The September Orange Rag is out now with all the latest news, commentary and a MASSIVE wins, deals and moves section to keep you up to date. In the latest issue:
UK Top 30 websites still insecure
A brand new quarterly legal sector benchmarking report has found that several of the top 30 UK law firms by revenue still have unsecured websites and that few of the top 20 firms by revenue make it into the top 15 digital rankings, based on metrics including optimized content, audience engagement across the four main social media platforms, security and a strong “off-site” strategy. Many of the UK top 50 by revenue are in the bottom half of the table. We reveal the top and the bottom 10 and also speak to Hayley Geffin, head of communications and PR at Mishcon de Reya and Nick Andrews, head of digital marketing at Linklaters about their digital strategy.
TRE, MW and Fusion launch conveyancing portal
A secure online portal for the residential property market has been developed as a result of a three-way collaboration between Fusion IT, Thomson Reuters Elite and the UK’s largest high street law firm, McMillan Williams (MW) Solicitors. We bring you the details.
New head of legal sales at Microsoft London
Gabriella Gradden has taken over from Matt O’Callaghan as sales manager, heading the sales team for the legal sector within Microsoft’s London-based professional services team.
LDM makes double London hire
LDM Global has appointed two senior employees in the United Kingdom in the last couple of months. The Colorado-headquartered, London-founded eDiscovery consultancy has appointed Davide Migali from OpenText as solutions consultant, supporting clients with their eDisclosure and digital forensics projects. Russell Geraghty from Lighthouse eDiscovery has been appointed business development manager, customising solutions to clients’ specific needs.
Anthony Collins selects Vectra
Anthony Collins Solicitors this summer selected the Cognito threat detection and response platform from Vectra. We speak to head of transformation, technology and improvement, Paul Harker, and Matt Walmsley, head of EMEA marketing for Vectra.
FloSuite Money Management
September saw Infographics launch the FloSuite Money Management solution for law firms, which automates and manages forecasting and pro forma billing, and integrates with leading practice and document management systems. We caught up with Russell Wood, commercial director of Infographics, about the launch and drill down into the new product offering.
Design thinking: Effecting behavioural change
Legal design has been discussed on the fringes for years but within the past year to 18 months, insiders say that they are finally seeing meaningful progress, with major law firms and corporate teams starting – just starting – to apply the concept of design thinking to reconstruct their legal processes and effect behavioural change. We speak to Simon Rhodes, ex-global director of knowledge and learning at Herbert Smith Freehills. Simon has held head of thought leadership roles at EY and Credit Suisse and was a strategy and change consultant at Credit Suisse. We ask him to tell us about his experience of design thinking stemming back years, including what is required to make it a success.
Hogan Lovells: Elevated Lawyers a year on
This is a must read interview! Editor Caroline Hill speaks to Hogan Lovells’ legal operations head Stephen Allen; new alternative delivery solutions head Rachel Dabydoyal; and Elevate’s president John Croft about the global firm’s restructured ADS capability, in particular the progress that it is making with Elevate in effectively reimagining the delivery of a portion of its client services.
Whose Line Is it Anyways?
In her latest comment for Legal IT Insider, Dera J Nevin looks at the rise of complex textual analysis technologies for law.
Biggest stories of August and September
Wanna guess what they are? We reveal our top three by traffic/social media impact.
What’s Hot & What’s Not: Wins & Deals
What can we say, it’s a WHOPPA!
Movers & Shakers
As with wins and deals, we bring you all the industry moves you need to know about.
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