In another major milestone for the adoption of eSignatures, a joint working party of more than 20 City law firms, co-chaired by Linklaters, has come together today to endorse the use of digital signatures in a business context.
The joint working party of The Law Society Company Law Committee and The City of London Law Society Company Law and Financial Law Committees has produced a much-anticipated practice note to help parties who wish to execute English law commercial contracts using an electronic signature.
Peppermint Technology will announce later today (25 July) that specialist maritime and insurance law firm Bentleys Stokes & Lowless has become the latest UK firm to select its cloud solution, as we bring you all the latest IT wins, deals, launches and industry news.
Things have seemed a little quiet on the Workshare front but the compare and review technology supplier has just announced that Whitehead Monckton has selected the Workshare 9 platform to speed up its document drafting cycles.
Mary Redzic is in-house counsel at Vionic Group and founder of Disrupt Legal, where she reviews legal tech solutions. Here she trials free contract review software LawGeex from a user perspective and introduces us to the founders, Noory Bechor and Ilan Admon.
Respected eDiscovery consultant and blogger Chris Dale recommends we find some strong coffee and read the 63-page landmark Microsoft US Federal Appeals Court judgment, which found that the US Department of Justice had no authority to compel Microsoft to produce to the government the contents of a customer’s e‐mail account stored exclusively in Ireland. In the meantime, here is his take on the case.
In what the top-tier Danish law firm says is its first step to full implementation of an artificial intelligence solution, Bech-Bruun has selected both RAVN Connect Enterprise and RAVN Manage for advanced enterprise search and knowledge management.
iManage has today (20 July) announced that the number of organizations adopting iManage Cloud, the company’s hybrid cloud service, has nearly doubled over the past year.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan has signed up with Aderant Expert as its new financial and practice management system, just over two years after the Washington-headquartered law firm bought Thomson Reuters Elite 3E.
TRE announced in March 2014 that Sutherland had purchased 3E and legal process management tool Engage, which, in December 2014, TRE said it would end regular updates for, with the platform going into maintenance mode.
Having joined as a part-time board advisor in the autumn of 2014, Tikit’s former CEO David Lumsden has joined RAVN Systems as its chief strategy officer.
Legal process outsourcer QuisLex has hit gold with its new senior vice president of strategy and client services, hiring Deutsche Bank’s former general counsel for the Americas Joseph Polizzotto, who before that was general counsel of Lehman Brothers.
A Brisbane-based lawtech startup that provides companies with web-based procurement tools to find, instruct and manage law firms has received AUS$500,000 (£285,000) from a local investment fund.
Lawcadia, which launched in February, has received seed funding from Queensland-based angel investor ACAC Innovation, becoming the fund’s 19th startup to receive investment in just over 12 months.
Here’s a good one. Which legal IT project costs the same amount as it would cost to implement a major practice management system in every law firm from 50-150 in the top 200 firms in the UK?
Yes, of course, it’s the Law Society’s £61m latest IT venture, which, following a Deloitte IT review, has seen the body put together a roadmap to address the deficiencies in the Law Society’s and Solicitor’s Regulation Authority IT and separate out the two systems.
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Hot off the press, Sunrise Software today (18 July) announces that Farrer & Co has selected Sunrise IT Service Management Solution (ITSM) to enhance its IT support to the 400-employee firm as we bring you all the latest legal IT wins and deals, product launches and industry news.
With the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence starting to ask more questions of legacy legal technology, Simon Price, UK Managing Director of Recommind (pictured), analyses how lawyers must overcome their suspicion of innovation in order to keep up with the connected world.
Former RB vice president and group legal affairs GC Claire Debney is set to join Shire as part time director of legal strategy, working through her own consultancy Luminopex, which she has set up as a vehicle to advise in-house legal teams on transformation and technology.