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Wolters Kluwer faces social media backlash as malware incident sees it go offline

Legal and accountancy publishing and software provider Wolters Kluwer is facing a social media backlash over its perceived failure to communicate with customers after suffering a malware incident that has seen it take its platform offline.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th May 2019 No comments

HFW overhaul continues with appointment of first innovation partner

We speak to HFW’s managing partner, Jeremy Shebson, about the changes at the UK top 30 firm as it creates its first innovation committee.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th May 2019 No comments

Carey Olsen ‘on the Peppermint journey’ after successful CRM rollout

Carey Olsen says that it is ‘on the start of the Peppermint journey’ including looking at Peppermint’s practice management system and other offerings after a successful business development CRM solution implementation across its nine offices.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th May 2019 1 comment

A cool mil: Legaltech startups Josef and rfrnz raise seven figure seed financing

Melbourne-based legal tech start-up Josef has closed a $1m funding round. The seed investment was made by venture capital firm Jelix and angel investors including Kara Frederick, managing director of Tiger Financial Group and Ben Armstrong, previously a principal at Telstra Ventures. It comes as German AI driven legaltech start-up rfrnz has also received a seven-figure funding round.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 7th May 2019 No comments

F-LEX hires Sophie Gould as head of L&D

Legal technology provider, F-LEX has strengthened its management team with the appointment of well-known LexisNexis leader Sophie Gould as its new head of learning and development.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 7th May 2019 No comments

Am Law 50 firm Wilson Sonsini swaps out iManage for NetDocuments

Am Law top 50 law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati has swapped out its iManage document management system for NetDocuments, led by chief information officer Michael Lucas, who led the same move while at Akin Gump.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th May 2019 No comments

MDR LAB: The latest cohort is in

Who needs The Apprentice: six early stage companies, ranging from concept through to early revenue-stage, have joined the 10-week MDR LAB programme to work alongside Mishcon de Reya lawyers and other business experts from inside and outside of the firm.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th May 2019 No comments

Breaking news: Hg acquires Litera Microsystems

Hg has acquired Litera Microsystems from K1 Investment Management after a three-year period in which Litera is said to have tripled its revenue.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th May 2019 No comments

Phoenix grows up: A look at its marriage to Morae

For iManage, knowing that its biggest implementation partner was up for sale must have been an unnerving experience and it’s no wonder that Phoenix Business Solutions’ founder and CEO Mat Crocker tells us that he regarded the company’s acquisition this week by Morae Global Corporation as a marriage that needed iManage’s blessing. We speak to Crocker and Morae’s founder and CEO Shahzad Bashir about the union.

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

Kofax and Workshare to offer comparison and PDF products in joint solution

In a move that gives Workshare access to Kofax’s PDF creation technology and Kofax greater exposure to the legal market, the pair will now offer their comparison and PDF products in a joint solution. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2019 2 comments

Movers & Shakers: Clare Chalkley joins Integreon from Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance litigation support manager Clare Chalkley has joined Integreon as a senior director – legal services focusing on litigation support services and document review for law firms and corporate legal department clients.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2019 2 comments

Tikit launches independent product advisory board led by Janet Day

Tikit is launching an independent product advisory board headed by legal IT veteran Janet Day to help inform its IT strategy going forward, we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2019 3 comments

The April 2019 Legal IT Insider Newsletter – issue #322 – is out now

Welcome to the April edition of the Orange Rag – yes, we know it’s the 1st May but you are such fantastic people we thought we’d let you have the Easter holiday week off!

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st May 2019 No comments

Ascertus appoints Andrew Payne as head of professional services

Ascertus Limited has appointed former NetDocuments senior director for EMEA, Andrew Payne, as its head of professional services to lead the company’s project management and consulting teams as well as drive technical engagement across Ascertus’ product portfolio.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st May 2019 2 comments

BCLP talks Kira: Adoption, value, and the roll out to high volume work

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announced yesterday (25 April) that it is embedding Kira Systems’ data extraction tool within its high-volume work streams globally, but what does that mean? We asked innovation solutions director (EMEA) Nick Pryor how Kira is being used already in the firm, what adoption is like, and how use of the technology is being extended.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Apr 2019 No comments