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19/02/2020

Iridium merges with DFTech to create 70-strong legal BI company

Law firm business intelligence provider Iridium Technology has merged with Data Fusion Technologies (DFTech) to create a company of around 70 employees with over 250 law firm clients.

19/02/2020

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Skills 2020 – the highlights

Oz Benamram, currently chief knowledge officer at White & Case, brings you the highlights of the Skills 2020 knowledge management session hosted by White & Case during Legaltech20

19/02/2020

Eversheds Sutherland International appoints partner to head client-facing tech + LPM + KM role

Eversheds Sutherland International has appointed Rachel Broquard, a partner in its corporate group, to the newly created role of service excellence partner, which is an evolution of the tech and innovation role formerly held by Andrew McManus. We hear more on the changing role from managing partner Keith Froud.

19/02/2020

EY appoints senior manager for legal operations in Mexico

EY has appointed Daniel Santiago Acevedo Sanchez as senior manager for legal operations services, charged with developing EY Law’s capabilities in legal ops/legal tech for in-house legal teams in Latin America.

18/02/2020

Relativity appoints new chief HR officer

Relativity has appointed Beth Clutterbuck as its new chief human resources officer. Clutterbuck, who has held senior HR roles at companies including Deliveroo, has relocated to her hometown of Chicago to join the Relativity team.

18/02/2020

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Upgrade deadline looms for firms using Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013

Microsoft has confirmed that, as of 13 October 2020, users of Microsoft Office 2010 will no longer be able to connect to its Office 365 service, and there are also implications for Office 2013 users. Stephen Brown from Lights-On Consulting talks us through the impact.

18/02/2020

Deloitte Legal partners with Conception X in move to combine domain expertise with deep tech

In a move that promises to tie up domain expertise with venture science, Deloitte Legal has become the exclusive legal and professional services partner of technology entrepreneurship programme Conception X, a venture builder that trains PhD students to create deep tech startups.

17/02/2020

Freeths appoints Phoenix for iManage Cloud rollout in Lexis Axxia swap out

UK top 50 law firm Freeths has selected Phoenix Business Solutions, now a Morae Global Corporation company, to swap out Lexis Axxia for the iManage Cloud and Work 10.

14/02/2020

Fladgate selects wireless 6 solution from Redway Networks

London based law firm Fladgate has enhanced its digital business with a new high-performance enterprise wireless solution from WiFi experts Redway Networks.

14/02/2020

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Global legal hackathon – the details

We weren’t going to cover this thanks to a certain hackathon malaise but have now received the press release for the 90th time (and we like the sponsors involved and there is a strong A2J angle and the Global Legal Hackathon has been created to coincide with International Women’s Day) so here it is – get involved

14/02/2020

Grant Thornton forensics manager becomes first in EMEA to achieve Nuix Certified Masters

Mark Monaghan, manager in Grant Thornton Forensic and Investigation Services has achieved the Nuix Certified Masters, the first person in EMEA to do so, and only the second globally.

13/02/2020

Clarilis launches in Singapore with local hire

Clarilis launches in Singapore with local hire

11/02/2020

Hyperscale Group launches fixed-fee efficiency optimisation service

Hyperscale Group has launched a fixed-fee legal team efficiency optimisation service, as CEO and founder Derek Southall tells Legal IT Insider: “Efficiency in legal is the holy grail but the problem is that no one is giving a service, they are all obsessed with innovation, and to provide the right service you need the whole range of skill sets.”

10/02/2020

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Something for the Legal IT Weekend: Why you should get paid danger money in legal tech and the limitations of mobile working

So it’s been a challenging week, thanks to a broken ankle and a reliance on crutches but I’m far from alone – it turns out legal IT is a dangerous business! As we ease into the Legal IT weekend here are some of your rather dodgy coping strategies.

07/02/2020

Oh, the management of it all…Reporting on Legalweek 2020

“Management” was the constant refrain emanating from Legalweek 2020 in New York. Apparently, you can learn to manage just about anything in legal with the aid of technology, process design and qualified human resources. Christy Burke brings you some of the highlights and valuable insights from one of the biggest fixtures in the legal tech calendar.

07/02/2020

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