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FTI Consulting Inc has announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art data centre in Australia for the secure and scalable hosting of data needed for legal, regulatory or investigative matters. No matter the jurisdiction, the new data centre offers Australian companies, government agencies and those managing e-discovery matters in Asia with access to the Ringtail Legal secure document review and case management platform. 
“The data centre breaks new ground in the Asia Pacific region for its support for large-scale litigations and investigations,” said David Bowie, managing director of FTI Technology in Australia. “With global capacity and full-service Ringtail offerings, FTI sets the standard for easing the complexity and lowering the overall cost of e-discovery for our Asia Pacific and global clients.”

LexisNexis Australia has unveiled a new web application – called Mobile Case Search – offering a full legal case search from mobile devices for the first time. The free service offered by LexisNexis may be used by anyone who is interested in searching for cases from their internet-enabled mobile phone. TJ Viljoen, CEO of LexisNexis Pacific, said, “In today’s fast-paced corporate world, our clients increasingly conduct legal research on-the-go. Mobile Case Search enables access to cases when our clients are out of the office or meeting with a client. This service demonstrates LexisNexis’ commitment to integrating leading-edge technology with our legal information to ensure lawyers are always one step ahead.”
Mobile Case Search offers users access to content from Unreported Judgments, which is derived from the High Court of Australia, Federal Court, Supreme Courts of all Australian states and territories, Family Court of Australia, Land & Environment (NSW), Takeovers Panel, Federal Magistrates Court, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, District Court NSW (selected cases) and District Court WA (selected cases). The content is updated frequently, with most High and Supreme Court cases added within 24 hours and most District Court cases within 92 hours. LexisNexis also plans to extend the content offering to encompass legislation in 2010. To start using the web application or for more information visit

LEAP Legal Software, a provider of practice management software to small law firms in Australia, has announced the appointment of Stephen Wood to the position of managing director of LEAP Searching. In this position Wood is based in Sydney and will oversee development and enhancement of the product line and drive the growth of the division through developing new strategic initiatives for the business. Wood was most recently general manager – business solutions for ICT service provider Alphawest.