Osborne Clarke rolled out Intapp Open Experience to around a quarter of the business in May, having been instrumental in its development. The new product, which Osborne Clarke’s IT director Nathan Hayes says needs an entirely new legal tech category devoted to it, helps law firms to improve their business development and ability to cross-sell. Not business intake and not CRM, Intapp Open Experience captures information on current matters and projects and makes it searchable, avoiding the need for extensive data entry. Here’s Nathan with more.
Case study: New debt recovery solution in Lexis Visualfiles helps Bury Council legal exceed 50% recovery rate
A longstanding user of legal workflow and case management system Lexis Visualfiles, the legal department at Bury Council has created a new debt management solution within the platform to facilitate more efficient debt recovery. In this case study, Andy Carlile, practice manager of the legal department at Bury Council, talks to LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions about the rationale behind this approach and the benefits it is delivering.
The Insider’s definitive Buyers Guide to UK eDisclosure systems is available now. Researched and written by Andrew Haslam and published in conjunction with Legal IT Insider – and now in its fifth edition, the Guide has become an industry bible. The latest edition features 101 suppliers and 76 products, including ten new suppliers – although this is balanced out by the ten vendors who have left/been acquired, as well as three name changes. The 18 MB, 445 page PDF can be downloaded directly from the Legal IT Insider website.
In the consumer world there’s little you can’t find the answer to on YouTube and that trend is creeping into legal practice, with the launch by LexisNexis Legal & Professional in the US today (23 May) of a first-of-its-kind practice guide in partnership with James M. Wagstaffe, who for over 30 years co-authored The Rutter Group Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial.
In a guide that will be welcomed by the in-house community both as a useful tech resource and as a further sign of their rapidly growing autonomy, LawGeex has today (16 May) launched The In-House Counsel’s LegalTech Buyers Guide – a free, downloadable guide that showcases more than 100 “must-know technology solutions” which solve the daily challenges faced by in-house lawyers.
The Legal Shop specialises in helping law firms to get more from their existing case management systems. In these conveyancing workflow documents they show how the workflows work for Tikit users.
How does one of the UK’s most famous law firms ensure that business continues apace even as major incidents unfold? During the events of the Kingsway Fire in 2015, Farrer & Co – whose premises were based nearby – had their business continuity practices put to the test, with interesting results.
TOP STORIES INCLUDE: • eSentio sues HBR Consulting over NetDocuments swap out at Akin Gump and King & Spalding • Contract risk analysis platform ThoughtRiver raises over $1million in funding • RBRO says its business as usual in UK for iManage customers after departure of senior execs • Workshare says we won’t be beaten by the competition on speed or accuracy
AND welcome to the Insider’s new (and FREE to read) Legal Tech Startup Directory – 18 pages of listings and analysis on over 50 innovative companies who have broken with the law firm herd mentality and are set to change the face of legal practice in the UK, Europe, US and APAC regions. You can also discover which startups describe themselves as “Just Eat for Lawyers” and “LinkedIn meets Tinder”
Just published: a new essential guide from Tim Hyman and 2Twenty4 Consulting on all you need to know about GDPR, data privacy, cybersecurity and Cloud service providers. Featured vendors DocsCorp – iBoss – Intapp – Ravn – Mimecast – iManage.
The latest issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers (March/April) is now published. (Print subscribers will receive their print issues shortly.)
The departure of Peppermint Technology’s short-lived chief sales and marketing officer Kaye Sycamore in February opened a vitriolic can of worms, with many Legal IT Insider readers quick to accuse the UK-based practice management system provider of failing to deliver on its promises to the market. Here Legal IT Insider takes the first in-depth look at Peppermint’s growing pains and argues, it’s time to grow up.
Winter Scott requires a smooth, responsive and efficient running IT infrastructure so its staff members can successfully conduct international business. Unfortunately this was not the case since the practice had migrated of all its IT hardware and software into a public cloud facility.
As the Christmas countdown begins and the mulled wine (ok just wine) flows, we bring you news of a new version of cleanDocs; a new 64-bit version of Workshare 9; a partnership between NAVEX Global and Baker & McKenzie; a post-merger IT overhaul for Royds Withy King; a Belfast launch for LEAP; expansion in Asia Pacific for Neota Logic; and a spotlight on the latest post-Brexit news.
Legal IT News: Fronteo, Kroll Ontrack, Cosmolex, Handshake Software, Workshare, Ascertus, Riverview, Tikit and more
Much of our news this week comes from the United States, where we bring you all the latest eDiscovery, practice management, matter management and CRM updates. In the UK there’s a new launch from Workshare and all the latest wins and deals, while in Singapore, there’s a new partnership for Opus 2 International.
Following its acquisition by private equity houses The Carlyle Group and Revolution Growth in January 2016, it was perhaps little surprise that LDiscovery last week acquired Kroll Ontrack for $410m, as consolidation across the eDiscovery sector continues apace.
Having discontinued its outsourced library deal with Integreon last year, DAC Beachcroft gives an insight into what went wrong and the benefits of switching to U.S. specialist library management group LAC Group, which this year rebranded its library as a service platform as LibSource.
The past week has seen the announcements that Charles Russell Speechlys has implemented Veeam Availability SuiteT v 9, as UK portal Free2Convey releases new collaboration tool Docs4Home, and Instant On IT is appointed by Field Court Chambers to provide IT support, services and guidance. In news out of the United States, iManage has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), FTI Consulting has appointed Sophie Ross as global chief executive officer of the firm’s technology segment, and InOutsource has hired Rabiya Hirji-Young as senior risk management consultant.
After DLA Piper’s Australian arm merged with the international firm in 2011 it noticed a sharp increase in mobile roaming costs, which were difficult to control. The business now saves AUS$202,000 annually. This is how.
The past week has brought news of a new chief marketing officer for kCura as it prepares to launch its new cloud-based Relativity offering, with hires elsewhere for Prosperoware and DocsCorp. Consilio has been awarded a U.S. patent for its Enhanced Bloomberg Chat Review solution, while we bring news of wins and deals for Encompass Verify and Thomson Reuters Elite; a high level Legal Procurement Forum in Australia; and industry updates from Aderant, Dentons and Quill Pinpoint.
Legal IT News: Kim Technologies, Holman Fenwick, Encompass, Tiger Eye, Iphelion, Kroll, PwC and more
This week has brought news of a new CEO for Kim Technologies (which powers Riverview Law virtual assistants), as well as a new COO for UK top 30 firm Holman Fenwick Willan. Encompass Corporation has partnered with Equifax, iManage partner Tiger Eye Consulting has launched new knowledge management solution Blueprint, Iphelion has released the latest version of its template management and document assembly tool Outline and Kroll Ontrack has launched a new corporate legal projects offering, while in wider industry news, PwC Legal has become integrated in the wider UK business. There’s also news of a win for Eclipse Legal Systems and certifications for Everlaw and Netmaster Solutions.
The past week has seen Wilson Legal Solutions announce that it is bolstering its fledgling London office with three hires as Linex Systems rebrands as Vable; Eclipse Legal Systems announces UCL Consultants as a new case management client and Thomson Reuters Legal publishes its ninth annual research survey among finance directors.
In the US, Jonathan Sachs, formerly with Kroll Ontrack, has joined Catalyst Repository Systems; Morae Legal has launched a new eDiscovery offering; and John F. Kennedy University has selected TutorPro’s student technology portal.
Not to be forgotten, in Australia Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a new Alternative Legal Services centre in Melbourne.