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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

Lewis Silkin ditches the parrot for NetDocuments

Its efforts to turn SharePoint into a viable legal document management system have been the subject of many column inches, with Legal IT Insider founder Charles Christian famously comparing the DMS to the Monty Python dead parrot. But, we can reveal, Lewis Silkin has literally just signed on the line with NetDocuments in a move that will give the Utah-headquartered cloud-based DMS challenger its seventh site in the UK top 100. Nikec Solutions is the implementation partner.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 27th Sep 2018 7 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

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