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"We've made the tough decision to restructure": Atrium's co-founder explains u-turn on legal services

Atrium’s co-founder and CEO Justin Kan has confirmed that the legal services sector disruptor is restructuring the company and backpedaling on its original ambition to provide broad legal services alongside its software for startups business, with the majority of in-house attorneys let go and given “the option to become preferred advisers in our professional services network.”

14/01/2020

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"We've made the tough decision to restructure": Atrium's co-founder explains u-turn on legal services

Atrium’s co-founder and CEO Justin Kan has confirmed that the legal services sector disruptor is restructuring the company and backpedaling on its original ambition to provide broad legal services alongside its software for startups business, with the majority of in-house attorneys let go and given “the option to become preferred advisers in our professional services network.”

14/01/2020

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Legal industry disruptor Atrium lets legal staff go amid internal restructuring

It created shockwaves across the legal industry at its launch in 2017 and has promised to revolutionise legal services, raising over $75m in investment over four rounds, but Atrium is now undergoing internal restructuring according to sources close to the company, who suggest that a large part of the legal workforce have been let go.

13/01/2020

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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

SYKE seeks new legal talent as it prepares for Paris launch

SYKE’s growth continues as they hunt for new legal engineers in Paris.

09/01/2020

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

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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Juro to launch in the US following latest funding round

Juro is set to launch in the United States following the 2016-founded contract management platform’s $5m Series A round led by New York-based VC Union Square Ventures.

08/01/2020

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

Reynen Court "ahead of plan" as it secures $3m additional financing

Reynen Court says that it is “ahead of plan” as it secures a further $3 million of additional financing in preparation for its Q1 2020 commercial launch.

07/01/2020

Reynen Court "ahead of plan" as it secures $3m additional financing

Reynen Court says that it is “ahead of plan” as it secures a further $3 million of additional financing in preparation for its Q1 2020 commercial launch.

07/01/2020

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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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ZERØ welcomes trio of hires at the start of 2020

Kurt Anderson has joined email management vendor ZERØ as senior account executive based in Minnesota. He is one of three new joiners at the start of this year.

06/01/2020

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2020: What to expect

What’s going to be the biggest #legalit topic in 2020? What’s going to change significantly from this year? Are we going to see any major casualties? And if you think you’d like to see one big advance on this year what would it be?? Here’s a few of our thoughts.

02/01/2020

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

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

Aderant acquires Bellefield Systems

In light of the growth in focus on using technology to automate compliance with outside counsel guidelines and the need for mobile time capture, it is big news indeed that Aderant announced today (19 December) the acquisition of Bellefield, a market leader in helping lawyers recover more billable time and grow revenue.

19/12/2019

Elevate hires new CFO ahead of 'AIM listing or significant capital raise'

Global law company Elevate has hired Simon Heyrick as its new chief financial officer, as it prepares for an AIM listing or significant capital raise in 2021 or 2022.

17/12/2019

Elevate hires new CFO ahead of 'AIM listing or significant capital raise'

Global law company Elevate has hired Simon Heyrick as its new chief financial officer, as it prepares for an AIM listing or significant capital raise in 2021 or 2022.

17/12/2019

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

BT to sell Tikit to Advanced? P4W users say erm, no thanks

The Sunday Times reported yesterday (15 December) that BT is in talks to sell Tikit to UK software giant and direct competitor Advanced, in a move that the head of Tikit’s P4W user group tells us would be “a concern” and risk driving customers away.

16/12/2019

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Clifford Chance goes app barmy; Clyde & Co offers training contract seat in Data Lab; Law Society forecasts employment will fall by 13,000 by 2027 (in part thanks to tech); Eversheds launches Konexo Hub CLM; BLM adopts Blueprint; Allen & Overy launches new legal services centre in Joburg

13/12/2019

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