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AdvoLogix hires Dan Bellopede as CRO

eDiscovery veteran Dan Bellopede – best-known for his roles at Recommind and OmniVere – has joined AdvoLogix as chief revenue officer. AdvoLogix is a Salesforce-based legal case and matter management system provider.

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ScribeStar launches £500k Crowdcube funding round

Oh it’s good to have a website that works again! News in last week from UK-based capital markets project management tool ScribeStar, which has launched a funding round on Crowdcube. Crowdcube operates an ‘all or nothing’ funding model – if ScribeStar reaches its target funding, it will get the cash. If it doesn’t, it gets nothing. Investors become shareholders with the percentage inevitably correlating to the sum invested. Take a look at what they have to tell you here.

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Morae acquires Phoenix rival Trinogy to expand APAC coverage

Morae Global Corporation has expanded the company’s Asia-Pacific operations and business with the acquisition of Sydney-based information management provider and iManage reseller Trinogy Systems. Trinogy has long been a rival of Phoenix Business Solutions, which was acquired by Morae in May 2019.

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“We think it’s rocket ship time”: Iridium acquires Smart Time Apps

Iridium Technology has acquired automated time entry provider Smart Time Apps, which becomes the fourth limb of Iridium’s business after business intelligence, budgeting (Intellistat), and paperless billing (Steere).

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Matters.Cloud announces partnership with Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Matters.Cloud, a provider of cloud based practice management software to the legal industry, today announced a new partnership with Sage to make Matters.Cloud available via the Sage Marketplace.

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Litera expands into the business of law with Foundation Software acquisition

In an acquisition that has the potential to bring about the much-needed centralisation of experience management, Litera has acquired law firm intelligence supplier Foundation Software Group: a move that sees Litera widen its platform from the practice of law to the business of law.

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Bakers appoints Kate Stonestreet as global COO

Baker McKenzie has appointed Kate Stonestreet as its new global chief operating officer, taking over from Jason Marty, who joins Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner as COO on 1 March. Stonestreet, who heads Baker’s business services transformation project underpinned by ServiceNow, will oversee all of the business services functions of the firm.

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SYKE hires DWF Ventures R&D head Jonny Badrock

In a high profile hire for UK legal engineering firm SYKE, Jonathan Badrock has joined from DWF to head data services.

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Well hello 2021: Here are some movers and shakers!

Welcome to 2021, where we’re going to kick off with a few big movers and shakers that may have escaped your attention thanks to the festive period or have only just been announced.

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2020: The Vendor View

We asked a handful of vendors for their view of the highlights and challenges of 2020 from a law firm perspective, as well as where the gaps in technology were and how firms can capitalise on 2020 to effect transformation going forward.

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The CIO View: Andrew Brammer, Allen & Overy

For the last Orange Rag of 2020, we spoke to seven CIOs from UK top 100 and EMEA law firms about the challenges and highlights of the year, and what their newly revised priorities are for next year.

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Adiós, good riddance, and thank you 2020

It has been a year like no other, and we’ll all be glad to see the back of 2020, which has brought everything from anxiety to tragedy and, for the lucky ones, a whole lot of boredom to boot. For the last Orange Rag of 2020, we spoke to seven CIOs from UK top 100 and EMEA law firms about the challenges and highlights of the year, and what their newly revised priorities are for next year.

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Comment: How law firms can benefit from moving their telephony into the cloud

While the move to mass home working started as a necessary temporary lockdown measure, many law firms are now are planning to make flexible work arrangements a permanent feature of the working week. Microsoft Teams is being used as a full enterprise telephony system and here is how and why.

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PracticeEvolve acquires SOS – says legal tech market stymied by providers who “lack ambition”

In further significant consolidation within the UK practice and case management sector, Solicitors Own Software (SOS) has been acquired by PracticeEvolve Group, which this year also acquired SOS rival Linetime as the market shifts heavily towards demanding SaaS solutions.

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The SolarWinds hack – A call to action

SolarWinds, slightly ironically, helps organisations to identify and solve critical networking problems and boasts that it makes ‘patch management a breeze’. However malicious code was put in a software update to its network monitoring tool Orion, distributed in and after March this year.

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New York gives red light to alternative business structures

New York will not be following in the footsteps of Utah, Arizona and Utah in paving the way for alternative legal business models and non-lawyer ownership of law firms, a Working Group on Regulatory Innovation has said in a report.

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Legal IT Latest: Shearman swaps out OpenText for iManage Cloud; DISCO closes $100m funding in Q4; Onit acquires AXDRAFT

Shearman & Sterling LLP has swapped out its legacy OpenText document management system and gone live in the iManage Cloud. The AmLaw Top 50 law firm has also selected iManage Work 10, iManage Security Policy Manager, and iManage Threat Manager across 23 international offices and 2200 legal professionals, becoming the largest New York headquartered law firm to move to iManage Work […]

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New six-strong global iManage partnership launched + wins major pitch

New six-strong global iManage partnership launched + wins major pitch
An international alliance of iManage partners officially launches today (17 December) in a move designed to help them win large global implementations – and has already won a top four global accountant firm pitch.

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The Latest Issue Is Out!

For the last Orange Rag of 2020, we spoke to seven CIOs from UK top 100 and EMEA law firms about the challenges and highlights of the year, and what their newly revised priorities are for next year. We’ll be doing the same for the US and APAC in the new year.

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Swap out: Cuatrecasas selects DocsCorp suite

Leading European firm Cuatrecasas has purchased several DocsCorp desktop productivity applications including compareDocs for document comparison and review, which is a Workshare swapout. Cuatrecasas has bought cleanDocs for email security, and pdfDocs for PDF editing and bundling. The applications will be relied on firmwide and incorporated into NetDocuments for more streamlined workflows.