Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter (January 2015 # 279). Our top stories include: DMS for Law Firms: the state of the market in 2015 – After so many stories from the SharePoint Fan Club and the ShareWhatsThePoint Doubters, we’ve thrown the Insider open to every legal document management systems supplier with a pulse to set out their stalls. We’ve got Microsoft. We’ve got Epona. We’ve got HP WorkSite, NetDocuments and Worldox. And we’ve even got news of a new entrant into the legal DMS market: MetaJure Smart.
KPMG Luxembourg, a member of the KPMG global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, has signed a deal for Lexis InterAction CRM from LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions. InterAction will be used by over 250 employees across the firm including partners, directors and senior managers alongside marketing and business development teams.
Associate editor Caroline Hill reports… Westfield’s London-based in-house legal team has signed a deal with NetDocuments to implement its cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) document management system (DMS), the Legal IT Insider has learned. The 14-strong Westfield team, which has an external legal spend of around £7m to £10m a year and is led by European general counsel Leon Shelley, undertakes most of Westfield’s legal work connected to shopping centres including Stratford and Shepherds Bush. The new outsourced DMS replaces an old Hummingbird (now OpenText) system.
Compiled by associate editor Caroline Hill… EmpowerLingua launches cloud translation service London translation agency EmpowerLingua has launched a cloud-based legal translation solution. Promising a secure environment and increased efficiency, EmpowerLingua’s software can be integrated […]
Business Analyst International Law Firm Essex to £50,000 plus bens Our client is an international law firm with offices across the UK. The firm is going through a period of sustained expansion and to back […]
WHAT: Webinar: How VDI Transforms End User Computing in Law Firms WHEN: Thursday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. ET, re-broadcasted Friday, February 27 at 12:00 p.m. ET WHO: Matt Kramer, director of IT, Bernstein Shur; […]
Our second story is based on independent national poll on consumer experience of buying and selling a home, sponsored by Veyo, reveals that the waiting aspect of buying a home is the most stressful part of the process. And the single most popular change homebuyers would like to see to improve the process is a faster and quicker service.
Here’s the first of two stories this afternoon about the state of the UK conveyancing market. The first is an infographic from Redbrick Solutions on the future growth of conveyancing.
Cheshire-based Converge Technology Specialists (ConvergeTS) has signed its first £1 million contract, with East of England law firm Bridge McFarland. The five-year contract will see ConvergeTS supply a fully-managed Cloud service to Bridge McFarland, which has 21 partners and offices in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and London.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST As many as 91% of lawyers use smartphones and tablets in their practice. But how truly productive are you, beyond simply using email? There are […]
In our latest Talking Tech, I’m talking to Keith Lipman, the president and co-founder of Prosperoware LLC, about the concept of Legal Process Management (LPM) and how his company’s Umbria software can help law firms and corporate legal teams address the practice management pressures of the “New Law” era. We’ll also be hearing from Keith about the “LPM Maturity Model” his team have developed. This provides a client-focused framework to guide lawyers through the different aspects of budgeting, project management and matter progress monitoring in a way existing billing, BI and practice management systems have consistently failed to deliver.
Associate editor Caroline Hill reports… Thomson Reuters has drawn together a heavyweight in-house legal consultation board to help inform the direction of the company’s products and services for the UK’s corporate legal sector. The 10-strong board includes Lloyds Banking Group’s deputy general counsel (GC) Kate Cheetham, Barclays’ deputy GC Michael Shaw, Carillion’s director of legal services and company secretary Richard Tapp and British Gas’ GC Justine Campbell.
Senior Project Manager – IT – Fieldfisher, London The Firm Fieldfisher is an ambitious and growing European law firm providing commercial solutions across a range of industry sectors. The firm has a particular focus on […]
IT Helpdesk Technician – Fieldfisher, Manchester The Firm Fieldfisher is an ambitious and growing European law firm providing commercial solutions across a range of industry sectors. The firm has a particular focus on companies that […]
Support Engineer Leading International Software Supplier London £Competitive Our client is an international supplier of software to the legal sector. The company has an excellent product range and a first class reputation within the arena. […]