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Exclusive and Trending: Peppermint Technology secures over £7m from Accel-KKR and Scottish Equity Partners

In a significant boost for legal technology cloud provider Peppermint Technology, Silicon Valley tech investment firm Accel-KKR and long-term investors Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) are to invest over £7m to accelerate its growth and further develop their legal SaaS platform, we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Jan 2019 7 comments

Trustify launches secure email service SMAIL

Scottish-headquartered managed security service provider Trustify, which counts Vodafone, Burger King and the Ministry of Justice among its clients,  has launched a secure email service called SMAIL, promising ‘one click’ encryption that works on both mobile and desktop.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Jan 2019 No comments

Carpe Diem gets smarter with launch of Intelligent Time

Tikit today unveils Intelligent Time as part of its flagship Carpe Diem timekeeping application. It uses natural language processing to turn free form text into validated time entries. Here is the announcement:

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Jan 2019 No comments

Updated: Thomson Reuters Elite to sunset Business Development Premier

In a blow to customers of Thomson Reuters Elite Business Development Premier (rebranded as 3E Business Development) the CRM system launched in 2013 is to be sunsetted after what is understood to be a lack of significant uptake. The data engine ContactNet (now rebranded 3E Business Development Data Engine) will going forward be sold as a standalone module.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Jan 2019 3 comments

Thomson Reuters Elite officially launches 3E in the cloud for large and mid-sized firms

In a significant announcement for Thomson Reuters Elite, 3E is now widely available in the cloud for large and mid-sized law firms. Here is the announcement in full

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Jan 2019 No comments

Updated: Casey Flaherty & Jae Um join Bakers as directors of LPM and pricing

Casey Flaherty, founder of Procertus and the Legal Techolology Assessment, has joined Baker McKenzie as Director of Legal Project Management, responsible for accelerating the growth of the firm’s LPM capability. He joins alongside Jae Um, a former director of legal strategy at Seyfarth Shaw, who is the newly-appointed Director of Pricing Strategy.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 22nd Jan 2019 2 comments

New HFW CIO restructures team to “modernise” IT at the firm

Chris White, who joined HFW as CIO from Clyde & Co in September last year, is in the process of restructuring his 45-strong team in order to “help modernise IT”. He speaks to Amy Carroll about his plans and recent hires.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Jan 2019 No comments

LoopUp signs £2.34m minimum spend contract with Clifford Chance

In a development that has received the attention of the financial media, remote meetings technology company LoopUp Group has signed a “material contract renewal” with Clifford Chance. The minimum total contract value is £2.34m over a three-year term.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 No comments

Now Elevate acquires eDiscovery and managed services provider Yerra Solutions

In by far the biggest of its recent acquisitions, Elevate today announced it has acquired eDiscovery and managed services provider Yerra Solutions. Elevate and Yerra will fully integrate their respective service offerings, which are said to closely parallel each other in consulting, technology and tech-enabled managed services for law departments and law firms.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 No comments

It’s all about the one-stop-shop desktop: LegalRM integrates with NetDocuments

LegalRM’s new records management solution iCompli now integrates with NetDocuments to allow users to see their records without having to leave the document management system, through the NetDocuments tab workspace view introduced in version 18.3.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 No comments

UK Top 50 Law Firm Profile: Gateley’s vital statistics, strategy and structure

Gateley’s IT director Nick Capell speaks to Legal IT Insider about the listed firm’s IT structure, its core systems, strategic priorities and approach to innovation. This interview was conducted pre the news that LexisOne is being sold to SAGlobal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 No comments

Meanwhile in the world of Elite Envision swap outs… PracticeEvolve win two more Envision sites

PracticeEvolve are pleased to announce that Silk Family Law in Newcastle and Wilson McKendrick in Glasgow, have joined our growing UK family. Both firms currently run the end-of-lifed Elite Envision (aka Pilgrim LawSoft) practice management system.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 18th Jan 2019 No comments

Brexit, data protection and law firm IT systems – what now?

With all the talk surrounding Brexit and the various scenarios that could happen, it is essential to look at the potential effect on data transfer and what that might mean for law firms and their IT systems. Tim Hyman of 2twenty4 Consulting set outs the options.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2019 1 comment

Oracle’s global PMS launch: Functionality, first impressions, and a few key questions

On 16 January we got to see a first glimpse of the legal system that Oracle has been working on when they launched their Global PMS, in association with PwC, on the Sunborn Yacht at Oracle OpenWorld Europe. Neil Cameron brings you all the details we know and poses a few important questions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2019 4 comments

Trending… LexisNexis to exit the PMS market with sale of LexisOne

It’s been rumoured for a while but we can confirm for the first time that LexisNexis is to exit the practice management system market with the sale of enterprise resource planning system LexisOne, which is being acquired by Dynamics 365 gold partner SA Global.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jan 2019 53 comments