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Aderant acquires Bellefield Systems

In light of the growth in focus on using technology to automate compliance with outside counsel guidelines and the need for mobile time capture, it is big news indeed that Aderant announced today (19 December) the acquisition of Bellefield, a market leader in helping lawyers recover more billable time and grow revenue.

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Deutsche Bank selects NetDocuments as part of €13bn digital transformation drive

Having this year unveiled a €13bn digital transformation strategy that will see it overhaul its legacy systems and move towards the cloud, Deutsche Bank’s global legal team has selected NetDocuments as its document and email management system.

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Elevate hires new CFO ahead of 'AIM listing or significant capital raise'

Global law company Elevate has hired Simon Heyrick as its new chief financial officer, as it prepares for an AIM listing or significant capital raise in 2021 or 2022.

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Elevate hires new CFO ahead of 'AIM listing or significant capital raise'

Global law company Elevate has hired Simon Heyrick as its new chief financial officer, as it prepares for an AIM listing or significant capital raise in 2021 or 2022.

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Comment: How to define success and measure the impact of digital transformation

Ross Timms, head of strategy at Rufus Leonard, shares how firms can overcome the two main barriers to successful digital transformation: definition and impact.

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BT to sell Tikit to Advanced? P4W users say erm, no thanks

The Sunday Times reported yesterday (15 December) that BT is in talks to sell Tikit to UK software giant and direct competitor Advanced, in a move that the head of Tikit’s P4W user group tells us would be “a concern” and risk driving customers away.

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Chasing the dream: Lack of focus hindering BD according to LexisNexis InterAction study

Law firms pursuing too many new business opportunities is adversely impacting their business development efforts, according to a study released today (16 December) by LexisNexis InterAction.

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Legal IT Latest news

Clifford Chance goes app barmy; Clyde & Co offers training contract seat in Data Lab; Law Society forecasts employment will fall by 13,000 by 2027 (in part thanks to tech); Eversheds launches Konexo Hub CLM; BLM adopts Blueprint; Allen & Overy launches new legal services centre in Joburg

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MJ Hudson to grow outsourcing and data analytics division after £100m float on AIM

MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy founded by former SJ Berwin private equity partner Matthew Hudson, has floated on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”), under the ticker symbol MJH. It plans to use the £31.4m raised for growth, particularly its business outsourcing, advisory and data analytics divisions.

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Law Society LawTech Survey – get involved

The Law Society launches survey, in partnership with the University of Oxford, to explore how lawyers skill sets need to adapt.

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Deloitte Legal Ventures: What the ‘not an incubator’ startup programme really entails

We ask Deloitte Legal Ventures head Laura Bygrave to explain how the programme will work in practice and how it differs from the incubators and accelerators out there

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RAVN co-founder Peter Wallqvist goes it alone as automation and ML strategy consultant

Peter Wallqvist has departed iManage RAVN to set up on his own as a strategy consultant for automation and machine learning, advising businesses on how to effect meaningful transformation, starting with understanding what their business processes are before they decide how to apply technology.

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ABA TECHSHOW startup alley winners are in…

The winners of the 15 slots in the fourth annual Startup Alley at the 2020 ABA TECHSHOW have been announced and they are

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Law Society's lawtech analysis shows shift in funding from US West Coast to Europe and Asia

There are far too many lawtech reports and surveys sloshing around at the moment but one that you should have a look at if you haven’t already is the Law Society of England and Wales’ comparative analysis of the state of play in the UK compared with other key jurisdictions.

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Law Society's lawtech analysis shows shift in funding from US West Coast to Europe and Asia

There are far too many lawtech reports and surveys sloshing around at the moment but one that you should have a look at if you haven’t already is the Law Society of England and Wales’ comparative analysis of the state of play in the UK compared with other key jurisdictions.

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Jobs, Events and Newswire update

We are making changes to the way our jobs, events, and newswire are posted on the new site. It will continue to be free and automated – no change there – but in the short term while we get it sorted please email your updates to us and we’ll do our best to get them up pronto.

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Enterprise City seeks "UK's next best start-ups" for new tech scheme

Exchange, a Manchester-based new digital and technology programme, has opened applications for its first cohort, as it looks to foster the UK’s next best start-ups.

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Enterprise City seeks "UK's next best start-ups" for new tech scheme

Exchange, a Manchester-based new digital and technology programme, has opened applications for its first cohort, as it looks to foster the UK’s next best start-ups.

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Throwback Monday: Speech recognition and redaction

This week we’ll be having some fun and getting into the ‘wow it’s nearly a new decade’ vibe by looking at a few posts we wrote precisely this time 10 years ago, as well as some of the big stories of last Orange Rag newsletter of the past decade. How much will have changed and moved on?

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Comment on Hogan Lovells appoints Stephen Allen as head of innovation & digital by Caroline Hill

If you want to join the hundreds of well wishers on LinkedIn and find out why there’s a photo of salad click here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/legalitnews_hogan-lovells-appoints-stephen-allen-as-head-activity-6608690836853014529-T_jz