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HFW enters partnership with Solomonic to enhance court predictions

HFW enters partnership with Solomonic to enhance court predictions

Global disputes law firm HFW has announced a development partnership with litigation analytics start-up Solomonic to “combine Solomonic’s data with our experience and expertise as litigators.”

25/07/2019

Leverton restructuring: German media claims 50 dismissed and Berlin office closed

Leverton restructuring: German media claims 50 dismissed and Berlin office closed

Leverton has dismissed around 50 of its employees and closed its Berlin office, according to German digital industry publication Grunderszene.

25/07/2019

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Ring any bells? Gartner survey shows 'pace of change' as top emerging risk in Q219

Ring any bells? Gartner survey shows ‘pace of change’ as top emerging risk in Q219

While we have a habit of lambasting the legal sector, often with good reason, it’s good to know there is a universal feeling of failure when it comes to keeping up with the pace of change, and that it is fairly normal to have concerns about your organisation’s lagging and misconceived digitalization strategies!

24/07/2019

Ring any bells? Gartner survey shows 'pace of change' as top emerging risk in Q219

Ring any bells? Gartner survey shows 'pace of change' as top emerging risk in Q219

While we have a habit of lambasting the legal sector, often with good reason, it’s good to know there is a universal feeling of failure when it comes to keeping up with the pace of change, and that it is fairly normal to have concerns about your organisation’s lagging and misconceived digitalization strategies!

24/07/2019

Wavelength: Simmons’ managing partner Jeremy Hoyland discusses the hows, whats and whys of the acquisition

Wavelength: Simmons’ managing partner Jeremy Hoyland discusses the hows, whats and whys of the acquisition

Legal engineering firm Wavelength was yesterday (23 July) acquired by Simmons & Simmons in what we dubbed “one of the latest, albeit one of the more dramatic, developments as law firms focus on building or buying their own alternative delivery capability.” In this candid interview with Legal IT Insider, Simmons’ managing partner Jeremy Hoyland tells us how the acquisition came about, and perhaps more importantly, why.

24/07/2019

Wavelength: Simmons’ managing partner Jeremy Hoyland discusses the hows, whats and whys of the acquisition

Kira appoints Joanna Trimble as chief revenue officer as it completes exec leadership team

Kira Systems has appointed former Thomson Reuters vice president for corporate sales, Joanna Trimble, as the company’s chief revenue officer, completing the Kira executive team, which has undergone a strategic transformation over the past year.

24/07/2019

"This will give our clients a clear advantage": Simmons acquires Wavelength

“This will give our clients a clear advantage”: Simmons acquires Wavelength

Following a wave of hires and fairly rapid growth at Wavelength, the legal engineering firm has been acquired by Simmons & Simmons, in what is one of the latest, albeit one of the more dramatic, developments as law firms focus on building or buying their own alternative delivery capability.

23/07/2019

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"This will give our clients a clear advantage": Simmons acquires Wavelength

"This will give our clients a clear advantage": Simmons acquires Wavelength

Following a wave of hires and fairly rapid growth at Wavelength, the legal engineering firm has been acquired by Simmons & Simmons, in what is one of the latest, albeit one of the more dramatic, developments as law firms focus on building or buying their own alternative delivery capability.

23/07/2019

Neota Logic partners with Repstor to automate matter intake and creation

Neota Logic partners with Repstor to automate matter intake and creation

Neota Logic and content management solution provider Repstor have announced an integration between their two products for the legal sector that will automate the client onboarding and matter creation process in a solution delivered by partner Transform Data International.

23/07/2019

Deloitte Legal hires former Travers MP and Squire Patton Boggs partner to build team

Deloitte Legal hires former Travers MP and Squire Patton Boggs partner to build team

In further hefty hires for Deloitte Legal, the legal arm of the Big Four giant has today announced the appointment of two new partners, Andrew Lilley, former managing partner of Travers Smith, and Liz Pierson, formerly a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, who will respectively join as UK head of employment and head of Deloitte’s reward practice. 

