Welcome to the October Orange Rag, where we kick off with an exclusive news story that Fletchers Group has entered a second AI research and development partnership with the University of Liverpool and made two key data science hires. We speak to the heads involved at the firm and the University about what it is hoped the partnership will achieve, including opening up access to justice for medical negligence victims whose cases often fall by the wayside because they are too costly to process.
In October we revealed that Elite is to cut 20% of its workforce as it restructures post-acquisition from Thomson Reuters by TPG. Reaction on social media has been fairly limited, as you might expect, but the people that have commented seem to think it was fairly inevitable.
And our top stories also include a catch up on some senior moves at iManage, where Laura Whitehead at the start of October took over as executive vice president of marketing after former marketing head Anne Kokke retired; and the inimitable Geoff Hornsby, general manager EMEA for iManage, has retired after “donkeys’ years” in the industry. iManage has also appointed Beth Anne Stuebe as global head of PR, advocacy and external communications.
It’s quite a bumper issue for wins, deals, moves and product launches. Take five and have a catch up.