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Nigel Murray: Sad legal tech news and a call for support

Very many of you will know Nigel Murray, who has worked in the legal sector for well over two decades including as founder and CEO of Trilantic and managing director of Huron Legal. Nigel has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour and his daughter Sophie is doing a charity boxing match on 7 July to raise money for Cancer Research. Here is how you can help.

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

The Law Society of England and Wales moves to Azure

As we first revealed in the Orange Rag on 27 June, The Law Society of England and Wales has moved to Office 365 and is in the process of moving its apps, data and infrastructure to Azure, we can reveal, as part of a £10m transformation plan kick-started 18 months ago, as the body creates its own IT department and moves away from the historic model of sharing back-office services with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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

Updated: Facebook confirms it is to buy Allen & Overy Fuse startup Bloomsbury AI

Facebook is buying Bloomsbury AI – one of the early stage companies currently resident in Allen & Overy’s incubator Fuse – according to a report from TechCrunch that has subsequently been confirmed by Facebook to Legal IT Insider

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

Guest post: Women in (Legal) Tech – planting acorns

Thereza Snyman of Baskerville Drummond charts the failures of previous efforts to boost diversity in legal tech; the recent progress with a well-deserved shout out to Daniel Pollick for helping to drive progress and thanks to a number of initiatives including Legal IT Insider’s Legal Tech Diversity (LTD) group; and an example of how making a small personal pledge – which is at the heart of LTD – can make a huge long term difference.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 3rd Jul 2018 No comments

Legal tech win: Freeths selects Hubshare as its project management portal

UK top 60 full-service commercial law firm Freeths has selected Hubshare from Nikec Solutions as its collaborative project management portal.   

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

Exclusive: Daniel Pollick to join DWF as CIO as tech takes a front seat

DLA Piper’s former chief information officer and director of business transformation Daniel Pollick is to join DWF in the newly-created role of CIO, we can reveal, as the UK top 25 firm considers floating on the London stock exchange in order to raise money to invest in technology and its Connected Services division.

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

LexisNexis Launches Ravel View Data Visualization

Only slightly behind schedule following its acquisition of Ravel Law in June 2017, LexisNexis today (28 June) announced the launch of a new data visualization technology, Ravel View, into its flagship Lexis Advance online legal research platform.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 28th Jun 2018 No comments

Gateley selects LexisOne

Gateley has selected LexisOne as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, we understand, although contracts have yet to be formally signed and as a listed company Gateley said that it is unable to confirm the selection or comment in advance of any formal notice to the market.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 28th Jun 2018 No comments

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

Top stories in the latest Insider newsletter include: Gateley select LexisOne + The Law Society moves to Office 365 & Azure cloud + Duncan Eadie joins Charles Russell Speechlys

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Jun 2018 No comments

LOD hires LexisNexis director of solutions Nigel Rea

Exclusively in the Orange Rag, out this morning (27 June)…

LexisNexis’ director of solutions Nigel Rea has joined LOD (Lawyers on Demand) we can reveal, helping the flexible legal services adviser to develop its growing projects-based managed solutions business.

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

Mishcon builds in-house data analytics capability with the hire of UCL computer scientist

Mishcon de Reya has joined the ranks of law firms with high-level in-house data science capability, hiring UCL computer scientist Alastair Moore as head of analytics and machine learning.

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

Legal Software Suppliers Association welcomes three new member companies

Three legal technology companies have recently joined the LSSA. They are BaseNet, Coyote Analytics and inCase.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 26th Jun 2018 No comments

Thomson Reuters Legal Ops Index: Use of tech and volume of work rises as budgets stay flat

The third edition of the Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker Legal Department Operations (LDO) Index was published yesterday (25 June), revealing a continuing ‘more for less’ agenda among US corporate legal departments, with document management and contract lifecycle management on top of the list of solutions they are seeking to buy and diversity barely registering in the outside counsel selection process.

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

LITI launches CyLok – the Legal Cybersecurity Readiness Index

Legal IT Insider has been working with industry security experts including Accenture as well as a number of CIOs in order to develop and now soft launch CyLok, an interactive tool that allows contributing firms from across all segments of the market to compare their security setup against industry benchmarks and understand their CyLok cyber-security rating. Our research is on-going and we plan to release a regular report on the benchmark and LITI CyLok Index, with comments from key experts. Here’s how you can get involved.

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

Strategic Technology Forum: Barclays to review tech capability as part of last panel review

Barclays will be scoring its law firms on their innovation and technology offering as part of its last ever panel review next month, with group general counsel Bob Hoyt actively involved in driving the bank’s strategy on legal technology.

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