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Bar Council signs up SproutIT as exclusive legal IT service partner


Reminiscent of the Law Society of England and Wales’ unpopular endorsed IT supplier scheme, The Bar Council has entered into a commercial partnership with SproutIT – the first known legal technology company to enter the Bar Council’s portfolio of approved service partners.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Sep 2016 at 8:37 am No comments

Encompass Corporation: £3.6m investment will accelerate expansion into legal


Following a year of aggressive UK growth, Australian-headquartered data aggregator Encompass Corporation has been awarded investments totalling £3.6 million, which it will use to accelerate its expansion into the legal market.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Sep 2016 at 10:23 am No comments

Comment: Adopting e-signatures in light of new regulation

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Adopting e-signatures can bring huge benefits to organizations, however they need to ensure they are mindful of new Electronic Identification and Signature (eIDAS) legislation, writes Stefan Ropers, managing director, Central Europe, Adobe

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Sep 2016 at 6:30 am No comments

Travers pilots RAVN ACE to speed up due diligence work


Travers Smith has become the latest City firm to trial RAVN’s machine learning-based due diligence tool RAVN ACE.
The highly profitable top 40 firm began running a pilot with RAVN around a month ago within its corporate department, for a case that involves a heavy amount of due diligence.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Sep 2016 at 10:36 am No comments

NetDocuments reaping benefit of Microsoft integration as Pitmans rolls out DMS and email


NetDocuments is reaping the benefits of its ‘native-cloud to native-cloud’ integration with Microsoft and Office 365, as UK top 200 law firm Pitmans rolls out NetDocuments’ document and email management platform across its four offices spanning London, Reading and Southampton.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Sep 2016 at 6:47 am No comments

Lex Machina unveils law firm and judges comparator apps

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Silicon Valley-headquartered legal analytics company Lex Machina will today unveil two new applications that instantly compare the court results and performance of both law firms and courts and judges in the U.S.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Sep 2016 at 10:16 am No comments

Dentons’ innovation arm invests in due diligence workflow startup as part of $2.25m funding round

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Dentons’ innovation arm Nextlaw Labs has invested in legal transaction management software platform Doxly, in a $2.25m Series Seed funding round that includes investment from Hyde Park Venture Partners and startup studio High Alpha Capital.
High Alpha, which is based in Indiana and focuses on conceiving and launching next gen enterprise cloud companies, launched Doxly, its first dedicated legal platform, only in July 2016.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Sep 2016 at 6:13 am No comments

It’s not ILTA, it’s ELTA: European Legal Technology Association launches

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In a move designed to help the European legal technology market ‘play catch up’, The European Legal Technology Association (ELTA) was formally founded today (19 September), bringing together law firms, companies, legal tech providers, start-ups, and individuals with an interest in legal business and legal technology from all over Europe.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Sep 2016 at 4:48 pm No comments

Get voting: Legal Geek launches LawTech startup map

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Legal Geek has launched a LawTech startup interactive map, which maps over 50 UK startups categorised by sector, created in conjunction with Thomson Reuters.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Sep 2016 at 2:31 pm 4 comments

Janders Dean enters exclusive partnership with The Legal Forecast


Janders Dean has entered into an exclusive partnership with The Legal Forecast, a not-for-profit organisation that encourages students and professionals in Australia to consider the role of innovation in improving the practice of law.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Sep 2016 at 10:36 am No comments

Legal IT News: Wilson Legal, Linex, Thomson Reuters, Morae Legal, Herbert Smith Freehills + more


The past week has seen Wilson Legal Solutions announce that it is bolstering its fledgling London office with three hires as Linex Systems rebrands as Vable; Eclipse Legal Systems announces UCL Consultants as a new case management client and Thomson Reuters Legal publishes its ninth annual research survey among finance directors.
In the US, Jonathan Sachs, formerly with Kroll Ontrack, has joined Catalyst Repository Systems; Morae Legal has launched a new eDiscovery offering; and John F. Kennedy University has selected TutorPro’s student technology portal.
Not to be forgotten, in Australia Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a new Alternative Legal Services centre in Melbourne.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Sep 2016 at 7:00 am No comments

Case Study: Legal IT in practice at Chadwick Lawrence

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IT is not just an operational feature of Chadwick Lawrence’s business, but is part of strategic discussions at board level and plays a key role in informing its corporate strategy. As part of its ambition to take the practice forward, Chadwick Lawrence recognised the need to be more ‘on the front foot’ with technology.

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Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Sep 2016 at 12:23 pm No comments

First fully integrated electronic hearing delivered on U.S. soil by Opus 2


In a first on U.S. soil, London-headquartered litigation services and software development company Opus 2 International has delivered a high tech ‘pop up’ electronic hearing room with shared-party infrastructure to support an international arbitration in Miami.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Sep 2016 at 6:56 am No comments

MoJ backs £1bn plans for courts to ‘go digital’


Newly-appointed Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss today backed a £1bn programme to modernise the courts in a paper that unveils plans for vulnerable victims and witnesses to record their evidence before trial and proposes that low-level magistrates courts hearings are dealt with entirely online.

The joint vision paper, called Transforming our Justice System includes plans to scrap paper forms and ‘go digital’ in every Court and tribunal in England and Wales.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Sep 2016 at 11:49 am No comments

New Case Study: How DLA Piper Leveraged LTC4 Core Competencies and Learning Plans to Achieve Widespread Lawyer Technology Competency


DLA Piper’s vision is to be the leading global business law firm. One of the key elements to the firm’s achieving this goal is to equip the firm’s lawyers with the best technology, and ensure they know how to use it for optimal benefit. Research has shown that the more time attorneys spend using technology, the more their efficiency, quality of work, and productivity increases. In some cases, today’s clients demand proof of technical competency from their firms, so DLA Piper wanted to make sure it could objectively prove its lawyers’ aptitude.

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Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Sep 2016 at 10:20 am No comments
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