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A2J: Epoq launches free online drafting tool for South African NPOs

In positive A2J news from South Africa, Epoq Legal has launched JusDraft; a real-time, online legal document drafting tool designed for South African non-profit organisations who need to create court forms, contracts, wills and more without the need for an attorney.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 17th Apr 2019 No comments

Manage your supply chain: White & Case says blockchain may be the answer

Blockchain technology provider Integra Ledger has announced it is working with White & Case to develop a proof-of-concept to streamline the time consuming process that is the exchange of environmental, sustainability and governance procurement questionnaires. We look at a similar fintech initiative and ask UCL vice dean for innovation, Dr Anna Donovan, for her take on the evolution and use cases for the technology in the legal sector.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Apr 2019 No comments

LegalKEY swapout: US firm Buchanan Ingersoll signs up with LegalRM

In a significant US win for London-headquartered records management company LegalRM, Am Law 200 firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has joined its growing list of clients, underscoring a focus on the North American legal market.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Apr 2019 1 comment

Tech and innovation leads are increasingly making partner – and women are leading the charge

This week Shruti Ajitsaria, head of Allen & Overy’s innovation hub Fuse, was promoted to partner. She is believed to be the first lawyer focused exclusively on innovation to be made up. In the same week, former transaction services paralegal Kerry Westland, now head of innovation and legal technology at Addleshaw Goddard, was also made partner. Ajitsaria and Westland are amongst a growing number of legaltechleads to be invited to the top table, which has traditionally been reserved for practising lawyers.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Apr 2019 No comments

Shangai consultancy STG launches ‘pay as you go’ compare tool powered by Workshare

Shanghai-based software consultancy Smart Team Global has launched a Microsoft Azure-hosted comparison tool Matteroom Compare powered by Workshare.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Apr 2019 No comments

Muckle invests in suite of BigHand products

As BigHand continues its strategic drive to be at the front and centre of the back-office legal support function, Newcastle law firm Muckle has invested in a suite of BigHand solutions, including task delegation tool BigHand Now.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Apr 2019 No comments

UK v US: YouGov Intapp poll surveys lawyer attitudes to technology

Almost half of UK lawyers and a third of US lawyer feel that the technology they use every day doesn’t fully meet their needs, with UK lawyers also very likely to say that their firm needs to invest more in technology, according to a recent YouGov poll conducted by Intapp.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Apr 2019 1 comment

Trending: iManage RAVN appoints “supremo” Alex Smith as global product management lead

LinkedIn has appropriately been going a bit mad today with the news that Reed Smith’s innovation hub manager and social media nethead Alex Smith is to join iManage RAVN to drive the vision and roadmap for the product from the client and market perspectives. He will be based in the company’s London office.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 8th Apr 2019 3 comments

Trending: Lexis launches InterAction for Office 365!

In what is described as a “really important but initial step”, legal CRM market leader LexisNexis InterAction today (8 April) launched InterAction for Office 365 after an 18-month development project that has involved the entire InterAction team from product management to development and engagement with over 150 law firms globally.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Apr 2019 8 comments

Fused: Allen & Overy launches client derivatives app after Neota collaboration

Allen & Overy has released a new application built in the Neota Logic platform to help a swathe of financial institutions work out if they are affected by the final phases of onerous changes to over the counter (OTC) derivatives regulations. The app is said to have resulted from Neota’s participation in A&O’s tech incubator Fuse.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Apr 2019 No comments

South Africa legal tech win: Bowmans selects Contract Express

Bowmans has become one of the first South African law firms to acquire document automation tool Thomson Reuters Contract Express as part of a wider drive to embrace legal technology and legal process improvement, which has been hindered in the jurisdiction by the weakness of the rand.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Apr 2019 No comments

Diversity: Hiscox to include D&I targets in its law firm RFPs

London Stock Exchange-listed insurance provider Hiscox is to put diversity and inclusion (D&I) criteria into its law firm RFPs next year, led by group head of claims supplier management Andrew Sellers.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Apr 2019 No comments

And it’s official: EY to buy Legal Managed Services from Thomson Reuters

We called it earlier and would encourage you to read our in-depth analysis as to why Thomson Reuters is selling its Legal Managed Services business to EY but this release below now confirms an agreement has been reached, with the transaction expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Apr 2019 No comments

EY in talks to acquire Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services: What we know

Insiders are officially staying tight-lipped over whether EY is in talks to acquire Thomson Reuters legal managed services division, but we understand from a credible source that is indeed the case, as Thomson Reuters’ regroups and focuses its efforts on its content and technology offerings.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Apr 2019 No comments

Legal IT Win: Cirio selects Workshare Transact

Cirio, one of Sweden’s leading business law firms, has implemented Workshare Transact for their online transaction management, we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Apr 2019 No comments