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Hi and welcome to the April Orange Rag, where our top story this month is the appointment of (and my interview with) David Turner, the new global CTO of Herbert Smith Freehills. Turner talks about his early focus on people, culture and mindset, including a shift towards having zero tolerance for the basics not working as they should.  

We also bring you the facts around the Aderant Handshake redundancies and restructuring rumours that have been rumbling around the market. Aderant has made a number of its senior US developers redundant (my understanding is four). The outgoing developers have been training and handing over to a team of developers in Aderant’s Hyderabad office and that process is now complete. I asked Aderant’s CEO and president Chris Cartrett what it means for customers.  

Last but not least, as usual we have the past month’s movers, shakers and wins and deals, and it’s been a busy month for investment and acquisitions: Bloomberg bought Dashboad Legal; Lawhive announced seed funding of £9.6m; Patlytics raised £3.6m in seed funding; Gwabbit founder Todd Miller bought new kid on the block CRM TRĒ; and Luminance raised $40m Series B funding, which actually was Series B this time round. Happy reading.  

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