The Legal Geek Conference is back on Tuesday 17th October 2017, Shoreditch (London), please save the date in your calendar now! It is going to be twice as BIG and – according to organiser Jimmy Vestbirk – twice as AWESOME with over 1,000 attendees from around the world.
Online law firm tools are fast becoming a good indicator of the complexity of legislation and we have another MiFID II/MiFIR tool to report on this week, this time from Dentons, which has launched the very aptly named MiFID II Manager.
Is there life on Mars? Or at least a thriving law tech startup scene outside the M25? Yes says Encompass co-founder Roger Carson
Linklaters IT team and lawyers have collaborated to launch a home-grown AI-backed contract analysis and extraction tool in conjunction with London tech startup Eigen Technologies.
From today (8 March) we will be publishing a series of legal technology startup profiles that will form the basis of a dedicated digital supplement and networking opportunity with law firms. On top of some of the key vital statistics that can be surprisingly hard to track down, we’ll bring you details of the growth strategy, investment plans, new developments and challenges for some of the most exciting startups and scaleups in the market.
Here’s some interesting (and timely, in the wake of last week’s Amazon Web Services S3 outage) research data from InfoTrack and InPlace Solutions.
Machine learning-based contract review platform LawGeex has received $7m in Series A funding from a number of high profile investors including Japanese HR and information services company Recruit Holdings, the owner of Indeed.com. Previous investors Lool Ventures and LionBird also participated in this round, bringing LawGeex’s total funding to $9.5 million.
Nikec Solutions has formally launched Nikec Analytics, a reporting tool powered by visual analytics Gartner leader Qlik to help customers get the most out of their Copitrak cost recovery data.
The senior team behind RPC’s tech-led in-house consultancy arm RPC Perform is to move lock stock and barrel to leading UK eDiscovery provider Millnet – now part of Advanced Discovery – led by Julia Chain as newly-appointed UK managing director.
With the UK visibly trailing jurisdictions such as the US in its tech training for law students, BPP University Law School is launching a series of legal tech challenges to “spark innovation and entrepreneurship within its students.” We also bring you the latest news, updates and top stories from Simmons & Simmons, Dentons, Eclipse Legal Systems, TutorPro, Workshare, Wilson Legal Solutions, NetDocuments, The Link App and Ascertus.
The irascible Andy Stokes fears he is changing from a middle aged curmudgeon into an ‘AI’ evangelist…
Legal desktop app The Link App has received investment from Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund 4 in order to “take it to the next level.”
Clearlake Capital Group just announced that it has reached a definitive agreement in partnership with management to acquire NetDocuments (the Company), a provider of secure cloud-based document management, email management, and collaboration solutions to law firms and corporate legal and compliance departments. The Company will continue to be led by Matt Duncan, CEO, and Alvin Tedjamulia, CTO, who will both join the Board of Directors alongside Clearlake. Financial terms were not disclosed.
A new security barometer, carried out by office technology specialists, Altodigital, to better understand the impact of security breaches on UK business, has discovered almost one in five (18%) UK businesses has been targeted by hackers in the last 12 months, costing the economy a whopping £1.9 billion. Stats also suggest that 28% of the legal sector was targeted by hackers in 2016, with a cost to UK firms of £20 million.
Yerra’s director of eDiscovery consulting Will Wilkinson looks at the rise of eDiscovery to become the vast industry we now recognise today in which corporate legal teams are increasingly taking control. He asks and answers the question, who owns eDiscovery?