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The Littler back-to-work survey: Employers and employee expectations show ‘tension’

It’s been a week of surveys, but Littler’s Annual Employer Survey Report stands out because the data is gathered from a substantial 1,160 in-house lawyers, C-suite and HR professionals, and because it covers a wide range of issues from planning a return to the physical workspace, to strategies for supporting employee well-being and engagement. Employers […]

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Aderant survey: 92% of firms were prepared for remote work

The 2020 Aderant Business of Law and Legal Technology Survey has revealed that 92% of law firms were prepared for the full-scale remote work at the outset of the pandemic, but continue to face issues when it comes to operational efficiency and technology adoption. In its fourth consecutive year, the survey set out to capture […]

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Legal Tech M&A: Which advanced tech receives most VC cash?

Here is the latest exclusive data provided to Legal IT Insider by Spark – a dashboard for legal and regulatory solutions, launched by legal tech analytics company legalcomplex.com. Legalcomplex was co-founded by data wizard Raymond Blijd, who previously worked for Wolters Kluwer. He says: “This month we were curious to know which areas using advanced […]

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Video: Andy Baldin succeeds Guy Phillips as VP of international business at NetDocuments

NetDocuments has hired experienced sales leader Andy Baldin as VP of International Business, we can reveal. Baldin takes over from Guy Phillips, who after 30 years working in the legal sector, is stepping down to take a less active role and will be leaving NetDocuments at the end of June. Both Andy Baldin and Guy Phillips will be working closely together […]

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Ascertus reports 10% growth driven by massive uptick in iManage Cloud work

Ascertus reports 10% growth driven by massive uptick in iManage Cloud work

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FromCounsel and Clarilis formally launch automated M&A document suite

Corporate law knowledge service FromCounsel and legal automation platform Clarilis have today (12 May) formally launched their fully maintained automated M&A document suite. Clarilis offers complex automation via a combination of technology and a managed services team of professional support lawyers. Speaking to Legal IT Insider, Clarilis CEO James Quinn said: “Over time we have […]

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Verbit acquires VITAC to become transcription and captioning leader

Palo Alto-headquartered AI-powered transcription platform Verbit has acquired VITAC – the largest provider of captioning products and solutions by market share in North America. The acquisition means that Verbit is the number one player in the professional transcription and captioning market across legal, media, education, government and corporate sectors. The acquisition follows Verbit’s $60m fundraise towards […]

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CLM: Contractbook raises $30m Series B

Copenhagen-founded contract automation platform Contractbook has raised a $30m Series B financing round, dedicated to expansion into the United States. The $30 Million Series B round is led by Tiger Global with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, byFounders and Gradient Ventures.  This investment comes only four months after the company raised a $9.3M A […]

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Comment: For Law Firms, Voice Quality Matters Now More Than Ever

By Dominic Norton, Sales Director, Spitfire Network Services Ltd – providing quality voice over IP since 2008 There is some light at the end of the COVID tunnel for the legal sector. As firms of all shapes and sizes start to plan for a return (of sorts), it is clear that the pandemic has left […]

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Start-up Corner: Apiax

Apiax CEO and co-founder Philip Schoch gives Legal IT Insider the low down on the fast growing, 2017-founded RegTech company that counts Allen & Overy and EY among its clients. How would you describe Apiax to a friend?  The digital economy is everywhere and it seems like everyone is using online services to save themselves time and […]

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Comment: Is the legal industry about personal relationships or B2B relationships? We’re about to find out

By Nathan Cemenska Calling the legal industry “relationship-based” is cliché, but that’s because it’s true. Historically, legal has been characterized by “A2A” relationships (attorney to attorney)—where individual inside counsel “hire the lawyer, not the firm.”  They hire partners they know, like and trust, often without considering or even necessarily understanding the strengths of the larger […]

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Thomson Reuters Sees Double Digit Departures Across HighQ and Elite

As first posted in The Orange Rag

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Hogan Lovells enters enterprise agreement with transaction management platform Legatics

Global top 10 law firm Hogan Lovells announced today (6 May) that it has entered into an enterprise agreement with transaction management platform Legatics, having seen its use grow over the course of the past year. The new agreement will allow Hogan Lovells and Legatics to continue to grow the use of the transaction management […]

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Video: Mary O’Carroll on her move from Google to Ironclad

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Sarah Glassmeyer leaves ABA for Reynen Court

Sarah Glassmeyer has joined ‘app store for legal’ Reynen Court as legal tech curator, responsible for generating the content and strategy for the solution store. Glassmeyer was most recently project specialist manager and counsel at the American Bar Association. “Sarah is a true legal innovator with a wealth of hands-on experience driving change across the […]

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Anderson Strathern upgrades from BigHand dictation to full workflow management

Independent Scottish law firm Anderson Strathern has upgraded its dictation licenses to BigHand’s legal workflow management solution to provide full visibility over its tasks. With offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lerwick and East Lothian, Anderson Strathern first saw the need for BigHand’s legal-specific workflow technology when the global pandemic enforced remote working measures.  Jane Henderson, PA services manager […]

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“It takes me back 20 years”: Access Legal’s MD talks platformisation and legal tech evolution

Within a market that is experiencing consolidation every day, it’s somehow easy to overlook London-headquartered business management software vendor Access Group, which recently officially launched a dedicated legal division. It shouldn’t be easy: the division has seen its turnover increase to £400m in the past financial year, following acquisitions including DPS Software and Eclipse Software, […]

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Updated: Reed Smith formally announces partnership with BRYTER

Global law firm Reed Smith has signed an enterprise license with BRYTER, following a successful pilot that has been underway since 2020. The work is being led by its in-house practice innovation team and respected tech captive Gravity Stack.

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Anaqua acquires SeeUnity

Intellectual property management technology provider Anaqua today (4 May) announced that it has acquired SeeUnity, which provides API-based content integration and migration software products and has partnerships with the likes of Morae Global, iManage, NetDocuments and Kira Systems. The transaction is intended to provide Anaqua’s customers with greater interconnectivity between its IP management software and […]

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Intapp enters the document management space with acquisition of Repstor

Intapp has signed an agreement to acquire Belfast-headquartered cloud content management systems provider Repstor, extending its platform for the first time to encompass the fee-earner work product. Repstor has a strong partnership with Microsoft and helps firms to get the most out of their Microsoft 365 investments, including SharePoint and Teams.