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Eclipse launching latest software in May

Eclipse Legal Systems has announced the date for its next national client event – 13th of May – when the company will unveil the latest version of its Proclaim Case & Practice Management system, v3.2, for an anticipated 250 delegates at the Leeds Royal Armouries. The Proclaim v3.2 Showcase event will provide Eclipse clients with an […]

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More jobs to go at Land Registry

The HM Land Registry has announced another 800 jobs are to go – this is in addition to the 1500 job losses announced 6 months ago. Another 1800 jobs have gone since 2008 through retirements and voluntary redundancies so that within 5 years the HMLR empire will be reduced to just 4200 staff. The organisation […]

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Henmans to swap out Axxia and Visualfiles for SOS

Following an extensive review of its IT systems, Oxford-based Henmans LLP has opted for a unified technology platform and has selected SOS Connect from Solicitors Own Software to replace its legacy LexisNexis Axxia Arista practice management and LexisNexis Visualfiles Solcase case management systems. The new software will be rolled out to 130+ users. Henmans say the […]

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More events news

Here are some more legal IT-related events taking place in the UK…DocAuto Breakfast Briefing22.03.10, LondonIn conjunction with Tikit, David Kiefer, President of DocAuto will be in London on Monday, 22 March giving a presentation on how DocAuto solutions can add great value to your WorkSite environment. This presentation will allow you to get an update […]

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Battens swap out Axxia & Solcase for Pilgrim

Battens, which as offices across Somerset and Dorset, is to swap out its legacy LexisNexis Axxia Arista practice management and SolCase case management software in favour of Pilgrim LawSoft, which will provide a single, integrated solution across accounts and time capture, workflow, document management and customer relationship management.Keith Fullman, Battens’ Director of Finance, said “Battens […]

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Work now started on March Insider

Work has now started on the March issue of Legal Technology Insider newsletter (UK + EMEA edition). The editorial deadline is 12 noon this coming Friday (19th March) – all advertising space is already fully booked.

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Survey reveals still lack of enthusiasm for HIPs

MDA SearchFlow has just conducted a survey looking at the current state-of-play of the conveyancing and Home Information Pack (HIP) market. The survey is conducted every year across conveyancing practices, large and small, to provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the current economic situation is affecting the conveyancing market, as well as market sentiment regarding […]

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The embargo has been broken

And here's the sequel to last week's cartoon about embargoes – and yes this does happen – usually the culprits are law firm PRs called Rupert or Fiona trying to get a lame story into The Times or FT…

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DictateNow celebrate 6 years now

This is where we do our Jennifers Diary bit… DictateNow, the UK-based dictation outsourcing business, celebrated its 6th anniversary with a reception for customers and contacts at the House of Commons last night hosted by the affable MP Keith Vaz. As neither house was sitting, we also got a behind the scenes tour of the […]

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Events: Lex get's thumbs-up – By Legal get thumbs-down & merged

This week's Ark Group Lex 2010 event in London seems to have received the thumbs-up from delegates – in an ideal world there could have been more there but the ones I spoke to were very happy with the quality of the conference sessions – the presentation by Louise Hadland, the HR director of Shoosmiths, […]

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March issue on American Legal Technology Insider out now

The March issue of American Legal Technology Insider newsletter is out now. To access this issue – free of charge – just click on the attached PDF. Top stories include the changes in the e-discovery market, including Marsh Mack's decision to off-load its Kroll business. Anyone got $1.3billion to buy it? Maybe Jules Kroll who […]

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Tikit publishes is results for year to 31 December 2009

The UK AIM market-listed Tikit Group plc has published its prelim financial results for the year to 31st December 2009. Here are the key financial figures presented under IFRS… •  Group revenues down 11.5% to £25.2 million (2008: £28.5 million) o   Recurring support and outsourcing services revenues up 10.2% to £13.7 million (2008: £12.5 million) […]

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Hubbard One signs up two new law firms

Hubbard One has signed up two major regional law firms as new clients – Dickinson Dees and Flint Bishop LLP.Dickinson Dees chose Hubbard One to revamp their entire web presence and to help devise a clear client interaction strategy. The project includes a new look and feel for the website, new content and a cutting […]

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Henmans looking for a Solcase developer

Here's the latest job to go up on the legaltechnology.com jobsboard…SolCase DeveloperHenmans LLP, Oxford, Salary negotiable, 12 month contractSolcase developer required for 12 month contract (with possible further extension). To take responsibility for day to day maintenance of a wide range of case types. Must have sound knowledge of Solcase and be able to hit […]

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Intralinks cup sees Clifford Chance miss out to Grant Thornton

Last Friday evening saw the IntraLinks Advisor Cup 2010 – a 5-aside football tournament organised by virtual dealroom specialists IntraLinks for members of the banking and legal community. A total of 16 teams, representing some of the UK's leading M&A and legal advisory firms, including Linklaters and Clifford Chance, took part. In the final, Grant […]

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Latest events & webinars round-up

• Swerdlove has now made some final programme amendments for its Techshare practice management forum in Sydney this coming Friday (12th March) – see attachment• Over in the US, on the eve of the ABA TechShow in Chicago, LexThink LLC and InsideLegal.com have teamed up to produce Ignite Law, a three hour, interactive and hopefully […]

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New Sharepoint social networking site launched

Arno Nel, Sword’s Sharepoint principal consultant and Microsoft MVP has launched a new Sharepoint social networking site this week called SPOINT. For more details on SPOINT please visit Arno’s SharePoint Magazine sitehttp://sharepointmagazine.net/featured/spoint-me-the-sharepoint-social-network and to join SPOINT visit herehttp://spoint.me/

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So that's why the editor is grumpy

People sometimes say “That Charles Christian, he can be a bit grumpy sometimes.” I say “You would be too if you had to deal with some of the PR consultants out there. They don't know their jobs, don't know their clients' products, don't know the media – and think their stories are totally unique and […]

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Enoch Evans drop Solcase & Miles 33 for Pilgrim Lawsoft

Enoch Evans Solicitors has selected Lawsoft from Pilgrim Systems as a complete solution to replace its existing SolCase and Miles 33, case and practice management systems.Enoch Evans – which provides specialist advice in the area of corporate and commercial law as well as commercial and domestic property, dispute resolution, private client and regulatory offences – […]

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Open Text say looking forward to Sharepoint 10

Following rumours earlier this week that Open Text might be rethinking its Legal Information Management (LIM) product strategy, the company has issued the following statement… “Legal Information Management remains a strategic component of the legal solutions portfolio at Open Text. Feedback from early adopters of the product has been very favourable and development of a […]