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Legal Support Network launches today

Today sees the launch of the Legal Support Network (LSN), a new website that provides a wide range of services to the thousands of professionals working within, and providing services to the finance & costs areas within the legal industry throughout the UK & Ireland. The range of services includes; Newsroom, Training Events & Seminars […]

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Global law firms knowledge management 2006 survey findings

Knowledge differentiates a law firm from its competitors. Knowledge management is about leveraging that differentiating asset so that a law firm leads, and breaks away from, its competitors. Knowledge management is the leveraging of your firm’s collective wisdom by creating systems and processes to support and facilitate the identification, capture, dissemination and use of your […]

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Co-op becomes the first to deliver "Tesco Law"

Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) – the first organisation to announce its intentions for Clementi era of legal services (otherwise known as Tesco Law) has selected Eclipse Legal Systems as its core case management software provider.CLS will provide a full suite of services, with accident management support, including a legal advice line, initially being offered to […]

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Former Hummingbird flagship site switches to Interwoven

US law firm Howrey LLP has become the latest practice to switch from Hummingbird to Interwoven. Although previously a member of Hummingbird's  advisory panel and as recently as 2004 featured in a press release highlighting its use of Hummingbird DMS technology, the firm has now selected Interwoven's WorkSite technology to provide a matter-centric approach to […]

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Visualfiles to process Law Society complaints

The Law Society's Consumer Complaints Service (CCS) has selected LexisNexis Visualfiles to supply a complaint management system to its offices in Leamington Spa. The decision follows a six-month evaluation process by the CCS who assist consumers in England and Wales who encounter problems when dealing with a solicitor. Deborah Evans, Chief Executive CCS, said: “The selection […]

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AlphaLaw named best supplier

The Institute of Legal Cashiers has surveyed users of legal accounts software to find the most highly rated supplier. The winner by a large margin was AlphaLAW, with JCS Computer Solutions in second place.  Simon Meehan, AlphaLAW Managing Director said, “We are thrilled and honoured to receive this accolade and to know that AlphaLAW is […]

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And another DMS supplier changes hands

The long hot summer of legal IT market buys and sells continues – this time in the DMS arena. Last week it was Hummingbird being bought by Open Text, today it is FileNet being bought by IBM. OK, so FileNet is no longer a big player in the legal sector – in the UK Slaughter […]

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Latest PMS & Case buyers guide available now

Legal Technology Insider has published its latest buyers guide listing the UK's major suppliers – all 58 of them – of accounts, practice management and case/matter/workflow management systems, complete with full contact details and web links. The guide is available as a free spreadsheet from the Insider website – click on 'buyers guides' in the […]

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International firms seeks European IT manager

The latest vacancies on the Legal Technology website jobsboard at legaltechnology.com include an international firm looking for a European IT manager (salary equivalent to £80k + benefits) to work out of their Brussels or Amsterdam offices and a US law firm looking for an IT manager (salary to £60k + benefits) for their London office…European […]

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Open Text buys Hummingbird – end of story?

Despite having been described by one analyst as the DMS industry's answer to  the Montagues and the Capulets, Hummingbird yesterday announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which a wholly-owned subsidiary of Open Text will acquire all of Hummingbird’s outstanding shares in an all-cash transaction valued at US$27.85 per share – […]

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Bighand gets first major win in United States

Wisconsin based law firm Godfrey & Kahn has become the first US firm to roll out BigHand's digital dictation workflow system, BigHand3, to all staff and offices. The system has gone to over 350 attorneys and assistants across Godfrey & Kahn's five office network. The project, which began in November 2005, marked the availability of […]

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Videss becomes the latest CS Group buy

The Computer Software Group plc (CS Group) today announced the acquisition of the whole of the issued share capital of the legal systems supplier Videss for a total consideration of £7.07 million. The consideration was satisfied by a payment in cash of £6.57m, provided by an additional banking facility, and the issue of 518,135 ordinary […]

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Networking – the importance of vendor relationship management

In this article Tim Hyman, a director of the annual ByLegalForLegal event and Head of IT at Taylor Wessing argues that it's not what you know – it's who you knowNetworking in legal IT is arguably more important than ever. Keeping up with changing and developing technologies and solutions has always been a challenge -which […]

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Clifford Chance rolling out Aderant Keystone globally

As part of the firm's comprehensive Global Practice Management System project, Clifford Chance is planning to to complete a global rollout of its Aderant Expert (Keystone) financial management system by next March. The London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich offices had all gone live by the end of last year. Its Tokyo, Hong Kong, […]

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Law 2007 events sign up Christian to organise IT seminars

The legal profession’s largest exhibition and training congress – Law London 2007, on 14th & 15th March 2007 at Olympia 2 in London – is to expand its already significant Training Congress with a new IT seminar stream. Charles Christian, the industry analyst & publisher of the Legal Technology Insider newsletter, has been instructed by […]

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Visualfiles charity fashion show raises £3000

The LexisNexis Visualfiles fun charity fashion show, which took place in Leeds last week, raised £3,000 for our VisualAid initiative which is concerned with supporting two charities, the Teenage Cancer Trust and Mary's Meals. LexisNexis Visualfiles staff (see photo – amazingly only one person in this picture  does not work for Visualfiles) and members of the […]

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LexisNexis continues with its buying spree

Having purchased the UK case management systems supplier Visualfiles last month, LexisNexis is continuing its spending spree with the acquisition earlier this week of not one but two US litigation support systems developers, namely Dataflight Software and CaseSoft, respectively the suppliers of the Dataflight Concordance and CaseSoft CaseMap, TextMap and TimeMap applications. The systems will […]

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The summer is here – time to look for a new job?

The summer may be here but there seems to be no let up in the demand legal IT skills. LexisNexis Interface Software in London has vacancies for technical consultants, project managers and sales/account managers. Meanwhile up in Liverpool, Brabners Chaffe Street is upgrading its management infrastructure and looking to appoint its first ever IT director. […]

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Rightmove rights off £8 million + on HIPs

The fall out from the British government's U-turn on HIPs – and the recent decision to make the controversial home condition reports voluntary rather than mandatory – continues, with the property website Rightmove admitting it had already spent £7 million on the development of its HIPs services and would incur further costs of £1.2 million […]

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BigHand's founder exit via an MBO

And the consolidation continues with digital dictation systems market leader BigHand the latest to see changes at the top. With effect from yesterday (Monday 24th) the company's founders – Stephen Thompson and Gordon McAlpine – have sold their shareholding to a management buyout team, backed by LDC, the private equity division of the Lloyds TSB […]