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The Insider celebrates its 310th birthday – February issue here now – and free to read

Added on the 22nd Feb 2018 at 8:15 am
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In this issue:

Exclusive: It’s official, Hogan Lovells signs with NetDocuments
In a major milestone for NetDocuments and cloud technology as a whole, we can confirm publicly for the first time that global top 10 law firm Hogan Lovells has signed up with the Utah-headquartered software-as-a-service document, email management and collaboration software vendor, swapping out its legacy OpenText and iManage document management systems.

Wedlake Bell selects 3E in LexisOne U-turn
We’re all about the core systems this month, as, hot off the press from Thomson Reuters Elite’s Vantage user conference comes the news that Wedlake Bell will transition from Envision to 3E – hang on, didn’t Wedlake Bell announce to some fanfare in 2014 that it had selected LexisNexis’ enterprise resource management system LexisOne?

Exclusive: Taylor Vinters signs up to the iManage Cloud
Yes, document management is still very much dominating the headlines and this time its Taylor Vinters, which has confirmed to us that it is moving to the iManage Cloud.

Case management in the spotlight
On the subject of core systems reviews, DWF is currently reviewing its case management systems and DAC Beachcroft plans to do so in the next 12 to 18 months, as BLM writes out FloSuite and achieves a pretty much bespoke CMS. And we bring you details of Maluma, a startup founded by former LexisNexis Visualfiles technical consultant David Hartley and architect Martin Reid – has begun winning business helping law firms to manage and leverage their data within protection policies and guidelines.

CheckRecipient rebrands to Tessian
We normally ignore rebrands like the plague but given the current popularity of next generation email security platform CheckRecipient and given that this is a no-messing about rebrand, we can reveal that after a year of triple digit growth, some major client wins, and a team expansion from seven to 40, CheckRecipient has rebranded to Tessian.

Saving money and improving lives: BLM’s head of analytics discusses the new LSE partnership
BLM in mid-February signed a two-year research and development partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in which the UK top 40 law firm’s in-house data analytics team will work with three LSE professors to develop new litigation risk management offerings for BLM customers. Legal IT Insider caught up with BLM’s head of analytics, Andrew Dunkley, to find out more about the new arrangement.

Aderant in double UK top 100 win
We are guilty of not giving enough profile to a recent double whammy win by Aderant, which has been a bit quiet lately but has won UK top 100 law firms Freeths and Turcan Connell, both of which have selected Aderant Expert for their legal practice and financial management software.

PLUS

In our ‘Thoughts from the Market’ section:

Stuart Clarke, Chief Technology Officer for Security & Intelligence, Nuix says that Data breaches are evolving – but so is our ability to investigate them.

Mark Adams, Regional VP, UK&I, Veeam argues that UK legal megafirms are on the up: 2018 must be about tech consolidation.

And Craig Matthews, CEO, Pracctice Ltd gives Law Firms a five-point GDPR plan to ensure compliance by 25 May 2018.

ALSO we have exclusive commentary from Integreon’s vice president of legal services, Vince Neicho, in ‘When TAR is Not Enough’, which looks at the countdown to the new English disclosure rule.

AND we take another look at DWF Ventures, where managing director and head of development, Jonathan Patterson says: “In the past you were either the incumbent business model and your prerogative was to improve it, or you were Silicon Valley and looking to come up with the next best thing. But interestingly and challengingly, you now have to do both. Our answer to that was Ventures.”

ISO 27001 accreditations: the recent converts
Thanks to those who followed up our story in the January Orange Rag – A year for ISO 27001: Phoenix achieves certification – with their own ISO accreditation news. We have the update here.

Legatics: A&O roll out and update
It has been a busy start to 2018 for Legatics, the intelligent deal platform which automates administrative work on large scale legal transactions and provides live visibility to all transaction parties as to the progress of their deals.

“100% growth year on year”: Kira Systems update
Kira has also had a busy 2018 so far, and we have some updates for you that so far only Kira customers will have heard about, including its latest growth stats.

PLUS we have a roundup of all the latest wins, deals and people moves and a recap of some our most popular stories in February.

PLUS here’s a flip-book version of the newsletter offering print, sharing, bookmarking and full-screen viewing capabilities. As it uses HTML5 rather than Flash, it is Android & iOS smartphone & tablet friendly.


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Our next issue (No #311 – March) will be out on Wednesday 28 March 2018

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