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Richard Hill joins Advanced Legal from Aderant

Aderant Handshake’s account executive for Europe, Richard Hill, has joined Advanced Legal in the newly-created role of partnerships & alliances manager for legal, we can reveal.

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Talk: What’s hot – and not – in 2021

I recently gave a talk to a group of UK IT directors about ‘what’s hot – and not – in 2021.’ Here is that talk and the slides. As always there are a number of other things I could have included, and I’d be interested to use this as a discussion starter – what would you include?

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Big Four Report – Are they reshaping the future of legal services?

There’s nothing like a report on the Big Bad Four to get the legal sector’s hackles up and the latest report by LexisNexis is likely to be no different, looking, as it does, into the accountancy giants march into legal services.

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Steve Obenski leaves Kira Systems for ‘something new’

First non-founder executive, Steve Obenski, is leaving the company, which was acquired in August by Litera. Obenski is Kira’s chief strategy officer and has been at the heart of its rapid growth.

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Legal IT News: Onit acquires Bodhala + latest

Onit has acquired New York-headquartered data analytics and legal spend management company Bodhala.

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US acquisition: Frontline Managed Services acquires Logicforce

Frontline Managed Services has acquired Nashville-headquartered legal IT consultants Logicforce, bringing the organization to more than 750 employees.

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Deloitte Legal bolsters CLM offering with hire of Teju Deshpande

eloitte has bolstered its contract lifecycle management capability with the hire of Teju Deshpande, CEO and founder of Oya Solutions, who joins Deloitte’s Legal Business Services team alongside a number of other as yet unnamed Oya employees.

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Comment: ILTACON in person-was it worth the risk?

For those who didn’t attend ILTACON in person this year due to the (again) surging COVID numbers, many of the large vendors like Litera, iManage pulling out and logistical problems related to travel, you may be asking yourself, “What did I miss out on?” or “Was it worth it sitting this one out—especially given that ILTACON was a hybrid event?”

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Legal IT Insider launches US Top 200

Legal IT Insider is excited to announce that we have officially released our brand-new US Top 200, which you are now able to pay for and download through the normal website

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20 Corporate Legal Giants Join Reynen Court

Twenty corporate law departments including Barclays, BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Cisco and Intel have joined ‘app store for legal’ Reynen Court as part of a separate consortium.

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Litera acquires relationship marketing vendor Concep

In the latest of a string of acquisitions, Litera has acquired Concep, a leading provider of B2B relationship marketing technology for law firms, corporations, and professional and financial services.

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Law firms still allocating work in the dark, new report finds

BigHand has published another industry report, this time looking at legal resource management, with the findings including the revelation that ‘60% of firms do not have information about the work allocated from partners to associates.’  The report stems from research conducted in May, when BigHand gathered a total of 914 responses across senior operations, HR, […]

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Litera becomes second ILTAMAX vendor to withdraw from attending ILTACON 21 in Vegas

“After assessing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the US, it is with regret that we have decided that our team will not be attending ILTACON 2021 in Las Vegas. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience this decision causes. We believe this is the right action to take, given the circumstances.”

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Global Effectiveness Project team launch first of its kind Microsoft Word drafting guide

Following 18-months of collaboration, a high-profile group of lawyers, vendors, academics and other legal professionals have launched a first-of-its-kind interactive guide to drafting in Microsoft Word, which is based on and tracks a lawyer’s drafting workflow.

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Morae Global acquires Adaptive Solutions + new funding from BlackRock

Morae Global Corporation has acquired US enterprise content management services provider Adaptive Solutions with backing from existing investor Lateral Investment Management, as well as new funding from global investment management firm BlackRock. Morae today (17 August) announced the expansion of the company’s North American and Asian operations and business with the strategic acquisition, which builds […]

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Tech GC Report: In-house legal still “buried” under low value work

In-house legal teams still feel buried under low-value work, despite a year of increased tech adoption, growth within the legal function, and rising legal budgets, a new report finds. And 51 per cent would consider going freelance, or exploring a career at an alternative legal services provider (ASLP).  The Tech GC report, in partnership with […]

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Corrected – ILTACON 21: The numbers, the attendees, the ‘who’s out’ journo controversy, and all the latest updates

The countdown to ILTA is normally one of the most exciting times of the working year for those of us aficionados who attend the conference every August, but much of the editorial and social media commentary of the past week has, perhaps predictably, focussed on who is attending – or not.

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Mathys & Squire appoints first-ever COO to drive strategic development

Top tier UK-headquartered intellectual property law firm Mathys & Squire has appointed the first chief operating officer in its 111-year history. Jont Cole joins Mathys & Squire from property giant JLL, where he held senior roles including global strategic program director and COO of its advisory and alternatives divisions. Mathys & Squire says that the […]

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Linklaters Global COO Matt Peers talks iManage, Microsoft, and the tech roadmap

Last week Linklaters announced that is has selected iManage Work 10 for document and email management, with plans to swap out Documentum and NetDocuments Decisiv. We spoke to Global COO Matt Peers about the decision-making process, plus what is on the tech horizon when it comes to the likes of Microsoft 365 and MS Teams. […]

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Legal and tax tech funding 2016 to date: 2021 hits a new high

Legal and tax technology companies have so far this year raised almost as much capital on the private equity markets as they did in the previous two years combined, according to data shared exclusively with Legal IT Insider by legal data analytics company Legalcomplex.com. As of August 11, 2021, $4.16bn was raised across 178 deals, compared […]