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Eversheds launches spoliation data analytics tool with Fastcase

Eversheds Sutherland has launched a proprietary tool to help clients assess the risk of an adverse ruling on spoliation of evidence in any US court. Spoliation is the destruction of alteration of evidence resulting from a party’s failure to preserve it within litigation. Developed in partnership with Fastcase, Spoliation Scientist allows clients operating in multiple jurisdictions to quickly […]

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Video Interview: Agiloft launches sourcing and supplier module

Editor Caroline Hill speaks to chief product officer Andy Wishart about this latest step in building out Agiloft’s contract lifecycle management platform No-code contract lifecycle management (CLM) Agiloft today (19 May) announces the release of its sourcing and supplier information management module; a new add-on to reduce sourcing cycle time and automate supplier onboarding. The new module is […]

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LexisNexis launches Context Expert Analytics in the UK – here’s what you need know

LexisNexis has today (19 May) launched Context Expert Analytics to help simplify and speed up the identification and selection of expert witnesses. Context Expert Analytics is powered by over 600K cases, with 16 million author profiles from Elsevier’s abstract and citation database. The search engine uses natural language processing to review and summarise judicial commentary.  […]

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Libryo raises £1.35m including further funding from Nextlaw Ventures

Regtech startup Libryo has closed its most recent funding round at £1.35m. The round was led by Future Energy Ventures and supported by a range of existing and new investors, including the UK Government’s Future Fund and early Libryo supporter Nextlaw Ventures, which is a subsidiary of Dentons. Founded in 2016, Libryo is a SaaS […]

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No-Code Platform Josef Raises $2.5m as it eyes US and European expansion

LegalTech platform Josef has announced a $2.5m funding round as it eyes expansion in the US and Europe, having signed leading firms such as Herbert Smith Freehills as well as in-house teams at Randstad and L’Oreal. The round, led by Carthona Capital and including US investors The LegalTech Fund, brings Josef’s funding to $3.5m. Josef […]

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All the latest UK, EMEA and US movers and shakers

Legaltech veteran Tim Kenney has joined Enable Business Solutions as director of sales for North America. He’ll be focused on expanding the presence of Enable’s PitchPerfect and RevenueManager products in the North American legal market. Kenney has over two decades of experience in the legal technology space, including senior roles with Handshake/Aderant, Legal360 and most recently […]

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Clifford Chance launches centralised R&D Hub as Applied Solutions becomes sales arm

Clifford Chance today (17 May) launches a new, centralised R&D Hub, which brings the product research and development capabilities of its ALSP Applied Solutions within the body of the firm. Applied Solutions, will going forward, act as the sales arm for the magic circle firm’s digital products, such as its white labelled automation product Clifford […]

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The Littler back-to-work survey: Employers and employee expectations show ‘tension’

It’s been a week of surveys, but Littler’s Annual Employer Survey Report stands out because the data is gathered from a substantial 1,160 in-house lawyers, C-suite and HR professionals, and because it covers a wide range of issues from planning a return to the physical workspace, to strategies for supporting employee well-being and engagement. Employers […]

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Aderant survey: 92% of firms were prepared for remote work

The 2020 Aderant Business of Law and Legal Technology Survey has revealed that 92% of law firms were prepared for the full-scale remote work at the outset of the pandemic, but continue to face issues when it comes to operational efficiency and technology adoption. In its fourth consecutive year, the survey set out to capture […]

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Legal Tech M&A: Which advanced tech receives most VC cash?

Here is the latest exclusive data provided to Legal IT Insider by Spark – a dashboard for legal and regulatory solutions, launched by legal tech analytics company legalcomplex.com. Legalcomplex was co-founded by data wizard Raymond Blijd, who previously worked for Wolters Kluwer. He says: “This month we were curious to know which areas using advanced […]

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Video: Andy Baldin succeeds Guy Phillips as VP of international business at NetDocuments

NetDocuments has hired experienced sales leader Andy Baldin as VP of International Business, we can reveal. Baldin takes over from Guy Phillips, who after 30 years working in the legal sector, is stepping down to take a less active role and will be leaving NetDocuments at the end of June. Both Andy Baldin and Guy Phillips will be working closely together […]

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Ascertus reports 10% growth driven by massive uptick in iManage Cloud work

Ascertus reports 10% growth driven by massive uptick in iManage Cloud work

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FromCounsel and Clarilis formally launch automated M&A document suite

Corporate law knowledge service FromCounsel and legal automation platform Clarilis have today (12 May) formally launched their fully maintained automated M&A document suite. Clarilis offers complex automation via a combination of technology and a managed services team of professional support lawyers. Speaking to Legal IT Insider, Clarilis CEO James Quinn said: “Over time we have […]

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Verbit acquires VITAC to become transcription and captioning leader

Palo Alto-headquartered AI-powered transcription platform Verbit has acquired VITAC – the largest provider of captioning products and solutions by market share in North America. The acquisition means that Verbit is the number one player in the professional transcription and captioning market across legal, media, education, government and corporate sectors. The acquisition follows Verbit’s $60m fundraise towards […]

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CLM: Contractbook raises $30m Series B

Copenhagen-founded contract automation platform Contractbook has raised a $30m Series B financing round, dedicated to expansion into the United States. The $30 Million Series B round is led by Tiger Global with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, byFounders and Gradient Ventures.  This investment comes only four months after the company raised a $9.3M A […]

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Comment: For Law Firms, Voice Quality Matters Now More Than Ever

By Dominic Norton, Sales Director, Spitfire Network Services Ltd – providing quality voice over IP since 2008 There is some light at the end of the COVID tunnel for the legal sector. As firms of all shapes and sizes start to plan for a return (of sorts), it is clear that the pandemic has left […]

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Comment: Is the legal industry about personal relationships or B2B relationships? We’re about to find out

By Nathan Cemenska Calling the legal industry “relationship-based” is cliché, but that’s because it’s true. Historically, legal has been characterized by “A2A” relationships (attorney to attorney)—where individual inside counsel “hire the lawyer, not the firm.”  They hire partners they know, like and trust, often without considering or even necessarily understanding the strengths of the larger […]

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Thomson Reuters Sees Double Digit Departures Across HighQ and Elite

As first posted in The Orange Rag

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Hogan Lovells enters enterprise agreement with transaction management platform Legatics

Global top 10 law firm Hogan Lovells announced today (6 May) that it has entered into an enterprise agreement with transaction management platform Legatics, having seen its use grow over the course of the past year. The new agreement will allow Hogan Lovells and Legatics to continue to grow the use of the transaction management […]