APAC news round-up
• Trio of new case management deals for CaseFlow
CaseFlow has announced three new deals: Carroll & O'Dea in Sydney has signed a deal that will see Caseflow deployed across the firm’s network of five offices. The project has started now and will see 140 users up and running by April 2011. Caseflow will replace the existing LexisNexis Axxia system to improve the firm’s case management and workflow system. Maurice Blackburn have decided to upgrade to their existing Caseflow system and have acquired 300 licences of the top-end Caseflow Outlook Client. Initially the implementation has been rolled out in the NSW and ACT offices with the software progressively being rolled out throughout the entire firm's offices in QLD and VIC over the next couple of months. The implementation will be assisted by Caseflow reseller Red Rain. And Thynne & Macartney in Brisbane has ordered 100 Caseflow Outlook Client Licences. Included in the Outlook Client suite is the Caseflow Enterprise.Net client that provides document assembly and workflow directly from within Microsoft Word as well as the ShowClause Clause Library solution. Thynne & Macartney is a member of the Kennedy Strang legal group (including Russell Kennedy in Melbourne, Kemp Strang in Sydney), all three member firms now use Caseflow as their case management solution. The implementation and training will be delivered by Caseflow reseller i2 Management Pty Ltd. www.caseflow.com.au
• Phoenix Business Solutions wins Blake Dawson iManage deal
Blake Dawson has selected Phoenix as their global support partner for their Autonomy iManage Worksite and Universal Search environments. The Phoenix team, based out of Sydney, and backed up with offices in London and Johannesburg, will offer global support to the firm which has Australian offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide, international offices in Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo, and an associated office in Jakarta. Chrissy Burns , Director of IT & Knowledge commented “Phoenix’ expertise around the Worksite suite of products, along with their impressive stable of administrator tools, is of significant value to Blake Dawson. Their ability to offer 24/7 support through their different office locations provides the responsiveness we require to support our lawyers in every location”. (Phoenix opened their Australian office in January of this year and have been providing assistance to firms in the area around their core competencies of Document and Knowledge Management, Enterprise Search and Time Recording.)
• LexisNexis appoints two new directors
LexisNexis Australia has announced the appointment of two new directors to the LexisNexis Pacific team. The new appointments will help advance the strategic direction for customer centricity and support future growth plans in Australia and New Zealand. Effective immediately, both directors will report directly to TJ Viljoen, CEO of LexisNexis Pacific and will be based in Sydney
Chris Cook joins LexisNexis as Director of Practice Management, and is responsible for delivering content-enabled workflow solutions to meet the needs of legal professionals. He will undertake initiatives to create workflow and research integration to enable clients to increase productivity and profitability. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Chris held senior management roles at leading information and technology brands, servicing customers in the Natural Resources, Government, Financial Services and Manufacturing industries. Chris previously was Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vice President at Computer Sciences Corporation and earlier held management positions with IBM and Fujitsu.
Simon Wilkins joins LexisNexis as Director of Sales, and will partner with clients to deliver products and services that best meet the needs of legal, government and corporate professionals. He will work to develop deep customer insights to ensure that LexisNexis acts as a valued solutions partner. Most recently, Simon held a senior executive position at CCH Australia overseeing sales, operations and marketing strategy. He has in-depth understanding of technology, content and information solutions.
• New Australian legal dictionary app for iPhone
LexisNexis Australia has announced the launch of LexisNexis Butterworths Concise Australian Legal Dictionary (3rd Edition), a software application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch mobile devices. The new app offers law students, lawyers and the general public the ability to immediately look up more than 7600 legal words and phrases in any location from their mobile device. The Dictionary is edited by Peter Butt, Professor at Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, and consulting solicitor to the New South Wales government and the High Court of Australia. The main features of the app include citations of current Australian judicial and legislative authority, extensive cross-referencing to make finding related terms quick and easy, a ‘History’ tab to quickly refer back to recent searches, and cross-references to Butterworths Australian Legal Words and Phrases. “The practice of law requires precise definitions of legal terms, some of which are complex and difficult to remember. The new app gives you a quick reference, so you don’t need a large dictionary or computer on hand – the definition you need is right at your fingertips,” says Butt. The app is now available on the Apple iTunes Store for purchase at AUD$19.99 (US$16.99).