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Litera makes circa 40 redundant after Workshare acquisition

Litera has completed a redundancy round following its acquisition in July of UK-headquartered document comparison rival Workshare, in which around 40 members of staff have been let go because of duplication within the restructured combined organisation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Oct 2019 at 6:06 pm No comments

Scaling up: iManage RAVN partners with Cognia Law

Cognia Law has entered a managed legal services and consulting partnership with iManage to help it scale and deliver RAVN-based solutions to law firm, corporate counsel and financial institution clients. We speak to iManage RAVN’s general manager, Nick Thomson and Cognia founder and CEO Janet Taylor-Hall.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Oct 2019 at 10:48 am No comments

Almost half of UK top 150 law firms have reported one or more breaches since May 2018

A report out today (17 October) following a freedom of information request to the Information Commissioners Office has found that 48% of the UK top 150 law firms have reported at least one data breach to the ICO since May 2018.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Oct 2019 at 1:15 pm No comments

Investment in UK legaltech startups more than doubled to £61m in 2018 (and it’s higher this year)

Investment into UK legal technology startups reached £61m in 2018, more than doubling the £22m invested in the previous 12 months, according to the Legaltech Startup Report 2019, a report by Thomson Reuters and Legal Geek, which also claims that startups have already received more than that sum in 2019.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Oct 2019 at 7:03 am No comments

Deloitte Legal appoints Catherine Bamford as director

Catherine Bamford is joining Deloitte Legal as a director to lead on legal engineering for the business, effective from early November.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 15th Oct 2019 at 11:46 am No comments

BRYTER expands into the UK with double legal tech industry hire

German headquartered decision automation software provider BRYTER has formally expanded into the UK with the hires of Sam Spivack as managing director of the UK and Ireland as well as Sharan Kaur as head of […]

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Oct 2019 at 7:59 am No comments

BI win: Ward Hadaway selects BigHand Quantum

Ward Hadaway is set to deploy BigHand Quantum to provide financial data transparency that it says will drive informed business decisions. According to our records, Ward Hadaway previously used business intelligence solution Aderant Spotlight.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Oct 2019 at 10:09 am No comments

ILTA update: Marketing and comms restructure PLUS Rush wins Monica Bay award

Things have been fairly quiet on the ILTA front but this week came the news that the body’s marketing and communications team is being restructured (and the role of VP of that team eliminated), and that CEO Joy Heath Rush has been selected as the winner of the fifth Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Oct 2019 at 2:16 pm No comments

TRE, MW and Fusion launch conveyancing portal

A secure online portal for the residential property market has been developed as a result of a three-way collaboration between Fusion IT, Thomson Reuters Elite and the UK’s largest high street law firm, McMillan Williams (MW) Solicitors.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Oct 2019 at 9:29 am No comments

World Mental Health Day initiatives and updates

On World Mental Health Day 2019: Legal mental health charity LawCare has launched a new advocacy scheme ‘LawCare Champions’; the Law Society of England and Wales has released updated best practice guidance; DLA Piper’s Employment […]

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Oct 2019 at 3:57 pm No comments

Norwegian firm Simonsen Vogt Wiig releases dawn raid and GDPR apps

Norwegian law firm Simonsen Vogt Wiig is using Neota Logic’s platform to launch a range of self-service applications starting with the release of a dawn raid and GDPR application.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 10th Oct 2019 at 11:37 am No comments

Legal tech hire: Maggie Smith joins DocsCorp as sales director for central and southern US

Maggie Smith has joined DocsCorp to head up sales in the Central and Southern states. Smith, who was previously services account manager with AVI-SPL, will be based in Chicago.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 10th Oct 2019 at 11:23 am No comments

nd:Elevate 2019: CollabSpace unveiled amid a raft of big announcements

The future of productivity is under the microscope here at ndElevate 2019 in Utah, where NetDocuments yesterday (7 October) formally launched CollabSpaces (which replaces ShareSpaces) to an audience of around 400 attendees, including a large and growing number of partners. Other announcements include a German data centre, bringing the number of jurisdictions where ND has a data centre to four.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Oct 2019 at 7:29 pm No comments

What we learnt about the Disclosure Pilot 10 months in

Just last week Vince Neicho, Vice President of legal services at Integreon, moderated a panel discussion for ACEDS UK on how the Disclosure Pilot in the UK is performing. Hosted by Law firm RPC on behalf of ACEDS UK and sponsored by Integreon, the event attracted a broad spectrum of attendees including lawyers, barristers and eDiscovery experts. Here he unveils the key findings.

Added by Jeremy Hill on the 8th Oct 2019 at 6:56 pm No comments

Top 30 UK websites branded unsecure

A brand new quarterly legal sector benchmarking report has found that several of the top 30 UK law firms by revenue still have unsecured websites and that few of the top 20 firms by revenue make it into the top 15 digital rankings, based on metrics including optimised content, audience engagement across the four main social media platforms, security and a strong “off-site” strategy. Many of the UK top 50 by revenue are in the bottom half of the table. Here are the details.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Oct 2019 at 5:52 am No comments