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Meanwhile in the world of Elite Envision swap outs… PracticeEvolve win two more Envision sites

PracticeEvolve are pleased to announce that Silk Family Law in Newcastle and Wilson McKendrick in Glasgow, have joined our growing UK family. Both firms currently run the end-of-lifed Elite Envision (aka Pilgrim LawSoft) practice management system.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 18th Jan 2019 at 4:20 pm No comments

Criminal Justice email failure leaves lawyers in the lurch mid-trial

The Criminal Justice Secure email system has gone down leaving users – many of which are barristers or prosecutors in the middle of a trial – with no access to emails and documents for up to two weeks.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2019 at 2:57 pm No comments

Brexit, data protection and law firm IT systems – what now?

With all the talk surrounding Brexit and the various scenarios that could happen, it is essential to look at the potential effect on data transfer and what that might mean for law firms and their IT systems. Tim Hyman of 2twenty4 Consulting set outs the options.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2019 at 2:49 pm 1 comment

Oracle’s global PMS launch: Functionality, first impressions, and a few key questions

On 16 January we got to see a first glimpse of the legal system that Oracle has been working on when they launched their Global PMS, in association with PwC, on the Sunborn Yacht at Oracle OpenWorld Europe. Neil Cameron brings you all the details we know and poses a few important questions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2019 at 1:00 pm No comments

Trending… LexisNexis to exit the PMS market with sale of LexisOne

It’s been rumoured for a while but we can confirm for the first time that LexisNexis is to exit the practice management system market with the sale of enterprise resource planning system LexisOne, which is being acquired by Dynamics 365 gold partner SA Global.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jan 2019 at 6:00 pm 37 comments

InCloudCounsel launches in the UK – we find out more from UK MD Bridget Deiters

Silicon Valley-based alternative legal services provider InCloudCounsel is to launch in Europe, with its new London office led by former Kirkland & Ellis corporate and capital markets associate Bridget Deiters.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jan 2019 at 9:18 am No comments

Top 200 Law Firm Profiles: TLT

As part of a huge project currently underway here at Legal IT Insider to profile all of the legal teams in the UK Top 200, we kicked off in the December Orange Rag with TLT, where we spoke to operations director Jeff Wright (pictured) about key IT roles at the firm, how the technology strategy underpins the firm’s growth, and where it is investing its time and money.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 16th Jan 2019 at 10:36 am No comments

Elevate’s Halebury acquisition: John Croft and Denise Nurse discuss customers, competition and how two + two = five

Acquisitive law company Elevate last week announced that it has bought senior flexible resource law firm Halebury. We caught up with Elevate’s president John Croft and Halebury’s co-founder Denise Nurse to find out about the key drivers for the acquisition; how the combined entity will benefit clients, and who Elevate now regards as competition.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Jan 2019 at 6:00 am No comments

Legaltech Accelerators: Slaughter and May; MDR LAB and LexisNexis announce updates

Slaughter and May today (15 January) announced that it has selected a new round of businesses to join its technology entrepreneurs programme, Fast Forward in a week that has seen announcements from Mishcon de Reya and LexisNexis about MDR LAB and the Legaltech Accelerator Programme respectively, with one startup in the latter programme having entirely revised their business model after a 12-week period.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Jan 2019 at 11:15 am No comments

The changing role of the legal CISO

Freshfield’s Mark Walmsley (pictured) talks about what it takes to be a chief information security officer (CISO) as cybercrime soars, and on inspiring the next generation.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 15th Jan 2019 at 7:00 am No comments

Deloitte Legal appoints magic circle veteran as managing partner to head tech-focused legal offering

Deloitte has hired Allen & Overy partner Michael Castle as its new managing partner for Deloitte Legal in the UK, having last year announced that it will offer legal advice alongside technology-enabled delivery and process optimisation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Jan 2019 at 9:48 am No comments

Legal tech wins & deals: SOS; Linetime; Aderant; Elevate; OpenText, ONIT; Reynen Court and FileTrail

In the UK it’s been all about the practice management system over the past week with wins for Aderant, SOS Connect and Linetime in the same week that we broke the news that Oracle is launching a dedicated legal PMS. Elsewhere, Elevate has bought flexible legal service law firm Halebury and in the US we bring you a mixed bag of wins including the news that Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP will be the first law firm to deploy OpenText Magellan; OpenText’s AI-backed analytics platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Jan 2019 at 7:03 am No comments

K&L Gates former CIO joins ‘blockchain for law’ Integra Ledger as innovation chief

In a hugely significant hire for the blockchain community, K&L Gates’ former chief information officer Neeraj Rajpal has taken on the new role of chief innovation officer at blockchain technology infrastructure provider Integra Ledger.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jan 2019 at 2:32 pm No comments

Updated: “Blockchain for Lawyers” eBook – worth a read

A new eBook pitched as ‘blockchain for lawyers’ but in fact relevant to anyone in the sector with an interest in the topic has been published by blockchain startup Legaler and it’s worth a read.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jan 2019 at 10:12 am 1 comment

Brodies swaps out Elite Enterprise for Aderant Expert

UK top 60 law firm Brodies has selected Aderant Expert, swapping out its soon to be sunsetted Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise practice management system. Brodies was the first UK client to go live on Elite’s Business Development Premier integral CRM solution, which it will continue to use.

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