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HFW overhaul continues with appointment of first innovation partner

We speak to HFW’s managing partner, Jeremy Shebson, about the changes at the UK top 30 firm as it creates its first innovation committee.

09/05/2019

Carey Olsen ‘on the Peppermint journey’ after successful CRM rollout

Carey Olsen says that it is ‘on the start of the Peppermint journey’ including looking at Peppermint’s practice management system and other offerings after a successful business development CRM solution implementation across its nine offices.

08/05/2019

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Carey Olsen 'on the Peppermint journey' after successful CRM rollout

Carey Olsen says that it is ‘on the start of the Peppermint journey’ including looking at Peppermint’s practice management system and other offerings after a successful business development CRM solution implementation across its nine offices.

08/05/2019

A cool mil: Legaltech startups Josef and rfrnz raise seven figure seed financing

Melbourne-based legal tech start-up Josef has closed a $1m funding round. The seed investment was made by venture capital firm Jelix and angel investors including Kara Frederick, managing director of Tiger Financial Group and Ben Armstrong, previously a principal at Telstra Ventures. It comes as German AI driven legaltech start-up rfrnz has also received a seven-figure funding round.

07/05/2019

Am Law 50 firm Wilson Sonsini swaps out iManage for NetDocuments

Am Law top 50 law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati has swapped out its iManage document management system for NetDocuments, led by chief information officer Michael Lucas, who led the same move while at Akin Gump.

07/05/2019

MDR LAB: The latest cohort is in

Who needs The Apprentice: six early stage companies, ranging from concept through to early revenue-stage, have joined the 10-week MDR LAB programme to work alongside Mishcon de Reya lawyers and other business experts from inside and outside of the firm.

07/05/2019

Breaking news: Hg acquires Litera Microsystems

Hg has acquired Litera Microsystems from K1 Investment Management after a three-year period in which Litera is said to have tripled its revenue.

07/05/2019

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Phoenix grows up: A look at its marriage to Morae

For iManage, knowing that its biggest implementation partner was up for sale must have been an unnerving experience and it’s no wonder that Phoenix Business Solutions’ founder and CEO Mat Crocker tells us that he regarded the company’s acquisition this week by Morae Global Corporation as a marriage that needed iManage’s blessing. We speak to Crocker and Morae’s founder and CEO Shahzad Bashir about the union.

03/05/2019

Clients demand DMARC is set to reject

But outside the top ten, few law firms have fully implemented the email accreditation

Clients are increasingly demanding that law firms have fully implemented email authentication protocol DMARC before they send them instructions.

02/05/2019

Kofax and Workshare to offer comparison and PDF products in joint solution

In a move that gives Workshare access to Kofax’s PDF creation technology and Kofax greater exposure to the legal market, the pair will now offer their comparison and PDF products in a joint solution. 

02/05/2019

Movers & Shakers: Clare Chalkley joins Integreon from Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance litigation support manager Clare Chalkley has joined Integreon as a senior director – legal services focusing on litigation support services and document review for law firms and corporate legal department clients.

02/05/2019

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Movers & Shakers: Clare Chalkley joins Integreon from Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance litigation support manager Clare Chalkley has joined Integreon as a senior director – legal services focusing on litigation support services and document review for law firms and corporate legal department clients.

02/05/2019

Tikit launches independent product advisory board led by Janet Day

Tikit is launching an independent product advisory board headed by legal IT veteran Janet Day to help inform its IT strategy going forward, we can reveal.

02/05/2019

Slater and Gordon in world Microsoft first

Slater and Gordon has become the first company in the world to deploy Microsoft Managed Desktop, as the hedge fund-owned UK firm also ousts dedicated legal technology in favour of the Microsoft stack, we can reveal.

01/05/2019

The April 2019 Legal IT Insider Newsletter – issue #322 – is out now

Welcome to the April edition of the Orange Rag – yes, we know it’s the 1st May but you are such fantastic people we thought we’d let you have the Easter holiday week off!

01/05/2019

Ascertus appoints Andrew Payne as head of professional services

Ascertus Limited has appointed former NetDocuments senior director for EMEA, Andrew Payne, as its head of professional services to lead the company’s project management and consulting teams as well as drive technical engagement across Ascertus’ product portfolio.

01/05/2019

Top 50 Law Firm Profiles: Eversheds Sutherland

As part of a huge project to profile all of the top 200 legal IT teams/law firm IT capability, Legal IT Insider spoke to Andrew Mcmanus IT Director at Eversheds Sutherland about their strategy and structure and what their take is on shadow IT.

30/04/2019

LOD buys lexvoco for “leg up” in legaltech, says CEO Tom Hartley

LOD, or “Lawyers on Demand”, has acquired Australasian legal services business lexvoco. Launched in 2014, lexvoco supports in-house counsel through the delivery of innovative legal operations and legaltech solutions as well as providing law firm services.

30/04/2019

Slaughter and May announces Collaborate cohort

Slaughter and May today (29 April) announces the first cohort of legal tech developers for Slaughter and May Collaborate, its new legal tech programme.

29/04/2019

#Glenlegal19 survey sees dramatic spike in SaaS migration

A survey conducted by Macfarlanes CIO Andrew Powell ahead of #GlenLegal19 has revealed a dramatic increase in cloud adoption rates, with well over three quarters of law firms saying their HR and payroll systems will be in the cloud next year and just under three quarters saying it will be SaaS.

29/04/2019

BCLP talks Kira: Adoption, value, and the roll out to high volume work

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announced yesterday (25 April) that it is embedding Kira Systems’ data extraction tool within its high-volume work streams globally, but what does that mean? We asked innovation solutions director (EMEA) Nick Pryor how Kira is being used already in the firm, what adoption is like, and how use of the technology is being extended.

26/04/2019

No surprise as Microsoft Office 365 commercial revenue jumps by 30%

Microsoft’s stock market value yesterday (25 April) briefly topped $1trillion driven by higher than expected cloud revenue growth. Office 365 commercial revenue was up by 30% as the Washington-headquartered tech giant continues to drive users towards cloud adoption.

26/04/2019

Deloitte Legal collaborates with UiPath as Bucharest touted to become low cost legal tech hub

Deloitte Legal has begun to collaborate with New York-headquartered robotic process automation provider UiPath out of its Bucharest-based Center of Excellence (CoE), which looks set to become a hub for Deloitte’s legal technology activity.

25/04/2019

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