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“This is the engine room”: Kennedys enters partnership with Cognitive Computer Services in India

Kennedys has entered into an exclusive partnership with India-headquartered IT developer Cognitive Computer Services (CCS) in order to help give it more bandwidth to pursue and develop innovative ideas.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Jul 2017 at 2:09 pm No comments

Guest post: Get your data right

In this post on data & legal engineering, Wavelength Law’s chief scientific officer, Dr Ben Gardner, discusses how utilising new data structures provides the foundations for legal engineering and transformational innovation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Jul 2017 at 7:11 am No comments

Potter Clarkson to move to iManage Cloud after Office 365 roll out

Leading intellectual property firm Potter Clarkson is working with Phoenix Business Solutions to move its document and information management infrastructure into the iManage Cloud, having recently migrated to Office 365.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Jul 2017 at 6:55 am No comments

“My hope was to raise enthusiasm”: The online courts hackathon wins hearts and minds

When Professor Richard Susskind first conceived of the idea of conducting a hackathon to help develop the new online courts system, his primary ambition was to raise awareness and enthusiasm among the legal technology community – and that has certainly been achieved.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Jul 2017 at 11:30 am 3 comments

BLM launches BLM Technovate

BLM has launched a new group called BLM Technovate, which has a ringfenced budget to identify and invest in innovative opportunities. The news comes as BLM in June announced the launch of a new data analytics offering to more accurately forecast and manage future insurance claims.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Jul 2017 at 8:07 am No comments

Luminance now integrates with HighQ

Hot off the back of the news that Kira Systems will soon be integrated with HighQ, rival Luminance has today (4 July) announced that its software is now fully integrated with the collaboration and data room platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Jul 2017 at 7:55 am No comments

Legal IT News: All the latest wins, deals and products launches

Catch up on all the news and commentary of the past seven days including analysis of the global cyber attack that has seen DLA Piper go off the grid and iManage’s significant win of Allen & Overy as an iManage Work client.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Jul 2017 at 7:17 am No comments

Tikit bolsters EMEA consultancy arm with hire of Tayo Awere

Tikit has bolstered its EMEA consultancy arm with the hire of Tayo Awere as a lead consultant to focus on NetDocuments and Carpe Diem. Awere was previously at Phoenix Business Solutions, an iManage partner, and and has over eight years of industry experience.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Jul 2017 at 7:00 am No comments

The ‘not Petya’ global cyber attack: What we know and the key steps to take

Here Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks, tells us what is known so far about the recent global cyberattack that was disguised as ransomware and has affected DLA Piper among thousands of other major corporates. Groucutt explains how the virus – disguised as ransomware – is in fact a wiper designed to damage data; how companies may have become infected; whether infection is a sign of organisational failure; and what steps law firms must take to protect themselves. Here’s a clue – back up.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Jun 2017 at 2:22 pm No comments

Startup corner: Fliplet in focus

Fliplet is a user-friendly platform for law firms to create apps, including accessing a suite of pre-built apps that can be adapted for the likes of law firm events, client support or crisis management. Founded in 2013, Fliplet initially thought its target audience would be small law firms. Then along came Sky.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Jun 2017 at 7:47 am No comments

John Hunter appointed IT Director of CoE

John Hunter former Head of IT of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was recently appointed IT Director of the Council of Europe (CoE). The CoE is the sister organisation of the ECHR defending Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. It has over 2500 staff members and offices throughout Europe and collaborates with over 5000 external users (see ).

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Jun 2017 at 2:17 pm No comments

Vince Neicho joins Integreon

Allen & Overy’s respected litigation support senior manager Vince Neicho has joined Integreon as a legal solutions consultant for clients in the UK and globally.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Jun 2017 at 9:28 am No comments

The June issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now

TOP STORIES INCLUDE: Allen & Overy signs up with iManage + HighQ hires, losses, lessons learned + Data security: Lessons from Foley’s insider trading case + Saturated with AI news? So are we, but we bring you two must-read reports from Slaughter and May and McKinsey.

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Jun 2017 at 2:38 pm No comments

Allen & Overy signs up with iManage

In a major win for iManage, magic circle giant Allen & Overy has selected iManage Work document and email management system to replace its legacy OpenText DMS after a year of intensive trials and having previously road-tested cloud-based competitor NetDocuments.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Jun 2017 at 11:08 am 1 comment

DLA struck as part of global ransomware attack

Some of DLA Piper’s core systems were this afternoon taken out by a major cyber attack that the BBC and other mainstream media channels are reporting has caused chaos among companies across the globe.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 27th Jun 2017 at 6:00 pm No comments
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