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Guest post: The AI revolution – on pricing, performance and partners

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Sarah Burnett, vice president of research at Everest Group and one of Computer Weekly’s top 50 influential women in IT, says artificial intelligence is working its way into the legal services market at an increasing pace.  As robots decide what paragraphs to include in legal contracts and traditional lawyers struggle to maintain the old order, what are the implications for the industry? Few firms really understand what is about to hit them, she says.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Jan 2017 at 5:20 am No comments

Winckworth Sherwood swaps out bespoke SharePoint DMS for NetDocuments

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UK top 100 law firm Winckworth Sherwood has become the latest to replace its customised on-premises Microsoft SharePoint document management system (DMS), selecting NetDocuments’ cloud-based service after a thorough review.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Jan 2017 at 3:25 pm 1 comment

Freshfields on Innovation

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Undoubtedly one of the most popular articles from the December Legal IT Insider, here Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s global innovation architect Milos Kresojevic talks to LITI about what innovation meant in 2016 and the magic circle giant’s own approach to new tech.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Jan 2017 at 6:20 am No comments

Mishcon launches tech incubator programme for startups

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Mishcon de Reya has today (18 January) launched a technology incubator programme – MDR LAB – for tech startups, that will see the UK top 35 law firm welcome a number of startups into the business for a ten week period in summer 2017.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2017 at 11:15 am No comments

Exigent teams up with LexPredict on contract discovery offering

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Combining machine learning with “smart human resources”, legal process outsourcing provider Exigent has teamed up with LexPredict to offer corporates a deep search of unstructured data rolled in to its existing contract management solution.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2017 at 9:52 am No comments

Startup corner: Juro raises £615k for AI contract workflow tool

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London-based legal tech startup Juro has raised $750k (£615k) in seed funding for its AI-enabled workflow tool for legal contracts. The round included contributions from Berlin-based Point Nine Capital and London-based Seedcamp.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jan 2017 at 10:01 pm No comments

Am Law 200 firm Brown Rudnick to move to Aderant Expert

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More detail has come in on the Aderant-Brown Rudnick deal we flagged in brief earlier this month, with the Am Law 200 law firm signing up to Aderant Expert. Brown Rudnick will contract Aderant to handle everything from global financial management, billing and workflow, to business analytics and intelligent matter budgeting.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jan 2017 at 8:16 am No comments

DocsCorp relocates U.S. HQ to Pittsburgh to service growing East Coast base

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DocsCorp has relocated its U.S. headquarters to Pittsburgh with the opening of a new, larger office, ten years after establishing itself in North America, in Oregon. The U.S. office move shortly follows DocsCorp’s relocation to bigger premises in London, as it expands and looks to new markets.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jan 2017 at 6:38 am No comments

Startup corner: Next gen document analysis startup TagDox steps out of beta

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Next generation document analysis startup TagDox officially steps out of beta today (16 January) after a whirlwind three months that has seen Tony Angel, former Linklaters managing partner and senior partner and global chairman of DLA Piper join its advisory board.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Jan 2017 at 9:51 am No comments

Legal IT News: Linetime, Eclipse, Quiss Technology, Nuix, Epiq, Logikcull, Relecura & ABBYY

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London law firm Quastel Midgen LLP has signed with Linetime’s Liberate practice and case management solution, Linetime will announce today (16 January) following a week that has seen wins in the UK for Eclipse Legal Systems and an extension of Microsoft Azure and Office 365 accreditation and services for Quiss Technology. In the US, there are new senior appointments for Nuix and Epiq, a major win for eDiscovery provider Logikcull, and new releases for IP analytics provider Relecura and OCR and text scanning supplier ABBYY.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Jan 2017 at 8:28 am No comments

Breaking news: RAVN Systems appoints David Lumsden as CEO

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Less than six months after RAVN Systems hired former Tikit CEO David Lumsden as chief strategy officer, Lumsden has taken over the role of CEO from RAVN co-founder Peter Wallqvist.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Jan 2017 at 12:21 pm No comments

Charles Russell Speechlys selects Elite 3E

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In a key win for Thomson Reuters Elite, UK top 30 law firm Charles Russell Speechlys is to upgrade from its current Enterprise practice management system to 3E.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Jan 2017 at 6:47 am No comments

New York: Evolve Law launches tech programme for in-house lawyers

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With the in-house community commonly claiming that they find it difficult to keep up with technology, Evolve Law, a community of U.S. legal entrepreneurs and innovators, has launched the Evolve Law Tech Fellowship, a four-month educational program for in-house counsel and legal operations professionals focused on facilitating the implementation of new technologies.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jan 2017 at 2:21 pm No comments

Route1 to donate job referral fee to charity

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Disruptive online legal recruitment marketplace Route1, which since it was founded in 2015 has won over 100 legal employers in the UK and Australia including Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Shearman & Sterling, Herbert Smith Freehills and DLA Piper, has launched a new initiative that will see it give a donation to charity instead of rewarding lawyers who refer colleagues and friends to a successful job application.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jan 2017 at 11:30 am No comments

Case Study: Eurotunnel rolls out iManage Work with Ascertus

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Eurotunnel is part of Groupe Eurotunnel and operates the Channel Tunnel, which is a vital connection between the UK and Europe for industry, tourism and culture and generates over £90 billion of trade every year. This case study shows how Ascertus, working with Eurotunnel’s legal department, overcame the technical challenges to deliver a successful iManage implementation.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jan 2017 at 10:56 am No comments
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