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Enable wins Stibbe as first client in mainland Europe

As we first revealed in the March edition of the Orange Rag, Enable Business Solutions has won its first client in mainland Europe: Stibbe has signed up to both Word-based legal pitch solution PitchPerfect and ExperienceManager, as Enable expands its global presence, led by firms in the United States.

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Exclusive: Ashurst brings in new CTO from GE Capital

In a heavyweight hire from outside of the legal sector, Ashurst has appointed GE Capital International’s IT director Noel Jordan as its new chief technology officer, as current CTO Bruna Pellicci prepares to leave the firm at the end of July.

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

Case study: Seddons uses DocsCorp cleanDocs and contentCrawler to support GDPR goals

We get feedback from you that client case studies are valuable – we don’t charge to publish them, as is the case with all our editorial, which is published only on editorial merit. Here is a case study from DocsCorp, describing how London-based Seddons uses cleanDocs and contentCrawler software to ensure optimal data security, searchability and to support their GDPR compliance goals. Note that one key factor was the ability to prevent misaddressed emails in cleanDocs.

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

Former OpenText Am Law 100 site Shook Hardy & Bacon selects NetDocuments

Am Law 100 firm Shook Hardy & Bacon has opted to swap out its legacy OpenText document management system for NetDocuments’s cloud-based platform, in another significant win for the Utah-headquartered DMS provider.

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Fieldfisher’s LexisOne lead Lindsay Barthram joins Wilson Legal Solutions

In a big hire for the UK office of Pennsylvania-headquartered legal tech software and services business Wilson Legal Solutions, Fieldfisher’s head of business transformation Lindsay Barthram (pictured) has joined as director of consulting services for EMEA. The move is potentially a big deal for LexisNexis: Barthram, who at Fieldfisher helped oversee the successful rollout of LexisOne, will notably be evangelising for the Microsoft Dynamics-based ERP, which has yet to take off in the market and with the recent decision by Wedlake Bell to back out of its LexisOne selection in favour of Thomson Reuters Elite, has looked on decidedly shaky ground.

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Kingsley Napley IT director Thereza Snyman joins Baskerville Drummond

Former Kingsley Napley IT director Thereza Snyman has joined leading independent legal IT consultancy Baskerville Drummond as a consultant, focussing on the likes of strategy and security, as well as vendor management and change management. Snyman will be replaced at Kingsley Napley by now head of IT Ash Cooper, who Snyman recruited in March 2017 as IT operations manager with a view to him eventually succeeding her.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Apr 2018 No comments

Former flagship Timeslice site Travers Smith selects Aderant Expert

Big news today (17 April) for Aderant, which will shortly announce that Travers Smith has selected Aderant Expert as its new practice management system.

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Deadline for the April issue Legal IT Insider newsletter is THIS Friday 20 April

For all you lawtech PRs out there – the deadline for the April issue of the Insider newsletter is 12 noon THIS Friday 20th April – be there or be a footnote in the May issue.

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Apr 2018 No comments

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.

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Sparke Helmore latest APAC firm to choose Aderant Expert

Sparke Helmore Lawyers, a market-leading firm with more than 750 people in eight offices across Australia, has selected Aderant Expert for its legal practice and financial management software solution. Aderant Expert’s adaptability and agility sealed the deal for Sparke Helmore as the firm needed a flexible solution as it continues to grow.

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Latest deal: 174 Law pick Zylpha Electronic Document Bundling for family team

Merseyside-based law firm, 174 Law has chosen digital document bundling, from Zylpha for its family team. The move is a recognition that digital bundling is fast becoming a best-practice innovation. It also reflects recent moves by Liverpool’s Family Court to accept digital files.

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

Top 10 Norwegian firm Kluge chooses IRIS & iManage
 for document and email management

IRIS, a member of the Canon Group, just announced that Kluge Advokatfirma, a full service, independent Norwegian law firm covering all major fields of business law, has selected iManage Work 10 for its document and email management.

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

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).

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Dutch competition boutique Maverick swaps out NetDocuments for iManage

As we first revealed in the March Orange Rag, having used NetDocuments since its launch four years ago, Dutch competition boutique Maverick Advocaten NV is moving to iManage Cloud, with UX and mobility at the heart of the decision.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Apr 2018 No comments

Legal Firms in the Crosshairs: Cyber Vulnerabilities, and Closing the Gaps

It’s 10:35 a.m. on a chaotic Monday: you’re working to put the finishing touches on a motion for summary judgement on one case, before submitting your pretrial disclosures for a court session at 11:00 a.m. on another. Suddenly, a message pops up on your screen: “ATTENTION!! Your files have been encrypted. Decryption of your files is only possible with a private key and decryption program, available on our server.” Kennet Westby, co-founder of Coalfire, outlines the four steps you must have in place before a cyber attack.

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