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Getting the band back together: Foundation Software Group hires Sidley’s CMO Barry Solomon as president

Barry Solomon, the chief marketing officer of US giant Sidley Austin, is joining Foundation Software Group as president, effective immediately, as the Colorado-headquartered experience management vendor ‘gets the Interface Software band back together.’

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Feb 2018 No comments

Clayton Utz selects Intapp for strategic client on-boarding and risk management

Leading Australian law firm Clayton Utz has selected Intapp’s cloud-based business acceptance solution as part of its risk management and AML/KYC compliance programs, we can reveal. The firm will be deploying the Intapp professional services platform in […]

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Feb 2018 No comments

“NewLaw and BigLaw are stronger together”: Stephen Allen on Hogan Lovells’ flexible lawyering partnership with Elevate

After Hogan Lovells yesterday (15 February) launched a new flexible lawyering programme in the UK in partnership with Elevate Services, we caught up with the global law firm’s head of legal service delivery, Stephen Allen, to find out more.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Feb 2018 No comments

McCullough Robertson adopts Luminance’s AI technology

Another win for Luminance, this time leading independent Australian law firm McCullough Robertson, which has deployed Luminance’s machine learning technology for due diligence in corporate M&A transactions. Luminance – which, because of its plug and play technology can be used on a transactional basis and in addition to other similar technology – has also worked with top Australian firms such as Gilbert + Tobin and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Feb 2018 No comments

Contract Express wins Freshfields, NRF & HSF as clients

This article first appeared in the January Legal IT Insider newsletter

Thomson Reuters Contract Express has expanded its client base by over 40% from 90 to 130 in the past year, including winning the business of global giants Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Norton Rose Fulbright, Herbert Smith Freehills, Mayer Brown and EY Legal, we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Feb 2018 No comments

Norton Rose Fulbright’s global innovation chief Mike Rebeiro to join Macfarlanes

Norton Rose Fulbright’s global and European head of technology and innovation (and our regular and much loved conference chair) Mike Rebeiro is to join Macfarlanes as senior adviser – head of digital and innovation. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Feb 2018 No comments

UPDATED In brief: Thomson Reuters Elite enters alliance with Ten10 for 3E testing

Thomson Reuters Elite will today (13 February) announce the launch of a new alliance partnership with leading UK independent software testing company, Ten10.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Feb 2018 No comments

Lucy Bassli, former assistant GC at Microsoft, on why she has left the “best company in the world” to join LawGeex

Lucy Bassli, former assistant general counsel at Microsoft, is to join LawGeex as chief legal strategist, shortly after announcing that she will launch her own law firm and in-house legal consultancy, InnoLegal Services.

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

In brief: Luminance achieves ISO 27001:2013

In a very timely fashion given that we’re just compiling a list of vendors and law firms that have recently become ISO accredited, Luminance has today (12 February) announced its successful ISO 27001:2013 certification from BSI (Business Standards Institution), reinforcing the London-headquartered company’s commitment to information security and confidentiality of client data. 

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

Disruption alert: New digital legal hub to launch

In a move that ought to be watched closely by the likes of Legal Zoom and Rocket Lawyer, Merlie Calvert, formerly director of business legal services at LHS Solicitors will shortly launch Farillio, an online community for individuals and businesses to access all their legal documents and know-how for a monthly subscription fee of £8, supported by a network of external advisers.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Feb 2018 3 comments

Two innovative SaaS players in the UK legal market join forces – webinar 22 February

“I think once legal professionals see how easy the combination of these two products can make their lives, they won’t look back…” explained James Shorey, Actionstep’s Market Manager in the UK, “…combining Actionstep’s broad functionality with InfoTrack’s comprehensive offering gives conveyancers and legal professionals a full tech stack for their business.”

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 8th Feb 2018 1 comment

Case study: How and why the SRA selected the Toshiba X40

We often steer clear of publishing case studies but this is a useful hardware case study, sent exclusively to Legal IT Insider, detailing why the Solicitors Regulation Authority selected Toshiba X40 laptops as part of an IT upgrade. The study details the review process, requirements and deciding factors, with the end user given the final say.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Feb 2018 No comments

AI News: Luminance announces deal with Moll Wendén Advokatbyrå

Swedish law firm Moll Wendén Advokatbyrå has chosen Luminance’s artificial intelligence technology to improve the contract review process for its work in Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) transactions.

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Feb 2018 No comments

Guest post: Tech savviness is required in the conveyancing sector

As the property industry edges towards its digital tipping point, conveyancers should be working towards integrating technology to the benefit of their clients, or risk losing out to a competitor, says Infotrack’s CEO, Scott Bozinis.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Feb 2018 No comments

Eclipse launches Subject Access Requests workflow to aid law firm GDPR compliance

Eclipse has created a dedicated SARs workflow solution, seamlessly integrated into its market-leading Proclaim case and practice management software system. The new SARs workflow is available either standalone for non-Eclipse customers, or as a unified toolset for current customers. The SARs workflow will manage requests and automate their handling, reducing cost and aiding compliance with ongoing legislation.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 6th Feb 2018 No comments
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