Ari Kaplan speaks with Chris Ende, the chief value officer at Goulston & Storrs, and Michael Byrd, the global process owner at Baker McKenzie. Both professionals are board members for the Legal Value Network, a new organization dedicated to the business of law.
Arguably a litmus test of what’s on Allen & Overy’s radar in terms of new tech, tech innovation space Fuse will launch its fourth cohort virtually on 3 June, with BRYTER and Orbital Witness among the new companies in residence. For the first time, Fuse includes a FinTech stream selected in collaboration with key clients such as Citi Ventures.
In this series of short guest articles, professional services business development and marketing veteran Tim Haveron Jones, principal consultant at Provergence, explores three concepts that legal services businesses should address now – so as to prepare for the highly competitive market landscape that is sure to follow the global crisis. This week, it’s market segmentation.
The May Orange Rag is out, and our top story is that Kemp Little has become the first law firm to select the new Oracle global practice management system, launched at the start of 2019. This is big news, but unsurprisingly, COVID-19 is causing delays to the rollout.
DLA Piper says it moved its entire staff to home-working within 36 hours thanks in large part to its collaborative administrative resource model, underpinned by legal specific workflow solution BigHand Now.
Clifford Chance associate Konstantin Heilmann has taken on the role of head of legal at German-founded expert knowledge automation startup BRYTER. He takes over the management of legal affairs at BRYTER, which has offices in Frankfurt, Berlin and London, and plans to open in New York this year.
In a significant win for Linetime, leading Northern Ireland commercial practice Tughans Solicitors has signed up as a client of Liberate System following a detailed analysis of the market.
The legal sector has widely welcomed a new initiative between Tech Nation, the Lawtech Delivery Panel and the Ministry of Justice, to support digital transformation, including the launch of a LawTech Sandbox. We bring you industry reaction.
A survey of British working habits since the coronavirus lockdown began has found that more than three quarters (77%) of workers in the legal profession believe the lockdown has proven they can work effectively from home but over half say their company ought to be doing more to help.
On 28 May at 4pm BST we will speak to Shishir Shetty, vice president of technology services at Wilson Allen, and Nick Hodgson, finance director at Bevan Brittan – a client of Wilson Allen’s Proforma Tracker – about the challenges that law firms are facing; managing year end; and what firms can do now, given that the recovery from COVID-19 is expected to be a long and bumpy road. Sign up here.
Luminance’s CEO Emily Foges is joining Deloitte Legal to head its growing legal managed services business. Her hire follows the recent arrival of former TalkTalk Technology general counsel and Riverview Law head of managed services and projects, Sonia Williamson, who joined in March as a director to build Deloitte Legal’s contract management capability. Foges will be replaced at Luminance by acting CEO Jason Brennan, who joined last June from Epiq as president of the Americas.
As the legal industry grapples with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it may seem premature for law firms, law companies and legal tech vendors to consider how best to compete once life returns to whatever ‘normal’ the future may hold. Yet life will go on – and all legal services businesses will need to equip themselves to survive (and thrive) in the post-pandemic environment.
UK businesses spend £1.59m on DSARs / Settlement reached in first ever English Technology and Construction Court Zoom trial /
Legal mental health charity releases latest COVID data /
Foundation Software hires director of innovation from Sidley / Epona announces that Culhane Meadows is in full production /
Lupl launches / Caselines announces patent application for redaction tool / Matters.Cloud partners with FreeAgent / Neota Logic forms APAC client advisory board / Casestudy – DocsCorp and SeeUnity / QuisLex ranked #1 band in new Chambers ALSP ranking / ILTA opens Distinguished Peer Awards
The biggest story of the week is the launch of Lupl, which describes itself as the world’s first open industry platform for legal matters – leaving many in the industry (including us if we’re completely honest) somewhat confused and wondering if it’s a new Reynen Court, or Microsoft Teams or Thomson Reuters HighQ (because clearly we need a box to put stuff in). Turns out, it’s none of them.
Am Law top 50 law firm Paul Hastings has received public praise for its COVID-19 relief fund for employees. We asked managing director for innovation and knowledge, Nicola Shaver, to tell us how the fund arose and how it works.
In a brand-new series of on-camera interviews, Legal IT Insider editor in chief, Caroline Hill, will speak to CIOs and lawyers across the globe to map out the way lawyers use technology and how firms’ strategy is supporting that.
TODAY we are honored to kick off the series with simultaneous live interviews with Baker McKenzie’s global CIO Daniel Surowiec and Winston & Strawn’s CIO David Cunningham.