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Startup Corner

Janders Dean: Meet Amy, our new AI administrative assistant

Janders Dean has this month begun using an artificial intelligence-based bot to liaise with its clients and contacts and schedule meetings.

x.ai personal assistant Amy has since the start of October scheduled close to 20 external meetings for the legal industry management consultancy, ranging from meetings at the Janders Dean offices to partner sessions at its clients’ offices. Her interaction with clients follows a successful internal pilot that began in June.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Oct 2016 2 comments

NextLaw Labs and Seedcamp select first two legal tech startups for investment

Having entered into partnership in June, Dentons’ innovation and tech investment arm Nextlaw Labs and Seedcamp have selected their first two early stage legal tech startups to back.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Oct 2016 No comments

Simmons unveils first startups to benefit from FinTech fund

Simmons & Simmons has announced the names of the first startups to receive free support from its new FinTech Fund, which include blockchain invoicing provider Tallysticks.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Oct 2016 No comments

Startup Corner: ComplyAdvantage raises $8.2m to expand machine learning compliance offering

ComplyAdvantage, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help firms manage their compliance obligations, has raised $8.2 million in a Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital.
The funding will allow the 2014-founded, London-based RegTech firm to grow and increase product penetration across Europe and North America, as its New York office officially opens this week.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Oct 2016 No comments

Get voting: Legal Geek launches LawTech startup map

Legal Geek has launched a LawTech startup interactive map, which maps over 50 UK startups categorised by sector, created in conjunction with Thomson Reuters.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Sep 2016 4 comments

Startup corner in brief: Deftr

Not heard of Cambridge-headquartered legal tech startup Deftr yet? We think you will.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Sep 2016 No comments

LexisNexis and Janders Dean announce the 2016 Legal Innovation Index Winners

Collaboration across law firms, clients and professional service firms has seen a rise in the power and impact of legal innovation this year in Australia and New Zealand, as evidenced by the 2016 Legal Innovation Index announced last night by LexisNexis and Janders Dean.

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Aug 2016 No comments

CBA’s The Pitch showcases the power of legal innovation

There’s a big social media buzz surrounding the Canadian Bar Association’s surprisingly glitzy Lawtech startup contest The Pitch, in which the CBA teamed up with LegalX, the Lawtech district in Toronto, and LexisNexis. Over 30 entrants were culled to five: Beagle; Loom Analytics; Knomos; Rangefindr; and Blue J Legal. Beagle, an automatic contract review system, won the contest. Here’s our favourite write up so far.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Aug 2016 No comments

The July/August issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now – read it here free!

Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter – July/August 2016 #295 – TOP STORIES INCLUDE: Goodbye to fountain pens as Allen & Overy and Olswang roll out DocuSign e-signature tech – and more major firms to follow • Travers Smith to virtualise desktop and outsource data centre – “the days of being stuck to your desk for 24 hours are long gone” • Contract intelligence software is “go” as legal tech startup ThoughtRiver receives external funding • Focus on Australia with Corrs Chambers, NetDocuments, and lawtech startups Crowd & Co + LegalVision + NRF LawPath

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Aug 2016 No comments

Gilbert + Tobin increases stake in lawtech startup LegalVision

Innovative Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin has increased its stake in lawtech startup LegalVision to nearly 20%, following a second round of financing.

LegalVision gives fixed fee, high volume legal business advice that is kept at a lower cost because it and the business lawyers who work for it operate online.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Aug 2016 No comments

Startup Corner: Nalanda enters the unstructured data search space

Nalanda Technology has launched a software-as-a-service search tool capable of searching unstructured data from any device and won Gosschalks Solicitors as a client.

Founded in 2013, Nalanda recently unveiled its platform-agnostic ‘Nalytics’ solution, which can be used for contract review, investigations or in eDiscovery.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Aug 2016 No comments

Startup corner: Raft of UK law firms sign up to new comparison site Oratto

UK law firms including Pannone, JMW, Berg, and Buckles have signed up to a new lawyer comparison site which uses its own algorithm to give lawyers a rating out of 10.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Jul 2016 No comments

LawGeex: Free, Easy-To-Use Contract Review Software

Mary Redzic is in-house counsel at Vionic Group and founder of Disrupt Legal, where she reviews legal tech solutions. Here she trials free contract review software LawGeex from a user perspective and introduces us to the founders, Noory Bechor and Ilan Admon.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Jul 2016 No comments

Startup Corner: Brisbane lawtech startup Lawcadia receives AUS $500,000 funding

A Brisbane-based lawtech startup that provides companies with web-based procurement tools to find, instruct and manage law firms has received AUS$500,000 (£285,000) from a local investment fund.

Lawcadia, which launched in February, has received seed funding from Queensland-based angel investor ACAC Innovation, becoming the fund’s 19th startup to receive investment in just over 12 months.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Jul 2016 No comments

Startup corner: Siaro has “tremendous possibilities” for family law

A new online platform that aims to bring family law into the 21st century is being trialled this summer. Siaro has been developed to allow lawyers to securely capture all relevant client information on divorce and separation cases before their initial consultation through a ‘guided pathway’ questionnaire.

Once submitted, the information is supplied to the lawyer in an easy to understand dashboard format. The system will automatically alert the lawyer of key issues from potential conflicts to health issues and possible domestic violence.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jul 2016 No comments