Co-op becomes the first to deliver “Tesco Law”

Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) – the first organisation to announce its intentions for Clementi era of legal services (otherwise known as Tesco Law) has selected Eclipse Legal Systems as its core case management software provider.CLS will provide a full suite of services, with accident management support, including a legal advice line, initially being offered to …

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Open Text buys Hummingbird – end of story?

Despite having been described by one analyst as the DMS industry’s answer to  the Montagues and the Capulets, Hummingbird yesterday announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which a wholly-owned subsidiary of Open Text will acquire all of Hummingbird’s outstanding shares in an all-cash transaction valued at US$27.85 per share – …

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BigHand’s founder exit via an MBO

And the consolidation continues with digital dictation systems market leader BigHand the latest to see changes at the top. With effect from yesterday (Monday 24th) the company’s founders – Stephen Thompson and Gordon McAlpine – have sold their shareholding to a management buyout team, backed by LDC, the private equity division of the Lloyds TSB …

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Government does U-turn on HIPs – no surprise there then

The British government has caved in to the growing anti-HIPs campaign and announced that one of the key and most controversial elements – the Home Condition Reports (HCR) – will not now become mandatory on 1st June 2007 as planned. Instead, there are now suggestions that HCRs will be delayed until 2009. However as that …

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