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Legal IT news roundup: All the latest wins, deals and people moves

It’s been another busy news week and here’s our digest of all the latest legal tech wins, deals, partnerships, hires, tech consultancies you need to know about to stay ahead.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Nov 2017 No comments

Updated: Linklaters Australian ally Allens to swap out eDOCS for iManage

Linklaters’ Australian ally Allens is to swap out OpenText eDOCS for iManage Work Product Management after a competitive pitch involving both NetDocuments and iManage. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Nov 2017 No comments

Cybersecurity Comment: It’s not been a good morning but Microsoft may have the answer

It’s not been a good morning. You see your firm’s name on the ticker tape on Sky News. Then you see some 100,000 confidential client documents are in the public domain. Some of your largest revenue clients are also named. The documents were hacked how long ago? – 6 months – how is that possible? Thank goodness, we are insured. Yes, insurance may cover your immediate problem – but your reputation for discretion and client confidentiality is shattered.

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Nov 2017 No comments

“Getting the old team back together”: OnePlace hires David Harris from Lexis

OnePlace has made a further senior hire from LexisNexis, bolstering its London office with the appointment of principal solution consultant David Harris as client solutions director.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Nov 2017 No comments

aosphere launches three Neota-backed RegTech apps for financial services clients

Allen & Overy’s online legal subscription business aosphere has launched three Neota Logic-backed RegTech apps to help financial services clients reduce risk.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Nov 2017 No comments

Industry research shows 20% of law firms experienced a cyberattack in the past month

New research from CenturyLink EMEA conducted among 150-plus IT decision makers in the legal sector has revealed that one in five law firms have experienced an attempted cyberattack in the past month.

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

Consolidation: Private equity-backed tech house AbacusNext acquires HotDocs

In another major US private equity-backed acquisition, AbacusNext, a San Diego headquartered technology-as-a-service provider for the professional services industry, has acquired document automation pioneer HotDocs, with CEO and founder Russell Shepherd to exit the company.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Nov 2017 No comments

Kiwi law tech firm @Actionstep expands into UK & opens London office

New Zealand based legal software company Actionstep has expanded into the UK, opening their first office in Aldgate, London.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 7th Nov 2017 No comments

October issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now!

Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter – October 2017 – Issue #307 – our top stories include… Norton Rose Fulbright goes live on SAP with Fulcrum GT AND The US Top 200 DMS table is out! Our US Top 200 document management system supplement is out today (1 November) giving you the full low down on which US firms are using which system, as well as extensive interviews with clients such as Baker Botts (iManage Cloud) and Littler Mendelson (NetDocuments). Looks like it’s iManage rules in Big Law – and SharePoint is deader than Monty Python’s parrot!

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Nov 2017 No comments

Tikit P4W continues to see significant wins amongst UK law firms

Tikit today announced that a further three firms, Hedges Law, McCormacks and Morgans Sports Law have recently invested in P4W, TikitConnect and Carpe Diem. This brings to 27 the number of new clients that have signed up for P4W in 2017.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 23rd Oct 2017 No comments

Eversheds Sutherland selects cloud-based Lexis InterAction CRM to support newly merged firm

International law firm, Eversheds Sutherland LLP, has selected Lexis InterAction Business Edge, a comprehensive cloud-based CRM solution, from LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Oct 2017 No comments

Australian lawtech deal: Sparke Helmore Selects Intapp Time Ahead of Financial System Migration

Intapp today announced that Sparke Helmore, a major law firm with eight offices across Australia, has selected Intapp Time for total time management. Sparke Helmore will use Intapp Time as it looks to transform time recording capabilities for some 400 lawyers.

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Oct 2017 No comments

September issue of the Legal IT Insider out now

Everyone loves the Legal IT Insider… the Insider and Legal Week have entered into an exclusive technology media partnership! The partnership will see LITI editor Caroline Hill speak at the Legal Week Connect conference and advise on the programme. Legal IT Insider will be promoting and raising awareness of the event. “We look forward to working with Legal IT Insider on this ambitious project and welcoming Caroline as a regular columnist for Legal Week,” said John Malpas, publisher of Legal Week. “Her deep knowledge of the UK legal technology market will enrich our coverage of a fast-evolving market.”

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Sep 2017 No comments

Let it rain, let it rain… Rainmaker legal marketing software gets UK distributor

Oxfordshire based legal marketing firm PDQ Partnership Ltd has been appointed as the sole UK distributor of Rainmaker Audit Pro, a commercial client legal diagnostic system designed specifically for the legal profession.

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Sep 2017 No comments

Friday News Round-up with Opus 2 + Intapp + Epona

Opus 2 International has received a significant minority investment from Five Arrows Principal Investments, the corporate private equity business of Rothschild Merchant Banking which is the investment arm of Rothschild & Co.

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Aug 2017 No comments
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