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Investment in UK legaltech startups more than doubled to £61m in 2018 (and it’s higher this year)

Investment into UK legal technology startups reached £61m in 2018, more than doubling the £22m invested in the previous 12 months, according to the Legaltech Startup Report 2019, a report by Thomson Reuters and Legal Geek, which also claims that startups have already received more than that sum in 2019.

16th October 2019

Deloitte Legal appoints Catherine Bamford as director

Catherine Bamford is joining Deloitte Legal as a director to lead on legal engineering for the business, effective from early November.

15th October 2019

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BRYTER expands into the UK with double legal tech industry hire

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15th October 2019

BI win: Ward Hadaway selects BigHand Quantum

Ward Hadaway is set to deploy BigHand Quantum to provide financial data transparency that it says will drive informed business decisions. According to our records, Ward Hadaway previously used business intelligence solution Aderant Spotlight.

14th October 2019

ILTA update: Marketing and comms restructure PLUS Rush wins Monica Bay award

Things have been fairly quiet on the ILTA front but this week came the news that the body’s marketing and communications team is being restructured (and the role of VP of that team eliminated), and that CEO Joy Heath Rush has been selected as the winner of the fifth Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award.

11th October 2019

TRE, MW and Fusion launch conveyancing portal

A secure online portal for the residential property market has been developed as a result of a three-way collaboration between Fusion IT, Thomson Reuters Elite and the UK’s largest high street law firm, McMillan Williams (MW) Solicitors.

11th October 2019

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World Mental Health Day initiatives and updates

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10th October 2019

Norwegian firm Simonsen Vogt Wiig releases dawn raid and GDPR apps

Norwegian law firm Simonsen Vogt Wiig is using Neota Logic’s platform to launch a range of self-service applications starting with the release of a dawn raid and GDPR application.

10th October 2019

Legal tech hire: Maggie Smith joins DocsCorp as sales director for central and southern US

Maggie Smith has joined DocsCorp to head up sales in the Central and Southern states. Smith, who was previously services account manager with AVI-SPL, will be based in Chicago.

10th October 2019

nd:Elevate 2019: CollabSpace unveiled amid a raft of big announcements

The future of productivity is under the microscope here at ndElevate 2019 in Utah, where NetDocuments yesterday (7 October) formally launched CollabSpaces (which replaces ShareSpaces) to an audience of around 400 attendees, including a large and growing number of partners. Other announcements include a German data centre, bringing the number of jurisdictions where ND has a data centre to four.

8th October 2019

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What we learnt about the Disclosure Pilot 10 months in

Just last week Vince Neicho, Vice President of legal services at Integreon, moderated a panel discussion for ACEDS UK on how the Disclosure Pilot in the UK is performing. Hosted by Law firm RPC on behalf of ACEDS UK and sponsored by Integreon, the event attracted a broad spectrum of attendees including lawyers, barristers and eDiscovery experts. Here he unveils the key findings.

8th October 2019

Top 30 UK websites branded unsecure

A brand new quarterly legal sector benchmarking report has found that several of the top 30 UK law firms by revenue still have unsecured websites and that few of the top 20 firms by revenue make it into the top 15 digital rankings, based on metrics including optimised content, audience engagement across the four main social media platforms, security and a strong “off-site” strategy. Many of the UK top 50 by revenue are in the bottom half of the table. Here are the details.

4th October 2019

Norton Rose Fulbright launches MicroCertificate in disruptive technologies

Norton Rose Fulbright has launched a client facing ‘MicroCert in Disruptive Technologies’ aimed at introducing participants to key technologies shaping business as well as the legal, regulatory and risk issues related to their deployment.

3rd October 2019

eDiscovery latest: X1 raises $5.1m; Reveal Data appoints new VP; Women in eDiscovery expands leadership team

eDiscovery and early case assessment platform X1 has announced a $5.1 million Series B funding; Chicago-headquartered cloud eDiscovery provider Reveal Data has appointed Johanna Mustapic as vice president of business development for Canada; and Women in eDiscovery, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization that brings together women interested in technology related to the legal profession, has expanded its leadership team with the addition of Heather Townsend in the role of IT specialist. Here are the details.

3rd October 2019

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Neota Logic: New client board PLUS top EMEA departures

Neota Logic has created a new EMEA client advisory board comprising of leaders from largely UK headquartered law firms with a significant presence across Europe; a move that follows but is not connected to the departure of two of the most senior heads outside the US; Rick Seabrook and Greg Wildisen.

2nd October 2019

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