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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

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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

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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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MJ Hudson to grow outsourcing and data analytics division after £100m float on AIM

MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy founded by former SJ Berwin private equity partner Matthew Hudson, has floated on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”), under the ticker symbol MJH. It plans to use the £31.4m raised for growth, particularly its business outsourcing, advisory and data analytics divisions.

13/12/2019

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ABA TECHSHOW startup alley winners are in…

The winners of the 15 slots in the fourth annual Startup Alley at the 2020 ABA TECHSHOW have been announced and they are

09/12/2019

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Enterprise City seeks "UK's next best start-ups" for new tech scheme

Exchange, a Manchester-based new digital and technology programme, has opened applications for its first cohort, as it looks to foster the UK’s next best start-ups.

09/12/2019

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Throwback Monday: Speech recognition and redaction

This week we’ll be having some fun and getting into the ‘wow it’s nearly a new decade’ vibe by looking at a few posts we wrote precisely this time 10 years ago, as well as some of the big stories of last Orange Rag newsletter of the past decade. How much will have changed and moved on?

09/12/2019

Hogan Lovells appoints Stephen Allen as head of innovation & digital

Hogan Lovells has officially appointed London-based global operations head Stephen Allen as head of innovation & digital following his progress in building out and formalising the infrastructure of the firm’s alternative delivery solutions (ADS) capability.

06/12/2019

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Updated – The IT view: Phillips and BCC merge to create "powerful regional firm"

The combined firm aims to leverage technology to target London work at regional prices

05/12/2019

Deal management platform thedocyard to float on the ASX

Sydney-headquartered transaction management platform thedocyard has announced its IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange and plans to raise $4m to $5m through the float.

04/12/2019

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Nik Reed joins Axiom spin-off Knowable as SVP of product and development

Ravel Law founder Nik Reed has joined Axiom spin-off Knowable as SVP of product and development. In his new role, Reed reports directly to CEO Mark Harris, working with Knowable’s engineering team to help the enterprise contract analytics and intelligence provider accelerate its expansion and growth into new markets.

03/12/2019

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Legal research rivals ROSS and Fastcase enter partnership

In news of a major new alliance, competitor legal research companies ROSS Intelligence and Fastcase have announced a content, research, and development partnership enabling ROSS to achieve ‘data completeness’ within its platform, which now contains case law, statutes, and regulations across all 50 states.

03/12/2019

UK pushes back over US attempts to extradite Mike Lynch on fraud charges

It looks as though a political row may be brewing with the United States over its request to extradite former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch, after the US submitted a formal request for the businessman (who is a director of and investor in legal AI platform Luminance) to face fraud charges in the US.

28/11/2019

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The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty recognises HighQ with Pro Bono Counsel Award

The National Law Centre on Homelessness & Poverty has presented HighQ with a Pro Bono Counsel Award for its efforts in helping the Law Centre to seek justice for those experiencing homelessness and poverty.

28/11/2019

Students compete for top honours in legal app building course

Littler is holding a student app competition in association with Cornell Tech and Neota Logic on 6 December at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City, featuring apps developed by students participating in the Cornell Law course, Delivering Legal Services Through Technology.

28/11/2019

Delivering productised expertise: Taylor Vinters and ThoughtRiver partner to offer contract review

You might think that law as a service is, well, law, but this week Thought River and Taylor Vinters entered into a partnership that represents a change in how clients will be able to consume legal services. We ask ThoughtRiver’s CEO what the partnership really means.

28/11/2019

Here come the outsourcing giants: Accenture launches compliance as a service offering

In a move that one senior figure in the legal industry tells us marks “the entry of the big outsourcers into legal”, Accenture has launched a compliance as a service (CaaS) offering that will see it compete for business with law companies such as Elevate and Cognia Law as well as the anti-money laundering and privacy practices of law firms, particularly those with high volume alternative legal practices.

27/11/2019

Top Accountants: Are firms investing more in technology?

It’s interesting to see the same conversations played out across…

27/11/2019

Comment: Why Law Firms Are Renewing their Focus on Knowledge Management

Aderant’s executive vice president Chris Cartrett looks at the rise in status of knowledge management as law firms move towards rewarding efficiency and the technological barriers to enabling KM programs break down.

26/11/2019

The fallacy of in-house savings – are we at the peak of work going in-house?

In his latest blog for 3 Geeks and a Law…

26/11/2019

Exclusive: Peter Gill joins client lifecycle platform Engage Solutions as it expands its horizons to the professional services sector

Former Thomson Reuters Elite EMEA sales head and CTS chief commercial officer Peter Gill has joined client lifecycle management platform Engage Solutions Group, which was acquired in 2016 by a team led by Rekoop founder Phil Wedgwood and is expanding its horizons from industry to the professional services sector.

25/11/2019

Legal IT Consolidation: BigHand buys PayneGroup

BigHand has acquired PayneGroup to further strengthen its template management…

21/11/2019

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