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ICO legal sector data breach reports surge by 112% in two years

Back to school and we kick off with the cheery news that legal sector data security incidents as reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office have risen by a significantly above average 112% in two years, with the justice sector up 128%. Human error (as opposed to a cyber incident) accounted for the vast majority of incidents, led by data being emailed to the wrong recipient.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Sep 2018 at 11:07 am No comments

Updated: RPC’s director of infrastructure Julie Berry moves to UK top 20 accountant Saffery Champness as a partner

RPC’s longstanding director of infrastructure Julie Berry has left to join chartered accountant Saffery Champness as IT partner after 27 years at the UK top 50 law firm.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Sep 2018 at 7:41 am 2 comments

Trending: Gareth Thomas joins OnePlace as VP of sales for EMEA

Having recently lost sales director Guy Phillips to NetDocuments,  Salesforce-based CRM provider OnePlace has hired iManage RAVN sales director Gareth Thomas as its regional vice president of sales, EMEA to lead its growth plans in […]

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Sep 2018 at 7:40 pm 2 comments

Profile: Jamie Whalebone, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at the start of the year created a centralised legal operations team led by Jamie Whalebone. Here he talks to editor Caroline Hill about his role, the role of the new team and their toolbox.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Sep 2018 at 9:53 am No comments

$10m funding injection: Apperio’s founder talks strategy, new London HQ, and doubling the team

London-based legaltech startup Apperio this week secured a $10m (£7.5m) series A funding round led by Revolut-backer Draper Esprit. Founder and CEO Nicholas d’Adhemar tells us about the strategy and plans behind the funding.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st Aug 2018 at 10:44 am No comments

A bridge between strategy and tech: Julian Tsisin on his new role at Seal Software

Fresh from its $30m funding injection led by Toba Capital, contract discovery and analytics provider Seal Software in July appointed Google’s respected legal ops lead Julian Tsisin to help expand its offering in the legal sector. We caught up with Tsisin at ILTA in Washington to find out a bit more about his role.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Aug 2018 at 1:47 pm No comments

Legal tech win: The John Lewis Partnership selects Lexis Draft

In a big win for LexisNexis, the John Lewis Partnership legal team has selected Lexis Draft as its preferred solution for legal drafting and proofreading.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Aug 2018 at 10:26 am No comments

EDZ Systems launches data consolidation platform Intelligent RMS

As the summer hols start to feel like they’ve gone on forever, this week we will be highlighting a number of releases that jump out and this is one. EDZ Systems has announced the launch of Intelligent RMS, a software solution designed to make law firms and corporate legal departments more informed, adaptable and strategic by bringing together all of their data on one intelligent platform. One former AmLaw CFO says: “In 20 years I haven’t seen such a valuable solution.”

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Aug 2018 at 9:47 am 2 comments

BigLaw “may not be able to access O365 for years”

Big law firms could be years away from a full move to Microsoft Office 365 – despite the fact that much of Microsoft’s investment is focussed on its cloud-hosted suite of services and that most BigLaw firms have the move on their roadmap – because Microsoft is continuing to refuse to hand over the encryption keys.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Aug 2018 at 8:12 am 2 comments

UK and US Wins & Deals round up: Aderant, Elite, OpenText, SOS, HighQ and more

Here are the recent wins and deals you need to know about including the Howard Kennedy PMS debacle and we also bring you details of the first residents of Barclays Lawtech Eagle Lab and a partnership between Dentons NextLaw Lab and pro bono platform Paladin.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Aug 2018 at 12:29 pm No comments

ILTACON 2018 Awards: iManage and Freshfields innovation consultant Shawn Curran among the winners

ILTA last night unveiled the winners of its 2018 ILTA Distinguished Peer Awards and for the second year running named iManage as its most innovative solutions provider of the year. Here are the winners and the criteria for their selection.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Aug 2018 at 2:29 pm No comments

Legal tech win: Zero goes live with Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, and Bentley

You’ll recall that we recently gave a glowing review to new machine learning backed email management company Zero, which we can now reveal has won California law firm Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, and Bentley PC as a client.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Aug 2018 at 8:43 pm No comments

HighQ partners with Kira on official launch of its AI Hub

We first flagged in February that this was likely to happen, and today (21 August) HighQ formally announced that it has partnered with Kira on the launch of its AI Hub, which aims to be the platform and natural interface for multiple machine learning engines.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Aug 2018 at 5:01 pm No comments

Litera Microsystems Changing Lawyer Awards – the winners

The winners of the inaugural Litera Microsystems Changing Lawyer Awards were announced this morning (21 August) and here they are together with Litera’s summary as to why they won.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Aug 2018 at 3:52 pm No comments

Electronic signatures are valid says UK Government’s legal experts

Despite getting the green light from the Law Society in 2016, nervousness has remained around the use of eSignatures but today (21 August) the Law Commission confirmed that eSignatures can be used to sign formal legal contracts under English Law in a move that may speed up adoption.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Aug 2018 at 3:09 pm No comments