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IP management platform Anaqua receives “major investment” from European PE house Astorg

In a move that will be noted with interest by Anaqua’s many in-house clients including Siemens, GSK and British American Tobacco, Anaqua has announced that the business will receive a significant equity investment from Astorg, a leading European private equity firm.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Feb 2019 No comments

DAC adopts Tessian to support new cyber strategy

DAC Beachcroft LLP has adopted Tessian’s machine learned-based email security platform to support the firm’s new cyber security strategy.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Feb 2019 No comments

More than four out of five legal departments plan to use AI for contract review within a year

The vast majority of legal departments within large US corporates expect to be using artificial intelligence for the analysis and review of contracts and agreements within the next year. More than a third are already employing contract AI and half expect their spending in this area to increase in 2019, according to a new survey carried out by Ari Kaplan Advisors and supported by Seal Software.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Feb 2019 No comments

BigHand announces rash of hires and promotions

BigHand will today (13 February) announce the formation of a newly expanded account management function to better support its customers in operating more efficiently as a business. Dan Wales, Strategic Accounts Director will lead the Top-100 and EMEA account team reporting into Dan Speed, MD UK.

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#GlenLegal19 – Conference Programme, Running Order and Attendees

Less than 3 weeks to go until #GlenLegal19
The Legal IT Insider team are all over it!
We have a limited amount of availability so if you would like to ATTEND, SPONSOR or LEARN more please email me on

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Legal tech win: Hogan Lovells selects FileTrail for records management

FileTrail just announced Am Law top 10 and leading global law firm Hogan Lovells has selected FileTrail to replace its legacy records management system. The firm also has chosen FileTrail GPS, Governance Policy Suite, to advance its commitment to information governance.

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Evisort Announces $4.5 Million in Seed Funding

This just in from Evisort; 2018 was a year of firsts for Evisort. Its founders, Jerry Ting (CEO) and Jake Sussman (COO) from Harvard Law and Amine Anoun (CTO) from MIT, graduated and then expanded Evisort’s operations from the Harvard Innovation Labs to offices in Boston and Silicon Valley.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 12th Feb 2019 No comments

Legaltech19 Product Innovation Competition Winners

Silvia Hodges Silverstein, executive director at Buying Legal Council gives us her insights arising from ALM’s new Product Innovation Competition at this year’s Legalweek Conference in New York, in which she was a judge. “Our industry clearly is in transition from a labor-intensive delivery model to a more technology and process-enabled model,” she says.

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Fundraising breakfast: Can legal tech really help with access to justice?

The question of whether legal technology can really improve access to justice for those who might otherwise struggle to obtain legal representation is a compelling one for this industry right now. Can automation of documents or […]

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

UK Top 50 IT Team Profiles: Clifford Chance

As part of our huge project to profile the UK top 200 law firms’ IT capability, Legal IT Insider spoke to Clifford Chance’s CIO Paul Greenwood about the structure and strategy of the magic circle firm’s IT team; why the innovation and operations teams have been split; and what the strategic priorities are for 2019.

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

#GlenLegal19 – The agenda and speakers!

We’re excited to publish the agenda for #Glenlegal 2019, which includes speakers who are flying in from around the world for the occasion. The event, which is pretty much at capacity (we will start a waiting list next week), is free to attend for CIOs and legal IT leaders. Vendors, who will be officially announced and thanked shortly, should contact if you are not already sponsoring the event and would like further information. Well done to our conference director Mel Firth on putting together what I hope you will agree is a fantastic line up.

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

Vendors “contribute technology and tools” to Global Legal Hackathon

Vendors including Neota Logic, Kira Systems and Diligen are giving access to their software and tools for the Global Legal Hackathon (GLH) as part of a tech hub available to help thousands of hackers build their projects and minimum viable products.

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DWF confirms £75m float on the London Stock Exchange

DWF has confirmed that it is to float on the main market of the London Stock Exchange and expects to raise around £75m, which it will “invest in operations and infrastructure including in additional IT systems and certain strategic initiative change programmes in support of its managed services work.”

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Sponsor six stalwarts of the UK Legal IT community to cycle 100km round a lake (ok, loch)

Representing the crème de la crème of UK legal and cycling under the LITIG team banner, IT leaders David Aird, John Craske, Keith Feeny, Andy Taylor, Stuart Whittle and David Wood will be taking on the gruelling 100km (66 miles) of the Etape Loch Ness, inappropriately clad head to toe in “figure-accentuating” Lycra™.  This all after spending a day trekking to the start line in Inverness. Here’s how you can help.

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Pinsent Masons partners with CoVentured on search engine challenge

Pinsent Masons is working with CoVentured, a platform designed to promote collaboration by connecting corporates with start-ups around the globe, Legal IT Insider has learnt. The firm is currently seeking applications from start-ups to help solve what it describes as “an international search engine challenge.”

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Feb 2019 No comments