So why have I been off the radar and this website for the past three weeks? Well, everything was going swimmingly well until the afternoon of Thursday 14 November when it was struck down – literally and metaphorically – by a heart attack (technically an aortic dissection) and found myself rolling across the office floor, thinking to myself: there must be more to life than dying amid a pile of paperwork awaiting filing.
C# .NET Developer – Aldershot, Hampshire £45,000 + Benefits Our client is a global company that provides IT related services to professional services sectors that include Accountancy & Legal. Due to continued growth, the company […]
Role: IT Trainer Department: IT, Bath (Regular travel to other offices)t Contract: Permanent, Part Time (3 days per week) Salary: £28k-£32k pro rata per annum Withy King is a leading law firm with offices based […]
Charles Christian, Editor, is unwell but on the mend. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. Many thanks. (Jane Christian)
Recommind has released the findings of independent research into policies adopted for Information Governance (IG) in the United States and United Kingdom. The surveys were designed to discover what companies currently have in place to govern their growing data reserves and determine if these practices are effective at mitigating risk and compliance issues.
New survey says smaller UK law firms in London & SE enjoying increased profits but worried about next year
SME legal firms are recovering well from the effects of recession, according to new research from chartered accountants HW Fisher & Company but… The good news is that in the chartered accountants’ third annual poll of 75 of SME law firms in London and South East England shows 4.5% growth overall, rising to 10% at the larger end of the ‘small practice’ spectrum. A little over a quarter of the firms polled (26%) report having been approached by a legal consolidator but 33% concede a merger or acquisition is still likely.
HighQ just announced that it ranked Number 42 in the 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years. HighQ grew 570% during this period, and this award recognises the company’s technology innovation and the increasing market adoption of its cloud collaboration platform.
Time for a round-up of the latest new product launches and upgrade releases from Advanced Legal/Laserform + HighQ + Bellefield Systems + Mimecast + Zylpha + ActionStep + Thomson Reuters/West
The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement is now well established in many law firms. A big advantage of this is that it allows staff to bring in their own smart phones and tablets, allowing them to share information whilst being mobile. iPhones and iPads are undeniably dominating the market here, due to Apple’s reputation of being the perceived market leader. However, this influx of Apple devices into the legal world has caused an unexpected difficulty.
Date: 27th November 2013 Venue: Ashursts LLP Office, Broadwalk House, 5 Appold St, London EC2A 2HA Time: 3.00-5.00pm, followed by drinks Free to attend RAVN Systems, in association with Tikit will be speaking about the […]
Our client is a Global Law Firm with offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The organisation is now looking to recruit a Business Intelligence Developer. You as a Business Intelligence Developer will work […]
Charles Christian’s latest UnCut comment… Back in 1977, the Nobel-winning economist Herbert Simon warned about the dangers of a looming information-rich world in which a “wealth of information creates a poverty of attention”. Another variation of this warning is “we are all data rich but information poor” – or as my old Granny used to say “You can’t see the wood for the trees.” All true but how do we reconcile such homilies with the enormous explosion of information we have seen, not just in business but in the world generally over the past 5 years.
Time for a catch-up with the latest legal IT channel news starting with… • Tikit – the entire Tikit Partner for Windows support teams are now ISO9001:2008 certified after Aldershot joined Fareham in holding the […]
Interesting new case study here (as a PDF) on how Paul Hoffbrand’s Hoffbrand Consulting www.hoffbrand.co.uk advised Harper Macleod LLP and liaised with three vendors on the financial implications and licensing rules for moving to Windows 7 and an update to the firm’s Microsoft Office application.
Intelliteach, a US-based provider of business management and IT services to law firms, has just published its Guru’s Guide to Law Firm Profitability, a 12 page guide featuring unique benchmark data including most requested billing statistics, collection metrics, revenue recovery ratios, and analysis of industry collection realization by firm size.