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Gordon McAlpine joins Mason & Cook to lead global tech product launch

BigHand’s co-founder and legal tech veteran Gordon McAlpine has joined resource management consultancy Mason & Cook as a non-executive director to oversee the growth strategy of its technology product – Vantage. He will be responsible for the global launch and continued growth of the software arm of the business.

30/05/2019

Gordon McAlpine joins Mason & Cook to lead global tech product launch

BigHand’s co-founder and legal tech veteran Gordon McAlpine has joined resource management consultancy Mason & Cook as a non-executive director to oversee the growth strategy of its technology product – Vantage. He will be responsible for the global launch and continued growth of the software arm of the business.

30/05/2019

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The May 2019 Legal IT Insider Newsletter – issue #323 – is out now

Well well well, how is it the end of May, that’s what we want to know. In this bumper issue of the Orange Rag we bring you all the latest news, analysis and commentary from all the leading players.

29/05/2019

Clarilis to underpin TLT white label document automation service

TLT has extended its existing relationship with Clarilis, which on top of helping TLT to automate its own contracts internally will now form the basis of a white labelled document automation service for clients.

28/05/2019

HighQ’s new corporate legal platform: The extended interview

In March we revealed that HighQ was about to launch a new platform for corporate legal teams that will include work and collaboration tools for enterprise legal management, document management, matter management, legal intake and self-service, contract management and vendor management. Here is the extended interview with CTO Stuart Barr to coincide with HighQ’s annual user conference.

23/05/2019

Trending: The “One” & only “Place” to be “Global” tech giant Intapp’s latest acquisition

Intapp today announced it has acquired OnePlace, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for marketing and business development teams. Intapp and OnePlace are joining forces to address the growing need for a unified front office solution spanning the client life-cycle that helps firms cultivate key relationships, drive growth, and better compete in their modern marketplace.

23/05/2019

Trending: The "One" & only "Place" to be "Global" tech giant Intapp’s latest acquisition

Intapp today announced it has acquired OnePlace, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for marketing and business development teams. Intapp and OnePlace are joining forces to address the growing need for a unified front office solution spanning the client life-cycle that helps firms cultivate key relationships, drive growth, and better compete in their modern marketplace.

23/05/2019

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Luminance, Lexoo and Seedlegals shortlisted by #TheEuropas Awards for hottest startups

Shake off the trauma of Eurovision2019 and that eye patch, legaltech has for the first time been recognised in The Europas Awards, which in partnership with TechCrunch recognise the hottest tech startups in Europe – Luminance, Lexoo and Seedlegals are all on the shortlist in the ‘Hottest B2B/SaaS Startup’ award and voting is open now.

23/05/2019

Airbus to extend use of Seal Software in feted digital transformation drive

As part of its long running and highly regarded company-wide digital transformation drive, Airbus has opted to further its use of Seal Software’s contract discovery and analytics technology in what will be viewed as a big vote of confidence in the technology.

22/05/2019

“Simplification was key”: Eversheds goes live with Fulcrum’s SAP SuccessFactors

Eversheds Sutherland has gone live with Fulcrum Global Technologies’ version of SAP SuccessFactors. The firm has rolled out the cloud-based HR platform’s Employee Central module to around 3,000 employees across the UK, France, Luxembourg, Middle East and Asia as it seeks to streamline operations across its international office network.

22/05/2019

Workshare launches brand new Transact interface

Based on feedback from customers including Simmons & Simmons and Clifford Chance, Workshare Transact now has a brand new interface that includes a deal dashboard and collapsed checklist view. Here’s what’s new.

22/05/2019

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Brian Taaffe joins legal BI vendor Iridium Technology

Iridium Technology has bolstered its North American consulting team with the hire of Brian Taaffe, who joins from Prosperoware.

21/05/2019

Deloitte and Relativity expand strategic alliance to offer compliance monitoring application

And in further Big Four news Deloitte has expanded its strategic alliance with Relativity to offer Relativity Trace, a compliance monitoring application. Trace will help clients more proactively detect and mitigate violations of industry regulations and organizational e-communication policies.

21/05/2019

“Businesses are transforming how they operate”: Thomson Reuters and EY enter strategic tax alliance

In what may well be a taste of further things to come, EY and Thomson Reuters have expanded on the relationship that recently saw EY acquire Pangea3 and today (21 May) announced a strategic alliance in the tax space as clients demand “integrated and agile technology.”

21/05/2019

"Businesses are transforming how they operate": Thomson Reuters and EY enter strategic tax alliance

In what may well be a taste of further things to come, EY and Thomson Reuters have expanded on the relationship that recently saw EY acquire Pangea3 and today (21 May) announced a strategic alliance in the tax space as clients demand “integrated and agile technology.”

21/05/2019

Clients demand DMARC is set to reject

Clients are increasingly demanding that law firms have fully implemented email authentication protocol DMARC before they send them instructions. But outside the top ten, few law firms have fully implemented the email accreditation.

21/05/2019

Legaltech win: Hogan Lovells selects Anaqua

Hogan Lovells’ respected IP practice has selected Anaqua in a big private practice win for the intellectual asset management software provider.

20/05/2019

Legaltech win: Houthoff selects DocsCorp

Dutch independent law firm Houthoff has selected DocsCorp’s desktop productivity suite after a review.

20/05/2019

Australian LawTech hub takes off

And there’s more legaltech news from Australia today (20 May) as four legal technology vendors join the brand new lawtech hub launched by Lander & Roger and YBF Ventures in Melbourne, which is intended to provide growth opportunities for startups and scaleup companies.

20/05/2019

Deadline Alert! The deadline for the May issue of the Insider is this Friday – 24 May

The deadline for you to get all wins, deals, and people moves to us for the next (May) issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is lunchtime THIS Friday – 24 May. Please flag all exclusives so we can give them profile elsewhere in the newsletter.

20/05/2019

Legal IT Insider News In Brief

Legaltech news in brief: NRF forms alliance with Syke; CM Group acquires Vuture + more

Well it’s been another one of those weeks when we can’t move for legal tech announcements and here are a handful of the good ones in brief, including the strategic alliance between Norton Rose Fulbright and Syke; CM Group’s acquisition of Vuture; and Motta Fernandes Advogados selection of NetDocuments; while in eDiscovery land JND eDiscovery has attained RelativityOne Silver partner status and Hanzo is launching Hanzo Hold for Slack data management.

17/05/2019

Orbital Witness secures £1.2m funding & raft of BigLaw clients including Clifford Chance

Legaltech startup Orbital Witness has secured funding of £1.2 million following a period of significant client wins that include Clifford Chance, Mishcon de Reya, Reed Smith and Macfarlanes. We spoke to CEO and co-founder Ed Boulle.

16/05/2019

Orbital Witness secures £1.2m funding & raft of BigLaw clients including Clifford Chance

Legaltech startup Orbital Witness has secured funding of £1.2 million following a period of significant client wins that include Clifford Chance, Mishcon de Reya, Reed Smith and Macfarlanes. We spoke to CEO and co-founder Ed Boulle.

16/05/2019

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