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Sponsor six stalwarts of the UK Legal IT community to cycle 100km round a lake (ok, loch)

Representing the crème de la crème of UK legal and cycling under the LITIG team banner, IT leaders David Aird, John Craske, Keith Feeny, Andy Taylor, Stuart Whittle and David Wood will be taking on the gruelling 100km (66 miles) of the Etape Loch Ness, inappropriately clad head to toe in “figure-accentuating” Lycra™.  This all after spending a day trekking to the start line in Inverness. Here’s how you can help.

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DWF hires Freshfield’s Jamie Whalebone as IPO becomes official

DWF is continuing to expand its legal technology capabilities, with the recruitment of Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer’s Jamie Whalebone. Whalebone ran Freshfield’s legal technology operations team, out of its Manchester office. The unit was created at […]

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Pinsent Masons partners with CoVentured on search engine challenge

Pinsent Masons is working with CoVentured, a platform designed to promote collaboration by connecting corporates with start-ups around the globe, Legal IT Insider has learnt. The firm is currently seeking applications from start-ups to help solve what it describes as “an international search engine challenge.”

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Enable hires Jake Laliberte to spearhead growth in North America

Enable Business Solutions has hired legal tech industry veteran Jake Laliberte to head-up further growth in North America, supporting the expansion of its proposal software PitchPerfect into the region, we can reveal. Laliberte will be supported by Michael Davis, who was formerly at Thomson Reuters Elite.

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Legal tech win: Council of Europe selects NetDocuments from Tikit

Europe’s leading human rights organisation has selected NetDocuments in partnership with Tikit, in a huge win for the two vendors that first partnered in 2017.

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Elite partners with Legal Tracker competitor Apperio

The announcement below will go out today (6 February) from Thomson Reuters Elite – legal spend software provider Apperio is to enter its partnership ecosystem. Doesn’t Apperio compete with Elite’s matter management and e-billing solution Legal Tracker?

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Wilson Sonsini launches legaltech start-up SixFifty: We speak to MP Doug Clark and SixFifty head Kimball Parker

Silicon Valley-based technology specialist Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has launched legaltech start-up SixFifty. The company’s first product will tackle new consumer data privacy regulation, the California Consumer Protection Act, which comes into force in 2020. The product will go live this Spring. Amy Carroll spoke to Wilson Sonsini’s managing partner Doug Clark and SixFifty president Kimball Parker.

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Saffery Champness selects NetDocuments after five-way competitive pitch

In its biggest UK accounting win to date, top 20 accounting firm Saffery Champness has selected NetDocuments after a competitive pitch process involving five document management systems, with email management cited as a key reason for the selection over and above specialist accounting systems, we can reveal.

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Legaltech19: New global matter standard to provide “common language” for law firms and corporate counsel

In one of the most significant announcements at Legaltech19, a high-level matter category standards alliance on 29 January announced the first version of its cross-industry standard, which is the culmination of a three-year effort to provide a common language for law firms and in-house counsel.

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eDiscovery consolidation: OpenText acquires Catalyst for $75m

Yes, there’s further consolidation in the eDiscovery space and this time it’s a $75m acquisition by OpenText of Catalyst Repository Systems.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Feb 2019 No comments

Legal tech CRM win: Birketts selects OnePlace

East Anglian law firm Birketts has selected OnePlace as its client relationship management system. Here is that news, which you’ll find exclusively on Legal IT Insider today:

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Legaltech win: Nauta selects Aderant Expert

After what is described as “a solid and detailed process”, Benelux-based international law firm NautaDutilh has swapped out its in-house AS/400 PMS with Aderant Expert.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st Jan 2019 No comments

It’s a new year and the first Legal IT Insider newsletter of 2019 is out with a ton of news and content!

Eversheds Sutherland & CC restructure tech teams: Both Eversheds Sutherland and Clifford Chance have recently restructured their legal technology teams, separating client-facing innovation from back office IT. We bring you the details.

Fulcrum solves eBilling crisis at Bradford & Barthel: Fulcrum Global Technologies has built West Coast employment firm Bradford & Barthel a customised eBilling solution in place of Thomson Reuters’ eBillingHub, after the firm says it was left with no developers following Thomson Reuters’ (TR’s) closure of eBillingHub’s headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of its widescale restructuring programme.

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An Unconference to Inspire Legal

Ari Kaplan speaks with Christian Lang, a former attorney with Davis Polk and Wardwell, who is the new head of strategy at Reynen Court and the founder of the New York Legal Tech Meetup. He is producing the legal technology conference, Inspire.Legal, on February 1, 2019.

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Kaye Sycamore takes over as head of software for global large law at TR

A little over 10 years after we revealed that Kaye Sycamore had left Thomson Reuters she is back in the TR fold, in the rather enlarged role of head of software and solutions, global large law.

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