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Fletchers Solicitors partners with Liverpool Uni and receives £225k grant for AI R&D

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Medical negligence and serious injury law firm Fletchers Solicitors has partnered with the University of Liverpool and received £225,000 from Innovate UK as part of a landmark project to develop future tech innovations for the legal sector.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Dec 2016 at 11:00 am No comments

Legal know-how challenger FromCounsel formally launches in the UK

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Heavyweight corporate legal know-how service FromCounsel formally launched in the UK this week, backed by 22 members of Erskine Chambers and 15 PSLs and already subscribed to by some of the biggest law firms in the industry.

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Tikit bolsters EMEA sales team

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Tikit has bolstered its EMEA sales team with the hire of Emma Sarson, who joins from Apperio and before that was at BigHand, where she was global account director.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Dec 2016 at 2:01 pm No comments

Guest cybersecurity post by Tim Hyman: GDPR and why the Data Protection Officer should be your new BFF

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GDPR is only 18 months away and any firm that has already started an Impact Assessment will know that they need all the time available to prepare. This a business project, owned at board room level but best managed and delivered by the IT/Risk team.

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Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Dec 2016 at 10:11 am No comments

Bryan Cave signs up to ROSS Intelligence and launches TechX

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Bryan Cave has become the latest US law firm to sign up to IBM Watson-backed legal research tool ROSS Intelligence, Legal IT Insider can reveal, as the Missouri-headquartered firm also launches an internal ‘tech forward’ legal team called TechX to advance its use of and thought leadership around new technology.
Bryan Cave has been piloting ROSS in its bankruptcy team since October 2015, making it one of the earliest firms to start trialling the software.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Dec 2016 at 5:38 am No comments

Benelux firm AKD selects iManage Work

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Benelux law firm AKD has selected iManage Work as the work product management system for its six offices across the region, with iManage partner IRIS assisting with the implementation.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Dec 2016 at 5:30 am No comments

Guest post: The risk of data breach hangs daily over the legal sector – we can only stop it working together

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Mark Hickman, chief operating officer at WinMagic, talks to the role everyone needs to play in protecting a legal practice and its clients, especially at a time when we are all connecting to business applications and data in more ways than ever before. 

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Dec 2016 at 2:48 pm No comments

Pro Bono: LawWorks rolls out Visualfiles

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England and Wales pro bono legal advice charity LawWorks has deployed Lexis Visualfiles for free across its casework programmes, as part of LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions’ own pro bono activity.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Dec 2016 at 10:48 am No comments

Legal IT News: DocsCorp, Workshare, NAVEX Global, Bakers, Royds Withy King, LEAP, Neota, Brexit

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As the Christmas countdown begins and the mulled wine (ok just wine) flows, we bring you news of a new version of cleanDocs; a new 64-bit version of Workshare 9; a partnership between NAVEX Global and Baker & McKenzie; a post-merger IT overhaul for Royds Withy King; a Belfast launch for LEAP; expansion in Asia Pacific for Neota Logic; and a spotlight on the latest post-Brexit news.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Dec 2016 at 6:50 am No comments

Something for the Legal IT weekend

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If you’re looking for a last minute excuse to avoid Christmas shopping, TechCrunch’s Disrupt London Hackathon is taking place this weekend (3-4 December), bringing together developers and engineers from all over the world to take part in a 24-hour hacking endurance test.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Dec 2016 at 3:58 pm No comments

Case study: Top 200 law firm Brethertons adopts katchr

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A Peppermint user since 2013, Brethertons approached katchr for help in delivering the comprehensive firm-wide management information portal they needed in order to support the implementation of their new operating processes and organisational structure.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Dec 2016 at 10:39 am No comments

Buckworths launches in Manchester to target FinTech

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Corporate boutique firm Buckworths this month launches in Manchester to target high growth technology businesses, in particular the burgeoning FinTech sector.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Dec 2016 at 8:53 am No comments

Survey Results: South African Attorneys Continue to Embrace Technology

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An increased appetite for online services, smarter use of technology, and the entrenchment of digital research, are just some of the continuing shifts among the attorneys’ profession in South Africa. This is according to a new survey of close to 750 South African attorney firms, conducted by LexisNexis South Africa content and technology solutions provider in partnership with Law Society of South Africa.

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Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Dec 2016 at 5:06 pm No comments

Moray & Agnew becomes early adopter of Aderant Expert Case Management

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National Australian firm Moray & Agnew has become one of the early adopters of Aderant’s Expert Case Management solution, which was formally released in November, having been introduced at the Momentum conference in Melbourne earlier this year.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Dec 2016 at 6:30 am No comments

Eclipse launches dedicated mediation case management system

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Eclipse Legal Systems has added mediation to its portfolio of case and matter management workflows, with the new system designed to simplify the complex rates and structures associated with mediation and cater for stages such as Mediation, Information & Assessment Meetings (MAIMs), and financial or childcare agreements.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Nov 2016 at 3:46 pm No comments
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