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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“We have products market ready”: Kennedys on launching online litigation platform KLAiM plus an R&D function in LatAm
Kennedys announced this month that it has rolled out its online litigation platform KLAiM in Latin America to coincide with the creation of a research and development (R&D) function in Mexico City that will serve the UK top 100 law firm’s Latin American, Caribbean and US clients.
Digital contract management platform Contractbook has raised €3.5m from a syndicate led by Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI Fund, together with Nordic VC-fund byFounders and a group of key angel investors. The investment is significant not just because of Google’s participation in a legal tech funding round – we understand this is a first – but because Gradient invests in and connects startups with Google’s resources, innovation and technical leadership in AI. This is the first time a Google backed VC has invested in Denmark.
Former Zapproved eDiscovery distinguished fellow Brad Harris has joined Hanzo as vice president of product, tasked with expanding the company’s product vision and developing data management solutions for its impressive array of corporate legal and compliance departments.
Legal engineering company SYKE has appointed Lewis Bretts to the role of chief strategy officer (CSO). Formerly a practising commercial barrister, Bretts has been consulting for SYKE since January 2019.
As we first revealed in the October Orange Rag, OnePlace’s founder Tim Smith has largely exited the client lifecycle management business following its acquisition by Intapp, as Intapp formally rebrands its entire business around the OnePlace name.