Next trades from more than 500 stores in the UK and Eire and around 200 stores in 40 countries overseas. Online, Next Directory serves customers in around 70 countries outside the UK. The in-house legal team at Next looks after the interest of all of the companies within the Next group.
New Case Study: Harnessing big data for business growth – How Bi24 supports leading law firm Wright Hassall in its ambitious business growth plan
Easy access to data and insights has changed the way teams work at Wright Hassall, providing users across the entire organisation from Managing Partners to support staff with the ability to perform on-demand, self-service reporting whenever they need to. Data can now be pooled between different applications to drive greater insights across work in progress cases and ensure better returns on investment for marketing activities.
New case study on how the Government of the British Virgin Islands benefits from enhanced efficiency with bespoke Eclipse Proclaim Case Management Software solution
The 2016 edition of the Allvision – Insider Guide to UK eDisclosure Systems is now available – FREE download
The definitive Guide to UK eDisclosure systems is now available, as Allvision and Legal IT Insider publish the 2016 edition of what has become the industry bible to the UK ediscovery industry. The Guide remains stable at around 100 suppliers and 70 products but these figures include 13 new suppliers, balanced out by 11 who have left/been acquired, as well as two name changes.
Speech Recognition + Dictation: Nuance Dragon Anywhere, for mobile devices now available for Android and iOS in the UK
Nuance Communications just announced the UK availability of Dragon Anywhere for Android and iOS, bringing the productivity features of Dragon desktop speech recognition to mobile devices for the first time.
New Case Study: Essex conveyancing specialist see volumes rise by 105% since introduction of innovative case management system.
Marcus Baum LLP are a specialist conveyancing operation based in Southend on Sea. Founded in 1995, they have recently opened additional offices in Rayleigh and Leigh on Sea, where they also now handle probate matters. They employ over 40 staff in their dedicated property operation and have been using Redbrick Solutions case management technology for several years.
“One of the managing partners had seen a demo of Dragon some years back and we knew we had to move with the times and that things were moving on from digital dictation. We wanted to see how much potential speech recognition had in terms of unlocking productivity.”
Andy Tipton, Product Developer at Appurity Connect, considers the implications of cloud technology within the legal profession. How can law firms maintain compliance and productivity when they’re working in the cloud?
When law firms merge, there is little chance they will both be using the same case management system, time recording software or email solution, let alone the same version of all the necessary third-party applications. That would be too easy. This was the situation that senior management and the experienced IT teams at leading law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau had to cope with following the successful merger of the two in June 2015, although the planning started much earlier.
Today sees the introduction of some changes to the Insider website navigation to make it easier for visitors to keep track of the stories that really matter to them.
Interesting case study from BigHand about Brisbane-based Mullins Lawyers, who have become the first law firm in the southern hemisphere to implement the BigHand SmartNote system, which combines speech recognition with effortless iManage integration.
“We were looking for a new security vendor and had a number of requirements,” said Chris White, Chief Information Officer at Clyde & Co. “Outstanding security to reassure our clients; reliable and efficient vendor support, strong functionality supporting the firm today and in future and, lastly cost efficiency.”
The 2015 edition of the eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide is now available! Compiled and edited by Andrew Haslam and published by Allvision in conjunction with Legal IT Insider, the latest edition is bigger than before (up from 73 to 100 suppliers, and 57 to 70 products), better than before (addition of Allvision training courses and the results of the 2014 CAR Survey) and still as humorous. (Well as funny as ediscovery ever can be!) The latest edition has already been described by one leading US commentator as “the best resources on eDisclosure available.”
Here’s an interesting case study featuring UK law firm Shoosmiths and their migration from OpenText to a Microsoft SharePoint-base document management system with the assistance of ClearPeople.
The new white paper from Intapp on “Fresh approaches to intake and conflicts” features Pat Archbold, Head of the Risk Practice at Intapp, in conversation with: Curtis Russell of Aurora North Software + Terry Coan of HBR Consulting + Eric Mosca of InOutsource + Meg Block of Intapp
Technology is changing investigations. There are now numerous tools that government bodies may deploy in the acquisition, processing, and review of documents in the discovery process. An efficiently managed and transparent process can restore taxpayer confidence in Public Inquiries. Ultimately, an Inquiry that runs on time and delivers under budget through the use of eDiscovery technology can provide resolution for individuals and entities who are party to the hearings, as well as financial relief for the British taxpayer. Read the attached DTI White Paper
PRTG flags faults before they affect users. This means we’re able to sort out issues before employees notice them. A good example is with disk space running out – PRTG is always the first to tell us, not a user. This really helps us feel in total control of the IT network. It’s definitely a cool little product, and it’s backed up by a really helpful and knowledgeable support team at Paessler.
Here’s an interesting case study from Nikec Solutions on how Wedlake Bell is using ThreadPrint to cut the volume of pages of emails that get printed out every year.
UK law firm Stewarts Law and how it is using Nuance eCopy ShareScan & PDF Pro Office to increase productivity.
Three new user case studies from Eclipse Legal Systems looking at the way the law firm Gedye & Sons + the debt recovery service Guardian Recovery + the barrister-led PI Law Direct have implemented Eclipse Proclaim case management systems.
Talking Tech with Charles Christian: Business Transformation through eBilling – comparing and contrasting the US & UK experiences
In our latest Talking Tech video, Charles Christian leads a discussion on eBilling, comparing and contrasting the experiences of the legal sector in the United States, with those of law firms and inhouse legal teams in the UK and Europe. The panelists are Julia Chain, an independent consultant to general counsel and a former GC of T-Mobile, Martin English, the head of sales for Thomson Reuters Serengeti for the UK & EMEA, and Rob Gitel, the director of sales for Thomson Reuters Serengeti in the United States
Here’s an interesting whitepaper (as a 197k PDF) via BA Insight that suggests using Microsoft SharePoint as an out-of-the-box search solution is not a viable option.