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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

The September 2018 issue of the Orange Rag – the Legal IT Insider newsletter – is out now – read it here free!

Well, we’re back with a bang in the first issue after the summer with loads of breaking news, exclusives and commentary.

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Sep 2018 No comments

Howdy partner: FTI teams up with Kira; HighQ with Feynbrook

Two new alliances announced this week are worthy of your attention. First up FTI Consulting’s technology practice has teamed up with Kira Systems, offering its contract review software to bolster the capability of FTI’s contract intelligence practice launched in June 2017.

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

LSSA unveils new code of conduct for software vendors

The Legal Software Suppliers Association has unveiled an enhanced code of conduct which all member companies have agreed to adhere to. we can reveal. This code of conduct is said to be a commitment to law firms from LSSA member companies of the high standard of professional excellence they can expect to receive. The code is backed by the Association’s disciplinary procedure.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 25th Sep 2018 No comments

The Automation Gap: New research shows disconnect between law firm attitudes and investment

Intapp will today (25 September) unveil research that shows while UK law firms consider intelligent automation to be an important factor in driving growth and efficiency, there is a significant gap between this recognition and […]

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 25th Sep 2018 No comments

And it’s another “oh shit” moment as PwC teams up with Fragomen

There are only so many times you can say this is an “oh shit” moment before the novelty starts to wear off, and when it comes to The Big Four, I suspect there will be many more of those moments to come. Yesterday (24 September) PwC announced that it has agreed an alliance with US immigration specialist Fragomen, in what Legal Week’s deputy editor Ben Wheway rightly referred to as “one of the most significant examples to date of the Big Four joining forces with a law firm.”

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Sep 2018 No comments

Obelisk: the only legal business to make the cut in the inaugural FT 100

The FT has published a first-time list of fastest growing UK companies that are also making an impact on their industry or wider society, with flexible resource provider Obelisk Legal Support Solutions the only legal business to make the cut, thanks to its impact on diversity.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Sep 2018 No comments

Labour Party piles further pressure on the Big Four with break up plan

We don’t normally stray too far into the world of politics but every UK lawyer, legal techy and their dog will be interested to note that The Big Four accounting firms are facing further break up threats as part of plans by the UK’s Labour party to overhaul the auditing industry, which shadow chancellor John McDonnell described as a ‘cartel’.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Sep 2018 No comments

Herbert Smith Freehills launches litigation analytics pilot with Solomonic

Oooh we have an exciting announcement in the Orange Rag out next week (26 September) about litigation analytics and we are just going to press but here is some interesting news just in from Hebert Smith Freehills about work it’s doing with Solomonic:

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

TRENDING Exclusive: Lights-On, Hyperscale and Kingsmead team up to launch the Intuity Alliance

Three leading legal technology consultancies led by industry veterans Peter Owen, Derek Southall and Chris Bull have teamed up to launch an advisory support and consulting service to meet clients’ increasing needs for holistic advice on integrated technology, operations and innovation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Sep 2018 2 comments

Legal tech mover and shaker: X1 Appoints former Fronteo head Craig Carpenter as CEO

In a big hire for new eDiscovery player on the block X1, former Fronteo CEO Craig Carpenter has joined as its new CEO, taking over from interim head Tom McGovern.

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

“One of the few remaining verticals early in the penetration curve of technology”: CVC takes a majority stake in UnitedLex

CVC Capital Partners is to take a majority stake in UnitedLex in a sum that while undisclosed, we can safely trust is indeed “one of the largest transactions to date with any legal services provider.” It comes hot on the heels of UnitedLex closing deals worth $1.5 billion in total contract value over the last 18 months.

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

Introducing legal research assistant Vincent from vLex

Well finally we have an AI-backed legal research assistant with a boy’s name, as global legal publisher vLex announces the launch of Vincent, which analyses legal documents in Spanish and English and is trained in the law of no less than nine countries including Spain, the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Colombia. It will compete with Casetext’s CARA and ROSS Intelligence’s EVA.

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

Context is king: Why the legal sector can’t afford to have blockchain tunnel vision

Blockchain is a technology that could shake up the way legal services are delivered, managed and paid for. It’s an avenue being considered by law firms and legal departments looking to use technology more effectively to streamline operations and innovate. But to fully understand its usefulness, it has to be viewed and regulated as part of the existing industry, not in isolation, says Block.one’s general counsel Lee Schneider.

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