Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter (April 2015 # 282)


The new Insider UK Top 200 Chart is here
Legal IT Insider has just published its 2015 edition of the Insider UK Top 200 Chart, showing which IT systems are in use in the UK’s 200 largest law firms. Law firms are ranked by turnover and our chart takes into account all the latest earnings figures, mergers, acquisitions and closures. Access the latest chart as an Excel spreadsheet (plus our archive of charts going back 12 years to 2003) FREE of charge here legaltechnology.com/top-200/ 

Key findings include: Has Elite peaked – are Aderant and Peppermint Technology now the ones to watch? + HP WorkSite now has a 63% market share but if you want a Microsoft alternative you need to be looking at Peppermint (yes, them again) + We have a new market leader in the timekeeping sector as Rekoop overtakes Tikit Carpe Diem and Intapp.

People & Places is back!
By popular demand we’ve moved our New Hires section off the website and back into the Insider newsletter. We’ve news on Jeff Hodge joining LbGlobal Law in the US, Marin Sardelic joining Intapp in Australia, Matt Cleverdon joining Tiger Eye in the UK + a roundup of the latest ediscovery industry people moves + congratulations to Peter Owen as his Lights-On Consulting business celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The Insider – K2 Survey – What keeps you awake at night?
This month’s issue also contains details of a new survey we are conducting in conjunction with K2 looking at the issues that keep law firm managers awake at night. You can find the short survey here on SurveyMonkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/The-K2-Legal-IT-Insider-Survey

Who’s in & Who’s out?
All this month’s wins, deals, swapouts & rollouts in the UK, North American, EMEA and APAC sectors including: another win for Rekoop + BT swaps out Lexis Visualfiles in favour of Tikit P4W + two Scottish law firms go with Sysero for knowledge management + Unisys adopts eCopunsel from Bridgeway for legal matter & spend management + Alston & Bird select Bellefield iTimeKeep for mobile timekeeping + Evershed go for Wax Digital web3 cloud-based contract management system in rollout to 27 countries.

Twelve Years After: Law firms were using what ?!?
We go back to the first ever Insider 200 chart in 2003 to remind ourselves of some of the IT systems law firms were still using back then. Computron, TMA and JHC for practice management anyone? And Meticulist for document management? Oh yes, and Hummingbird was the DMS market leader and iManage a mere upstart.

Inside Legal IT Update – less than 2 Weeks to go!
Here’s a quick update on our new Inside Legal IT exhibition in London on 12th May… With less than two weeks to go, six more organisations have signed up as exhibitors for our new Inside Legal IT Expo. They are the International Bar Association, Databarracks, XRef Online, SoftwareOne, Brainloop and the Law Society-endorsed software supplier Eclipse Legal Systems. To register for a ticket phone +(0)20 7993 8455 or email registrations@tavistockmedia.com +  www.tavistockmedia.com/events/inside-legal-it

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Our next issue will be out on Wednesday 20 May 2015