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AI in the UK: House of Lords select committee asks, are you ready, willing and able?

A report out today (16 April) from the House of Lords select committee on artificial intelligence finds that while the UK has a “unique opportunity” to shape the development of AI, it is essential that ethics take centre stage, with the report recommending the creation of a cross-sector AI Code to help mitigate the risks.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Apr 2018 1 comment

Legal IT Funding: Juro raises £2m

It’s all about the contract right now after UK-headquartered contract management platform Juro raised $2m in a round led by Berlin-based VC Point Nine Capital, with contributions from Seedcamp, Taavet Hinrikus (cofounder of TransferWise), Michael Pennington (co-founder of Gumtree) and the family office of Paul Forster (co-founder of Indeed).

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Apr 2018 No comments

March Legal IT Insider out now – and free to read

It may almost be Easter but the world of legal technology does not stop for chocolate eggs and we’ve another packed issue of the monthly Legal IT Insider newsletter for you.

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Mar 2018 No comments

And here’s an interesting new pricing app – Price High or Low – to help you quote an up-front fixed fee

Courtesy Joel Barolsky of Melbourne-based Price High or Low – available on the Apple App Store

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Mar 2018 No comments

Judicial analytics startup Gavelytics, which uses AI, secures $3.2 million in funding

Gavelytics, a judicial analytics company that uses artificial intelligence technology to help litigators quickly identify judges’ tendencies, today announces it has closed a $3.2 million funding round from prominent Southern California investors, including the backers of Legal Zoom, The Honest Company and Qualcomm. The funding round will aid the launch of new tools on the Gavelytics platform, accelerate the product’s geographic coverage and support team growth.

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Mar 2018 No comments

Startups & Hackathons: Applications open for TechLaw Fest hackathon in Singapore

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) have announced that applications are now open for Singapore’s largest legal tech hackathon – TechLaw.Fest Hackathon. (4-to-6 April 2018)

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Mar 2018 No comments

Startup Corner: Loom Analytics in Focus

Loom Analytics is a legal analytics company that creates data mining and visualization products, here is what you need to know about the business and its founders.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Feb 2018 No comments

Bird & Bird take off with Luminance AI

Bird & Bird has chosen Luminance’s artificial intelligence platform to assist with its contract review for M&A due diligence. The announcement of the deal follows a successful trial of the technology across the firm’s London and Stockholm offices.

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Feb 2018 No comments

The first 2018 issue of the Insider is here now – and free to read

In a bumper news issue to kick off 2018, here are just some of the stories in the January (issue #309) Orange Rag, including the FREE download links

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jan 2018 No comments

2018 Insider Newsletter Deadlines

Calling all lawtech PRs and marketing departments – for our 2018 editorial deadlines, please click HERE.

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Jan 2018 No comments

Startup Corner: The Link App named in KPMG Best British Mobile Start-up Shortlist

Congratulations is due to Lauren Riley, founder and CEO of Manchester-based legal tech firm, The Link App, which has been shortlisted to the final five in KPMG’s search for the Best British mobile start-up.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2018 No comments

The Singapore Academy of Law shows the rest of the world how to launch a legal IT innovation programme

In an example of an unusually high-level and joined up legal tech innovation programme, The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) today (10 January) formally launched its Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), a two-year pilot that forms part of a wider bid for Singapore to become the tech hub of Asia.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Jan 2018 No comments

Heads up legal tech startups: Mishcon opens applications for second MDR LAB

Heads up legal tech startups, Mishcon de Reya has today (9 January) opened a second round of applications for it technology incubator MDR LAB. Open to early stage and growth technology start-ups, applications are welcomed from companies at concept through to revenue-generating stage, as long as the product or service is applicable to the legal industry.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Jan 2018 No comments

The Legal IT Insider Top 200 DMS report is now available to download as a free PDF!

In our October newsletter we published an extensive report setting out which law firms in the US Top 200 use which document management system, and we analysed the market share of the key players, in […]

Added by Jeremy Hill on the 14th Dec 2017 No comments

Legal comparison spin off site JustBeagle launches with £970k seed financing

A member of the team behind consumer legal support forum LegalBeagles has launched a new legal search and comparison site – JustBeagle – having raised £970,000 in seed round financing from high net worth investors.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Nov 2017 No comments
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