UK top 100 firm Royds Withy King has chosen Zylpha’s digital document bundling for Visualfiles across its practice, including: family law, personal injury and other litigation teams. Also included is Adobe Sign, the widely acclaimed electronic signature solution and a renewed licence for Zylpha’s MoJ (Ministry of Justice) EL/PL and RTA Portal Integration.
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Neota Logic has relocated its head of marketing role to London and appointed Rebecca Tear (formerly Hawkes) from Apperio as global marketing manager in the latest senior hire for the growing New York-headquartered company.
The Legal Software Suppliers Association has reacted angrily to the news last week that The Law Society of England and Wales has endorsed Clio as its first cloud case management system, with the body under fire for not conducting a formal selection process.
Legal Geek is counting down the days to its third conference on the 17th October, at the Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QR. Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill will be speaking on the second stage, come and watch if you can. Here is a link to buy tickets – last day today (15 October).
Deloitte’s Fourth Global Robotics Survey is out this week with stats that demonstrate a significant uptake in support for the use of Robotic Process Automation in the workplace and a maturing of expectations from the technology but the report also expresses surprise at the lack of vision and ambition for automation and a ‘lack of IT readiness’.
Enterprise cloud service management company ServiceNow, which counts US global law firm Latham & Watkins among its clients, has agreed to acquire the natural language query technology of two-year old San Francisco startup FriendlyData, which will make it easier for non-technical users of the Now Platform to ask questions in plain English.
There’s nothing like keeping your clients close and Allen & Overy’s tech accelerator Fuse has again given it the opportunity to do just that, as it welcomes the Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of England and a cohort of leading banks into its City premises as part of a regtech pilot.
David Griffin has joined BT as head of legal governance systems and change, reporting to Chris Fowler, who in July this year took up the role of BT’s general counsel for technology and transformation, as BT legal looks set to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to delivering its services.
The Law Society of England and Wales’ official endorsement of Eclipse Legal Systems at the start of 2015 caused significant upset among its competitors but we suspect this time it will be Eclipse’s nose that’s put out of joint as today (9 October) Canada-headquartered cloud case and practice management provider Clio receives a significant boost by becoming the first completely cloud-based legal case management solution to earn the endorsement of the Law Society.
Macfarlanes IT director Andrew Powell will on 14 October run the Royal Parks Half Marathon in full ice hockey kit to raise money for Action for Children and also the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. UK children’s charity Action for Children is also Legal IT Insider’s elected charity and does the most incredible work protecting vulnerable and neglected young people. Here’s how you get behind Andrew, he’ll need your support.
We’ve flagged before some of the innovative work that Mishcon is doing around document review and automation in the real estate space and today (8 October) the UK top 50 firm will announce that it is working with Kira Systems on building machine learning models for real estate transactions.
October 10 2018 is World Mental Health Day which is designed to educate, raise awareness and remove the stigma of mental health. Hannah Parsons, principal associate solicitor at DAS Law, explains what people need to know if they feel they are being treated unfairly at work because of their mental health.
In what was a very successful night for Magic Circle law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters, Allen & Overy last night (4 October) won the prized ‘most innovative law firm in Europe’ award at the FT Innovative Lawyers 2018, as A&O partner Jonathan Brayne also jointly won legal innovator of the year.
In a bid to create what is effectively a legal tech ‘App Store’ to help law firms deploy cloud-based computer applications without concerns over security and to help them rationalise costs, Reynen Court has launched a services automation platform with the input of 12 heavyweight firms co-chaired by Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance.
European tech: University of Luxembourg and Linklaters collaborate to develop EU RegTech compliance tool
The University of Luxembourg has entered what it describes as a first of its kind collaboration with Linklaters, with the two organisations working together to create a tool that will improve organisations’ ability to interpret and implement EU legislation.
2014-founded online legal marketplace Lexoo has closed a $4.4M Series A financing round led by Earlybird and including Forward Partners (which led its funding round in 2015) and Ned Staple, general counsel at Zoopla Property Group, among others.
In a big win for Juro, travel search comparison site and app Skyscanner will deploy its contract management solution globally following a proof of concept completed in August.
2015-founded deal management platform Legatics has secured more than £500,000 in investment from a combination of angel investors and venture partners bringing the company’s post-money valuation to £3.14 million.
In keeping with a drive among vendors to be able to offer both transactional and contentious document review capability, Luminance, which has since its launch in September 2016 grown its M&A client base to 118 customers in 39 countries, has released Luminance Discovery to assist lawyers in their investigations and eDiscovery work.
Litera Microsystems vice president of client development Joy Heath Rush has been selected as interim CEO by The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) after a formal search to replace former CEO Dan Liutikas saw the board review over 100 applications.
Another firm is moving their tin off premises, as towards the end of September we got this exclusive announcement from Converge TS: “After an extensive selection process Seddons has selected Converge TS to provide a fully managed private hosted infrastructure solution, creating a secure, high performance environment to deliver the firm’s suite of applications.”