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Dentons to combine with leading Scottish law firm Maclay Murray & Spens

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, announced today that it is to combine with leading Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens. The combination, which is expected to complete later in 2017 following approval by the partnerships of both firms, will offer clients the services of around 800 fee earners in the UK, including 200 partners, operating from offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes and Watford.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jul 2017 at 1:25 pm No comments

Guest post: Cyber attacks and cloud computing

Derek Fitzpatrick, EMEA general manager at Clio argues that in light of the recent nation state cyber attack that embroiled DLA Piper in its wake, firms should seriously consider moving to the cloud for the extra security and data protection it provides.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jul 2017 at 9:18 am No comments

Eclipse launches new prospect capture and client onboarding solution

Eclipse Legal Systems has launched a new prospect capture and client onboarding solution called Eclipse Capture to help ensure potential clients don’t slip through the net.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Jul 2017 at 12:26 pm No comments

Guest post: Getting your data right – unlocking the value

In this post on data & legal engineering, Wavelength Law’s chief scientific officer, Dr Ben Gardner, continues on the theme of utilising new data structures to deliver legal engineering solutions within law firms and legal departments.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Jul 2017 at 6:20 am No comments

Wonga Group selects ContractPod for contract management

Wonga Group has selected NewGalexy’s cloud-based contract management tool ContractPod to enable its legal team to generate contracts more efficiently using automated templates.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Jul 2017 at 9:57 am No comments

Data security: Lessons from Foley’s insider trading case

Law firm data security has once again been hurled into the spotlight thanks to the prosecution in May of Walter ‘Chet’ Little, a former Foley & Lardner partner who allegedly used his unrestricted accessed to the firm’s document management system for insider trading alongside fellow defendant Andrew Berke. The case for need to know security is building, backed by regulatory changes, client expectation and insurance cover, and it is starting to look far less optional, says Caroline Hill.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Jul 2017 at 6:50 am No comments

In brief: Elevate Services partners with BusyLamp

Respected legal sector consultancy and tech provider Elevate Services has partnered with corporate legal operations software provider BusyLamp to deliver a “state-of-the-art eBilling, matter management, invoice review and legal operations services” that will enable legal operations organizations to jump-start their matter and spend management transformation.

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

Phoenix enters strategic partnership with thedocyard

Fresh from its AUD$500,000 innovation funding injection by the Australian government, Queensland headquartered deal management platform provider thedocyard has entered a strategic partnership with Phoenix Business Solutions, which will see Phoenix act as its UK, American and Australian reseller.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jul 2017 at 9:25 am No comments

In brief: Jingtian & Gongcheng becomes 7th firm to sign with 3E in China

Leading Chinese law firm Jingtian & Gongcheng has become the seventh firm to select Thomson Reuters Elite 3E enterprise and financial management platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jul 2017 at 1:16 pm No comments

Editorial Deadline Alert: 12 Noon UK – Friday 21 July for July/August Insider newsletter

12 noon (UK time) on Friday 21st July – that’s THIS Friday – is the editorial deadline for the July/August issue of the Insider newsletter. Be there or see you in September.

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Jul 2017 at 12:15 pm No comments

Legal IT News: All the latest wins, deals, comments and updates

Here’s pretty much everything you need to be aware of in the legal IT cosmos from the past seven days.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jul 2017 at 8:35 am No comments

Keesal Young hires Twitter eDiscovery head and launches compliance & data division

Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL) has hired Twitter eDiscovery and litigation operations head Wendy Riggs and launched a new Compliance, Operations and Data Control Advisory (CODA) division. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Jul 2017 at 1:30 pm No comments

Phoenix files latest accounts

Phoenix Business Solutions has filed its 2015-2016 financial results, which show that revenue is up by 11.5% to £14.1m but profit is down by £93,699 and net cashflow down by £1.2m to £117,502 as the company pursues global and strategic expansion.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Jul 2017 at 6:00 am No comments

Mishcon: MDR LAB showcases startups

Mishcon de Reya showcased the work of its six MDR LAB-selected startups yesterday (12 July) in quick fire presentations that brought to an end an intensive ten weeks of collaboration with the UK top 40 firm.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Jul 2017 at 6:03 pm No comments

DocsCorp closes major deals with two Big Four accounting firms

In a major double win for DocsCorp, two of the world’s largest ‘Big Four’ accounting firms will deploy its document comparison and metadata removal software within their tax, legal services and compliance teams globally.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Jul 2017 at 10:45 am No comments
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