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Updated: Casey Flaherty & Jae Um join Bakers as directors of LPM and pricing

Casey Flaherty, founder of Procertus and the Legal Techolology Assessment, has joined Baker McKenzie as Director of Legal Project Management, responsible for accelerating the growth of the firm’s LPM capability. He joins alongside Jae Um, a former director of legal strategy at Seyfarth Shaw, who is the newly-appointed Director of Pricing Strategy.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 22nd Jan 2019 2 comments

New HFW CIO restructures team to “modernise” IT at the firm

Chris White, who joined HFW as CIO from Clyde & Co in September last year, is in the process of restructuring his 45-strong team in order to “help modernise IT”. He speaks to Amy Carroll about his plans and recent hires.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Jan 2019 No comments

LoopUp signs £2.34m minimum spend contract with Clifford Chance

In a development that has received the attention of the financial media, remote meetings technology company LoopUp Group has signed a “material contract renewal” with Clifford Chance. The minimum total contract value is £2.34m over a three-year term.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 No comments

Now Elevate acquires eDiscovery and managed services provider Yerra Solutions

In by far the biggest of its recent acquisitions, Elevate today announced it has acquired eDiscovery and managed services provider Yerra Solutions. Elevate and Yerra will fully integrate their respective service offerings, which are said to closely parallel each other in consulting, technology and tech-enabled managed services for law departments and law firms.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 No comments

It’s all about the one-stop-shop desktop: LegalRM integrates with NetDocuments

LegalRM’s new records management solution iCompli now integrates with NetDocuments to allow users to see their records without having to leave the document management system, through the NetDocuments tab workspace view introduced in version 18.3.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 No comments

UK Top 50 Law Firm Profile: Gateley’s vital statistics, strategy and structure

Gateley’s IT director Nick Capell speaks to Legal IT Insider about the listed firm’s IT structure, its core systems, strategic priorities and approach to innovation. This interview was conducted pre the news that LexisOne is being sold to SAGlobal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 No comments

CLOC appoints Mary O’Carroll as president

In a fairly predictable announcement following the unexpected departure of Connie Brenton, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) board of directors has unanimously elected longserving CLOC board member Mary Shen O’Carroll to step into the role of CLOC president, and has appointed European institute head Aine Lyons to the board of directors.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Jan 2019 2 comments

Meanwhile in the world of Elite Envision swap outs… PracticeEvolve win two more Envision sites

PracticeEvolve are pleased to announce that Silk Family Law in Newcastle and Wilson McKendrick in Glasgow, have joined our growing UK family. Both firms currently run the end-of-lifed Elite Envision (aka Pilgrim LawSoft) practice management system.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 18th Jan 2019 No comments

Brexit, data protection and law firm IT systems – what now?

With all the talk surrounding Brexit and the various scenarios that could happen, it is essential to look at the potential effect on data transfer and what that might mean for law firms and their IT systems. Tim Hyman of 2twenty4 Consulting set outs the options.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2019 1 comment

Oracle’s global PMS launch: Functionality, first impressions, and a few key questions

On 16 January we got to see a first glimpse of the legal system that Oracle has been working on when they launched their Global PMS, in association with PwC, on the Sunborn Yacht at Oracle OpenWorld Europe. Neil Cameron brings you all the details we know and poses a few important questions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2019 4 comments

Trending… LexisNexis to exit the PMS market with sale of LexisOne

It’s been rumoured for a while but we can confirm for the first time that LexisNexis is to exit the practice management system market with the sale of enterprise resource planning system LexisOne, which is being acquired by Dynamics 365 gold partner SA Global.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jan 2019 53 comments

InCloudCounsel launches in the UK – we find out more from UK MD Bridget Deiters

Silicon Valley-based alternative legal services provider InCloudCounsel is to launch in Europe, with its new London office led by former Kirkland & Ellis corporate and capital markets associate Bridget Deiters.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jan 2019 No comments

Elevate’s Halebury acquisition: John Croft and Denise Nurse discuss customers, competition and how two + two = five

Acquisitive law company Elevate last week announced that it has bought senior flexible resource law firm Halebury. We caught up with Elevate’s president John Croft and Halebury’s co-founder Denise Nurse to find out about the key drivers for the acquisition; how the combined entity will benefit clients, and who Elevate now regards as competition.

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

Legaltech Accelerators: Slaughter and May; MDR LAB and LexisNexis announce updates

Slaughter and May today (15 January) announced that it has selected a new round of businesses to join its technology entrepreneurs programme, Fast Forward in a week that has seen announcements from Mishcon de Reya and LexisNexis about MDR LAB and the Legaltech Accelerator Programme respectively, with one startup in the latter programme having entirely revised their business model after a 12-week period.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Jan 2019 No comments

The changing role of the legal CISO

Freshfield’s Mark Walmsley (pictured) talks about what it takes to be a chief information security officer (CISO) as cybercrime soars, and on inspiring the next generation.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 15th Jan 2019 No comments