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People moves: Nuix appoints former police chief as EMEA head of investigations

Nuix today named Mark McCluskie as its head of Investigations, EMEA. McCluskie joins Nuix from a long career in law-enforcement where his experience covers digital forensics and cybercrime. In his new role, McCluskie will work […]

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Comment: Greg Bufithis on Murder in Malta and Ediscovery – Part 2

The e-discovery industry has been in a race to adopt ever more sophisticated e-discovery tools, with advanced analytics technology that can take words, phrases and concepts and make connections across them to a level we have not seen before. But end users never seem to come close to using its full capability.

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Oct 2017 at 3:32 pm No comments

Tikit P4W continues to see significant wins amongst UK law firms

Tikit today announced that a further three firms, Hedges Law, McCormacks and Morgans Sports Law have recently invested in P4W, TikitConnect and Carpe Diem. This brings to 27 the number of new clients that have signed up for P4W in 2017.

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The technology divide: Lexis Bellwether report identifies growing ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’

LexisNexis UK has today (23 October) published its latest Bellwether Report – ‘The Race to Evolve’- which reveals that while active use of legal processes, tools and technologies are identified as the second highest driver of efficiency in small and midsize firms, 81% of these firms spend less than 10% of their turnover on legal tools, and 58% of firms are spending less than 5%.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Oct 2017 at 9:43 am No comments

Taylor Wessing talks Microsoft Azure: “The role of IT has changed”

Taylor Wessing has collaborated with Microsoft on a video documenting its journey into Azure, as the top 20 law firm reaches the half-way point in its three-year migration plan. You can watch the 2:50 minute video below, in which chief information officer Kevin Harris and co-head of the international corporate practice, David Mardle, describe some of the wholesale cultural changes that have already resulted from the shift. We spoke separately to chief information officer Kevin Harris and enterprise architect Richard Skinner about how they got to this stage of their cloud-first journey, including overcoming fears around client approval – the burning issue for many firms and a barrier to cloud adoption.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Oct 2017 at 10:20 am No comments

Top Singapore body calls out to startups in growing bid to become legal tech hub for Asia

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) is looking to position Singapore as the legal tech hub of Asia, building on a programme launched earlier this year to attract, support and in many cases fund start-ups, and capitalising on a new UK government international legal services drive that puts Singapore at the heart of its plans.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Oct 2017 at 11:18 am No comments

TRENDING: Greg Bufithis on The Panama Papers, Ediscovery and Murder in the Afternoon

And, of course … e-discovery software. Its use to support investigative reporting is now common because it allows journalists the ability to analyze large data sets quickly and accurately. More and more reporters are trawling documents – whether emails, text messages, or files – to uncover the stories within. This is much the same process attorneys go through while building a case. Finding key documents and weaving them into a story is what sophisticated e-discovery was designed for.

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Oct 2017 at 10:46 am 10 comments

Legal Geek knocks it out of the park with 2017 conference

In what he described as a ‘movement not an event’, Jimmy Vestbirk yesterday (18 October) delivered a hugely successful Legal Geek conference to 1200 delegates, bringing together an international gathering of legal tech startups, visionaries and vendors.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Oct 2017 at 3:10 pm No comments

Tech deals: Dye & Durham acquires remaining 49% of Easy Convey

Canadian legal tech provider Dye & Durham has acquired the remaining 49% of UK-based e-conveyancing provider Easy Convey, bringing Dye & Durham’s holding to 100 percent and providing an exit for outgoing managing director Dominic Cullis.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Oct 2017 at 11:06 am No comments

Law Society: New partnership with Seedrs to help members crowdfund legal tech

The Law Society of England and Wales has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with Seedrs, which will entitle its members to preferential rates on the partnership services that Seedrs offers.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Oct 2017 at 4:01 pm No comments

Eversheds Sutherland selects cloud-based Lexis InterAction CRM to support newly merged firm

International law firm, Eversheds Sutherland LLP, has selected Lexis InterAction Business Edge, a comprehensive cloud-based CRM solution, from LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Oct 2017 at 9:08 am No comments

The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field – an excerpt

The following is an excerpt from our regular contributor Mitchell Kowalski’s new book, The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field which is now globally available via Amazon. We’ll be reviewing the book very shortly; if you’ve/when you read it, let us know your thoughts.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Oct 2017 at 5:56 am No comments

NetApp becomes first LTC4-certified in-house legal team

More good news for LTC4, which announces today (16 October) that long time LTC4 champion NetApp has become the first in-house legal department to receive LTC4 certification.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Oct 2017 at 2:04 pm No comments

Australian lawtech deal: Sparke Helmore Selects Intapp Time Ahead of Financial System Migration

Intapp today announced that Sparke Helmore, a major law firm with eight offices across Australia, has selected Intapp Time for total time management. Sparke Helmore will use Intapp Time as it looks to transform time recording capabilities for some 400 lawyers.

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Oct 2017 at 8:30 am No comments

Allen & Overy Hires First Global Head of eDiscovery from EY

Allen & Overy just announced the appointment of Scott Robson as its first Global Head of eDiscovery. Scott, who will be based in A&O’s London office, joins from EY where he was an Executive Director in the Forensic Technology & Discovery Services (FTDS) group within the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice.

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Oct 2017 at 3:59 pm No comments
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