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Martyn Wells gains UK national recognition for completing Cape Wrath Trail

Martyn Wells’ brave battle with cancer and his extraordinary fundraising activities have been picked up by the national press after he completed the Cape Wrath Trail on 9 September. Congratulations to Martyn for, as he modestly describes it, spreading the message of cancer awareness.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Sep 2019 at 6:13 am No comments

Abby Ewen takes over as IT director at Browne Jacobson

Here’s a mover and shaker we’ve known about for a while and is already out on social media, congratulations to Abby Ewen, who has started at national UK law firm Browne Jacobson as its new IT director – she is the firm’s first female IT director and her appointment follows that of Caroline Green as the first female senior partner. Here is the official announcement.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Sep 2019 at 11:00 am No comments

Legal tech win: 700 lawyer US firm Husch Blackwell to optimise service delivery with BigHand Now

Husch Blackwell LLP has procured BigHand’s task delegation and management solution, BigHand Now, to help optimise its legal support team processes.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Sep 2019 at 8:38 am No comments

Hill Dickinson selects email DLP tool Tessian to avoid a “costly mistake”

It’s another big UK win for Tessian as Hill Dickinson selects them to help prevent data loss from misdirected emails. And yes, we know that misdirected emails accounted for the most incidents reported to the ICO in 2017. Here is the release.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Sep 2019 at 5:20 pm No comments

ThoughtRiver appoints VP of sales plus announces Tableau integration to become contract review platform

ThoughtRiver has announced the appointment of Richard Cobb as vice-president of sales as it also announces an integration with Tableau, in a move that it hopes will take it from being a pre-screening point solution to a contract review platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Sep 2019 at 9:20 am No comments

Lineal licenses ayfie’s linguistic technology to “supercharge” eDiscovery

London-headquartered litigation and cybersecurity support provider Lineal has begun licensing ayfie’s text analytics engine Inspector to improve their technology-assisted review process.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Sep 2019 at 8:00 am No comments

The Law Society’s Technology, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law Report – key findings

The Technology, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law report is out today (16 September) following The Law Society’s research into whether technology is the key to improving access to law, justice and rights. Here are the key findings.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Sep 2019 at 3:53 pm No comments

“Law cannot go on as it has”: Meera Klemola from Observ Agency talks legal design

We speak to Meera Klemola, co-founder of Observ Agency, about the growing adoption of legal design within law firms and corporate legal departments, and why people working in the legal technology sector should care about it.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Sep 2019 at 12:05 pm No comments

Legal Design Summit in Helsinki: From strategy to culture

We’re reporting from the Legal Design Summit in Helsinki and will update you with highlights of some of the sessions and our interviews, so keep an eye on this post. The Summit brings together specialists in law, design and digital services. This year the event is free and not for profit, so well done to the team led by CEO Pilvi Alopaeus.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Sep 2019 at 12:42 pm No comments

Hogan Lovells selects Foundation Software for global experience management

In a hugely significant win for Foundation Software Group, global law firm Hogan Lovells has selected its experience management platform to capture, search, and leverage its global experience data, in the first half of a two-stage CRM review process.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Sep 2019 at 7:12 pm No comments

Travers launches open source matter-centric email management tool

UK top 50 law firm Travers Smith has formally launched matter centric email management tool MatMail, which it has open-sourced for the legal market on the basis that the source code is not sold or used for profit but only “to give busy people their time back.”

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Sep 2019 at 10:10 am No comments

LexisNexis announces fourth cohort of legal tech accelerator

LexisNexis has today (10 September) unveiled the fourth cohort of its legal tech accelerator programme – here are the details of the nine participants.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Sep 2019 at 8:27 pm No comments

BigTech News: 50 states & territories launch antitrust probe into Google PLUS LinkedIn loses right to block data scraping

It’s been a bad week in BigTech Land as Google faces a major US antitrust probe from 50 states and LinkedIn loses an appeal to block startup hiQ Labs scraping and analysing data from its profiles.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Sep 2019 at 1:11 pm 1 comment

Legal tech win: Clark Willis selects BigHand to help mobilise workforce

Clark Willis, a fast-growing law firm in the North East, has chosen BigHand’s subscription-based digital dictation solution, BigHand Professional, to bolster its flexible working practices.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 10th Sep 2019 at 10:09 am No comments

Eversheds Sutherland’s ALSP hires GD Financial Markets co-founder Brett Aubin as MD

Following Eversheds Sutherland’s launch in May of alternative legal services business Konexo, the new division has appointed as managing director Brett Aubin, who is a founder of Gordon Dadds Financial Markets LLP.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Sep 2019 at 9:54 am No comments