One year ago nobody in the legal market had heard of her yet this Thursday night (25th January) – at the Legal Technology Awards ceremony in London – Vin Murria, the chief executive of the CS Group was named the supplier personality of the year. (David Lumsden of Tikit was the runner-up). In fact it was a good night for CSG generally with Videss Legal Office winning the integrated system award (TFB was the runner up) and AIM named as runner-up in the LITIG award for customer service – Copitrak was the winner.

Barnetts Solicitors also had a good night winning in the online service category for their Click Conveyancing facility and coming runners-up in the award for best automation project – Brodies were the winner in this class. Other supplier awards results included Interse iBox winning the technology innovation award, SJ Berwin winning the implementation award for their Interwoven Worksite 8 project, Ringtail Legal winning the litigation support system award, and G3 Consulting (now part of the FTI group) winning the lit support service provider award – Lisa Burton’s Legal Inc were runners up in this class. Business Integrity won the best of breed category (BigHand were runners-up) and CallCredit won the online product award – SDLT.co.uk was the runner up here.

By Legal For Legal won the award for outstanding contribution to the legal market (and about time too) with David Thorpe as runner-up. Andy MacLusky of Maples & Calder was named IT director of the year, Brodies were the IT team of the year and Lewis Silkin were law firm of the year. Allen & Overy won the outsourcing award, Taylor Wessing took helpdesk team, Reuters won the inhouse legal award and Ashurst won the training initiative award.