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ALTA Demo Day: Go Aussie!

Australia is a small but sophisticated legal market. This makes it perfect for development and testing of an idea. It is less ideal for establishing a community of LegalTech companies. Until now, says Jodie Baker, CEO and founder of Xakia Technologies.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 27th Feb 2018 at 8:41 am 1 comment

Dawn Raids? There’s an App for that! Clifford Chance launch new free app

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance today launches a Dawn Raids App, a mobile application that provides clients experiencing a raid with real-time, step-by-step guidance on their rights and obligations, as well as instant access to Clifford Chance’s specialists to receive immediate advice.

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Feb 2018 at 5:02 pm No comments

iManage awards ‘Cloud Evangelist and Deployment Pioneer’ accolade to Ascertus

iManage has awarded Ascertus Limited the accolade of ‘Cloud Evangelist & Deployment Pioneer’ for 2017 in EMEA. Ascertus beat stiff competition from iManage partners across the region to win this title.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 26th Feb 2018 at 2:18 pm No comments

Horwich Farrelly appoints tech expert Chris Jekiel to launch biggest ever change programme

Horwich Farrelly, a leading specialist insurance industry law firm, has appointed technology expert, Chris Jekiel as IT Director.

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Feb 2018 at 10:15 am No comments

Legal tech partnerships: Iridium Technology teams up with Solex to bring BI to offshore firms

Now here is a partnership that needs investigating more fully: BI solutions provider Iridium Technology has entered into a new partnership with Solex, a consultancy and technology services company based in the Cayman Islands, to bring leading BI solutions to offshore firms.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Feb 2018 at 12:14 pm No comments

Updated: LEVERTON’s deep learning tech accelerates German real estate deal for Freshfields as relationship grows

In a good example of a specific client deal using AI-backed data extraction, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Munich has leveraged the deep learning technology of German-founded extraction and document management vendor LEVERTON for an accelerated real estate transaction for leading German investment company Conren Land AG. Plus we bring you details of a key LEVERTON product update – presenting structured data in lawyer-friendly Word instead of Excel.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Feb 2018 at 7:35 am No comments

Exclusive: It’s official, Hogan Lovells signs with NetDocuments

In a major milestone for NetDocuments and cloud technology adoption 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.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Feb 2018 at 3:46 pm No comments

Breaking: Matt Crocker to take over as CEO of Phoenix as Jason Petrucci exits legal

Information management and legal IT specialist Phoenix Business Solutions will shortly announce that global sales director Mathew Crocker has been appointed as CEO following the board’s acceptance of Jason Petrucci’s resignation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Feb 2018 at 11:30 am No comments

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

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?

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Feb 2018 at 8:15 am No comments

Shire’s legal strategy head Claire Debney leads tech transformation programme

FTSE 100 biopharmaceutical company Shire, led by director of legal strategy Claire Debney and legal strategy manager Ama Zbarcea, has conducted an extensive sandbox exercise to engage its staff in the selection of a contract management system, as part of a much wider technologyled transformation programme.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Feb 2018 at 10:27 am No comments

Cybersecurity Comment: Risking a Meltdown? Dealing with the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities present some unique issues for cloud services. Whether cloud service providers are acting in as a data controller or a data processor, they will likely be obliged to consider patching affected systems.

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Feb 2018 at 2:23 pm No comments

R3 launches Corda blockchain center of excellence to collaborate with law firms

Financial blockchain coalition R3 has launched the Legal Center of Excellence (LCoE): a platform to help educate and collaborate with the legal global community on blockchain technology. Ten law firms have joined the LCoE, including Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Crowell & Moring, Fasken, Holland & Knight, Perkins Coie, Shearman & Sterling, Stroock, and White & Case.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Feb 2018 at 11:32 am 1 comment

Getting the band back together: Foundation Software Group hires Sidley’s CMO Barry Solomon as president

Barry Solomon, the chief marketing officer of US giant Sidley Austin, is joining Foundation Software Group as president, effective immediately, as the Colorado-headquartered experience management vendor ‘gets the Interface Software band back together.’

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Feb 2018 at 11:30 am No comments

Clayton Utz selects Intapp for strategic client on-boarding and risk management

Leading Australian law firm Clayton Utz has selected Intapp’s cloud-based business acceptance solution as part of its risk management and AML/KYC compliance programs, we can reveal. The firm will be deploying the Intapp professional services platform in […]

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Feb 2018 at 5:00 pm No comments

Exclusive: Kennedys blockchain white paper – Reinventing insurance for the mobile generation

Kennedys is fast distinguishing itself as a law firm leader when it comes to blockchain. In this white paper, sent first to Legal IT Insider in the legal sector, the UK top 40 firm looks at how blockchain technology offers the potential to break down many of the structural issues that have created frictions and a lack of trust in insurance markets and gives examples of its current uses. The paper is packed with useful information from basic explanations around blockchain, to how how it can solve privacy issues, and it highlights some of the innovations taking place in the insurance sector that are relevant whether you work in the sector or not.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Feb 2018 at 11:20 am No comments
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