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BT appoints head of legal governance systems and change to drive internal tech strategy

David Griffin has joined BT as head of legal governance systems and change, reporting to Chris Fowler, who in July this year took up the role of BT’s general counsel for technology and transformation, as BT legal looks set to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to delivering its services.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Oct 2018 No comments

Updated: Law Society of England & Wales officially endorses Clio in cloud first

The Law Society of England and Wales’ official endorsement of Eclipse Legal Systems at the start of 2015 caused significant upset among its competitors but we suspect this time it will be Eclipse’s nose that’s put out of joint as today (9 October) Canada-headquartered cloud case and practice management provider Clio receives a significant boost by becoming the first completely cloud-based legal case management solution to earn the endorsement of the Law Society.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Oct 2018 No comments

Macfarlanes IT director to run half marathon in full ice hockey kit – help!

Macfarlanes IT director Andrew Powell will on 14 October run the Royal Parks Half Marathon in full ice hockey kit to raise money for Action for Children and also the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. UK children’s charity Action for Children is also Legal IT Insider’s elected charity and does the most incredible work protecting vulnerable and neglected young people. Here’s how you get behind Andrew, he’ll need your support.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Oct 2018 No comments

Real estate tech: Mishcon and Kira announce collaboration

We’ve flagged before some of the innovative work that Mishcon is doing around document review and automation in the real estate space and today (8 October) the UK top 50 firm will announce that it is working with Kira Systems on building machine learning models for real estate transactions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Oct 2018 No comments

FT Innovative Lawyers Awards: Allen & Overy wins most innovative law firm in Europe

In what was a very successful night for Magic Circle law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters, Allen & Overy last night (4 October) won the prized ‘most innovative law firm in Europe’ award at the FT Innovative Lawyers 2018, as A&O partner Jonathan Brayne also jointly won legal innovator of the year.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Oct 2018 No comments

12 heavyweight global firms back Reynen Court in launch of legal tech ‘App Store’

In a bid to create what is effectively a legal tech ‘App Store’ to help law firms deploy cloud-based computer applications without concerns over security and to help them rationalise costs, Reynen Court has launched a services automation platform with the input of 12 heavyweight firms co-chaired by Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Oct 2018 No comments

Lexoo closes $4.4m Series A financing as it looks to grow global panel appointments

2014-founded online legal marketplace Lexoo has closed a $4.4M Series A financing round led by Earlybird and including Forward Partners (which led its funding round in 2015) and Ned Staple, general counsel at Zoopla Property Group, among others.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Oct 2018 No comments

Legal tech win: Skyscanner selects Juro’s contract management platform

In a big win for Juro, travel search comparison site and app Skyscanner will deploy its contract management solution globally following a proof of concept completed in August.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Oct 2018 No comments

Legatics secures £500k to expand deal management platform

2015-founded deal management platform Legatics has secured more than £500,000 in investment from a combination of angel investors and venture partners bringing the company’s post-money valuation to £3.14 million.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Oct 2018 No comments

Blurred lines: Luminance launches eDiscovery tool

In keeping with a drive among vendors to be able to offer both transactional and contentious document review capability, Luminance, which has since its launch in September 2016 grown its M&A client base to 118 customers in 39 countries, has released Luminance Discovery to assist lawyers in their investigations and eDiscovery work.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Oct 2018 No comments

“She has business acumen, EQ and an understanding of ILTA”: ILTA announces interim CEO

Litera Microsystems vice president of client development Joy Heath Rush has been selected as interim CEO by The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) after a formal search to replace former CEO Dan Liutikas saw the board review over 100 applications. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Oct 2018 No comments

Exclusive: Seddons selects Converge TS

Another firm is moving their tin off premises, as towards the end of September we got this exclusive announcement from Converge TS: “After an extensive selection process Seddons has selected Converge TS to provide a fully managed private hosted infrastructure solution, creating a secure, high performance environment to deliver the firm’s suite of applications.”

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Oct 2018 No comments

Exclusive: Macfarlanes gets rid of its tin with Proact

Macfarlanes is moving its entire on premises IT facilities to a dedicated, off-site environment split between two UK datacentres, having turned to data centre and cloud storage specialist Proact as its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) partner after a four way pitch.

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

Lexis to launch litigation analytics tool for UK market

LexisNexis will in 2019 launch a UK analytics solution that will enable lawyers for the first time to analyse the language of judges to help argue their cases, we can reveal. The solution will be a spin-off from Context, which only became available in the US in the third week of September and which combines the capability of Ravel Analytics (after Lexis’ acquisition of Ravel Law in June 2017), Lexis Advance and the former Lexis Litigation Profile Suite.

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

Lexis appoints former lawyer as new director of solutions

Danielle McCormick has taken over as UK director of solutions at LexisNexis, we can reveal, filling the position left by Nigel Rae, who as we revealed in June, has joined Lawyers on Demand.

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