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LexisNexis and Janders Dean announce Legal Innovation Index 2017 winners

LexisNexis and Janders Dean have just announced the winners of the 2017 Legal Innovation Index, where data literacy was a common trend among winners that once again include Herbert Smith Freehills and Gilbert + Tobin, resulting in greater capacities for automation in knowledge sharing and access to legal resources.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st Aug 2017 at 7:01 am No comments

The ILTA Sessions: DocsCorp sees 30% revenue growth and talks product expansion

We continue our ILTA briefings with a quick-fire conversation with DocsCorp’s president and co-founder Dean Sappey. DocsCorp has 100 staff in offices across Sydney, London, Pittsburgh, Portland and Oregon. It has seen year-on-year revenue growth of 30% in the last five years (its year end is in June) and the focus this year is on building out the features in its existing products.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Aug 2017 at 11:44 am No comments

Startup Corner: INTELLLEX in focus

Applying machine learning to solve some of the problems of knowledge management, Singapore founded startup Intelllex is an online workspace for lawyers to conduct legal research, with its intelligent search engine handling unstructured and semi-structured data and giving lawyers the ability to curate, amalgamate and index legal data from disparate sources. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Aug 2017 at 9:02 am No comments

Bye bye kCura hello Relativity: kCura rebrands under flagship eDiscovery platform

kCura is to rebrand as Relativity, dropping the name it has traded under since being founded in 2001 for the better-known name of its flagship global eDiscovery platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Aug 2017 at 1:30 pm No comments

Innovation acceleration: A&O announces Fuse line-up and LexisNexis calls for next round of startups

Allen & Overy has confirmed the eight companies which will work in its tech innovation space Fuse – with RAVN Systems (now iManage) confirmed as one of those companies – as  LexisNexis yesterday (24 August) announced a call for a new round of applicants interested in participating in its second legal accelerator program in Silicon Valley.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Aug 2017 at 10:54 am 2 comments

LEVERTON makes double senior leadership promotion ahead of “significant growth”

AI-driven document extraction and management vendor LEVERTON has promoted Abhinav ‘Abe’ Somani to chief revenue officer and Richard Belgrave as head of Europe as the company, which counts Clifford Chance and Baker McKenzie as clients, anticipates “significant growth” on the Continent.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Aug 2017 at 10:31 am No comments

The ILTA sessions: LexisNexis talk Big Data

In our second ILTA briefing we caught up with Jeff Pfeifer, vice president of product management at LexisNexis, who discusses how big data is the challenge for lawyers today and how Lexis is rising to the challenge. Already in-house teams such as Apple and Microsoft are using analytics to drive change among their outside counsel and the adoption curve is notably widening in what Pfeifer describes as a “pivot” in the industry.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Aug 2017 at 11:34 am No comments

The ILTA sessions: Tikit talk forecasting in Carpe, integration with NetDocuments, and cloud complexities

In the first of a series of high level ILTA briefings, Legal IT Insider caught up with chief operating officer Simon Hill and development director Mark Garnish, who reveal that Tikit has developed a new two-way integration with NetDocuments; discuss the expense capture and forecasting functionality in the new version of Carpe Diem; and say that law firms are starting to realise the complexities involved in their vendors moving to the cloud and are beginning to ask some tough questions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Aug 2017 at 11:02 am No comments

Peppermint splits up cloud offering & signs iTrain as a training partner

Peppermint Technology will for the first time enable large law firms to take a modular approach to rolling out its cloud services, with new services including PeppCRM, PeppCase and PeppPMS able to integrate with existing law firm applications including back office practice management & accounts systems and document management systems.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Aug 2017 at 11:43 am No comments

Friday News Round-up with Opus 2 + Intapp + Epona

Opus 2 International has received a significant minority investment from Five Arrows Principal Investments, the corporate private equity business of Rothschild Merchant Banking which is the investment arm of Rothschild & Co.

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Aug 2017 at 11:28 am No comments

Workshare announces new collaboration with G Suite by Google Cloud

In a major announcement for Workshare, the London-headquartered document comparison and review provider will today (16 August) at ILTA announce a brand new collaboration with G Suite by Google Cloud, which will see part of its Compare Everywhere solution integrated with Google’s suite of intelligent apps  to deliver fast and accurate file comparison. In a further announcement, Compare Everywhere will be embedded within HighQ Collaborate, as it moves to help users access Workshare’s comparison tools without leaving third party providers’ platforms.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Aug 2017 at 11:00 am No comments

ILTACON17 – Day one news and views

ILTA day one is over and we’ve predictably been inundated with wins and deals and people move announcements which we bring you here in bite size form. There’s also some news here that you won’t hear (yet) elsewhere.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Aug 2017 at 3:05 pm No comments

reallymoving acquires comparison site TheLawSuperstore

Property services comparison site reallymoving.com has acquired the TheLawSuperstore.co.uk – the UK’s first full service comparison website for legal services – from Winn Holdings Ltd, the parent company of personal injury firm Winn Solicitors. TheLawSuperstore was launched in August 2016 to make it easier for personal and business consumers to compare and select legal services from across the UK.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Aug 2017 at 11:10 am No comments

Cybersecurity: Corrs Cyber launched amid rising attacks

Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has today launched Corrs Cyber, Australia’s first multidisciplinary cyber security team to defend Australian businesses from cyber-attacks. Corrs Cyber provides businesses with unparalleled access to a combined team of data breach management specialists, including legal advisors, IT forensic investigation specialists, cyber risk, incident response consultants, and crisis and reputation management services.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Aug 2017 at 9:38 am 1 comment

K1 acquires Litera and Sackett Group to add to Microsystems and XRef stable

Off the back of its acquisition of Microsystems and XRef in September 2016, Los Angeles-headquartered private equity house K1 has acquired Litera and the Sackett Group in a move that will significantly shake up the document creation and review market.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Aug 2017 at 2:00 pm 2 comments
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