Global law firm Kennedys has launched Portal Manager, which generates real-time information and insights on the number of claims an insurer has in the Ministry of Justice Claims Portal at any one time. It comes as leading Australian firm Hall & Wilcox launches a portal that makes the visa application process easier for its clients. Both claim a market first. Elsewhere Reed Smith has launched an eDiscovery resources app for litigation professionals developed in-house by Reed Smith’s records and eDiscovery practice group in collaboration with the firm’s legal tech subsidiary, Gravity Stack.
Jamie Fraser has left his role as director of legal operations and innovation at FTSE 100 giant Smiths Group to launch his own advisory business that will help legal functions with everything from strategic redesign and tactical implementation to helping GCs to get a project over the line.
Allen & Overy’s tech innovation space Fuse is now open to companies wishing to apply for a space in its fourth cohort, as it launches a pilot with current Fuse member Define within the high yield bond team.
Australia and New Zealand’s first Legal Innovation Index announced today…
Now for news on the other big legal IT event taking place in Australia this month – the annual Janders Dean Legal Knowledge & Innovation Conference, which takes place in Sydney on 19 & 20 September. I had the pleasure of speaking there last year and the latest news is this year’s event is already sold out, with all 120 delegate passes sold.