TOP STORIES INCLUDE: • eSentio sues HBR Consulting over NetDocuments swap out at Akin Gump and King & Spalding • Contract risk analysis platform ThoughtRiver raises over $1million in funding • RBRO says its business as usual in UK for iManage customers after departure of senior execs • Workshare says we won’t be beaten by the competition on speed or accuracy
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In an example of how the iManage Cloud is opening up iManage Work to far smaller law firms than has been its traditional client base, specialist London law firm Darwin Law has selected Tiger Eye to complete its document management system implementation, delivered via the iManage Cloud.
Legal outsourcing and contract management provider Exigent has built on its collaboration with leading Canadian firm McCarthy Tétrault by launching a new contract automation tool, Chameleon DocBuilder.
Batchelors Solicitors and Grant Saw Solicitors have each invested in Tikit P4W and TikitConnect for practice, case management, and CRM.
HighQ has appointed former Service Management Group’s global head of sales, Paul Hunt to the newly-created role of chief revenue officer, based in Kansas City, Missouri, in the latest addition to its senior leadership team.
DocsCorp has published a white paper called “Invisible Documents: A Serious Risk to Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Compliance and Productivity.” It presents an up-to-date analysis of how hidden files, which do not show up in searches, undermine investment in an ECM while also posing a serious threat to a company’s professional reputation.
Following the announcement that Tikit will no longer be supporting iManage Work as of November 2017, leading Benelux firm NautaDutilh has awarded its contract for support and maintenance of the iManage Work Product Management system to Ascertus.
Following longstanding rumours that Intapp is to float, the Silicon Valley-headquartered company has announced today (12 April) that it is to take “significant” investment from Singapore-based investment company Temasek in order to expand and build out its product roadmap, including extending its solutions for the broader professional services market.
Leading South African firm Webber Wentzel, which has a total staff of approximately 800, including over 450 lawyers and offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, has selected Intapp Time as its new time recording system. Plus we bring you in brief all the wins and deals, product launches and industry news of the past week.
Intapp just announced that Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP, a leading law firm in the South East and the oldest law firm in the world, has selected Intapp Open for new business intake. Intapp Open is a new business intake (NBI) application which has been adopted by more than 200 firms worldwide, designed from the ground up to address the specific needs of firm management, lawyers, risk staff and IT stakeholders.
Tikit will by 1 November 2017 no longer support iManage after notifying clients at the tail end of 2016 that its support and maintenance for the leading document management solution will end and clients will need to find an alternative vendor as their contracts expire.
Thomson Reuters has teamed-up with Legal Geek to help advance innovation and collaboration within the LawTech startup community. The move follows Thomson Reuters support for the Legal Geek startup map and the inaugural and highly successful Legal Geek conference held in London’s Brick Lane last year.
EDISCOVERY: BLACKDOT SOLUTIONS INTEGRATES WITH KCURA’S RELATIVITY TO MAKE INVESTIGATIONS MORE EFFICIENT
UK-based technology company Blackdot Solutions today announced the integration of their online investigations software Videris with Relativity, kCura’s ediscovery software that helps organisations worldwide manage and analyse large volumes of unstructured data.
Today sees the official launch of a free legal tool that allows users to create legally binding Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in less than 7 minutes at absolutely no cost. By asking questions about the users’ needs, LISA intelligently drafts the document while helping them understand the legal and commercial principles on which it is based. LISA is also the first law robot to provide unbiased and objective assistance to both parties, allowing users to avoid having to engage traditional human lawyers on either side.
Each year I try to identify a theme for the article to bind the different strands together. This year is reflected in the slightly tongue in cheek headline “Do you want AI with that?” as in the fast food industry where “do you want fries with that?” became a standard upsell to any order, so AI seems to be tacked on to every presentation (and a lot of demonstrations) at the event. As you will see, the theme throughout the show, was the use of AI within the legal industry. The overwhelming conference preoccupation with AI meant that there was a bit of a disconnect between the makeup of the exhibition (which was, as ever, dominated by eDiscovery suppliers), and the key notes, briefing sessions, conversations and side events going on during the three days.