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Comment: Why outsourcing transcription overseas is not a good idea

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With a growing number of UK law firms choosing to outsource some aspect of their business processes, in the pursuit of greater efficiency, it is boom time for the large global transcription and secretarial service industry. Whether it’s just general legal transcription of digital sound files, letters, reports and memos, or transcription of voice recording of interviews, conferences and consultations, is there really a difference in the service provided by UK-based service providers and their counterparts overseas. Solicitor Maxine Park, co-founder of digital dictation, transcription and support services provider DictateNow explains why the service overseas isn’t necessarily as good as it paints itself: “When we discuss our service, with law firms in particular, there are five common myths that re-occur when comparisons are made between the service we deliver and that offered by overseas service providers.

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Oct 2014 at 10:27 am No comments

Law Firm Technical Business Analyst – BLM

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The Technical Business Analyst will provide technical and administrative support to a progressive and fast moving team of IT Project Managers in the delivery of a defined portfolio of projects. Reporting into the Senior Project […]

Added by Job Form on the 20th Oct 2014 at 9:17 am No comments

Law Firm Marketing Technologies Manager – BLM

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Marketing Technology Manager We are looking for a Marketing Technology Manager with solid experience within an in-house Marketing function, with a proven track record in introducing digital marketing innovation and managing CRM databases. The Marketing […]

Added by Job Form on the 20th Oct 2014 at 9:16 am No comments

Law Firm Desktop Analyst (Mobility) – BLM, Manchester

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We are looking for a Desktop Analyst (Mobility) for our office in Manchester. The Desktop Analyst will have a key focus on mobility providing a user support function or ‘Service Desk’ facility to all members […]

Added by Job Form on the 20th Oct 2014 at 9:13 am No comments

Global Law Firm Head of Testing/Test Manager – London/Colchester – £70-£75k

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Head of Testing/ Test Manager Permanent £70k – £75k Location – London or Colchester About the role This is a managerial and strategy focussed role where you will be responsible for analysing, defining and implementing […]

Added by Job Form on the 17th Oct 2014 at 9:35 am No comments

Project Manager (Innovation), Law Firm, Bristol

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Excellent and unique opportunity for an expert within the legal field to join an award winning and reputable firm in the capacity of Project Manager. With a focus on Legal Product Innovation, you will manage […]

Added by Job Form on the 17th Oct 2014 at 9:26 am No comments

Legal Industry Video Awards – Entry #54 – Andrew Haslam on eDisclosure

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Yes, we know this has been a bit like Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour but time now for our final submission to the 2014 Legal Industry Video Awards – number #54 – with an educational piece from Andrew Haslam and The Legal Review on What is eDisclosure? This video uses a new platform that combines video with PowerPoint-type slides and has a DvD-like menu system so you can easily locate and jump between individual ‘chapters’ rather than have to fast-forward/rewind to find the bits you want to view again. For this reason, rather than a straight embed of the video within the site, we are using a pop-up.

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Oct 2014 at 1:33 pm No comments

There’s an App for (legal) IT – well two actually!

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Two new legal sector apps for you today – a new IOS app version the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law plus a new iPad edition of the Rocket Matters practice management system.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Oct 2014 at 7:21 pm No comments

Legal Project Manager – Top Tier Law Firm – £55-£75k + Benefits

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Client: Top Tier Law Firm Salary: £55,000 – £75,000 + excellent benefits package Ideal candidate: Legal background – preferably ex-lawyer or paralegal, who has moved into project management. Summary: This role will sit as part […]

Added by Job Form on the 15th Oct 2014 at 5:29 pm No comments

Law Firm IT Trainer – West London £35,000

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Our client is a leading law firm in West London and spans a vast area of legal expertise. The firm are now looking to recruit an experienced Legal IT Trainer to join them. You as […]

Added by Job Form on the 15th Oct 2014 at 4:31 pm No comments

Keystone recruits new Head of IT from Fieldfisher

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Having long placed technology at the forefront of its growth ambitions Keystone Law has this month (October) hired Fieldfisher’s head of IT Maurice Tunney (pictured). At fast-growing Keystone, which operates a dispersed model under which lawyers work from home and are paid on a performance-based remuneration structure, Tunney will oversee ongoing investment into the technology that underpins Keystone’s ability to work collaboratively.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Oct 2014 at 3:34 pm No comments

More new products: Timing is everything as HP announces alternative to DropBox

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Timing is everything as HP announces it will be launching its DropBox alternative Link Site (which will be based in the UK) in November the same week as a major DropBox security scare emerges. According to HP WorkSite head honcho Neil Araujo “LinkSite is the first solution to bring together the best features of a consumer file-sharing solution with the security and governance of an enterprise-grade content management system. This is a huge step forward for businesses; it allows them to maintain control of and apply policy to documents while supporting flexible and intuitive collaboration with customers and partners.”

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Oct 2014 at 6:43 pm 1 comment

Law Firm IT Systems Manager – Edinburgh (Elite & Visualfiles) £48-£55k

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A leading Regional Law Firm in Scotland is looking to recruit an IT Systems Manager to join the firm. In this role you will be responsible for managing a team of 8 people within various areas of the IT systems team. Essential skills for this role would be that you have worked within a professional services environment and have knowledge of either the Elite Practice Management system or Visualfiles Case Management system and ideally both, but training on one or the other would be provided.

Added by Job Form on the 14th Oct 2014 at 6:29 pm No comments

New legal IT product launches and upgrades

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We’ve a lot of new product launches and upgrades to catch-up with, including announcements from Peppermint Technology + DocsCorp + Sysero + Elite + Bighand + Aderant + LexisNexis

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Oct 2014 at 5:32 pm No comments

Case Management Developer, Law Firm, Greater Manchester

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Excellent opportunity for a skilled database developer to join a growing firm within the North West. With proven technical ability in SQL 2005, T-SQL and SSRS, along with experience of developing case management systems, you […]

Added by Job Form on the 14th Oct 2014 at 2:12 pm No comments
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