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Australian LawTech hub takes off

And there’s more legaltech news from Australia today (20 May) as four legal technology vendors join the brand new lawtech hub launched by Lander & Roger and YBF Ventures in Melbourne, which is intended to provide growth opportunities for startups and scaleup companies.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th May 2019 at 11:30 am No comments

“Let’s throw out the rule book”: Macpherson Kelley’s new CIO talks strategy

Following his appointment in March to CIO at Melbourne-headquartered commercial law firm Macpherson Kelley, Andrew Mitchell tells us that he has three key priorities, one of which is a deep dive look at how the firm operates and how it would work differently if it could start again, unrestrained by current practices.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th May 2019 at 10:36 am No comments

Deadline Alert! The deadline for the May issue of the Insider is this Friday – 24 May

The deadline for you to get all wins, deals, and people moves to us for the next (May) issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is lunchtime THIS Friday – 24 May. Please flag all exclusives so we can give them profile elsewhere in the newsletter.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th May 2019 at 7:05 am No comments

Legaltech news in brief: NRF forms alliance with Syke; CM Group acquires Vuture + more

Legal IT Insider News In Brief

Well it’s been another one of those weeks when we can’t move for legal tech announcements and here are a handful of the good ones in brief, including the strategic alliance between Norton Rose Fulbright and Syke; CM Group’s acquisition of Vuture; and Motta Fernandes Advogados selection of NetDocuments; while in eDiscovery land JND eDiscovery has attained RelativityOne Silver partner status and Hanzo is launching Hanzo Hold for Slack data management.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th May 2019 at 2:29 pm No comments

Gowling WLG enters 50:50 JV with Purple Frog Text to launch AI startup Avail

Gowling WLG has launched a 50:50 joint venture with existing tech partner Purple Frog Text to create real-estate AI start-up Avail in order to make a leap ‘from clever to user friendly IT’. This is the first time the firm has made an investment of this nature, according to real estate partner Mike Twining. We speak to Twining about the JV.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 17th May 2019 at 7:12 am No comments

Third party contract review: UnitedLex and Seal partnership forecast to have $250m impact

In a major new collaboration in the contract review space and the second of its kind in a week, UnitedLex has announced a master collaboration agreement with Seal Software to deliver a contract negotiation solution leveraging Seal’s contract analytics and discovery platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th May 2019 at 5:45 pm No comments

Orbital Witness secures £1.2m funding & raft of BigLaw clients including Clifford Chance

Legaltech startup Orbital Witness has secured funding of £1.2 million following a period of significant client wins that include Clifford Chance, Mishcon de Reya, Reed Smith and Macfarlanes. We spoke to CEO and co-founder Ed Boulle.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th May 2019 at 10:49 am No comments

Lexis Axxia swap out: Harbottle & Lewis selects Aderant Expert

Leading UK private client firm and technology, media and entertainment firm Harbottle & Lewis has chosen Aderant Expert as their new law practice management system, swapping out end of life PMS Lexis Axxia.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th May 2019 at 7:21 am No comments

ContractPodAi in Southeast Asia first with Rajah & Tann win

In its first win in Southeast Asia, ContractPodAi has entered into a commercial relationship with Rajah & Tann, which is one of the largest firms in Singapore with a legal network spread out over 10 countries across Southeast Asia and China, we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th May 2019 at 2:56 pm No comments

Clyde & Co launches solar energy parametric insurance contract

Clyde & Co has today (15 May) launched a self executing solar energy parametric contract, which by its nature is automatically payable on the occurrence of a triggering event.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th May 2019 at 10:56 am No comments

DACB to shift 3E to Azure

DAC Beachcroft is set to shift its Thomson Reuters Elite 3E practice management system into the Microsoft Azure cloud, becoming one of the first large law firms to do so.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th May 2019 at 5:33 am No comments

Cove Hill takes a minority stake in NetDocuments

Yes, we have yet more legal tech private equity news, as Boston headquartered fund Cove Hill buys a minority stake in NetDocuments from Clearlake Capital Group, which acquired NetDocuments in 2017. We speak to CEO Josh Baxter and ask why Clearlake is selling a minority share, and why now.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th May 2019 at 11:29 pm No comments

Breaking news: Baker McKenzie Selects iManage Cloud

Baker McKenzie has selected iManage Cloud to replace its on-premises OpenText document management system, in a major win for the Chicago-headquartered vendor.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th May 2019 at 7:00 pm No comments

Contract Review in Box from Diligen – what you need to know

Diligen, a leading provider of machine learning software for contract review, is now available within the Box enterprise content management platform. This is what you should know.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th May 2019 at 2:25 pm No comments

Trending: Littler launches new data-driven app

US employment law specialist Littler Mendelson has launched a new platform to streamline counsel and provide clients with data-driven insights.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 14th May 2019 at 12:08 pm 1 comment