In a major double hire by PwC, two of Radiant Law’s co-founders, Andrew Giverin and Jason McQuillen, have joined the Big Four accountant to build out its ‘new law’ capability, after a difference of opinion over direction at Radiant led to the departure last year of three members of its senior team.
TOP STORIES INCLUDE: • eSentio sues HBR Consulting over NetDocuments swap out at Akin Gump and King & Spalding • Contract risk analysis platform ThoughtRiver raises over $1million in funding • RBRO says its business as usual in UK for iManage customers after departure of senior execs • Workshare says we won’t be beaten by the competition on speed or accuracy
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In an example of how the iManage Cloud is opening up iManage Work to far smaller law firms than has been its traditional client base, specialist London law firm Darwin Law has selected Tiger Eye to complete its document management system implementation, delivered via the iManage Cloud.
Legal outsourcing and contract management provider Exigent has built on its collaboration with leading Canadian firm McCarthy Tétrault by launching a new contract automation tool, Chameleon DocBuilder.
Herbert Smith Freehills is set to extend its alternative legal services (ALT) business to Johannesburg, in South Africa. Expected to launch later this year, the business will be housed in the firm’s existing Johannesburg office. It will combine a mix of legal expertise, process efficiency and technology to handle high-volume or document-intensive work more efficiently and cost effectively for clients.
As law firms increasingly foray into the world of tech development, last week (21 April) leading Australia law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth announced it has patented a new optical character recognition (OCR) analysis technology developed by its innovation and development team.
The technology, which has received a patent from IP Australia, identifies documents with low quality searchable text and will be used as part of a new service being launched by Corrs called JustOCR.
In the latest sign that law firms want to be seen to be doing something over nothing when it comes to AI, international law firm Simmons & Simmons has announced it is working with Neota Logic to explore ways in which its “award-winning Artificial Intelligence software platform” can be used in the delivery of the firm’s services.
Batchelors Solicitors and Grant Saw Solicitors have each invested in Tikit P4W and TikitConnect for practice, case management, and CRM.
As part of Howard Kennedy’s roadmap to overhaul and improve its existing technology, the top 65 law firm is to roll out RAVN Connect Enterprise and Tikit Carpe Diem as it enters the last stages of a proof of concept with Salesforce-based CRM solution OnePlace and Introhive.
The BakerHostetler 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report is now out, providing detailed analysis of the 450-plus cyber incidents that the Cleveland-headquartered firm’s privacy and data protection team handled in 2016.
Following the announcement that Tikit will no longer be supporting iManage Work as of November 2017, leading Benelux firm NautaDutilh has awarded its contract for support and maintenance of the iManage Work Product Management system to Ascertus.
With the risk and concerns around data privacy and security continuing to escalate, global law firm K&L Gates has established a preferred provider program with incident response management company RADAR in order to offer clients enhanced-value services relating to the risk, detection, defense, and management of security incidents, including compliance with data breach laws.
One in five businesses have fallen victim to cyber-attacks in the past year, according to the results of a survey released today (18 April) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), with big businesses inevitably found to be more of a target.
Leading South African firm Webber Wentzel, which has a total staff of approximately 800, including over 450 lawyers and offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, has selected Intapp Time as its new time recording system. Plus we bring you in brief all the wins and deals, product launches and industry news of the past week.
Thomson Reuters has teamed-up with Legal Geek to help advance innovation and collaboration within the LawTech startup community. The move follows Thomson Reuters support for the Legal Geek startup map and the inaugural and highly successful Legal Geek conference held in London’s Brick Lane last year.