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Webinar: Microsoft Teams for Legal – How to Best Design Teams and Channels

Many firms are struggling with how to deploy and structure Microsoft Teams with proper Teams and Channels. Prosperoware has been at the forefront of deploying Teams in legal and in this webinar will share and demonstrate tried and tested best practices. Join us on 5 August at 5.15pm BST, 12.15 ET to discuss: Structuring Teams […]

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ICYMI: First UK Interview with Disco Post-IPO

We speak with Disco’s general manager for EMEA, Stephen Dearing, about what the legal tech unicorn company plans to do now, in an exclusive first UK interview post the IPO.

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Eversheds Sutherland appoints first-ever chief transformation officer as BigLaw expands the C-Suite

Eversheds Sutherland has appointed the former director of transformation for insurance giant QBE Insurance as its first-ever chief transformation officer, effective from August 2021. Ronan Hanrahan will lead a centralised project and change management function. He will report directly to managing partner Keith Froud and join the firm’s International Operations Leadership Team. Froud said: “This is […]

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Comment: Is your firm in the driving seat against cyber threats?

By Steve Whiter, director of Appurity Not a day seems to go by these days without another report of a ‘hacking’ incident of some sort creating copy in the relevant media. Only very recently, a U.K. listed law firm reported suffering a cyberattack according to a filing to the London Stock Exchange. After discovering an intrusion […]

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University of Oxford/SRA report finds lack of financial capital the biggest barrier to investment in legal tech

A major independent study into innovation in the legal sector has revealed that while the majority of law firms are making increasing use of day-to-day technology, a lack of financial capital is still regarded as the biggest barrier to investment in technology. Of law firms’ future plans for technology, it is interesting to note that […]

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Dictalogic wins UK top 200 firm Morrisons as Microsoft injects a further $25k

Cloud digital dictation challenge rDictalogic has won UKTop 200 law firm Morrisons Solicitors as a client and received the second tranche of a $55k credit note from Microsoft Azure, on which Dictalogic is built. Morrisons, according to our UK top 200, is a BigHand dictation customer. Dictalogic uses Microsoft’s cognitive speech engine to convert speech […]

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Video: Understanding the lawyer brain in order to effect change, with Dr. Larry Richard

If I could encourage you to listen to one person in order to understand how lawyers tick and why change and innovation is hard – plus why the awful “non-lawyer” label exists- it’s Dr. Larry Richard. We have to understand where we are really at, before we can work out how to get to where […]

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Read the July/August Orange Rag Here!

Hi and welcome to the last Orange Rag newsletter before we break for the summer – albeit travel plans are looking a bit thin on the ground for most of us. Whereas many of us would by now be looking forward to getting together at ILTA in August, it’s more likely than not that you […]

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Disco busts through IPO pricing estimate at $32 a share

eDiscovery vendor CS Disco, Inc. yesterday (20 July) announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at $32.00 per share. When Disco first set terms for the IPO in mid-July, the price was said to be between a range of $26 and $29 a share. The $32 is […]

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Video: The Insider talks R&D with Clifford Chance’s April Brousseau

The director of Clifford Chance’s newly-formed Research and Development Hub, April Brousseau, talks with Caroline Hill on Litera TV about her new role, and how the magic circle firm is centralising its product development and capabilities through the Hub to develop digital solutions that help solve internal lawyer and client issues.

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New research shows major compliance gaps in hybrid working arrangements

Access Legal has released new research which reveals that the vast majority of law firms plan to work in a hybrid way going forward, but that many compliance essentials are being overlooked.

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Webinar: Microsoft Teams for Legal – How to Best Design Teams and Channels

Many firms are struggling with how to deploy and structure Microsoft Teams with proper Teams and Channels. Prosperoware has been at the forefront of deploying Teams in legal and in this webinar will share and demonstrate tried and tested best practices. Join us on 5 August at 5.15pm BST, 12.15 ET to discuss: Structuring Teams […]

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ICYMI – Webinar Replay: Work the Same from Anywhere with nQ Zebraworks

We have seen the evolution of working from the office, to working from home, to working from anywhere. But now, nQ Zebraworks says, the focus needs to be on working in the same way from anywhere. Firms have transitioned well to working from home, but what are the tools that are needed now as firms navigate a far […]

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Major new reports sizes lawtech market opportunity at £22bn

A major new report out today (15 July) finds that there is a £22bn annual market opportunity for lawtech across legal services and business. The Shaping the Future of Law report from government-backed initiative LawtechUK highlights the growth opportunity of UK lawtech as a “critical untapped sector for the economy that benefits wider society.”

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Womble Bond Dickinson says BigHand Pricing leads to better recoveries and margins

Womble Bond Dickinson has implemented BigHand Pricing and Profitability to help drive transparency of matter pricing. In the ‘cradle to grave’ matters that the transatlantic firm has managed through the tool, we’re told that there is conclusive evidence of better recoveries and a better margin on matters that would otherwise not have been economic. BigHand Pricing […]

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Exclusive: Aderant selects new CEO

Aderant’s president Chris Cartrett will next year take over as CEO, we can reveal, taking over from Deane Price, who is pursuing other opportunities within Aderant’s parent company Roper Technologies.

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Comment: Could better work allocation be the antidote to law’s hidden mental health crisis?

With junior lawyers more likely than ever to report being stressed, the IBA among others has urged firms to concentrate on the “provision and encouragement of remote working, better workload/work allocation processes, and improved work-life balance”. That requires the ability to allocate work in a fair, transparent and unbiased way, says William Dougherty.

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Thomson Reuters unveils Practical Law dynamic tool set including powerful new search feature

Thomson Reuters today (12 July) unveils its next generation Practical Law Dynamic Tool Set, which includes five new features including semantic search – a departure for the first time from key word search, meaning it will surface the most relevant content more quickly. The new tool set also includes the ability to visualise search results […]

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ICYMI: Osborne Clarke to build software engineering team in “new chapter” for tech

s a new chapter for technology at Osborne Clarke, the UK top 100 law firm is to build a sizeable software engineering team, saying that the pure ‘buy’ approach to technology is no longer sufficient to achieve and retain a competitive advantage.

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Webinar: Work the Same from Anywhere with nQ Zebraworks

We have seen the evolution of working from the office, to working from home, to working from anywhere. But now, nQ Zebraworks says, the focus needs to be on working in the same way from anywhere. Firms have transitioned well to working from home, but what are the tools that are needed now as firms navigate a far […]