The Orange Rag Newsweek: Eclipse selects The Link App plus all the latest wins & product launches

In a week that has seen Eclipse Legal Systems select The Link App as its official app partner we bring you the latest wins, deals, products launches and startup news from Elite, Canon (DWF), Repstor (Eversheds Sutherland Consulting), Linetime, Zylpha, Managed 24/7, DocsCorp, Kennedys, Addleshaw Goddard, CheckRecipient and Appdopt. We flag the latest merger activity and office moves, as Aderant says ciao to Ciena House.
Wins and deals
The Link App has been selected by Eclipse to become its first official App Partner. Eclipse, which sells Proclaim Case Management and Practice Management Software system to over 900 organisations, will integrate The Link App into Proclaim.
The Link App enables clients to access key documents and updates and provides a secure communication platform. Founder, CEO and former Apprentice star Lauren Riley was a qualified lawyer before setting up The Link App.
Thomson Reuters Elite has entered a partnership with Erisberg Consulting Group to give it greater bandwidth in onboarding new 3E clients. Available to Elite 3E and Enterprise clients, Erisberg, which is a full-service consulting firm, will “concentrate on the strategic, operational, and technological needs of Elite’s legal and professional services firms worldwide.”
The announcement came as Elite also last week announced a new partnership with Decision Pace, a provider of cloud-based business intelligence (BI) development platforms. Available to 3E and Enterprise clients, Decision Pace technology installs more than 80 advanced data visualizations and dashboards to form an integrated BI solution.
Wins for Elite included Thomson Snell & Passmore, which has signed with 3E.
DWF will shortly roll out Canon’s managed document service and inbound digital mailroom nationally after its acquisition of claims manager Triton out of administration in January effectively put its existing agile and space management agenda on steroids.
The top 25 firm formally went agile last week (6 March), with up to 600 out of 2,700 staff now working flexibly, after its merger with Triton meant that it didn’t have enough office space for everyone.
Addressing a prevalent lack of joined up matter management capability within the corporate counsel sector, Eversheds Sutherland’s consulting arm has launched a matter lifecycle management solution in Microsoft Office 365 in partnership with Repstor.
Called ES / Unity – Powered by Repstor, the new offering brings together Eversheds Sutherland Consulting’s ‘Unity’ system – which encapsulates advice on matter management tools, storage options and collaboration – and Repstor’s secure case, document and email manager for Office 365 and SharePoint, called Repstor Custodian. The pair have entered into a joint venture and the new solution is being delivered to clients collaboratively.
Linetime has been selected as case management system provider for BW Legal’s new office in Glasgow. The Leeds-based litigation and debt recovery practice has expanded to 200 staff within the last five years and are now set for further growth with a recently approved law firm based in the city of Glasgow. The new practice will initially offer additional legal services to the Leeds firm’s client base and the firm will use the Liberate Case Management software provided by Linetime. The system is being provided as a Microsoft Azure cloud based solution.
Top 200 law firm Higgs & Sons has renewed the practice’s ongoing investment with Zylpha. The renewal encompasses both electronic document bundling software and MoJ portal integrations for EL/PL and RTA and “reflects the significant time and cost savings delivered by the technology.” Higgs & Sons has also benefitted from Zylpha’s extensive DeveloperPlus Visualfiles support expertise offering when searching for a new system administrator.
Higgs & Sons have also signed up with Linetime’s case management system. The Linetime system will be used to drive the team’s business processes, and build and store various correspondence including, emails, scanned images and file notes. In addition the system will be used to bill clients either individually or in bulk at pre-set intervals.
Having joined Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) as IT director in May 2016, former Birketts business systems director Chris Simmons has led a move to engage Managed 24/7 in a five-year, £1.5m project to design and implement a full digital transformation of its IT infrastructure.
Managed 24/7 is working with BWB to install an entirely new IT platform plus put in place long-term monitoring using Managed 24/7’s predictive intelligence based software.
Product launches and upgrades
DocsCorp is now listed in the Citrix Ready Marketplace after its products compareDocs, cleanDocs, and pdfDocs were verified as Citrix Ready. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualisation, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix.
International law firm Kennedys has announced the latest release of its virtual defence lawyer KLAiM. Designed to streamline, automate and help clients use lawyers less, KLAiM’s latest release guides insurers and claims handlers through the Infant Approval hearing stage of a matter and even enables the direct instruction of Counsel when costs have not been agreed and attendance is required – all without instructing a lawyer.
AML startup Comply Advantage is among the first seven companies selected for Addleshaw Goddard’s FinTech startup programme AG Elevate. Comply Advantage, which as reported by Legal IT Insider in October 2016 raised $8.2m in Series A funding, is joined by Delio, Mobillity, Money Fellows, Pace Invoice, Penta and Valoot.
If you haven’t read our profile of CheckRecipient, which prevents misaddressed emails, you can catch it here:
We also published a profile of Appdopt, an SaaS platform that trains end users on workplace software such as Office 365. You can read it here:
Merger watch
Browne Jacobson is in developed merger talks with London-based construction and insurance firm Beale & Co, in a merger which, if it goes ahead, will create a UK top 50 firm with eight offices and a turnover of £82m.
Leading litigation boutique Stewarts Law has called off its merger with rival Enyo, which would have brought it close to becoming the first £100m revenue litigation boutique.
Office moves
If you’re looking for Aderant don’t go to Ciena House. After 13 years at the Worship Street address, Aderant has upped sticks for an open plan office at 8 Lloyds Avenue, its UK base for sales, support, service and marketing.