Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter (June 2015 #284)


Has Elite lost its mojo? – It has not been a good month for Thomson Reuters Elite as firms defect from Enterprise and Elite. Aderant Expert, Peppermint Technology, LexisOne, SOS Connect and Eclipse Proclaim are among the beneficiaries.

Who’s in & Who’s out – all the latest wins & deals. All this month’s wins, deals, swapouts & rollouts in the UK, North American, EMEA and APAC sectors.

People & Places – who has gone where? Jon Gould is back in the UK legal market, this time as the new IT director at Blake Morgan. Over the past 6 years he has been working outside the legal sector in a variety of roles, including running a food shop in Bristol! And, it is all change at LSSA (the UK Legal Software Suppliers Association) as Roger Hancock retires as chief executive and is succeeded by Glyn Morris, while Matt Lancaster of Osprey Legal becomes this year’s chair.

Aderant previews its new applications – We caught up with Aderant at the recent Momentum EMEA conference in London to look at Spotlight, which will bring together its existing ClearView and Redwood Analytics BI (business intelligence) systems PLUS Case – an all new case and matter management system designed to meet the differeing needs of the US, APAC, North American and S&B markets.

The Insider Top 200 Chart – Now includes Irish law firms

The Top 200 just got bigger – you can find it here legaltechnology.com/top-200

Fresh on the Radar – More AI – US legal tech startup eBrevia has just launched Bespoke, a system that uses AI/machine learning to review and analyse contract terms.

Talking Tech is Back – The Insider turns into a TV listings guide with details of 9 new episodes in the Charles Christian Talking Tech video interview series. Companies featured include Thomson Reuters Elite, Millnet, RAVN Systems, BigHand, Briefed, NetDocuments and Enable plc plus we have Caroline Hill talking to Chris White of Clyde & Co and a panel discussion with GC-turned consultant Julia Chain and Thomson Reuters Serengeti

10 years ago today – In June 2005 people were worried because Windows 2000 had just been end-of-lifed and only 38% of sites had migrated to the then state-of-the-art Windows XP and nearly 14% of sites were still running Windows 95 and 98. Today the concern is with Microsoft end-of-lifing Windows 2003. By coincidence, 14% of sites today are still running Windows XP.

Quite Interesting Fact: How big is the legal market? Finally, the Insides estimates the UK and Irish law firm market’s current total IT spend (including salaries) is approximately £885million (US$ 1400 million) a year.


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Our next issue will be out on Wednesday 12 August 2015