise. It is envisaged that the pair may enter joint client pitches together.

The collaboration is being led by Hogan Lovells’ global head of knowledge management, Katja Ullrich-North, and founder and managing director Richard Newton.



Zoom fatigue? Where are you on the gloom or boon scale?

It was interesting to see Macfarlane’s CIO Andrew Powell post on LinkedIn the firm’s 12-month Zoom dashboard stats, with usage in August having fallen off a virtual cliff. Where are you in the gloom or boon scale?


Peppermint appoints Barbara Ozimic as head of marketing

In a significant new hire for Peppermint Technology, Barbara Ozimic joins as the new head of marketing


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