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UK Legal IT Win: Legal Protection Group selects Proclaim

South West UK insurance company Legal Protection Group is implementing the Proclaim Case Management solution from Eclipse. The group, led by several industry experts, specialises in legal protection insurance for various areas of law.

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Jargon busting: T is for TikTok

A project after our own heart, Crafty Counsel is putting together an A-Z of jargon busting 60-second videos explaining what everything from agile to UX means.

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Fladgate swaps out Workshare compare and clean for DocsCorp

UK top 100 law firm Fladgate has swapped out its legacy Workshare document comparison and metadata cleaning applications for DocsCorp. Workshare was acquired by Litera last year.

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Litera acquires Bestpractix as it builds up a ‘smart’ drafting workflow

We speak to Bestpractix CEO Omer Hayun – now head of Litera’s new AI group – about the technology and its potential use cases.

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Lupl: What it is, what it does, and what it’s not

It’s been a few weeks since Lupl first launched, becoming the most talked about legal tech product or venture for a long time, partly because it’s backed and driven by three major law firms and partly because it promises to do what no other legal IT vendor does – matter synchronisation. From speaking to people since the launch, it’s clear that many are still very unclear of what that means.

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Market positioning: clarity of messaging in a post-pandemic world

In this series of short guest articles, professional services business development and marketing veteran Tim Haveron Jones, principal consultant at Provergence, explores the three concepts that legal services businesses should address now – so as to prepare for the highly competitive market landscape that is sure to follow the global crisis.

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Litera appoints Haley Altman to global director of BD and strategy

Litera will announce today (12 June) the appointment of Doxly-founder Haley Altman to global director of business development and strategy.

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Eversheds Sutherland Konexo launches in the US

Eversheds Sutherland’s alternative legal and compliance services arm Konexo has launched in the United States under the leadership of Carmen Brun, who previously practiced in Eversheds Sutherland’s Securities Enforcement and Litigation practice.

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Tony McKenna to join Howard Kennedy as IT director

Tony McKenna is to join Howard Kennedy as IT director on 15 June 2020, taking over from Clive Knott, who left at the end of 2019 and is currently a consultant. McKenna joins the firm from Gowling WLG UK where he was director of information technology.

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DWF selects Peppermint case and matter management in biggest win to date

In Peppermint Technology’s biggest win to date, listed UK law firm DWF has signed up for its cloud-based case & matter management system, which looks set in the long term to replace LexisNexis Visualfiles.

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Fox Williams becomes first UK firm to select 3E Cloud

In another bold move in the practice management space, City law firm Fox Williams has become the first UK firm to select Thomson Reuters Elite’s newly-launched cloud version of 3E, after a competitive review to swap out its sunsetted incumbent system Elite Envision, we can reveal.

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New app facilitates return to office post COVID-19

An app formally launched yesterday (8 June) by Fliplet thanks to global demand among its law firm clients enables office managers to monitor and control staff levels and movement to facilitate a return to work post-COVID-19.

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Latest Zoom vulnerabilities require customer updates to fix

The latest serious Zoom vulnerabilities identified by cyber threat intelligence organisation Cisco Talos require customers to download the latest software with all the currently security updates.

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ILTA goes virtual!

In a moment of legal tech history, the International Legal Technology Association has confirmed that the 2020 annual ILTA conference will take place virtually, describing it on its website as “a new kind of conference” and “the virtual conference you need and want to attend.”

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South African firm Adams & Adams selects Repstor MMS

South African law firm Adams & Adams is deploying Repstor Custodian for Legal, the Microsoft 365-based legal matter management solution. It follows the formation of an alliance between Repstor and Microsoft Gold Partner, Cloud Essentials.

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BRYTER raises $16m Series A

BRYTER has raised an impressive $16 million in Series A funding led by two of the global leading enterprise software venture capital firms Dawn Capital and Accel, who led the German headquartered company’s seed round.

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The roadmap to paperless billing

“The typical manual billing process is a nightmare!” That’s the statement that kicked off our recent webinar with Wilson Allen and Bevan Brittan, looking at the roadmap to paperless billing, particularly now that COVID-19 means there is more urgency and impetus to digitise the billing process.

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Webinar with Wilson Allen: Billing post-COVID-19 and the roadmap to becoming paperless

Among the success stories of law firms that have adapted to remote working, one of the biggest ongoing problems is billing, and the absence in many cases of an online, paperless process. Firms are continuing in many cases to send staff in to the office because they are unable to bill remotely. We spoke to Shishir Shetty, vice president of technology services at Wilson Allen, and Nick Hodgson, finance director at Bevan Brittan – a client of Wilson Allen’s Proforma Tracker – about the challenges that law firms are facing; managing year end; and what firms can do now, given that the recovery from COVID-19 is expected to be a long and bumpy road.

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Macfarlanes swaps out Elite Enterprise for Aderant Expert

UK top 30 law firm Macfarlanes has swapped out Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise for Aderant Expert, in a major win for the Atlanta-headquartered practice management vendor. The decision follows a tender process that we understand also looked at Elite 3E, Fulcrum Global Technologies and Oracle.

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Updated: Legal AI KM platform INTELLLEX raises USD $2.1m

Legal AI knowledge management platform INTELLLEX has completed a USD $2.1m funding round led by Quest Ventures with participation from Thomson Reuters, Insignia Ventures, K3 Ventures, an unnamed Singapore government-backed VC fund, and a number of individual backers. Thomson Reuters notably assisted for six months in the development of INTELLLEX as part of its Thomson Reuters Labs incubator programme.