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Elite announce 30 + new wins for 3E

More than 30 law firms across the globe have adopted Elite 3E from Thomson Elite as their next-generation financial and practice management software, with 12 firms signing up within the past three months across the UK, CEMEA and Asia-Pacific. These include Allen & Overy, Nabarro Nathanson, Semple Fraser, Ozannes, Edward Nathan Sonnenberg, TressCox, Amarchand & […]

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Alan Rich leaves Thomson Elite next week

Alan Rich, one of the founders of the accounts & billing systems specialist Elite (now Thomson Elite) is to leave the company he helped create nearly 20 years ago. The official statement from Thomson Elite president & CEO Steve Buege says “As many of you know, Alan Rich, our Chief Strategist, has a deep and […]

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Law Society says HIPs will cause chaos

Yesterday’s announcement by the DCLG shows an unconvincing last-minute attempt to save HIPs, says the English Law Society. Paul Marsh, Law Society Deputy Vice President, says: “The Government’s ill- thought out plans will leave the already volatile housing market in a state of chaos on June 1st. With only 80 days left for implementation they […]

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Correction – Quill still in the Law Society Guide

There is a mistake in the latest Insider, which reports that Quill Computers is not featured with the 2007 edition of the Law Society's Software Solutions Guide. In fact Quill's PinPoint accounts bureau service is included, as it has been for many years. Our apologies to Quill and its customers for any confusion this may […]

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Have you got the (legal) IT Factor?

With wall-to-wall reality TV on the box, we thought we’d organise our own hommage to the genre, the snappily titled I'm a Legal Technology Celebrity, get me out of the Big Brother House because I have the IT Factor. We're giving you the opportunity to vote for your favourite legal technology celebrity – you've a […]

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Vin Murria wins UK legal technology award

One year ago nobody in the legal market had heard of her yet this Thursday night (25th January) – at the Legal Technology Awards ceremony in London – Vin Murria, the chief executive of the CS Group was named the supplier personality of the year. (David Lumsden of Tikit was the runner-up). In fact it […]

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Make business process costs your mantra ?

Civica plc says that local government should place greater emphasis on streamlining overall business-process costs rather than taking a more narrow view of reducing ICT expenditure ahead of anticipated tougher targets in the 2007 spending review. Commenting on SOCITM's IT Trends survey which points to a fall in ICT spending, David Roots, Civica’ UK managing director, […]

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Environmental legal advice line launched

The UK's first national environmental legal advice line was launched by Friends of the Earth today (Wednesday 24 January). The free phone service has been set up by the organisation's Rights & Justice Centre, which aims to help people understand their rights and use the law to defend and improve their local environment. Lawyers at […]

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Workshare secure $23m in funding

Workshare has secured US$23 million in Series B funding from US-based Steelpoint Capital Partners, Intel Capital and London-based Quester. This capital infusion positions Workshare to extend its reach worldwide by investing in acquisitions, new markets distribution and new service delivery models.“We sought the dream-team in information security with the operational savvy and global reach required […]

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German firm selects Aderant

The German law firm Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has selected the Aderant Expert practice management systems to manage its global operations. The Cologne-based firm will deploy Aderant Expert to its 220 lawyers and consultants throughout its 13 German offices as well as its three international operations in Brussels, Budapest and Singapore. The firm is implementing Aderant’s […]

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Recommind adds e-discovery to MindServer

Recommind has announced details of the next generation of its flagship MindServer platform. Called MindServer 5.0, it features new e-discovery functionality that enables firms to quickly and easily locate electronically stored information (ESI) that must be preserved for ongoing or anticipated litigation. In addition, MindServer 5.0 makes it easier for OEM partners and independent software […]

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Tikit say trading in line with expectations

Tikit has published an update on current trading for the year ended 31st December 2006, before entering its close period prior to the announcement of its preliminary results in March 2007.The update says the focus for 2006 was to secure good organic growth from the enlarged group and at the same time improve operating margins […]

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Another acquisition – Thompson Corp buys Baker Robbins consultancy

The Thomson Corporation has acquired the US-based IT consultancy Baker Robbins & Co. The acquisition of Baker Robbins (BRCO) is described as 'a powerful complement to the Thomson portfolio of legal consulting services' which already includes Hildebrandt International.David Hanssens, president of consulting services for Thomson, said acquiring Baker Robbins gives Thomson a depth of understanding […]

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Plenty of vacancies in legal IT

If you are looking to switch jobs in 2007, the year has got off to a cracking start with a record number of new vacancies – 30 – just being posted up on the Insider jobsboard. They includes positions both within law firms and legal software vendors. For more details visit legaltechnology.com

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Nominet opens consultation on domain name disputes

Nominet, the .uk domain name registry, has launched a consultation on the way it handles disputes over the ownership of .uk Internet domain names. The not-for-profit company would like to hear from the legal community and those in charge of protecting companies’ online identities about proposed changes to its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS).The legal community […]

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More clarifications from Open Text on the future of Hummingbird DMS

Open Text has released major new details of its product integration plans following its recent acquisition of Hummingbird. The plans provide a range of 2007 deliverables, including details on continued support for Livelink ECM eDOCS products, new product integrations and new ECM solutions that will help customers improve processes and manage compliance. “With the plans we’re […]

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Does US e-discovery process needs to change course in wake of FRCP amendment?

Michael Clark, an industry analyst and principal of EDDix LLC, has just published the survey results on the critical e-discovery issues facing Fortune 1000 corporations in the coming year. The study provides new insight on the priorities and challenges ahead for organizations as they move beyond Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) compliance and begin […]

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Lawyers waste 860,000 billable hours a year?

According to online CPD training provider CPD Channel solicitors and barristers in the UK are wasting as much as 860,000 hours and losing a potential £145m per year in fees by not doing their mandatory continuous professional development (CPD) courses online. The calculation is based on practitioners attending an average of 3 blocks of CPD […]

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New poll reveals public's ignorance of conveyancing matters

Nearly one in five people think that estate agents carry out conveyancing and the majority of homeowners do not know what they are paying for in a local property search. The poll, commissioned by the Council for National Land Information Service (C-NLIS), the leading provider of land and property information, reveals that the British public […]

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Law firm caught in software piracy action

Proceedings have begun in London courts against two organisations – one a firm of solicitors – for allegedly running unlicensed software on office computers, following an investigation by the UK arm of the Business Software Alliance (BSA).A claim has been issued in the High Court against ACT, a global teleconferencing provider with UK headquarters in […]