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Law Society of Scotland launches new accreditation for legal technologists

The Law Society of Scotland has launched a new specialism of Accredited Legal Technologist in response to the development of a range of new roles within the legal sector, such as legal process engineer, legal analyst and legal technologist.

25/09/2019

BCLP Cubed hires Jody Jansen as CTO

BCLP Cubed has hired Gowling WLG’s respected head of architecture and innovation Jody Jansen. Jansen will join the homegrown ALSP as its chief technology officer.

24/09/2019

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Clarion Solicitors selects Ascertus for move to the iManage Cloud

Leeds-based law firm Clarion Solicitors has chosen Ascertus Limited as its implementation partner to migrate the firm from its on-premises version of iManage Work document management system to the iManage Cloud.

24/09/2019

LexisNexis CounselLink 2019 Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report

LexisNexis CounselLink has published its 2019 Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report and use of AFAs is up since 2017. But don’t get too excited, it’s up by three percent. You can find a link to the full report here.

24/09/2019

Legal tech win: Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers invests in BigHand Quantum and Evaluate

Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers, as part of the Australian legal practice’s three-year IT Transformation project, is to invest in two of BigHand’s software solutions, BigHand Quantum and BigHand Evaluate, in order to gain a better understanding of the firm’s financial data and profitability drivers.

24/09/2019

LegalRM hires Kandace Donovan as VP of Sales, North America

LegalRM, creators of records and information governance platform iCompli, today (23 September) announces the addition of Kandace Donovan as their VP of Sales for North America.

23/09/2019

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Comment: The False Promise of Lawyer Timekeeping Analytics Technologies?

What does the rising number of legal technology applications that are focusing on lawyer timekeeping analytics tell us? Will the emergence of this technology finally bring about a challenge to the billable hour and help to reduce the cost of legal services?

23/09/2019

Christina Blacklaws joins Mason & Cook as NED to support UK and international growth

Christina Blacklaws, the past president of the Law Society of England & Wales has joined work allocation experts Mason & Cook, as a non-executive director. She will focus on supporting the firm in achieving its growth strategy both in the UK, and internationally. This will include the expansion of the firm’s existing consulting services and the growth of their technology product – Vantage.

20/09/2019

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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Abby Ewen takes over as IT director at Browne Jacobson

Here’s a mover and shaker we’ve known about for a while and is already out on social media, congratulations to Abby Ewen, who has started at national UK law firm Browne Jacobson as its new IT director – she is the firm’s first female IT director and her appointment follows that of Caroline Green as the first female senior partner. Here is the official announcement.

18/09/2019

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

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

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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