An end of an era? Paul Burgess and Simon Watts, lead developers with a combined 20 years of experience at Linklaters, are moving on to work in the investment banking sector. Between them, Burgess and Watts have been responsible for architecting and developing a number of pioneering legal solutions including:
• Online offerings: Blue Flag World Bank, Netmark and Term Sheet Generator
• Lawyer productivity solutions: Conflict Checking, Knowledge Search Index, Workspace client/matter collaboration portal, Information Barriers and the firm's global Documentum/Outlook email filing solution.
* For those of you unfamiliar with Blue Flag, which first saw the light of day in the mid-1990s, this was the first – and by far the most successful – online legal service for clients launched by an international law firm.