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Comment: The future of legaltech

The legal services profession is slowly but surely waking up to the potential of new technologies to disrupt and transform, says Katie Chung, assistant director at private equity firm Dunedin.

20/09/2019

Martyn Wells gains UK national recognition for completing Cape Wrath Trail

Martyn Wells’ brave battle with cancer and his extraordinary fundraising activities have been picked up by the national press after he completed the Cape Wrath Trail on 9 September. Congratulations to Martyn for, as he modestly describes it, spreading the message of cancer awareness.

19/09/2019

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Legal tech win: 700 lawyer US firm Husch Blackwell to optimise service delivery with BigHand Now

Husch Blackwell LLP has procured BigHand’s task delegation and management solution, BigHand Now, to help optimise its legal support team processes.

18/09/2019

Hill Dickinson selects email DLP tool Tessian to avoid a “costly mistake”

It’s another big UK win for Tessian as Hill Dickinson selects them to help prevent data loss from misdirected emails. And yes, we know that misdirected emails accounted for the most incidents reported to the ICO in 2017. Here is the release.

17/09/2019

Hill Dickinson selects email DLP tool Tessian to avoid a "costly mistake"

It’s another big UK win for Tessian as Hill Dickinson selects them to help prevent data loss from misdirected emails. And yes, we know that misdirected emails accounted for the most incidents reported to the ICO in 2017. Here is the release.

17/09/2019

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ThoughtRiver appoints VP of sales plus announces Tableau integration to become contract review platform

ThoughtRiver has announced the appointment of Richard Cobb as vice-president of sales as it also announces an integration with Microsoft Tableau, in a move that it hopes will take it from being a pre-screening point solution to a contract review platform.

17/09/2019

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Lineal licenses ayfie’s linguistic technology to “supercharge” eDiscovery

London-headquartered litigation and cybersecurity support provider Lineal has begun licensing ayfie’s text analytics engine Inspector to improve their technology-assisted review process.

17/09/2019

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The Law Society’s Technology, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law Report – key findings

The Technology, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law report is out today (16 September) following The Law Society’s research into whether technology is the key to improving access to law, justice and rights. Here are the key findings.

16/09/2019

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The Law Society's Technology, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law Report – key findings

The Technology, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law report is out today (16 September) following The Law Society’s research into whether technology is the key to improving access to law, justice and rights. Here are the key findings.

16/09/2019

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"Law cannot go on as it has": Meera Klemola from Observ Agency talks legal design

We speak to Meera Klemola, co-founder of Observ Agency, about the growing adoption of legal design within law firms and corporate legal departments, and why people working in the legal technology sector should care about it.

16/09/2019

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“Law cannot go on as it has”: Meera Klemola from Observ Agency talks legal design

We speak to Meera Klemola, co-founder of Observ Agency, about the growing adoption of legal design within law firms and corporate legal departments, and why people working in the legal technology sector should care about it.

16/09/2019

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Legal Design Summit in Helsinki: From strategy to culture

We’re reporting from the Legal Design Summit in Helsinki and will update you with highlights of some of the sessions and our interviews, so keep an eye on this post. The Summit brings together specialists in law, design and digital services. This year the event is free and not for profit, so well done to the team led by CEO Pilvi Alopaeus.

13/09/2019

Hogan Lovells selects Foundation Software for global experience management

In a hugely significant win for Foundation Software Group, global law firm Hogan Lovells has selected its experience management platform to capture, search, and leverage its global experience data, in the first half of a two-stage CRM review process.

11/09/2019

Travers launches open source matter-centric email management tool

UK top 50 law firm Travers Smith has formally launched matter centric email management tool MatMail, which it has open-sourced for the legal market on the basis that the source code is not sold or used for profit but only “to give busy people their time back.”

11/09/2019

LexisNexis announces fourth cohort of legal tech accelerator

LexisNexis has today (10 September) unveiled the fourth cohort of its legal tech accelerator programme – here are the details of the nine participants.

10/09/2019

BigTech News: 50 states & territories launch antitrust probe into Google PLUS LinkedIn loses right to block data scraping

It’s been a bad week in BigTech Land as Google faces a major US antitrust probe from 50 states and LinkedIn loses an appeal to block startup hiQ Labs scraping and analysing data from its profiles.

10/09/2019

BigTech News: 50 states & territories launch antitrust probe into Google PLUS LinkedIn loses right to block data scraping

It’s been a bad week in BigTech Land as Google faces a major US antitrust probe from 50 states and LinkedIn loses an appeal to block startup hiQ Labs scraping and analysing data from its profiles.

10/09/2019

Eversheds Sutherland’s ALSP hires GD Financial Markets co-founder Brett Aubin as MD

Following Eversheds Sutherland’s launch in May of alternative legal services business Konexo, the new division has appointed as managing director Brett Aubin, who is a founder of Gordon Dadds Financial Markets LLP.

10/09/2019

Eversheds Sutherland's ALSP hires GD Financial Markets co-founder Brett Aubin as MD

Following Eversheds Sutherland’s launch in May of alternative legal services business Konexo, the new division has appointed as managing director Brett Aubin, who is a founder of Gordon Dadds Financial Markets LLP.

10/09/2019

Why Wavelength sold to Simmons

Up there with the biggest stories this year is the acquisition of Wavelength by Simmons & Simmons, which sparked a good few questions, mostly as to why Wavelength would sell at a time when every law firm and their dog needs and doesn’t have legal engineers and data scientists. We spoke to CEO and co-founder Peter Lee.

09/09/2019

Farrer & Co: Lessons learned from shift to IaaS in Azure

Just over 18 months ago, Farrer & Co began a project to move its entire infrastructure into Azure – becoming one of the first UK law firms to do so. We caught up with IT director Neil Davison and head of IT systems Andy Beech, as well as Nick Martin, managing director of cloud consultancy SystemsUp, to find out how the project is panning out. Has each of the stages gone as expected? What have been the unexpected challenges? We expected there would be a few bumps in the road and, of course, there have been. But have they been overcome, and if so how?

06/09/2019

Farrer & Co: Lessons learned from shift to IaaS in Azure

Just over 18 months ago, Farrer & Co began a project to move its entire infrastructure into Azure – becoming one of the first UK law firms to do so. We caught up with IT director Neil Davison and head of IT systems Andy Beech, as well as Nick Martin, managing director of cloud consultancy SystemsUp, to find out how the project is panning out. Has each of the stages gone as expected? What have been the unexpected challenges? We expected there would be a few bumps in the road and, of course, there have been. But have they been overcome, and if so how?

06/09/2019

Permira makes “significant investment” in Axiom

In what must be assumed to be a u-turn on its plans to float, Axiom today (5 September) announced that it has taken a “significant investment” from Permira, albeit the sum is as yet undisclosed.

05/09/2019

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