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The final issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter for 2018 is here – and it's a whopper!

Grab a (large) cup of coffee and take some time out, it’s the final issue of 2018 and it’s a whopper. Phew, mince pie anyone?

05/12/2018

HighQ combines Collaborate and Publisher in 5.0 launch

HighQ combines Collaborate and Publisher in 5.0 launch

In a significant new release out today (4 December) that furthers HighQ’s strategy to be process-centric as opposed to just document-centric, HighQ 5.0 combines both workflow and process automation within a newly unified platform.

04/12/2018

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KPMG overtakes PWC in FTSE 100 audit market

KPMG overtakes PWC in FTSE 100 audit market

Big news in accountancy land as KPMG overtakes PWC in terms of number of FTSE 100 audit clients. Although, unusually, we can’t quite get on board with Accountancy Age’s headline ‘KPMG soars past PWC’ given that PWC audits 27 FTSE 100 companies and KPMG..28.

04/12/2018

Microsoft says Peppermint has “shifted gears” with CRM online

Microsoft says Peppermint has “shifted gears” with CRM online

Microsoft says that Peppermint Technology has “shifted gears” following the launch earlier this year of a Dynamics 365 public cloud customer relationship management system that is gaining the interest of Microsoft’s larger enterprise clients.

03/12/2018

Linklaters creates global Women in Tech working group

Linklaters creates global Women in Tech working group

This just in from Linklaters and all way can say is allebloodylujah and welcome back Bruna Pellicci: Linklaters is driving diversification into technology and innovation roles within the firm, taking tangible steps to achieve equality and inclusion across all levels. Actions include a new global Women in Tech working group to focus efforts and a commitment to the Tech Talent Charter to share best practice and measure diversity across tech teams.

03/12/2018

Mike Lynch & VP for finance Stephen Chamberlain charged with fraud in US over sale of Autonomy

Mike Lynch & VP for finance Stephen Chamberlain charged with fraud in US over sale of Autonomy

US criminal prosecutors have charged former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch with 14 counts of fraud relating to the $11bn sale of Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard in 2011, in the latest twist in a long running saga that also sees Lynch face a $5.1bn UK civil claim by HP next year: claims that he and his lawyers are strongly contesting.

30/11/2018

Mike Lynch & VP for finance Stephen Chamberlain charged with fraud in US over sale of Autonomy

Mike Lynch & VP for finance Stephen Chamberlain charged with fraud in US over sale of Autonomy

US criminal prosecutors have charged former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch with 14 counts of fraud relating to the $11bn sale of Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard in 2011, in the latest twist in a long running saga that also sees Lynch face a $5.1bn UK civil claim by HP next year: claims that he and his lawyers are strongly contesting.

30/11/2018

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The British Legal Awards 2018: The tech winners + pics

The British Legal Awards 2018: The tech winners + pics

Congrats to the winners of the Technology Supplier of the Year and Best Use of Technology. Here are the winners plus a few pics of the night.

30/11/2018

LexisNexis launches well-trailed judge and expert witness analytics solution Context

LexisNexis launches well-trailed judge and expert witness analytics solution Context

We’ve given you plenty of notice that this is coming and today (29 November) LexisNexis Legal & Professional formally launches Context, which delivers insights on judges and expert witnesses to help attorneys best prepare, present and argue their case.

29/11/2018

Herbert Smith Freehills launches litigation analytics pilot with Solomonic

New tech: Eversheds Sutherland partners with Opus 2 to launch CaseReady litigation platform

Eversheds Sutherland has partnered with Opus 2 International to launch an enterprise licence of Opus 2’s electronic trial platform Magnum, under the name CaseReady. 

29/11/2018

From Berkeley California to London Shoreditch: Everlaw launches in the UK

From Berkeley California to London Shoreditch: Everlaw launches in the UK

Fast-growing cloud-based eDiscovery provider Everlaw is to open an office in London to expand its services into the UK and continental Europe. Here is everything you need to know.

28/11/2018

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UK Government injects £3m into research projects on AI in law and insurance

UK Government injects £3m into research projects on AI in law and insurance

Three new government-backed research projects will investigate how businesses can make best use of AI in insurance and law as well as analysing consumer attitudes to AI. The projects are backed by £3 million through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

28/11/2018

DMH Stallard swaps out Lexis Axxia for Aderant

DMH Stallard swaps out Lexis Axxia for Aderant

DMH Stallard is the latest law firm to swap out its Lexis Axxia practice management system, we can reveal: it has selected Aderant Expert and Handshake as its legal PMS and knowledge management solutions respectively.

28/11/2018

UK Legal Tech Association launches  - here's how to join

UK Legal Tech Association launches – here’s how to join

Watch out ILTA, there’s a new legal tech association in town: The UKLTA (UK legal tech association) launched last week at the inaugural Legal Technology North Conference (LTNC), with over fifteen members joining the ranks by Friday 23 November, including Mischon de Reya, DWF and Addleshaw Goddard.

28/11/2018

UK Legal Tech Association launches  - here's how to join

UK Legal Tech Association launches – here's how to join

Watch out ILTA, there’s a new legal tech association in town: The UKLTA (UK legal tech association) launched last week at the inaugural Legal Technology North Conference (LTNC), with over fifteen members joining the ranks by Friday 23 November, including Mischon de Reya, DWF and Addleshaw Goddard.

28/11/2018

Legal tech win: Shardul Amarchand signs up to Workshare Secure

Legal tech win: Shardul Amarchand signs up to Workshare Secure

Leading Indian law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co has selected Workshare Secure to help stop personally identifiable information being shared inappropriately over email. 

28/11/2018

Cybersecurity: Soon-to-launch Crypviser instant messaging app to offer blockchain security

DocsCorp reports a 69% increase in the sale of information leak prevention software

Here’s an interesting trends and wins update from DocsCorp, which between January and October 2018 saw a 69% increase in the sales of its information leak prevention software cleanDocs, with new wins including Wright Hassall.

28/11/2018

Bellefield to launch new billing solution to aid OCG compliance at point of time entry

Bellefield to launch new billing solution to aid OCG compliance at point of time entry

Bellefield Systems is set to launch a new billing solution that helps fee-earners to comply with outside counsel guidelines (OCGs) at the point of time entry and which immediately measures how much money will be lost through write offs if changes to the way time is recorded aren’t made.

27/11/2018

New tech: Baker’s global R&D partner talks Avvoka and why the firm's startup programme beats an incubator

New tech: Baker’s global R&D partner talks Avvoka and why the firm’s startup programme beats an incubator

Baker McKenzie’s global R&D partner Ben Allgrove talks to us about how the global law firm selected Avvoka, and why he believes the legal technology startup engagement programme is better than an incubator.

26/11/2018

New tech: Baker’s global R&D partner talks Avvoka and why the firm's startup programme beats an incubator

New tech: Baker’s global R&D partner talks Avvoka and why the firm's startup programme beats an incubator

Baker McKenzie’s global R&D partner Ben Allgrove talks to us about how the global law firm selected Avvoka, and why he believes the legal technology startup engagement programme is better than an incubator.

26/11/2018

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