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UK legal tech wins: Reynolds Parry signs up to SOS Connect after LawNet poll

High Wycombe law firm Reynolds Parry Jones LLP Solicitors has signed up to integrated practice and matter management system SOS Connect from Solicitors Own Software after canvassing the views of fellow members of national legal network LawNet.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Apr 2018 at 2:41 pm No comments

Competing for the in-house legal coin: ABBYY launches text analytics for contracts

The corporate world gained another machine learning-backed contract analytics provider last week as OCR and text scanning software company ABBYY launched ABBYY Text Analytics for Contracts, a managed service to discover insights from contracts and leases.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Apr 2018 at 8:55 am No comments

David Lumsden leaves RAVN/iManage in pursuit of larger role

Many will say that the only surprise is that he was there this long, but David Lumsden is leaving RAVN Systems following its acquisition by iManage in May 2017, as he looks for a more influential role in an entrepreneurial company.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 27th Apr 2018 at 7:33 am No comments

From Fear, through Hype to Substantive Benefit: Legal tech shines at CLOC

David Gingell, chief marketing officer at Seal Software brings you his insights into CLOC’s Las Vegas institute: one of the hottest events of the 2018 legal tech calendar.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Apr 2018 at 12:12 pm No comments

Exclusive: DACB begins iManage Cloud roll out in South America

DAC Beachcroft is moving to the iManage Cloud in its South American offices, we can reveal, in a staggered approach that will also see the UK Top 20 law firm deploy iManage Work in the cloud as new offices open, as the firm executes on its cloud-first strategy put in place by IT director David Aird two years ago.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Apr 2018 at 8:38 am No comments

April Legal IT Insider out now – and free to read

SharePoint triumphs – All change at Peppermint – Major DMS & PMS swap outs – the inside skinny on Contract Analysis software – And is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a lawyer-data scientist hybrid! WTF?!?

Added by Charles Christian on the 25th Apr 2018 at 12:39 pm No comments

Neota and Kira among A&O Fuse’s latest cohort

Allen & Overy has confirmed the second cohort of companies selected for tech innovation space Fuse, which includes established vendors Neota Logic and Kira Systems and has a strong emphasis on AI. From May, five new companies will move into the space to join three companies from the first cohort – Avvoka, Legatics and Nivaura – who are staying on.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Apr 2018 at 11:44 am No comments

Reed Smith launches legal tech subsidiary GravityStack

And it’s more big news for Reed Smith, which has announced the launch of GravityStack, a US subsidiary to house the solutions and products it already licenses out as well as provide legal technology and systems “counselling” and managed solutions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Apr 2018 at 9:32 am No comments

Ediscovery consolidation: HaystackID makes it a double acquisition

HaystackID, a specialized eDiscovery services firm, today announced it has acquired Inspired Review, a managed review services company AND Envision Discovery, a leading eDiscovery and managed services company. The company also announced the formation of Haystack Holdings, a private-equity backed holding company, via a significant investment from management, Knox Capital, ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity, and Maranon Capital LP.

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Apr 2018 at 4:03 pm No comments

UK law colleges listen up: Reed Smith launches legal tech summer placement programme

With the majority of law colleges in the UK still visibly failing to provide meaningful legal technology training, Reed Smith may just have an answer, launching a Legal Technology Summer Associate Programme across its Chicago, London and Pittsburgh offices.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Apr 2018 at 2:32 pm No comments

Consilio and Advanced Discovery merger: the analysis

We caught up with Consilio’s CEO Andy Macdonald and managing director Drew Macaulay to get the low down on its combination with Advanced Discovery, as lead ED commentator Andrew Haslam says this is a merger with much to recommend it and little obvious overlap.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Apr 2018 at 10:17 am No comments

Legal tech acquisition: Mitratech buys ThinkSmart

Mitratech has acquired ThinkSmart LLC, creating an end-to-end platform designed to transform legal operations into a center of innovation and excellence. With the addition of ThinkSmart and the ThinkSmart Automation Platform (TAP), Mitratech’s TeamConnect platform can now bring people, processes, and information together, by leveraging TAP’s easy-to-use workflow automation engine to extend TeamConnect’s reach across the entire enterprise.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Apr 2018 at 4:15 pm No comments

Turbo charging London’s law-tech ecosystem: Barclays launches start-up and scale-up incubator

In a bid to turbo charge London’s law-tech ecosystem Barclays today (23 April) launched a new law-tech incubator in partnership with the Law Society. The venture is backed by major law firms including Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; and Baker McKenzie as well as Legal Geek and leading universities UCL and The University of Liverpool.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Apr 2018 at 11:27 am No comments

CLOC and LawGeex release The Anatomy of a Director of Legal Operations

With CLOC’s Las Vegas institute now in full swing you can expect a fair amount of legal operations related news, kicked off by a piece of LinkedIn-based research and a useful infographic produced by CLOC – ok, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium – and contract review automation provider LawGeex, which you will recall we just wrote about thanks to their enormous $12m latest funding round.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Apr 2018 at 5:33 am No comments

Enable wins Stibbe as first client in mainland Europe

As we first revealed in the March edition of the Orange Rag, Enable Business Solutions has won its first client in mainland Europe: Stibbe has signed up to both Word-based legal pitch solution PitchPerfect and ExperienceManager, as Enable expands its global presence, led by firms in the United States.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 20th Apr 2018 at 10:06 am No comments
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