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Fieldfisher to swap out Elite in favour of LexisOne


Now this is interesting… LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions just announced that Fieldfisher has selected LexisOne to be its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution and the firm’s core technology platform. It is doubly interesting in that this is the biggest LexisOne site to-date – Fieldfisher is #39 in the Insider Top 200 chart with a turnover of £104 million AND because the firm is currently an Elite Enterprise site and has opted for LexisOne rather than Elite 3E. Fieldfisher already runs the Lexis InterAction CRM, as well as Lexis Visualfiles for some of its case management.

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th May 2015 at 9:00 am No comments

Talking Tech: Patrick Hurley of Thomson Reuters Elite on Business Development and Customer Development.


Our video interview programme Talking Tech is back for a new series and we start with Patrick Hurley, the VP of Customer Advocacy at Thomson Reuters Elite in London, who is talking about Elite’s new Business Development system, how it differs from earlier CRM software and why bizdev is now so important to law firms. Did you know that with traditional CRM systems, over 60% of the data they contain is out of date within just six months?

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th May 2015 at 5:56 pm No comments

IT Lab acquires Manchester-based legal IT provider JMC IT


London-based technology and managed services provider, IT Lab, just announced it has acquired Manchester-based IT provider JMC IT. With a combined turnover approaching £30m, a 300-strong team and in excess of 750 clients, the new firm will lead the way in the UK in managed IT services for SMEs and mid-market organisations. Peter Sweetbaum, CEO of IT Lab (and formerly a Senior Technology Adviser within the Cabinet Office) remains CEO, while Andrew Burgess, JMC IT Managing Director, becomes Director of Integration and a Non-Executive Director of IT Lab. After a period of transition, JMC will be integrated under the IT Lab brand.

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th May 2015 at 3:00 pm No comments

SOS Connect “the natural and obvious choice” for Roythornes


Midlands law firm Roythornes Solicitors has adopted SOS Connect from Solicitors Own Software (SOS) as part of the firm’s strategy for growth. Roythornes had already been using SOS’s finance software for several years when, following a review of IT systems, the firm recognised it needed a more fully integrated system in order to help the firm move forward.

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th May 2015 at 9:50 am No comments

Latest Legal IT news: Veyo goers Live + Intapp goes into Shepherd + Wedderburn


Two stories this morning, starting with the Veyo conveyancing portal which today commences its roll-out across England and Wales. This is the joint venture between the Law Society and Mastek (UK) Ltd. Then, over to Intapp who just announced that Shepherd + Wedderburn LLP has selected Intapp Open and Intapp Flow to increase visibility across firm-wide software systems and business processes.

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th May 2015 at 9:30 am No comments

Something For the Long Weekend: Holiday in Yorkshire? The Wolds are Weird!


Just in time for the holiday weekend and the start of the summer… here’s a handy new – and unusual – travel guide to part of Yorkshire. By Insider editor Charles Christian, it looks at the area known as the Yorkshire Wolds and, for the first time, all the strange and mysterious events that have taken place there are pulled together to reveal to the world the secrets of the Wold Newton Triangle – where fact is even weirder than fiction.

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd May 2015 at 4:12 pm No comments

Latest Apps: Prosperoware Zone Mail now available for Android


Prosperoware just announced that it has extended its Zone Mail product offering to include support for Android devices as well as the iPhone and iPad. Prosperoware delivers innovative technology that connects the practice and business of professional services. The company’s software products empower lawyers and other professionals to transform their business from a traditional service model to a more client-focused approach through process improvement.

Added by Charles Christian on the 21st May 2015 at 11:40 am No comments

IT Manager – Law Firm – Essex/London


IT Manager – Essex/London Salary Upon Application Our client is a highly regarded international law firm with offices across the UK. The firm is going through a period of rapid expansion and is now seeking […]

Added by Job Form on the 21st May 2015 at 10:07 am No comments

IT Helpdesk Analyst – Bindmans LLP – London, £25k


Start date: beginning of June 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter Salary: £25,000 plus competitive benefits Bindmans is a successful London law firm, with a reputation for excellence and being at the cutting edge […]

Added by Job Form on the 21st May 2015 at 10:03 am No comments

eDiscovery Consultant – NuLegal Pty Ltd, Sydney


Dreaming about a job down under? We are a legal technology company specializing in eDiscovery and eTrials and have a reputation for outstanding service and technical excellence. We are growing rapidly and have a new […]

Added by Job Form on the 21st May 2015 at 10:01 am No comments

The May issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now – read it here FREE


The latest – May 2015 – issue of the Legal IT Insider – along with all the regulars, we take a look at Philips’ insanely great idea for digital dictation in the cloud + we review some of the Inside Legal IT highlights + we have an update on who is winning the timekeeping systems war + we have some quite interesting facts. Next issue out on 24 June.

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th May 2015 at 3:22 pm No comments

Forget Guitar Hero – BigHand just won a Tech Hero Award

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BigHand’s iPad application BigHand Go was just voted the Best Business Mobile App at the The Inquirer Tech Hero 2015 Awards. The Tech Hero Awards celebrate innovation and outstanding achievements in the technology sector and this year received hundreds of applications which were then shortlisted and put to a public vote. Winners were announced in an awards ceremony in London last night (19th of May).

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th May 2015 at 10:14 am No comments

Is this the Next Big Thing in Legal IT, as Bloomberg launches Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions


Bloomberg BNA just announced the launch of Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions, a new web-based product that includes a patented technology-driven drafting workflow tool, analytics powered by Bloomberg’s proprietary financial databases, the industry’s most trusted set of news publications, and a deep set of primary resources, secondary materials and practical guidance. This new offering instantly allows corporate lawyers to know what deal terms are “market standard.”

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th May 2015 at 4:14 pm No comments

Dentons to invest in new tech with launch of own subsidiary NextLaw Labs


Dentons is to invest in and test new technology from around the world under a newly-launched company called NextLaw Labs. NextLaw Labs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dentons, will focus on developing and investing in new products, services and fledgling technology companies, with the ambitious goal to “transform the practice of law.”

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th May 2015 at 3:16 pm No comments

Comment: Protecting law firm IT systems in times of significant change – including mergers!


When a firm is setting up or closing down offices, or perhaps merging with another, it is vital to identify and address risks to IT systems and data, so that full control of networks and access points can be maintained. Law firms have an ever-increasing dependence on IT and digital connectivity and most rely on uninterrupted access to their case management and time recording solutions.

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th May 2015 at 1:06 pm No comments
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