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Global research project to assess "the state of the global legal tech industry" – meaning the state of startups

Legal technology associations across the globe are collaborating to conduct a worldwide research project to assess the state of the global Legal Tech industry, although the research is confined to the startup world.

17/01/2020

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Wrapping technology around your business objectives: We speak to Brian Kuhn about his new role and strategy at Elevate

Elevate has made a number of senior hires lately but the one to watch has to be Brian Kuhn, who founded IBM Watson’s legal consulting practice and was brought in by Elevate on 9 January to lead its new digital strategy and solutions business unit. We speak to him about his plans.

16/01/2020

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Comment: My 2020 vision for in-house legal teams? Time to start embracing data-driven decision making

“The availability of AI technology and the pressure on corporate legal departments to become more efficient is encouraging the adoption of data-driven decision making. By that I mean, using data from prior transactions or matters to inform strategic and tactical decisions about future matters,” says SYKE’s founder and CEO Alistair Maiden.

16/01/2020

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Axiom Managed Solutions relaunches as Factor

Axiom spin off Axiom Managed Solutions (AMS) today (15 January) announces a wholesale rebrand under the new name Factor as the company differentiates itself from the Axiom brand and distances itself from other ALSPs that focus on commoditised ‘low end’ legal services.

15/01/2020

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David Thorpe reaches career…Pinnacle

Legal tech veteran David Thorpe has joined consulting group Pinnacle as its new commercial director, following a period of “rapid client and company growth.”

14/01/2020

Amended: Ascertus sees 2019 "business upsurge" driven by moves to the iManage Cloud

Ascertus says it achieved significant all-round business growth in 2019, with a key driver of the business upsurge being a move by customers to the iManage Cloud.

14/01/2020

Amended: Ascertus sees 2019 "business upsurge" driven by moves to the iManage Cloud

Ascertus says it achieved significant all-round business growth in 2019, with a key driver of the business upsurge being a move by customers to the iManage Cloud.

14/01/2020

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"We've made the tough decision to restructure": Atrium's co-founder explains u-turn on legal services

Atrium’s co-founder and CEO Justin Kan has confirmed that the legal services sector disruptor is restructuring the company and backpedaling on its original ambition to provide broad legal services alongside its software for startups business, with the majority of in-house attorneys let go and given “the option to become preferred advisers in our professional services network.”

14/01/2020

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"We've made the tough decision to restructure": Atrium's co-founder explains u-turn on legal services

Atrium’s co-founder and CEO Justin Kan has confirmed that the legal services sector disruptor is restructuring the company and backpedaling on its original ambition to provide broad legal services alongside its software for startups business, with the majority of in-house attorneys let go and given “the option to become preferred advisers in our professional services network.”

14/01/2020

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Legal industry disruptor Atrium lets legal staff go amid internal restructuring

It created shockwaves across the legal industry at its launch in 2017 and has promised to revolutionise legal services, raising over $75m in investment over four rounds, but Atrium is now undergoing internal restructuring according to sources close to the company, who suggest that a large part of the legal workforce have been let go.

13/01/2020

SYKE seeks new legal talent as it prepares for Paris launch

SYKE’s growth continues as they hunt for new legal engineers in Paris.

09/01/2020

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A&O opens fourth Fuse cohort as it launches high yield bond pilot with Define

Allen & Overy’s tech innovation space Fuse is now open to companies wishing to apply for a space in its fourth cohort, as it launches a pilot with current Fuse member Define within the high yield bond team.

09/01/2020

A&O opens fourth Fuse cohort as it launches high yield bond pilot with Define

Allen & Overy’s tech innovation space Fuse is now open to companies wishing to apply for a space in its fourth cohort, as it launches a pilot with current Fuse member Define within the high yield bond team.

09/01/2020

Juro to launch in the US following latest funding round

Juro is set to launch in the United States following the 2016-founded contract management platform’s $5m Series A round led by New York-based VC Union Square Ventures.

08/01/2020

Comment: How AI is transforming the legal landscape

Gottfried Leibniz, one of the ‘grandfathers of artificial intelligence’, was, amongst other things, a lawyer. And despite dying some 300 years ago, he was clear on the benefits that AI could bring to the legal industry, says ThoughtRiver’s CEO Tim Pullan.

08/01/2020

Reynen Court "ahead of plan" as it secures $3m additional financing

Reynen Court says that it is “ahead of plan” as it secures a further $3 million of additional financing in preparation for its Q1 2020 commercial launch.

07/01/2020

Reynen Court "ahead of plan" as it secures $3m additional financing

Reynen Court says that it is “ahead of plan” as it secures a further $3 million of additional financing in preparation for its Q1 2020 commercial launch.

07/01/2020

Juro raises $5m Series A led by Twitter and Etsy VC

UK headquartered contract management platform Juro has raised a $5m Series A led by New York-based Union Square Ventures (USV) – the backers of Twitter, Twilio, Etsy and Kickstarter – amid a number of other high profile backers.

07/01/2020

You were only supposed to blow the doors off: We speak to BLM’s data science team

If you say you’ve had a discussion with a law firm data science team, then in the UK that can currently only really mean less than a handful of law firms, the grandfather of which is BLM, an insurance specialist firm at the vanguard of using data to create client solutions. Which is why we ended up at BLM’s London office to meet with head of analytics Andrew Dunkley, business improvement director Adrian Spencer and their growing team to talk about the trials and tribulations of learning the hard way how not to form a data science team.

07/01/2020

ZERØ welcomes trio of hires at the start of 2020

Kurt Anderson has joined email management vendor ZERØ as senior account executive based in Minnesota. He is one of three new joiners at the start of this year.

06/01/2020

2020: What to expect

What’s going to be the biggest #legalit topic in 2020? What’s going to change significantly from this year? Are we going to see any major casualties? And if you think you’d like to see one big advance on this year what would it be?? Here’s a few of our thoughts.

02/01/2020

Thirdfort named startup of the year by ‘Branson & Co’

Thirdfort has been named as one of the standout startups of 2019 after the Sunday Times asked a group of high profile entrepreneurs and investors including Richard Branson to name their startup of the year.

02/01/2020

Thirdfort named startup of the year by ‘Branson & Co’

Thirdfort has been named as one of the standout startups of 2019 after the Sunday Times asked a group of high profile entrepreneurs and investors including Richard Branson to name their startup of the year.

02/01/2020

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\\\Collabora8.IT-Reimagining legal services post-COVID-19: Join our webinar with Mitchell Kowalski

\\\Collabor8.IT – Business continuity webinar: We talk leadership priorities with Litera’s CEO Avaneesh Marwaha

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\\\Collabor8.IT – Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill spoke with Michele DeStefano, professor of law at the University of Miami and founder of LawWithoutWalls (LWOW) on the topic of ‘What now for innovation post COVID-19.’

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