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Roper Technologies buys Aderant for $675 million – no more VCs! (+ video)


Roper Technologies just announced their acquisition of Aderant from private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners. The acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. Roper Technologies is a constituent of the S&P 500 with a current market capitalization of approximately $17 billion. Aderant will continue to operate unchanged in company name, brand, office locations and most importantly staff. All Aderant employees and executives remain with the company. Industry comment suggests a price of $675 million.

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Oct 2015 at 3:15 pm No comments

Comment: It’s only a better solution if end users find it so


Our consultants told us in the legal department at Microsoft that our documents needed to be centrally stored and managed, which made total sense at the time. What didn’t make sense, it turned out, was expecting my lawyer colleagues to change the way they were used to working by taking the extra steps to manually upload and tag all their documents. Guess what? No one did it, rendering the whole point of a centralized DMS moot.

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Oct 2015 at 11:16 am No comments

White Paper: Intapp on fresh approaches to intake and conflicts


The new white paper from Intapp on “Fresh approaches to intake and conflicts” features Pat Archbold, Head of the Risk Practice at Intapp, in conversation with: Curtis Russell of Aurora North Software + Terry Coan of HBR Consulting + Eric Mosca of InOutsource + Meg Block of Intapp

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Oct 2015 at 8:27 pm No comments

New White Paper: Document Management Systems & Public Inquiries – REVISED


Technology is changing investigations. There are now numerous tools that government bodies may deploy in the acquisition, processing, and review of documents in the discovery process. An efficiently managed and transparent process can restore taxpayer confidence in Public Inquiries. Ultimately, an Inquiry that runs on time and delivers under budget through the use of eDiscovery technology can provide resolution for individuals and entities who are party to the hearings, as well as financial relief for the British taxpayer. Read the attached DTI White Paper

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Oct 2015 at 4:30 pm No comments

BigHand just held its biggest user conference – ever!


On 1st October, BigHand ran its 2015 Annual Client User Conference in central London, which was attended by over 320 people – making it the biggest ever in the company’s history. (Actually this is a lot more delegates than legal tech conferences and exhibitions generally attract in the UK these days …Ed)

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Oct 2015 at 4:13 pm No comments

Janders Dean goes transatlantic with hire of Seyfarth’s Andrew Baker to head legal transformation

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Legal industry management consultancy Janders Dean has hired its first US director with the arrival of respected Seyfarth Shaw global director Andrew Baker as legal transformation practice group head.

Baker, who joined Janders Dean just over a month ago, was most recently global director of legal product and technology at Seyfarth’s consultancy arm, SeyfarthLean, responsible for the strategy and construction of technology products to improve legal workflow, transparency and collaboration.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Oct 2015 at 7:10 am No comments

Cooley transforms IT experience with new initiatives and key hires

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Cooley’s chief information officer Rob Kerr, who joined from eSentio Technologies in September 2014, has begun a push to transform the way the IT department interacts with the firm and trains its lawyers, including hiring new staff and forming a dedicated user experience group.

Kerr is taking steps to bring the typically back office IT function to the front of house, including hiring in staff with a strong customer services capability and opening up fortnightly ‘tech lounges’ for lawyers and IT staff to mix.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Oct 2015 at 7:00 am No comments

More departures at Veyo – will the last person to leave please switch off the light


Conveyancing search provider SearchFlow just appointed Stefanie van den Haak as Commercial Director and Maud Rousseau as Group Marketing & Communications Director. SearchFlow, which is part of DMGT, will be expanding its product and service offering next year. Stefanie and Maud have been tasked to rebuild the brand and its commercial face to reflect SearchFlow’s targeted positioning in the market place. Stefanie was most recently the Commercial Director at Veyo, while Maud fulfilled multiple senior corporate communications positions at Veyo.

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Oct 2015 at 12:00 pm No comments

The Myth of the Digital Native Tech Savvy Millennial Cool Kids waiting to burst out of Law School


Here’s a interesting piece from the 3 Geeks and a Law Blog on the myth of Digital Natives – when it comes to using Microsoft Word, the average law firm staffer is twice as tech savvy as the cool kid – and if you give the law firm staff some skill training they are three times as competent.

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Oct 2015 at 10:32 am No comments

Case Study: Paessler network monitoring at Trowers & Hamlins


PRTG flags faults before they affect users. This means we’re able to sort out issues before employees notice them. A good example is with disk space running out – PRTG is always the first to tell us, not a user. This really helps us feel in total control of the IT network. It’s definitely a cool little product, and it’s backed up by a really helpful and knowledgeable support team at Paessler.

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Oct 2015 at 10:00 am No comments

Gamekeeper turned poacher? What does Thomson Reuters’ acquisition of Business Integrity mean for the market?


It was an announcement that came as a surprise to the market, including Business Integrity’s clients, when Thomson Reuters last week disclosed its acquisition of the document automation company and its flagship ContractExpress solution.

Business Integrity, which recently signed up Ashurst, Clifford Chance and DWF as clients alongside existing clients such as Allen & Overy and Eversheds and corporates including Asda and Reckitt Benckiser, will become part of Thomson Reuters’ legal business stable. Until recently publishing rival LexisNexis has used ContractExpress to underpin all its document assembly products and services, including Lexis Draft and Lexis PSL.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Oct 2015 at 3:20 pm No comments

Business Change Project Manager – London, to £75k


Business Change/Strategic Project Manager – (Non-IT) Permanent London c£70k – £75k Key skills: Project Management, professional services, large scale projects, change management, senior stakeholder management. This role sits within the Project Services team who work […]

Added by Job Form on the 5th Oct 2015 at 12:23 pm No comments

Director, Customer Success Management – Vendor


Our client is a global leading supplier of technology to the legal sector. The company is going through a period of rapid expansion and is now seeking a Director of Customer Success Management to join […]

Added by Job Form on the 5th Oct 2015 at 12:21 pm No comments

Applications Solutions Lead (£60k – £70k) Ref: 12441 – Law Firm, London


London Key Skills: Applicaiton design, Architecture, Customisiton, Integration, Worksite, Interaction, SQL Server, Web Forms (ASP.NET or MVC) HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML, JSON, JQuery, Transact-SQL (TSQL) and SSIS. The Role: Picture More are working closely with […]

Added by Job Form on the 5th Oct 2015 at 12:19 pm No comments

Interim Application and Development Manager – Law Firm, London Office


Interim Application and Development Manager, London Our client is a leading off-shore law firm urgently seeking an Interim ICT Application and Development Manager to join their IT Team. The postholder will be responsible for overseeing […]

Added by Job Form on the 5th Oct 2015 at 12:16 pm No comments
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