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Deadline Alert! The deadline for the September issue of the Insider is this Friday – 21 September

The deadline for you to get all wins, deals, and people moves to us in the next (September) issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is THIS Friday – 21 September – 12 noon UK time. Please email [email protected] Please flag all exclusives so we can give them the appropriate priority treatment.

17/09/2018

Legal tech win: Zero goes live with Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, and Bentley

You’ll recall that we recently gave a glowing review to new machine learning backed email management company Zero, which we can now reveal has won California law firm Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, and Bentley PC as a client.

21/08/2018

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Big funding numbers continue as Legaler raises $1.5 million for blockchain platform

Sydney-headquartered legal technology company Legaler has raised $1.5m in a round led by MasterNode Ventures, joined by Pacific Blue Capital and a number of prominent legal industry figures as it furthers its bid to use Blockchain to open up access to justice.

20/08/2018

Meet Zero: Embedded AI for email management across mobile and desktop with Ryan Steadman as CRO

Of all the demos I’ve seen, quite honestly very few of them result in a genuine if a little cheesy sounding “wow”, but Zero, which embeds machine learning into mobile devices and Outlook to file and manage emails, is one.

16/08/2018

Access to justice and the urgent need for a law tech revolution

At the recent launch of the Barclays / Law Society Eagle Lab law tech incubator in London, Lord Keen of Elie (Richard Keen QC) said, “There is a lawtech revolution happening all over the world and I want to make sure the UK not only keeps pace with it but leads it.” Clearly as a law tech startup ourselves, we wholeheartedly agree. But there are also fundamental barriers to entry in some aspects of the legal industry that may have gone unnoticed. A prime example of this: access to information, says Gavin Sheridan, co-founder of Vizlegal.

25/07/2018

Tomorrow’s Lawyers: Lexoo and Clifford Chance launch pilot internship scheme

In the latest demonstration of its commitment to providing lawyers with fairly meaningful and, in this case, at the coal face tech training, Clifford Chance high performing trainees will now be offered a two-month law tech internship as the magic circle giant today (5 July) announces that it has launched a pilot with fast-growing online legal marketplace Lexoo.

05/07/2018

Updated: Facebook confirms it is to buy Allen & Overy Fuse startup Bloomsbury AI

Facebook is buying Bloomsbury AI – one of the early stage companies currently resident in Allen & Overy’s incubator Fuse – according to a report from TechCrunch that has subsequently been confirmed by Facebook to Legal IT Insider

03/07/2018

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April Legal IT Insider out now – and free to read

SharePoint triumphs – All change at Peppermint – Major DMS & PMS swap outs – the inside skinny on Contract Analysis software – And is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a lawyer-data scientist hybrid! WTF?!?

25/04/2018

AI in the UK: House of Lords select committee asks, are you ready, willing and able?

A report out today (16 April) from the House of Lords select committee on artificial intelligence finds that while the UK has a “unique opportunity” to shape the development of AI, it is essential that ethics take centre stage, with the report recommending the creation of a cross-sector AI Code to help mitigate the risks.

16/04/2018

Legal IT Funding: Juro raises £2m

It’s all about the contract right now after UK-headquartered contract management platform Juro raised $2m in a round led by Berlin-based VC Point Nine Capital, with contributions from Seedcamp, Taavet Hinrikus (cofounder of TransferWise), Michael Pennington (co-founder of Gumtree) and the family office of Paul Forster (co-founder of Indeed).

12/04/2018

March Legal IT Insider out now – and free to read

It may almost be Easter but the world of legal technology does not stop for chocolate eggs and we’ve another packed issue of the monthly Legal IT Insider newsletter for you.

29/03/2018

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And here’s an interesting new pricing app – Price High or Low – to help you quote an up-front fixed fee

Courtesy Joel Barolsky of Melbourne-based Price High or Low – available on the Apple App Store

14/03/2018

Judicial analytics startup Gavelytics, which uses AI, secures $3.2 million in funding

Gavelytics, a judicial analytics company that uses artificial intelligence technology to help litigators quickly identify judges’ tendencies, today announces it has closed a $3.2 million funding round from prominent Southern California investors, including the backers of Legal Zoom, The Honest Company and Qualcomm. The funding round will aid the launch of new tools on the Gavelytics platform, accelerate the product’s geographic coverage and support team growth.

13/03/2018

Startups & Hackathons: Applications open for TechLaw Fest hackathon in Singapore

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) have announced that applications are now open for Singapore’s largest legal tech hackathon – TechLaw.Fest Hackathon. (4-to-6 April 2018)

12/03/2018

Startup Corner: Loom Analytics in Focus

Loom Analytics is a legal analytics company that creates data mining and visualization products, here is what you need to know about the business and its founders.

12/02/2018

Bird & Bird take off with Luminance AI

Bird & Bird has chosen Luminance’s artificial intelligence platform to assist with its contract review for M&A due diligence. The announcement of the deal follows a successful trial of the technology across the firm’s London and Stockholm offices.

01/02/2018

The first 2018 issue of the Insider is here now – and free to read

In a bumper news issue to kick off 2018, here are just some of the stories in the January (issue #309) Orange Rag, including the FREE download links

24/01/2018

2018 Insider Newsletter Deadlines

Calling all lawtech PRs and marketing departments – for our 2018 editorial deadlines, please click HERE.

22/01/2018

Startup Corner: The Link App named in KPMG Best British Mobile Start-up Shortlist

Congratulations is due to Lauren Riley, founder and CEO of Manchester-based legal tech firm, The Link App, which has been shortlisted to the final five in KPMG’s search for the Best British mobile start-up.

18/01/2018

The Singapore Academy of Law shows the rest of the world how to launch a legal IT innovation programme

In an example of an unusually high-level and joined up legal tech innovation programme, The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) today (10 January) formally launched its Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), a two-year pilot that forms part of a wider bid for Singapore to become the tech hub of Asia.

10/01/2018

Heads up legal tech startups: Mishcon opens applications for second MDR LAB

Heads up legal tech startups, Mishcon de Reya has today (9 January) opened a second round of applications for it technology incubator MDR LAB. Open to early stage and growth technology start-ups, applications are welcomed from companies at concept through to revenue-generating stage, as long as the product or service is applicable to the legal industry.

09/01/2018

The Legal IT Insider Top 200 DMS report is now available to download as a free PDF!

In our October newsletter we published an extensive report setting…

14/12/2017

Legal comparison spin off site JustBeagle launches with £970k seed financing

A member of the team behind consumer legal support forum LegalBeagles has launched a new legal search and comparison site – JustBeagle – having raised £970,000 in seed round financing from high net worth investors.

14/11/2017

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