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News from the Department of Stating the Bleedin’ Obvious… Majority of US law firms not prepared for GDPR says survey

A majority (90%) of U.S. law firms surveyed by Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions say data privacy and security are among their highest priorities. However, less than half (47%) feel fully prepared to address the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements that went into effect on May 25.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 8th Jun 2018 at 1:37 pm No comments

Osborne Clarke reports 15% UK revenue increase with tech highlighted as a key priority

Osborne Clarke has reported a 15% UK revenue increase and 14% internationally, as its cites investment in technology as a key strategic priority – including becoming the first EMEA firm to implement iManage with Microsoft Office 2016 and Windows.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Jun 2018 at 9:55 am No comments

Fraser Mayfield launches Clio rival

As we first revealed in the latest Orange Rag, Legal technology specialist Fraser Mayfield has launched a brand new cloud-based matter management solution called, which is based on Google Cloud and has data security at its heart.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Jun 2018 at 7:17 am No comments

Legal Tech Double Win as Hunt & Coombs selects Tikit P4W and BigHand

It’s a double win for Tikit and BigHand as Peterborough-headquartered law firm Hunt & Coombs selects case management system P4W and BigHand Digital Dictation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Jun 2018 at 4:34 pm No comments

Let’s talk about mental health: The MindCycle Tour

Rob Stephenson, the brother of our sales director Jeremy Stephenson, is a cyclist, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a teammate, a coach, a chartered accountant and a successful entrepreneur.  He is also bipolar. In order to help end the stigma around mental ill-health in the workplace, he is raising money by riding the entire Tour de France route – on a smart trainer in offices across the UK. And he needs your help.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Jun 2018 at 7:32 am 1 comment

Converge TS appoints former PwC director as new CFO

Following the injection of private equity funding this year, Converge Technology Specialists has continued to build out its c-suite with the heavyweight hire of former PwC corporate finance director David Byrne as the company’s chief financial officer.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Jun 2018 at 1:53 pm No comments

“It’s the beginning of our journey”: Uni of Manchester teams up with Freshfields to launch legal tech module

Legal IT Insider speaks to Professor Claire McGourlay, who is driving the inclusion of legal tech at the University of Manchester School of Law, about the new module and other initiatives that put Manchester ahead of many if not most of its UK competitors. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Jun 2018 at 6:45 am No comments

Australia 2018: the women flexing their legal know-how

If you haven’t already read this article in the FT by RSG Consulting partner Yasmin Lambert it’s well worth a read. Lambert, who says that a new wave of female leaders and innovators is transforming the Australian legal sector, identifies five women who are combining law and technology to create new opportunities for their businesses and the next generation. It’s exciting timing as we embark this week on our own research around diversity in the Australian legal tech sector. If you’re not already in the diary please contact us.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Jun 2018 at 2:51 pm No comments

Updated: Cripps appoints Jo Owen to newly-created CIO role

Our congratulations goes out to Jo Owen who has been promoted from operations director to the newly created role of CIO at Cripps, as the Kent practice carves out a dedicated IT function.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Jun 2018 at 5:46 am 1 comment

Thomson Reuters management restructure sees new head of legal

Thomson Reuters has restructured its senior management, appointing as co-chief operating officers Brian Peccarelli, who takes over as head of legal professionals, and Neil Masterson, with four senior execs set to leave including president of legal, Susan Taylor Martin.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Jun 2018 at 2:36 pm No comments

K&L Gates blockchain provider Chainvine raises £2.5m in Series A funding

Chainvine, the UK-headquartered blockchain developer used by K&L Gates for its internal blockchain initiatives, has raised £2.5m/$3.3m in its Series A fundraising. The fundraising was led by Chester-based fund Deepbridge Capital.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Jun 2018 at 1:45 pm No comments

Lexis partners with Australian Human Rights Commission in landmark tech threat inquiry

LexisNexis is supporting the Australian Human Rights Commission as a project partner in a landmark inquiry into the challenges to our rights and freedoms presented by technologies such as artificial intelligence, social media, and big data.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Jun 2018 at 5:16 am No comments

Legal tech deal: easy convey buys search company Finlay Associates

Having been acquired outright by Dye & Durham at the end of last year, UK-based e-conveyancing provider easy convey announces today (1 June) that it has acquired 100% of conveyancing search company Finlay Associates.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Jun 2018 at 8:54 am No comments

Elite EMEA sales head Peter Gill to join Converge TS

Thomson Reuters Elite’s EMEA sales head Peter Gill is to join Converge Technology Specialists (Converge TS) as chief commercial officer, we can reveal, as the dedicated legal cloud provider builds up its c-suite in preparation for the next phase of its growth.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st May 2018 at 11:27 am No comments

David Lumsden to take over as Enable CEO

For those with a long legal tech memory, history is just about to repeat itself, when David Lumsden, who was chief executive of RAVN Systems until its acquisition by iManage, takes over as CEO of Enable Business Solutions from founder Liam Flanagan in July. Flanagan, who retains majority ownership, will take on the role of head of business development and innovation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st May 2018 at 9:23 am No comments
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