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Comment: Digital skills – learning opportunities for lawyers?

For law firms to successfully enact their digital transformation they need the individual lawyers to adopt technology more effectively in their day to day activities. Otherwise, investment is wasted, transformation stalls, costs rise, and market competitiveness is lost, says Mike McGlinchey.

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Wilson Allen becomes strategic technical implementation partner for Foundation

Wilson Allen has expanded and formalised its partnership with Foundation Software – now part of the Litera firm intelligence business unit – moving from working with firms with data preparation to a full-blown technical implementation partner. The Foundation Firm Intelligence platform breaks down data silos, combining information from disparate systems like CRM, time and billing, […]

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Case study: Colin Biggers Paisley gives an in-depth account of its Handshake KM intranet solution roll out

Colin Biggers & Paisley is an Australian legal practice with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and more than 470 staff. This case study provides insight into the practice’s selection process and implementation experience for Aderant’s Handshake Knowledge Management (KM) intranet solution.

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Clarilis appoints Mark Redwood to board as it looks to scale up

Clarilis has appointed former Thomson Reuters president of sales and trading, Mark Redwood, as a non-executive director, we can reveal, as the document automation company looks to scale up its business following its Series B last year. Redwood holds a series of non-executive director roles and was previously chairman of Swedish legal content provider Karnov […]

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Alma Asay joins Crowell & Moring in senior innovation role

Alma Asay has joined Crowell & Moring as senior director of practice innovation and client value. Asay was most recently an evangelist at Litera, which she joined from Integreon in March 2020, having sold her cloud-based litigation management platform Allegory Law to Integreon. In an interesting twist, Litera acquired Allegory last year. At Crowell, we’re […]

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Disco becomes the latest legal tech vendor to file for IPO

eDiscovery vendor CS Disco has become the latest legal tech vendor to file for an IPO – it filed its S-1 form with the SEC on 25 June and proposes to raise up to $100m. Disco has a revenue of $74m and a year-on-year growth of 37%. It says in the IPO prospectus that its […]

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Video: Pride month- Supporting transgender employees in the legal sector

Thank you so much to Amanda Hilton, Luke Williams and David Aird for shedding light on some of the challenges currently facing #lgbt employees – particularly #transgender employees – in the #legalsector #workplace. This is a really important conversation for law firms who need to get their processes and policies in order, and individuals who want to be better allies. David Aird is IT director at […]

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Mishcon de Reya rolls out DraftWise across transactional teams

Mishcon de Reya has rolled out US-based legaltech start-up DraftWise across its transactional teams, with a further review underway into how to use the fledgling firm’s tech within the disputes team. Draftwise recently took part in MDR LAB’s Improve programme.  DraftWise is founded by two ex-Palantir engineers, James Ding and Emre Ozen, and former Clifford Chance lawyer Ozan Yalti in […]

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Movers and shakers: Peppermint appoints new head of product management

Peppermint Technology has appointed Clare Bonsall as its new head of product management – Bonsall was until the end of 2020 senior manager of new product execution at LexisNexis. Bonsall, who we’re told will drive Peppermint’s product strategy while developing new propositions, said: “The recent client acquisitions made by Peppermint, combined with the recent expansion […]

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EagleTree Capital Acquires Integreon from NewQuest Capital Partners

Global legal managed services provider Integreon has been acquired by EagleTree Capital from its exisiting private equity owner NewQuest Capital Partners. Integreon will be a new standalone platform investment in the EagleTree portfolio, and Integreon’s operations, management team and personnel will remain unchanged following the EagleTree investment. Financial terms were not disclosed.  “EagleTree has a long history […]

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Tonkean Secures $50m Series B from Accel + Zoom, Google, Atlassian and UiPath execs

We speak to co-founder and CEO Sagi Eliyahu about the Tonkean platform and this multi-million raise.

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Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions study reveals extreme legal spend volatility

Nearly one-third of corporate legal departments (CLDs) surveyed in a new Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions study reported a remarkable 90% or more difference between their lowest and highest annual legal spend amounts since 2016, with 9% of those CLDs reporting a difference of three times or more. The data contained in the company’s second LegalVIEW […]

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Legatics completes £3m growth financing round from Mobeus

Transaction management startup Legatics has raised £3m investment from London-based investor Mobeus Equity Partners. This more than doubles the level of investment injected into the company to date.

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PwC and Clarilis announce new alliance

PwC UK and legal document automation vendor Clarilis have today (22 June) announced an alliance targeted at the complex drafting automation requirements of in-house counsel and law firms. Under the agreement, PwC’s NewLaw team will introduce Clarilis’ mix of LegalTech and lawyer-led managed service to its network. The partnership comes after Clarilis took part in […]

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Reynen Court hires leading Scottish firm’s innovation head as ‘ecosystem strategist’

‘App store for legal’, Reynen Court, has hired Sam Moore as its legal technology ecosystem strategist.

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Conveyancing: ‘Unreal’ time savings from Osprey and InfoTrack’s two-way integration

Osprey clients can now access InfoTrack’s digital conveyancing platform via their case management system. Connected via a two-way integration, solicitors can optimise their conveyancing workflow end-to-end to digitise internal processes. Creating a centralised solution for information, firms can manage a matter from initial enquiry to case completion through one system using InfoTrack and Osprey, including access to electronic […]

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ASIC confirms Nuix IPO investigation as CEO and CFO depart

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission confirmed on Friday (18 June) that it is reviewing the disastrous Nuix $1.7bn IPO, following a week that saw chief financial officer Stephen Doyle terminated and CEO Rod Vawdrey announce his retirement from the beleaguered company. Appearing before the Australian parliamentary joint committee, ASIC chairman Joe Longo said that […]

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UPDATED: IT heads roll eyes as Microsoft indicates Windows 10 to be retired

IT heads across the legal sector have been rolling their eyes (at the very least) after it emerged that the ‘last ever’ version of Windows looks set to be retired in 2025. The revelation first came in a new support document that shows Windows 10 Home and Pro will be supported until October 14 2025. When Windows […]

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More contract management investment millions as Lexion raises $11m Series A

Contract management system  Lexion has raised $11 million Series A round led by Khosla Ventures, with participation from existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Am Law 100 law firm Wilson Sonsini, The latest funding round brings the total invested to $15.2m. Kanu Gulati from Khosla Ventures will join Lexion’s board. The Seattle based company says it […]

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Prosperoware to unveil first import/export solution based on iManage Universal API

Prosperoware will today (17 June) formally unveil its first import/export solution based on the iManage Universal API, which facilitates data movement and reorganization needs within and across collaboration systems. PowerDesktop, which is compatible with SaaS provisioning platform Prosperoware CAM, is available in five modules, three of which will be available between July and the Fall […]