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DMH Stallard swaps out Lexis Axxia for Aderant

DMH Stallard is the latest law firm to swap out its Lexis Axxia practice management system, we can reveal: it has selected Aderant Expert and Handshake as its legal PMS and knowledge management solutions respectively.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Nov 2018 No comments

UK Legal Tech Association launches – here’s how to join

Watch out ILTA, there’s a new legal tech association in town: The UKLTA (UK legal tech association) launched last week at the inaugural Legal Technology North Conference (LTNC), with over fifteen members joining the ranks by Friday 23 November, including Mischon de Reya, DWF and Addleshaw Goddard.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Nov 2018 No comments

Legal tech win: Shardul Amarchand signs up to Workshare Secure

Leading Indian law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co has selected Workshare Secure to help stop personally identifiable information being shared inappropriately over email. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Nov 2018 No comments

DocsCorp reports a 69% increase in the sale of information leak prevention software

Here’s an interesting trends and wins update from DocsCorp, which between January and October 2018 saw a 69% increase in the sales of its information leak prevention software cleanDocs, with new wins including Wright Hassall.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 28th Nov 2018 No comments

Bellefield to launch new billing solution to aid OCG compliance at point of time entry

Bellefield Systems is set to launch a new billing solution that helps fee-earners to comply with outside counsel guidelines (OCGs) at the point of time entry and which immediately measures how much money will be lost through write offs if changes to the way time is recorded aren’t made.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 27th Nov 2018 No comments

New tech: Baker’s global R&D partner talks Avvoka and why the firm’s startup programme beats an incubator

Baker McKenzie’s global R&D partner Ben Allgrove talks to us about how the global law firm selected Avvoka, and why he believes the legal technology startup engagement programme is better than an incubator.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Nov 2018 No comments

Workshare appoints new CEO led by private equity backer SEP

Workshare has brought in a new CEO in an appointment understood to have been driven by its private equity backer Scottish Equity Partners. Michael Garrett took over from Anthony Foy in October.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Nov 2018 No comments

Don’t be held to ransom: LSSA sets out data conversion expectations

The LSSA has published a white paper on data conversion which provides guidance for law firms and users of legal software considering or undertaking a data conversion from one software system to another. It details how data conversions may vary, what should be expected of a new system supplier and the responsibilities of system suppliers, with LSSA chair Julian Bryan warning law firms not to be “held to ransom.”

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Nov 2018 No comments

Client Conversations: Eversheds Sutherland’s IT Director talks to us about the launch of their latest app

Eversheds Sutherland has launched its latest app, Client Conversations, to bring together key information about the firm’s global offices, legal capability, products and technology solutions. The app is designed to support a dialogue with clients and prospective clients by giving the user easy access to critical information about the business and latest product launches.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Nov 2018 No comments

Women in IT paid 30% less than men according to new research

Research conducted by one of the UK’s largest accountants suggests that men in the IT industry earn up to 30% more than women in the same roles. We’re not convinced by their interactive tool though.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Nov 2018 No comments

Gowling WLG blockchain reward token scheme is a hit at ILTA Insight

From our highly scientific poll conducted in a bar after ILTA Insight 2018, the speaker who left the biggest impression at the conference was Gowling WLG’s head of architecture and innovation Jody Jansen, who talked about a firmwide incentives scheme rolled out this summer, which is designed to introduce employees to the basics of blockchain while rewarding them with tokens for free drinks.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Nov 2018 No comments

Were you locked out of MS Office 365 thanks to multi-factor authentication outage? Us too.

Anyone else spend the day locked out of their Office 365 account yesterday (19 November) thanks to a global update-gone-wrong in Microsoft’s cloud-based multi-factor authentication?

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Nov 2018 1 comment

Ascertus takes OGR Stock Denton Live on iManage Cloud

North London-based commercial law firm OGR Stock Denton has successfully gone live on the iManage Cloud, with Ascertus Limited as the implementation partner.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Nov 2018 No comments

“Those that don’t innovate will be left behind”: We speak to Orrick about its new corporate venture fund

Silicon Valley-headquartered law firm Orrick has launched a new corporate venture fund to invest in legal tech start-ups around the globe. The firm will commit approximately $250,000 per deal, alongside lead financial partners, whilst acting as a beta customer to help portfolio companies hone their products. We speak to Don Keller, partner in Orrick’s technology companies group, about the fund.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Nov 2018 No comments

Mishcon de Reya invests in MDR LAB start-up Thirdfort

Mishcon de Reya has invested in Thirdfort, one of its MDR LAB 2018 legal tech start-ups, which works with lawyers to securely hold money during property transactions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Nov 2018 No comments