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Legal IT Consolidation: BigHand buys PayneGroup

BigHand has acquired PayneGroup to further strengthen its template management…


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Hanzo appoints Zapproved legal tech veteran Brad Harris as VP of product

Former Zapproved eDiscovery distinguished fellow Brad Harris has joined Hanzo as vice president of product, tasked with expanding the company’s product vision and developing data management solutions for its impressive array of corporate legal and compliance departments.



Piecing the puzzle together: Integreon’s partnership with Seal

Alternative legal services provider Integreon in October announced a new partnership with Seal Software, in what will start as a LIBOR repapering offering but is expected to expand far beyond that.  We spoke to Integreon’s CEO Bob Rowe and Integreon’s senior VP of contracts, compliance and commercial services, Jeff Catanzaro about their plans.


Lexoo and Darktrace ranked in Deloitte UK Fast 50 2019

Cyber security provider Darktrace and legal online marketplace Lexoo have been ranked at number 12 and 25 respectively in Deloitte’s UK Fast 50, which is a list of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK based on revenue growth over the last four years.


Ashurst launches flexible resource platform with Elevate and Cognia Law

Ashurst has today (8 November) formally launched a new flexible resourcing platform – Ashurst Advance Reach – working in collaboration with law companies Cognia Law and Elevate.


Legal tech win: Keystone Law selects FileTrail to aid GDPR compliance

In a big UK win for FileTrail, 300-lawyer agile working firm Keystone Law has selected GPS Policy Manager to automate records retention in compliance with GDPR.


Crafty Counsel launches L&D online subscription service

If you’re not yet familiar with Crafty Counsel, it’s worth taking a look at their website, through which in-house counsel can now access online subscription-based structured learning and development via a series of videos recorded by specialists in the area. Legal L&D that isn’t like watching paint dry, yay.



Oxford University awarded £213k to study LawTech ecosystem PLUS launches law and computer science course

In a double bill of legal tech news from Oxford University, a team from the University has been awarded £213,000 to study the LawTech “ecosystem” – including the career path of legal innovation heads  – as separately, it also launches an interdisciplinary Law and Computer Science course from this year, we can reveal.


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TRE, MW and Fusion launch conveyancing portal

A secure online portal for the residential property market has been developed as a result of a three-way collaboration between Fusion IT, Thomson Reuters Elite and the UK’s largest high street law firm, McMillan Williams (MW) Solicitors.


What we learnt about the Disclosure Pilot 10 months in

Just last week Vince Neicho, Vice President of legal services at Integreon, moderated a panel discussion for ACEDS UK on how the Disclosure Pilot in the UK is performing. Hosted by Law firm RPC on behalf of ACEDS UK and sponsored by Integreon, the event attracted a broad spectrum of attendees including lawyers, barristers and eDiscovery experts. Here he unveils the key findings.


Trending: The “One” & only “Place” to be “Global” tech giant Intapp’s latest acquisition

Intapp today announced it has acquired OnePlace, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for marketing and business development teams. Intapp and OnePlace are joining forces to address the growing need for a unified front office solution spanning the client life-cycle that helps firms cultivate key relationships, drive growth, and better compete in their modern marketplace.



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.


The 2019 Buyer’s Guide to UK eDisclosure Systems is available now!

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 seventh edition, the Guide has become an industry bible.


Seal Software’s $15m injection from DocuSign: The analysis

DocuSign’s $15m investment in Seal Software is an immediately obvious move that will help DocuSign continue to build out its intelligent agreement framework and will open doors and relationships to Seal during a stage of its growth where it continues to burn through cash. Here’s our in-depth take on the investment and strategy.


Solomonic talks data

Litigation data and analytics startup Solomonic was recently rolled out by Herbert Smith Freehills across its UK disputes team and they are working closely with Stewarts Law. Don’t know much about Solomonic yet? You do now.


Well hello, Project X!

“Game-changing” is an overused term wheeled out by copy writers when they run out of different ways to say “new”, but in the case of Thomson Reuters’ legal workflow solution “Project X” – which today (27 February) finally sees the light of day after three years in development and is on the front page of the Orange Rag – that term is justified. ‘Panoramic’, as we now know the worst kept secret under the sun is called, has been designed to meet law firms’ complex needs on pricing; cost and process; project management; and knowledge and data. We have all the details.


Trending – Business Drivers for Document Management: The Information Governance Mandate

To comply with the data side of outside counsel guidelines, firms must have a clear information governance strategy, for which the firm’s document management system is the foundational system. It’s time to prioritise adoption, starting with removing the blinders, says Prosperoware’s founder and CEO Keith Lipman.


UK Top 50 Law firm IT profiles: Pinsent Masons

As part of a huge project to profile all of the top 200 legal IT teams/law firm IT capability, our contributing editor Amy Carroll spoke to Pinsent Masons about the structure and strategy of their team which, like many others, are increasingly engaged in client-facing solutions.


Legal tech win: Hogan Lovells selects FileTrail for records management

FileTrail just announced Am Law top 10 and leading global law firm Hogan Lovells has selected FileTrail to replace its legacy records management system. The firm also has chosen FileTrail GPS, Governance Policy Suite, to advance its commitment to information governance.


UK Top 50 IT Team Profiles: Clifford Chance

As part of our huge project to profile the UK top 200 law firms’ IT capability, Legal IT Insider spoke to Clifford Chance’s CIO Paul Greenwood about the structure and strategy of the magic circle firm’s IT team; why the innovation and operations teams have been split; and what the strategic priorities are for 2019.


Legaltech19: New global matter standard to provide “common language” for law firms and corporate counsel

In one of the most significant announcements at Legaltech19, a high-level matter category standards alliance on 29 January announced the first version of its cross-industry standard, which is the culmination of a three-year effort to provide a common language for law firms and in-house counsel.


Legal tech CRM win: Birketts selects OnePlace

East Anglian law firm Birketts has selected OnePlace as its client relationship management system. Here is that news, which you’ll find exclusively on Legal IT Insider today:


UK Top 50 Law Firm Profile: Gateley’s vital statistics, strategy and structure

Gateley’s IT director Nick Capell speaks to Legal IT Insider about the listed firm’s IT structure, its core systems, strategic priorities and approach to innovation. This interview was conducted pre the news that LexisOne is being sold to SAGlobal.



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