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ServiceNow to acquire natural language query tech of FriendlyData

Enterprise cloud service management company ServiceNow, which counts US global law firm Latham & Watkins among its clients, has agreed to acquire the natural language query technology of two-year old San Francisco startup FriendlyData, which will make it easier for non-technical users of the Now Platform to ask questions in plain English.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Oct 2018 No comments

A&O welcomes the FCA, Bank of England and cohort of major banks to Fuse as part of regtech pilot

There’s nothing like keeping your clients close and Allen & Overy’s tech accelerator Fuse has again given it the opportunity to do just that, as it welcomes the Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of England and a cohort of leading banks into its City premises as part of a regtech pilot.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Oct 2018 No comments

BT appoints head of legal governance systems and change to drive internal tech strategy

David Griffin has joined BT as head of legal governance systems and change, reporting to Chris Fowler, who in July this year took up the role of BT’s general counsel for technology and transformation, as BT legal looks set to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to delivering its services.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Oct 2018 No comments

Updated: Law Society of England & Wales officially endorses Clio in cloud first

The Law Society of England and Wales’ official endorsement of Eclipse Legal Systems at the start of 2015 caused significant upset among its competitors but we suspect this time it will be Eclipse’s nose that’s put out of joint as today (9 October) Canada-headquartered cloud case and practice management provider Clio receives a significant boost by becoming the first completely cloud-based legal case management solution to earn the endorsement of the Law Society.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Oct 2018 No comments

Macfarlanes IT director to run half marathon in full ice hockey kit – help!

Macfarlanes IT director Andrew Powell will on 14 October run the Royal Parks Half Marathon in full ice hockey kit to raise money for Action for Children and also the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. UK children’s charity Action for Children is also Legal IT Insider’s elected charity and does the most incredible work protecting vulnerable and neglected young people. Here’s how you get behind Andrew, he’ll need your support.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Oct 2018 No comments

Real estate tech: Mishcon and Kira announce collaboration

We’ve flagged before some of the innovative work that Mishcon is doing around document review and automation in the real estate space and today (8 October) the UK top 50 firm will announce that it is working with Kira Systems on building machine learning models for real estate transactions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Oct 2018 No comments

How to deal with mental health discrimination at work

October 10 2018 is World Mental Health Day which is designed to educate, raise awareness and remove the stigma of mental health. Hannah Parsons, principal associate solicitor at DAS Law, explains what people need to know if they feel they are being treated unfairly at work because of their mental health.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Oct 2018 No comments

FT Innovative Lawyers Awards: Allen & Overy wins most innovative law firm in Europe

In what was a very successful night for Magic Circle law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters, Allen & Overy last night (4 October) won the prized ‘most innovative law firm in Europe’ award at the FT Innovative Lawyers 2018, as A&O partner Jonathan Brayne also jointly won legal innovator of the year.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Oct 2018 No comments

12 heavyweight global firms back Reynen Court in launch of legal tech ‘App Store’

In a bid to create what is effectively a legal tech ‘App Store’ to help law firms deploy cloud-based computer applications without concerns over security and to help them rationalise costs, Reynen Court has launched a services automation platform with the input of 12 heavyweight firms co-chaired by Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Oct 2018 No comments

European tech: University of Luxembourg and Linklaters collaborate to develop EU RegTech compliance tool

The University of Luxembourg has entered what it describes as a first of its kind collaboration with Linklaters, with the two organisations working together to create a tool that will improve organisations’ ability to interpret and implement EU legislation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Oct 2018 No comments

Lexoo closes $4.4m Series A financing as it looks to grow global panel appointments

2014-founded online legal marketplace Lexoo has closed a $4.4M Series A financing round led by Earlybird and including Forward Partners (which led its funding round in 2015) and Ned Staple, general counsel at Zoopla Property Group, among others.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Oct 2018 No comments

Legal tech win: Skyscanner selects Juro’s contract management platform

In a big win for Juro, travel search comparison site and app Skyscanner will deploy its contract management solution globally following a proof of concept completed in August.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Oct 2018 No comments

Legatics secures £500k to expand deal management platform

2015-founded deal management platform Legatics has secured more than £500,000 in investment from a combination of angel investors and venture partners bringing the company’s post-money valuation to £3.14 million.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Oct 2018 No comments

Blurred lines: Luminance launches eDiscovery tool

In keeping with a drive among vendors to be able to offer both transactional and contentious document review capability, Luminance, which has since its launch in September 2016 grown its M&A client base to 118 customers in 39 countries, has released Luminance Discovery to assist lawyers in their investigations and eDiscovery work.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Oct 2018 No comments

Acquisitions Ahoy! as Tabs3 grows cloud offering with acquisition of US legal tech startup CosmoLex

Tabs3 Software, a leading provider of desktop legal practice management software, announced today that it has acquired CosmoLex, a leading provider of cloud legal practice management software. With the addition of CosmoLex, Tabs3 will serve over 100,000 legal professionals in the United States and Canada.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 3rd Oct 2018 No comments