23/07/2019

Aderant's mid-market cloud PMS now available in APAC

Aderant’s mid-market cloud PMS now available in APAC

Aderant’s small to mid-market cloud case and matter management system Expert Sierra is now available in the Asia-Pacific region.

23/07/2019

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Aderant's mid-market cloud PMS now available in APAC

Aderant's mid-market cloud PMS now available in APAC

Aderant’s small to mid-market cloud case and matter management system Expert Sierra is now available in the Asia-Pacific region.

23/07/2019

Mishcon eyes floatation as it considers all capital raising options

Mishcon eyes floatation as it considers all capital raising options

Mishcon de Reya is the latest law firm to consider floating on the financial markets to raise capital. The story was broken over the weekend by Sky News – we’re not sure about the heading ‘Legal eagles at Mishcon de Reya ‎explore bumper flotation’ – which was followed by a number of stories across the national media.

22/07/2019

Madrid to host ELTA 2019 in November

Madrid to host ELTA 2019 in November

Madrid will become the European capital of LegalTech during the European Congress of LegalTech #ELTACON2019, it has been decided. CEU San Pablo University will co-host the congress, which begins on 20 November with an exclusive event for ELTA members and will continue on the 21st and 22nd with lectures and roundtables on innovation and digital transformation.

22/07/2019

Heads up: thedocyard and Contract Express integration tease

Heads up: thedocyard and Contract Express integration tease

Heads up for an announcement of an integration between the thedocyard and Thomson Reuters Contract Express. In a social media tease, the docyard says: “Significant development in deal technology: Our CEO Stuart Clout will be in Singapore tomorrow with @Thomson Reuters to launch our product integration with Contract Express – A world first: document automation integrated seamlessly into a digital workflow for your deals. This changes the game.”

22/07/2019

DocsCorp unveils 20% growth for 2018-2019: We speak to co-founder Dean Sappey

DocsCorp unveils 20% growth for 2018-2019: We speak to co-founder Dean Sappey

DocsCorp last week announced its end-of-financial-year results for 2018-19, delivering a 20% global growth in sales: the best sales results in its 15-year history and more than double last year’s growth of 8%. We speak to co-founder and president Dean Sappey about where the biggest growth has come from and what the pipeline looks like.

22/07/2019

Thomson Reuters the platform: The post HighQ acquisition analysis

Thomson Reuters the platform: The post HighQ acquisition analysis

Following our revelation yesterday (18 July) that Thomson Reuters is acquiring HighQ, the Legal IT Insider blog and social media feeds have lit up with lots of commentary. Notably where the comments are on LinkedIn and Twitter, they have been overwhelmingly positive and welcoming of the acquisition. On our website where many are anonymous, the picture is quite different.

19/07/2019

Exclusive: Thomson Reuters acquires HighQ!

Exclusive: Thomson Reuters acquires HighQ!

Following a period of intense multi-party bidding that one person with knowledge of the situation described as “aggressive”, we understand that HighQ has been acquired by Thomson Reuters, in what looks likely to become our deal of the year for 2019.

18/07/2019

Women in tech: Baker's head of innovation in Germany begins fellowship at the World Economic Forum C4IR

Women in tech: Baker’s head of innovation in Germany begins fellowship at the World Economic Forum C4IR

Valesca Molinari, Baker McKenzie’s co-head of innovation in Germany and Austria, will this week begin her fellowship at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), in San Francisco, California.

18/07/2019

Women in tech: Baker's head of innovation in Germany begins fellowship at the World Economic Forum C4IR

Women in tech: Baker's head of innovation in Germany begins fellowship at the World Economic Forum C4IR

Valesca Molinari, Baker McKenzie’s co-head of innovation in Germany and Austria, will this week begin her fellowship at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), in San Francisco, California.

18/07/2019

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