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Legal IT Win: UK conveyancing giant Simplify selects LexisNexis Visualfiles

The UK’s largest provider of conveyancing legal services, Simplify, has selected LexisNexis Visualfiles as its group-wide software platform for case and legal process management.

13/01/2020

A&O opens fourth Fuse cohort as it launches high yield bond pilot with Define

Allen & Overy’s tech innovation space Fuse is now open to companies wishing to apply for a space in its fourth cohort, as it launches a pilot with current Fuse member Define within the high yield bond team.

09/01/2020

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A&O opens fourth Fuse cohort as it launches high yield bond pilot with Define

Allen & Overy’s tech innovation space Fuse is now open to companies wishing to apply for a space in its fourth cohort, as it launches a pilot with current Fuse member Define within the high yield bond team.

09/01/2020

Comment: How AI is transforming the legal landscape

Gottfried Leibniz, one of the ‘grandfathers of artificial intelligence’, was, amongst other things, a lawyer. And despite dying some 300 years ago, he was clear on the benefits that AI could bring to the legal industry, says ThoughtRiver’s CEO Tim Pullan.

08/01/2020

Juro raises $5m Series A led by Twitter and Etsy VC

UK headquartered contract management platform Juro has raised a $5m Series A led by New York-based Union Square Ventures (USV) – the backers of Twitter, Twilio, Etsy and Kickstarter – amid a number of other high profile backers.

07/01/2020

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You were only supposed to blow the doors off: We speak to BLM’s data science team

If you say you’ve had a discussion with a law firm data science team, then in the UK that can currently only really mean less than a handful of law firms, the grandfather of which is BLM, an insurance specialist firm at the vanguard of using data to create client solutions. Which is why we ended up at BLM’s London office to meet with head of analytics Andrew Dunkley, business improvement director Adrian Spencer and their growing team to talk about the trials and tribulations of learning the hard way how not to form a data science team.

07/01/2020

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Thirdfort named startup of the year by ‘Branson & Co’

Thirdfort has been named as one of the standout startups of 2019 after the Sunday Times asked a group of high profile entrepreneurs and investors including Richard Branson to name their startup of the year.

02/01/2020

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Thirdfort named startup of the year by ‘Branson & Co’

Thirdfort has been named as one of the standout startups of 2019 after the Sunday Times asked a group of high profile entrepreneurs and investors including Richard Branson to name their startup of the year.

02/01/2020

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Comment: How to define success and measure the impact of digital transformation

Ross Timms, head of strategy at Rufus Leonard, shares how firms can overcome the two main barriers to successful digital transformation: definition and impact.

17/12/2019

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MJ Hudson to grow outsourcing and data analytics division after £100m float on AIM

MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy founded by former SJ Berwin private equity partner Matthew Hudson, has floated on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”), under the ticker symbol MJH. It plans to use the £31.4m raised for growth, particularly its business outsourcing, advisory and data analytics divisions.

13/12/2019

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Enterprise City seeks "UK's next best start-ups" for new tech scheme

Exchange, a Manchester-based new digital and technology programme, has opened applications for its first cohort, as it looks to foster the UK’s next best start-ups.

09/12/2019

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Enterprise City seeks "UK's next best start-ups" for new tech scheme

Exchange, a Manchester-based new digital and technology programme, has opened applications for its first cohort, as it looks to foster the UK’s next best start-ups.

09/12/2019

Deal management platform thedocyard to float on the ASX

Sydney-headquartered transaction management platform thedocyard has announced its IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange and plans to raise $4m to $5m through the float.

04/12/2019

Delivering productised expertise: Taylor Vinters and ThoughtRiver partner to offer contract review

You might think that law as a service is, well, law, but this week Thought River and Taylor Vinters entered into a partnership that represents a change in how clients will be able to consume legal services. We ask ThoughtRiver’s CEO what the partnership really means.

28/11/2019

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The fallacy of in-house savings – are we at the peak of work going in-house?

In his latest blog for 3 Geeks and a Law…

26/11/2019

Exclusive: Peter Gill joins client lifecycle platform Engage Solutions as it expands its horizons to the professional services sector

Former Thomson Reuters Elite EMEA sales head and CTS chief commercial officer Peter Gill has joined client lifecycle management platform Engage Solutions Group, which was acquired in 2016 by a team led by Rekoop founder Phil Wedgwood and is expanding its horizons from industry to the professional services sector.

25/11/2019

Legal IT Consolidation: BigHand buys PayneGroup

BigHand has acquired PayneGroup to further strengthen its template management…

21/11/2019

Hanzo appoints Zapproved legal tech veteran Brad Harris as VP of product

Former Zapproved eDiscovery distinguished fellow Brad Harris has joined Hanzo as vice president of product, tasked with expanding the company’s product vision and developing data management solutions for its impressive array of corporate legal and compliance departments.

19/11/2019

Piecing the puzzle together: Integreon’s partnership with Seal

Alternative legal services provider Integreon in October announced a new partnership with Seal Software, in what will start as a LIBOR repapering offering but is expected to expand far beyond that.  We spoke to Integreon’s CEO Bob Rowe and Integreon’s senior VP of contracts, compliance and commercial services, Jeff Catanzaro about their plans.

15/11/2019

Piecing the puzzle together: Integreon's partnership with Seal

Alternative legal services provider Integreon in October announced a new partnership with Seal Software, in what will start as a LIBOR repapering offering but is expected to expand far beyond that.  We spoke to Integreon’s CEO Bob Rowe and Integreon’s senior VP of contracts, compliance and commercial services, Jeff Catanzaro about their plans.

15/11/2019

Lexoo and Darktrace ranked in Deloitte UK Fast 50 2019

Cyber security provider Darktrace and legal online marketplace Lexoo have been ranked at number 12 and 25 respectively in Deloitte’s UK Fast 50, which is a list of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK based on revenue growth over the last four years.

08/11/2019

Ashurst launches flexible resource platform with Elevate and Cognia Law

Ashurst has today (8 November) formally launched a new flexible resourcing platform – Ashurst Advance Reach – working in collaboration with law companies Cognia Law and Elevate.

08/11/2019

Legal tech win: Keystone Law selects FileTrail to aid GDPR compliance

In a big UK win for FileTrail, 300-lawyer agile working firm Keystone Law has selected GPS Policy Manager to automate records retention in compliance with GDPR.

04/11/2019

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