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Nominet opens consultation on domain name disputes

Nominet, the .uk domain name registry, has launched a consultation on the way it handles disputes over the ownership of .uk Internet domain names. The not-for-profit company would like to hear from the legal community and those in charge of protecting companies’ online identities about proposed changes to its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS).The legal community […]

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More clarifications from Open Text on the future of Hummingbird DMS

Open Text has released major new details of its product integration plans following its recent acquisition of Hummingbird. The plans provide a range of 2007 deliverables, including details on continued support for Livelink ECM eDOCS products, new product integrations and new ECM solutions that will help customers improve processes and manage compliance. “With the plans we’re […]

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Does US e-discovery process needs to change course in wake of FRCP amendment?

Michael Clark, an industry analyst and principal of EDDix LLC, has just published the survey results on the critical e-discovery issues facing Fortune 1000 corporations in the coming year. The study provides new insight on the priorities and challenges ahead for organizations as they move beyond Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) compliance and begin […]

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Lawyers waste 860,000 billable hours a year?

According to online CPD training provider CPD Channel solicitors and barristers in the UK are wasting as much as 860,000 hours and losing a potential £145m per year in fees by not doing their mandatory continuous professional development (CPD) courses online. The calculation is based on practitioners attending an average of 3 blocks of CPD […]

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New poll reveals public's ignorance of conveyancing matters

Nearly one in five people think that estate agents carry out conveyancing and the majority of homeowners do not know what they are paying for in a local property search. The poll, commissioned by the Council for National Land Information Service (C-NLIS), the leading provider of land and property information, reveals that the British public […]

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Law firm caught in software piracy action

Proceedings have begun in London courts against two organisations – one a firm of solicitors – for allegedly running unlicensed software on office computers, following an investigation by the UK arm of the Business Software Alliance (BSA).A claim has been issued in the High Court against ACT, a global teleconferencing provider with UK headquarters in […]

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Withy King moves to Elite

UK law firm Withy King has selected Thomson Elite's Enterprise solution to undertake its core practice and financial management operations as it seeks to implement an ambitious five year growth strategy. The rapidly expanding firm has six locations across the south of England, including a new London office, and is on track to become a […]

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American Lawyer Media up for sale?

Our thanks to our US associates – the Law Librarians News (see link to House of Butter blog in the sidebar) for drawing our attention to a story that escaped our radar… The Daily Telegraph (via DealBook) is reporting that Bruce Wasserstein’s private equity firm US Equity has engaged Credit Suisse to shop around the […]

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Law Society must try harder on complaints

The Legal Services Complaints Commissioner, Zahida Manzoor CBE, has today released the findings of the 2006 Annual Case File Audit of the Law Society's performance in the handling of consumer complaints about solicitors conducted by her office.The Commissioner was pleased to see that the audit found some improvements in the Law Society's approach in some […]

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ILTA launch UK chapter

ILTA (International Legal Technology Association), the peer networking organisation for the legal market, has announced the formation of a chapter for the UK Region (which includes the Republic of Ireland). Nigel Blackwood, the IT Director at Wragge & Co LLP, has been appointed the Regional Vice President to guide the direction of programming and other […]

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Pressure increases on inhouse counsel to curb legal spend

The pressure on inhouse counsel to reduce their final external legal spend, will see a greater emphasis placed on dispute avoidance in order to prevent cases from reaching litigation, according to new research conducted by Grant Thornton's Forensic and Investigations Services practice.  The research revealed that nearly one-third (31%) of general counsel plan on increasing […]

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Cryoserver goes into liquidation

Cryoserver Ltd, the UK-based email archiving system developer wet into liquidation at the end of last week with staff reportedly clearing out their London offices last Friday. The company claimed that a number of law firms ordered the system – according to Insider records the most recent was Taylor Wessing in October 2005 – and […]

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Axxia user conference – more buoyant than ever

For as long as there have been legal technology suppliers, there have been supplier user groups. With technology moving at an ever increasing pace, one of the longest running such organisations, the Axxia Systems User Group (ASUG), confirms that they have never been more important – or more buoyant. Axxia has just reported the highest […]

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Korbitec give up the GhostFill

It looks like the shake-out within the legal IT market is continuing, with the latest departure being the document assembly software system GhostFill. The following is the text of a message Amicus Attorney in the US sent to its consultants at the end of last week… We have recently been informed by the management team […]

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Workshare extends coverage to PDAs and USB sticks

Workshare as launched Protect Mobile, part of the Workshare Protect Enterprise Suite, to provide protection against malicious and inadvertent information leaks due to lost, stolen and offline laptops, removable storage devices such as USB key drives, writable CD drives and iPods, messages originating on mobile devices such as PDAs, as well as messages from corporate […]

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Legal software suppliers respond to Carter proposals

The UK's Legal Software Suppliers Association (LSSA) has made a formal response to the Carter proposals for changing the way legal aid work is funded. The LSSA response is reproduced below in full and without additional comment… The Legal Software Suppliers Association (LSSA) is the UK industry body for legal systems suppliers. For the past […]

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SAP says "We're still firmly behind Intalec in the UK legal market"

In an exclusive interview with Legal Technology Insider, Donal Madden – SAP's head of channels for the UK & Irish markets – said Intalec (SAP's best known partner in the legal vertical market) still had the full backing of SAP and commended the company on its progress to-date. The announcement follows rumours that SAP was […]

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Insider readers poll: are you an email hoarder or deleter ?

Following reports that one US attorney has 27,893 messages in his in-box, for our next readers poll Legal Technology Insider is prying into the secrets of your email. Are you a ‘hoarder’ who keeps everything or a ‘deleter’ who tries to file, reply-to or delete messages as they come in. The survey form is on […]

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Visualfiles to sponsor National Conveyancing Congress

LexisNexis Visualfiles is the headline sponsor of the forthcoming National Conveyancing Congress at the Brit Oval in London on the 14th & 15th November, 2006. Richard Hinton, Head of Residential Property at LexisNexis Visualfiles, commented “The National Conveyancing Congress could not be happening at a more opportune time. To say the market lacks certainty is a […]

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Property industry pushes for PISCES addressing standard

After publishing 250 new schemas for the property industry over the past 6 months, PISCES is now turning its attention to improving addressing. Roger de Boehmler, Director General of PISCES, said “The property industry is frustrated that exchanging everyday address information is anything but standardised. Problems have existed with accurate addressing for years. This is […]