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Law firm turned vendor: Gilbert + Tobin sells verification software to Litera

Leading Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin this week announced the sale of its in-house proprietary verification software to Litera, in an unusual acquisition, reminiscent of NetDocuments acquisition of Closing Room from Chapman and Cutler.

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BigHand acquires legal resource management leader Mason & Cook

BigHand has acquired resource management specialists Mason & Cook, we can reveal, in a move that adds fee-earner resource management technology and consultancy to a stable of products that already includes back office support workflow solution BigHand Now and pricing and BI tools Quantum and Evaluate (formerly DW Reporting.)

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Wedlake Bell adopts Tiger Eye’s ‘Send and Sign’ DocuSign integration for iManage

Independent London law firm Wedlake Bell has adopted Tiger Eye’s Send and Sign DocuSign integration for iManage.

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Webinar with Tessian – Spear phishing: Defence strategies of the future

Phishing, spear phishing, whaling, spoofing and social engineering – all these things essentially mean your employees are at risk on email. Join us on Thursday 12 November for a our webinar with Tessian on this.

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“Change has come to law’s door”: We speak to Deloitte Legal UK and Kemp Little heads Michael Castle and Andrew Joint

Editor Caroline Hill speaks to Deloitte managing partner Michael Castle and Kemp Little managing partner Andrew Joint about the genesis and strategy behind the landmark acquisition

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Lawtech sandbox pilot launches – application details here!

Following the announcement in May of new initiative between Technation, the Lawtech Delivery Panel and the Ministry of Justice to support digital transformation, the LawTech Sandbox officially launched today (4 November).

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Legal IT News: All the latest deals, wins and reports in brief

It has been a news packed few legal tech days, so to save you some time and energy as you watch the US elections and struggle to tear yourself away from social media, we’ve collated the latest stories and wins here. For any stories you don’t find here, there is a good chance they are reported elsewhere on legaltechnology.com.

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UK top 50 law firm Burges Salmon moves to iManage Cloud in first phase of two-year cloud programme

Burges Salmon – a UK top 50 law firm with more than 445 lawyers across three UK offices – has migrated its on-premises implementation of iManage Work to iManage Cloud, working with implementation partner Morae Global (which acquired Phoenix Business Solutions in 2019.)

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Data loss prevention: Don’t miss our webinar with Egress on 5 November!

One of the main causes of data breaches is misdirected emails and in this webinar with Egress we will talk about legal data loss prevention strategies, including using contextual machine learning as opposed to a more clunky rules based approach.

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Deloitte acquires Kemp Little, doubling its UK legal practice

In an extraordinary development for Deloitte Legal, the big four challenger has today (3 November) announced that it is to acquire leading technology and digital media law firm Kemp Little, doubling the size of its UK legal team.

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Priori Legal female founders share “difficult moments” in run up to $6.3m Series A

In a blog announcing their $6.3m Series A, Priori Legal co-founders Basha Rubin and Mirra Levitt said: “Even as we celebrate our win, we want to be open about the more difficult moments along the way.”

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Four-year high for October M&A as tech deals dominate

The latest deals data from Refinitiv Deals Intelligence shows that US M&A increased for a sixth consecutive month, while Europe saw the highest M&A in October for five years. Deals in the technology sector totalled US$85.7 billion during October 2020

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Are you feeling ok? Why talking about mental health is no longer enough

I speak to a lot of people and, after a fair amount of thought, as much of Europe plunges into a second COVID-19 lockdown, it feels right to share with you that many of the people I speak to in the legal tech sector are just not ok.

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Lawtech patent applications jump to record high

The number of patents for legal services technology or ‘lawtech’ filed globally with the World Intellectual Property Organisation jumped 34% to a record high of 1,369 last year*, up from 1,025 the previous year, according to research by Thomson Reuters. Compared over a two-year period that percentage increase jumps to 65% – up from 831 […]

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The October (Issue 336) Orange Rag is Here!

The October (Issue 336) Orange Rag is Here!

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Netrix & Prosperoware enter strategic partnership

Prosperoware has entered into partnership with Netrix LLC, an IT consulting managed services, and digital workplace solutions company.

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Intapp calls time on selling on premises solutions: it’s cloud only as of 2021

Intapp today (28 October) announced that it will transition to exclusively cloud-based solution sales starting January 1, 2021.

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ILTA’s 2020 Technology Survey – The results!

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has published the results of its 2020 annual tech survey, in which there has been an unsurprising, COVID induced or accelerated flight to online collaboration tools and Microsoft 365.

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iTimekeep Thrive helps firms looking for better visibility into fee-earner productivity

Aderant today (27 October) launches iTimekeep Thrive to help law firms to create, monitor and enforce timekeeping policies, as COVID increases the need for visibility into how fee-earners spend their working day.

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Fragomen declares data breach affecting “limited number” of Google employees

New York law firm Fragomen has filed a data breach notification with the California attorney general’s office after an unauthorised party gained access to a single file containing the personal information of a “limited number” of ‘Googlers’ and ‘former Googlers’.