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UK top 100 law firm Foot Anstey launches ‘Ingenuity’ to turn client problem solving on its head

UK top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has formally launched a new platform for real estate clients, which will help them to manage and analyse their property portfolio in real time. It is the first product launched under the brand Ingenuity, which has seen Foot Anstey rethink its approach to client problem solving and adopt […]

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O’Carroll leaves Google for Ironclad and hands over the CLOC reigns

Mary O’Carroll is leaving Google for contract lifecycle management vendor Ironclad and handing over the reigns as president of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium to Mike Haven, who has been a board member since March 2019. Head of legal operations at Google since 2008, O’Carroll is joining Ironclad as chief community officer. She says on […]

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Reynen Court launches full-service offering – Womble Bond Dickinson first to sign up

Reynen Court today (22 April) announces the launch of a new full-service offering, with Womble Bond Dickinson, a firm of 1,100 lawyers in 26 offices across the U.S. and the U.K., the first firm to sign up for the new model to speed up their sourcing, testing and acquiring of new cloud-based technologies. The Reynen Court platform helps […]

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UK listed law firm Rosenblatt selects entire Peppermint Technology suite

UK Top 200 listed law firm Rosenblatt has selected Peppermint Technology’s CX365 solution to underpin its growth strategy, we can reveal. The AIM listed law firm will implement Peppermint’s entire modular product suite – including case & matter management, client engagement (CRM), document management and practice management. According to Legal IT Insider’s UK top 200, Rosenblatt is an OpenText eDOCS […]

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US: New Map Engine turns law firm state data into interactive map

Legal tech product design and development agency Theory and Principle has collaborated with consultancy Sente Advisers to launch a tool that can easily turn a spreadsheet of jurisdictional data into an interactive map. We’re told that Map Engine is the result of requests from law firms to find a simple and inexpensive way to leverage […]

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Comment: Ideas from Microsoft Ignite 2021

By Peter Buck “Microsoft seeks to power the global workforce through Teams, push the Cloud everywhere, and distribute application building deep into all companies.” Ignite 2021 was a fifteen-billion-dollar bag of innovation that eclipsed hundreds of competitive products. Let me explain. Starting first with financials, then explore the rise of application builders, review my bag […]

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North America: LexFusion Adds CoParse, Kira and Hotshot to collective

We speak to co-founder Joe Borstein about the model behind LexFusion and why users will benefit from its ‘collective’ approach New legal tech collective LexFusion announces today (19 April) that CoParse, Kira, and Hotshot have joined as member companies, bringing the number of members to 10. The new arrivals follow LexFusion’s recent announcement that Casey Flaherty has joined from Baker McKenzie […]

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UK: Slaughter and May to implement visualisation tool StructureFlow across the firm

Slaughter and May today (19 April) announces that it will implement visualisation tool StructureFlow across the firm. StructureFlow, which was founded in the UK, helps users to produce digital diagrams and plans to help visualise complex legal structures and transactions. StructureFlow completed and won the Magic Circle firm’s first Collaborate legal tech incubator programme in […]

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Comment: The Managed Services Boom – Past, Present and Future

By Jeff Catanzaro, Executive Vice President at Integreon In 2020, delivery of managed services for corporate legal experienced a tremendous boom. Even the most traditional corporate legal departments confronted their own limitations as everyone began full-time work from home.  In many cases, companies also faced staff reductions and had to address other real business impacts […]

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Darktrace confirms intention to float on London Stock Exchange

UK cybersecurity company Darktrace has today (19 April) confirmed it’s intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, with admission currently expected to occur in early May. Darktrace works or has worked with law firms including Sackers, K&L Gates, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, Appleby and Brodies. Its Darktrace Immune System was one of the earliest examples of […]

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Video: The Insider with Caroline Hill – Guest Chris Grant

Chris Grant has seen all sides of law firm innovation, having worked at Barclays, helping to oversee law firm panel pitches, and at Barclays Ventures Eagle Labs, where he was lawtech director. Here he talks to Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill about the progress (or lack of) – when it comes to law firm […]

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Oracle formally launches global legal PMS

Today (15 April) Oracle formally launches its global legal practice management system alongside new implementation partner Frontera Consulting, which has spent the last eight months configuring the ERP to ensure it handles all of the critical requirements of a law firm. For those of you who have followed Oracle’s recent journey into the legal sector, […]

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Breaking news: Litera to acquire Clocktimizer

Hot on the heels of its recent acquisition of DocsCorp and Foundation Software Group, Litera today (13 April) announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Clocktimizer, which helps law firms to automatically categorise their billing narratives into activities and task codes. Clocktimizer will join Foundation in Litera’s new law firm intelligence business […]

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Comment: Poor Document Quality – Does it matter?

By Joanne Humber, marketing consultant, LCT4 I recently posted on LinkedIn my experience of receiving a badly formatted document that I had been sent by the solicitor acting for the people buying my house.  It was truly a disgrace and if I were their client, that is the last time I would instruct them. However, […]

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LexisNexis launches Microsoft-based drafting hub Lexis Create

LexisNexis today (12 April) launches Lexis Create, which aims to create a single hub for fee-earner drafting within the Microsoft environment, avoiding the need to switch platforms. Fee earners can access the LexisLibrary, precedents and drafting notes from within Lexis Create, as well as build and share a bank of clauses that can be accessed […]

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Am Law 100 law firm Nelson Mullins deploys Repstor for Teams

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has deployed Repstor for Teams to support its transition to Microsoft’s online communication and collaboration site, which the Am Law 100 firm says is on course to become the primary workspace for client matter management and file sharing as well as a quasi-intranet replacement. Repstor will provide the client matter-centric […]

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Video: Caroline Hill talks to Jonathan Patterson and Simon White

A discussion about the cutting edge work that DWF is doing in data analytics within the legal and insurance industry. DWF recently launched Ivy, which draws on historic DWF data to assess the recommended value of an insurance claim. Based on the assessment, claims are being triaged, with many now entirely automated.

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Movers and shakers: Casey Flaherty joins LexFusion + all the latest hires

Casey Flaherty has joined ‘legal tech collective’ LexFusion and there are new hires for Allen & Overy; Factor; ECFX, Relativity; Datolite Solutions and DWF. North America Casey Flaherty has joined ‘legal tech collective’ LexFusion, which launched six months ago. Flaherty has been announced as the third co-founder – alongside Joe Borstein and Paul Stroka – […]

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Comment: Has the Legal Industry Reached a Client-Centered Tipping Point?

By Tim Dinehart, chief operating officer at ABC Legal Services In his best-selling book, The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell challenges the assumption that social change happens slowly over a long period of time. Instead, he argues — using a metaphor eerily reminiscent of our times — “Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses […]

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BRYTER raises $66 million Series B to accelerate US expansion

No-code service automation platform BRYTER today (7 April) announces a $66 million Series B funding round, which will help to accelerate its international expansion. The raise comes only eight months after the company’s Series A round, bringing the total capital raised to date to over $90 million. The investment round was led by New York based […]