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Ediscovery in Hong Kong: Dispelling some litigation & innovation myths

At a recent conference in Hong Kong, attendees were asked about how to improve the dispute resolution process for all parties. Data generated from a live, technology-enabled poll of the audience led to a thought-provoking discussion on the priorities and limitations to innovation in the dispute resolution process, specifically in Hong Kong.

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th May 2017 at 4:50 pm No comments

Adobe survey finds eSignatures still get the red light from consumers

In a new survey by Adobe Document Cloud, which has been heavily promoting its Adobe Sign eSignature capability, 86% of the UK general public said that signing documents by hand is hugely important in giving consent.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th May 2017 at 10:30 am No comments

Eclipse expands into Scotland with Drummond Miller win

Six-office Scottish solicitor and estate agent firm Drummond Miller has selected the Proclaim Practice Management system from Eclipse Legal Systems, in a win that will see the practice management system vendor adapt its workflows to accommodate legislative requirements in Scottish law.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th May 2017 at 6:08 am No comments

Osborne Clarke implements Intapp’s new experience management system

Osborne Clarke has implemented Intapp Open Experience, a new product for the Palo Alto company and one that, now out on general release, is billed as able to help law firms engage with clients in terms of understanding their big picture objectives, improving their business development and ability to cross-sell.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th May 2017 at 1:00 pm No comments

“Up and coming”: Tikit partners with Introhive

Tikit, now part of BT Group, has entered a strategic partnership with Introhive, a supplier of relationship intelligence software that helps law firms to automatically populate their client relationship management (CRM) system, which we revealed in April has been involved in final stage discussions with Howard Kennedy.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th May 2017 at 12:23 pm No comments

Cybersecurity: Phoenix enters strategic partnership with iboss

Having this month launched a new cybersecurity, compliance and information governance (CCIG) division, Phoenix Business Solutions has entered into a strategic partnership with iboss Cybersecurity whereby Phoenix has become the preferred supplier for iboss to the UK, and APAC legal sectors.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th May 2017 at 10:09 am No comments

Quotes from the startup market: Alex Dunsdon, co-founder The Bakery and partner in SAATCHiNVEST

Here Alex Dunsdon, co-founder of The Bakery, which helps large companies solve their challenges by developing new products and services with early stage tech companies, gives law firms a few home truths about their interactions with startups. Recent clients of the Bakery include the legal department of one of the Big Four accountants. SAATCHiNVEST is a fund that invests in new tech and is an investor in Farewill. First brought to you in the April newsletter wrapped up in our new startup directory, his observations may make your eyes water a little.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th May 2017 at 6:23 am No comments

In-house legal tech: LawGeex launches buyers’ guide for business

In a guide that will be welcomed by the in-house community both as a useful tech resource and as a further sign of their rapidly growing autonomy, LawGeex has today (16 May) launched The In-House Counsel’s LegalTech Buyers Guide – a free, downloadable guide that showcases more than 100 “must-know technology solutions” which solve the daily challenges faced by in-house lawyers.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th May 2017 at 3:00 pm No comments

kCura pushes green button on UK cloud as it builds London team

kCura has brought the UK launch of its SaaS eDiscovery platform RelativityOne forward to this year as it builds its London team, including hiring Duncan Morley from Millnet, which was acquired by Advanced Discovery in January.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th May 2017 at 10:45 am No comments

Guest post: Practical Steps to Cyber Security for Law Firms

In the wake of rising ransomware attacks and increased cyber activity, Mike Walker, chief technology officer of Peppermint Technology, sets out the “basic but important” practical steps you must take to minimise your vulnerability.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th May 2017 at 5:00 am No comments

Accelerating change at Mishcon: MDR LAB announces tech startup lineup

Following a lengthy selection process culminating in a one-day pitch in late April, Mishcon de Reya has chosen the six early-stage to growth startups that will participate in its new technology incubator MDR LAB for the next ten weeks and in which the top 40 firm may ultimately invest.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th May 2017 at 1:58 pm No comments

Perez-Llorca latest to sign up to Luminance

Leading Spanish independent firm Pérez-Llorca has become the latest law firm to sign up to machine learning-backed contract review tool Luminance, just days after a similar announcement from Iberian giant Uría Menéndez.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th May 2017 at 11:25 am No comments

iManage brings back Dan Dosen to run global cloud operations

Dan Dosen has returned to iManage to run the document management system vendor’s cloud operations globally, as iManage looks to build its cloud team.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th May 2017 at 7:09 am No comments

LawAdvisor to launch in the UK and take on Janders Dean investment

Australian legal tech startup LawAdvisor is set to launch in the UK and has secured the financial backing and support from legal management consultancy Janders Dean, taking total investment in the fledgling company to over $AUS1m.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th May 2017 at 12:18 pm No comments

Startup Corner: Avvoka in Focus

Describing itself colloquially as Google Docs for contracts, Avvoka is trying to move corporates away from the traditional drafting process in Microsoft Word and onto its SaaS contract creation platform, where its document assembly tools create first drafts using decision tree software. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th May 2017 at 6:36 am No comments
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