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Gartner Identifies Three Areas Where Legal & Compliance Leaders Should Focus Their Technology Investments

The Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Compliance Technologies Highlights the Technologies Most Ripe for Adoption

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Legaltech win: Woolley & Co selects CTS for hybrid cloud platform

CTS has been selected by family law firm, Woolley & Co, to provide a hybrid cloud platform.

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Exclusive: Future of BCLP’s tech arm BCLP Cubed uncertain amid ‘review’

The future of BCLP’s volume legal delivery and legal operations arm appears uncertain after the firm announced internally and to clients that it is conducting a review of the stand-alone unit, Legal IT Insider can reveal.

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Addleshaw Goddard boosts consulting arm with ex-Big Four hire

Addleshaw Goddard has appointed former PWC and DWF digital transformation specialist Jason Macarthur as head of legal operations in AG Consulting.

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Mishcon de Reya and Taylor Vinters enter strategic combination

Mishcon de Reya LLP and Taylor Vinters LLP have entered into a strategic combination agreement. While the two firms will continue as separate entities their intention, subject to obtaining the relevant permissions, is ultimately to operate within the same group structure.

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Legal IT US/UK Latest: Catch up on the past week’s wins, deals, and moves

Grab a coffee and catch up on all the latest legal tech UK and US hires, wins and deals. And don’t miss the chance to complete our short ‘Back to work’ (or not) survey’, looking at the future of hybrid and what arrangements you have in place. Plus, take a look at our forthcoming webinars, where leveraging Microsoft Teams is the focus: it would be great if you can join us.

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Big hires and promotions at Litera and Aderant

Aderant promotes three, including Rafi Shure to EVP and COO; and Litera hires a new VP of sales for North America.

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ICYMI: Hanzo raises $10.5m

eDiscovery and compliance provider Hanzo last week announced a substantial investment from Recurring Capital Partners totalling $10.5 million.

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Onit releases InvoiceAI for real-time invoice review

Onit has announced the general availability of InvoiceAI, which now includes both historical and real-time invoice review.

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Agiloft expands leadership team by three

No-code contract lifecycle management provider Agiloft has expanded its leadership team by three, amid, we’re told, a 100% increase in customer bookings and more than 50% growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR).

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Records management: Clifford Chance swaps out LegalKEY for FileTrail

Clifford Chance has selected Austin-headquartered records management provider FileTrail GPS (Governance Policy Suite) to replace and upgrade its incumbent OpenText LegalKEY system.

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iManage announces end of life for DeskSite, Filesite and IDOL Indexer

iManage is to end of life DeskSite, FileSite and Work Indexer (powered by IDOL) in a move that will see those core legacy products no longer supported after December 2023.

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Microsoft’s M12 leads £2.2m Seed+ investment in legal tech startup Definely

Contract drafting and review startup Definely has announced a £2.2m Seed+ funding, co-led by Microsoft’s venture fund, M12, and CRE Venture Capital. The latest funding follows a Seed round raised in September 2020, bringing Definely’s total investment to date to £3.4m.

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Exclusive: Aderant appoints Sage VP George Seymour as chief revenue officer

Aderant has hired Sage’s vice president of sales for North America to lead its global sales teams as chief revenue officer (CRO), we can reveal.

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Former Tikit heads Simon Hill and Mark Garnish launch software development company

Former Tikit heads Simon Hill and Mark Garnish have launched a new software development business aimed at providing organisations with project managed developers, involved in anything from ad hoc projects to full time development work.

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Richard Hill joins Advanced Legal from Aderant

Aderant Handshake’s account executive for Europe, Richard Hill, has joined Advanced Legal in the newly-created role of partnerships & alliances manager for legal, we can reveal.

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Talk: What’s hot – and not – in 2021

I recently gave a talk to a group of UK IT directors about ‘what’s hot – and not – in 2021.’ Here is that talk and the slides. As always there are a number of other things I could have included, and I’d be interested to use this as a discussion starter – what would you include?

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Big Four Report – Are they reshaping the future of legal services?

There’s nothing like a report on the Big Bad Four to get the legal sector’s hackles up and the latest report by LexisNexis is likely to be no different, looking, as it does, into the accountancy giants march into legal services.

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Steve Obenski leaves Kira Systems for ‘something new’

First non-founder executive, Steve Obenski, is leaving the company, which was acquired in August by Litera. Obenski is Kira’s chief strategy officer and has been at the heart of its rapid growth.

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Legal IT News: Onit acquires Bodhala + latest

Onit has acquired New York-headquartered data analytics and legal spend management company Bodhala.