Here’s a quick catch up on some of the latest legal tech news from Intapp, Red Rain, DAS, RAVN, and Ochresoft…
• Arnall Golden Gregory LLP has selected Intapp Time as its new time recording application. AGG will roll out Intapp Time to some 160 lawyers across offices in Atlanta and Washington DC. AGG CIO Lance Edwards said: “We recognized that we needed to take a serious look into our timekeeping practices, both from the perspective of user experience and financial impact. The critical requirements we identified were Cloud, consistency, and a quick and easy implementation, and Intapp’s solution clearly checked the box in each of these areas. Investing in the cloud is particularly key for the firm, to make the best use of our resources, maximize availability and enhance lawyer efficiency.”
• LOD (Lawyers On Demand) is implementing RedView Time to allow their global workforce to capture time on mobile devices. LOD (UK) and AdventBalance (APAC) merged last year and started trading globally as LOD in October 2016 – the first cross-continent merger between NewLaw providers, The deal created one of the world’s largest, flexible legal service providers with more than 600 lawyers and consultants in eight locations around the world. As a result of the merger, the two businesses migrated their systems to a single international solution. RedView Time has been configured to the needs of LOD, and will be used as their principal time capture tool. The solution has been tailored to for LOD’s innovative model, avoiding traditional legal time recording methods. The system has so far been rolled out to 80 lawyers in the Australian business. Leanne Smith, CFO of LOD, says “The project in Australia has been a great success. We now have our team using modern technology to capture time, rather than sending information on spreadsheets and emails. This has allowed us to free up one of our accounting staff for other projects.” RedView Time is expected to be fully operational from the start of March in the UK. The offices in Singapore and Hong Kong will then follow.
• Legal expenses insurer DAS is predicting an increase in demand for motor legal expenses insurance (MLEI) as a result of the Ministry of Justice’s response to the proposed personal injury reforms announced last week. The reforms, which are primarily designed to reduce the number of fraudulent whiplash claims being pursued, have been criticised in some quarters for making it harder for genuine claimants to seek compensation by raising the small claims court track limit for motor injury claims to £5,000. James Henderson, Managing Director Insurance UK & Ireland, DAS UK Group said: “Whilst we welcome any steps taken to help remove fraudulent activity, I am concerned the Government’s response to the proposed reforms may pass too great a burden onto legitimately injured claimants. Almost no detail has been given as to whether there will be reforms to how victims access compensation”
• RAVN Systems just announced they are now ISO certified for Quality and Information Security. Following an external audit by the British Assessment Bureau, RAVN was awarded certificates for both the 9001 and 27001 standards respectively.
• Ochresoft, a legal workflow software specialist, has announced the appointment of solicitor and property industry stalwart Robert Sanderson as Managing Director. Sanderson takes over from founder Richard Bretherton, who has transitioned to the role of Chairman. Prior to joining Ochresoft, Sanderson was the Chief Operating Officer of legal services business Cordery, the LexisNexis ABS that specialises in helping GCs manage compliance. Robert was appointed to lead the business’ incorporation and SRA authorisation, as well as represent the business as the Company Secretary, Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and Compliance Officer for Finance & Administration. Robert has also held roles with LMS, LexisNexis, and Addleshaw Goddard.