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Case Study: Eurotunnel rolls out iManage Work with Ascertus

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Eurotunnel is part of Groupe Eurotunnel and operates the Channel Tunnel, which is a vital connection between the UK and Europe for industry, tourism and culture and generates over £90 billion of trade every year. This case study shows how Ascertus, working with Eurotunnel’s legal department, overcame the technical challenges to deliver a successful iManage implementation.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jan 2017 No comments

Guest Comment: Understanding, and creating, a mobile work culture in an on-demand world

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Moving from a long-established, traditional work culture, in which staff are employed for a fixed number of hours in a workplace that might be the same building for years or decades, to a mobile paradigm of employment, might appear daunting. The reality is different for the adaptable and prepared.

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Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Dec 2016 No comments

BT: Automated triage and SharePoint document assembly

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BT Legal is currently trialling a numerical decision framework to triage work coming into the department, as it separately begins rolling out an extensive Microsoft SharePoint-based document assembly tool to the business. The move comes as BT emerges as one of the early corporate adopters of RAVN Systems, in a move said to be saving the telecoms giant “tens of millions of pounds.”

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Dec 2016 No comments

BT confirms RAVN relationship

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BT has for the past year been working with RAVN Systems within its group revenue and margin assurance team, in an arrangement that it says is likely to save “tens of millions of pounds” in lost revenue.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Dec 2016 No comments

The December issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now

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The latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now – read it here free – we’re loving this quote by Daniel Pollick of DLA Piper “2016 was the year Legal AI went from bleeding edge novelty to me-too mimicry but without a clear direction.”

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Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Dec 2016 No comments

Blockchain Expo: details and ticket offer

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Blockchain Expo will be arriving in London’s Olympia on January 23-24 2017, bringing together more than 1500 people across key industries for two days of keynote presentations and panel discussions with speakers from the likes of Commerzbank, Nordea Bank, Coinsilium, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, BNY Mellon, Blockchain Angels, Innovate UK..you get the picture.
As the Blockchain Expo legal media partner, Legal IT Insider has secured 20% off – use the code LAW20 when you register.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Dec 2016 No comments

LexisNexis & Australian Human Rights Commission Launch RightsApp

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LexisNexis has collaborated with the Australian Human Rights Commission to develop RightsApp, which is claimed to bethe world’s first mobile application that allows users to quickly and easily search international human rights conventions and declarations by topic and right.

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Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Dec 2016 No comments

BT launches damages app

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BT has launched an app that enables BT engineers to photograph and record damage caused by or to BT that will enable its claims handling business BT Law to start processing a claim immediately.
The iPhone app – the brainchild of BT Law’s public liability claims team – was built by BT’s technology, service and operations (TSO) group in conjunction with BT Legal, its in-house legal team.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Dec 2016 No comments

Privacy is the New Black: Data Protection and the GDPR

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Privacy is the new black but with the EU’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force, businesses need to understand the high level requirements and not leave it to the legal department to ensure compliance. There’s too much at stake.

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Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Nov 2016 No comments

Comment: Agile working: can lawyers learn from uberisation?

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Agile working, as it is known in legal circles, has become standard practice for several categories of employer: particularly those which fully appreciate that it can help to make their organisation more efficient and effective, delivering improved business performance together with greater customer satisfaction. But although it is now more than two years since legislation was introduced which extended the right to request agile working, recent research from Timewise revealed that only 6% of jobs advertised in the UK mentioned agile working.

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Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Nov 2016 No comments

The October-November issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now – read it here free!

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Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter – October/November 2016 #297 – TOP STORIES INCLUDE:
• Law firms courting FinTech startups – Slaughter and May + Addleshaw Goddard already in – who’s next – and for how much?
• So sad about hacking: Pessimistic cybersecurity – a necessary evil? The Insider talks to Mike Lynch + Howard Russell + Marcel Henri + Dan Carmel
• Neota Logic partners with Clifford Chance + BLP offering bespoke document automation + RPC providing in-house litigation support
• NetDocuments & iManage continue to duke it out in the DMS market as more firms abandon OpenText & SharePoint sinking ships + Have we seen the high-tide of InterAction in the CRM sector as OnePlace wins another deal + momentum building for Elite 3E as firms switch from TRE Enterprise & Envision

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Added by Charles Christian on the 9th Nov 2016 No comments

Lloyds Banking Group’s group GC Kate Cheetham talks tech

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Kate Cheetham, group general counsel at Lloyds Banking Group gives Legal IT Insider an inside view of how technology is helping her team to deliver its key strategic priorities and goals; in what way law firms are impressing her and her team; and how they could do better.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Nov 2016 No comments

Legal IT Insider newsletter deadline alert: Friday 4 November

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The editorial deadline for the next issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter (issue 297 – October/November 2016) is 12:00 noon THIS coming Friday 4th November.

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Added by Charles Christian on the 31st Oct 2016 No comments

Startup Corner: Disruption ahead as Route1 aims to become the Tinder of the legal recruitment scene

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Henry Allan, Founder and CEO of Route1, commented: “We believe that setting our fee rates at this level will help to rebase expectations in the industry and bring an end to high pressure cold-calling by recruiters, serving to put more control back in the hands of employers and candidates.”

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Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Oct 2016 No comments

Thomson Reuters in-house efficiency report – really?

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Given that Thomson Reuters’ 2016 Legal Department In-Sourcing and Efficiency Report surveyed 429 attorneys and operational professionals in corporate legal departments – a sizeable number for any survey – the findings in relation to the use of legal department operations managers and technology range from a wasted opportunity to highly questionable.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Oct 2016 No comments
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