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June Legal Technology Insider out now

The June edition (No #210) of the Legal Technology Insider newsletter (the original Orange Rag) should have hit most physical and virtual desktops by now (OK, you guys in the US and Australia who take […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Jun 2008 at 8:18 am No comments

Sue Hall joins Linklaters from Baker Mack

Linklaters has appointed David McClune as Director of Marketing and Sue Hall as Director of Information Systems & Strategy (ISS).Hall  joins Linklaters in early October from Baker & McKenzie, where she has held the position […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 25th Jun 2008 at 1:17 pm No comments

Hayes aiming to be the highest IT director in the business?

We're always in favour of people doing something interesting for charity – particularly if it involves discomfort and life-threatening danger, so hats off to to Nathan Hayes (Head of Infrastructure & Technology at Osborne Clarke) […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 25th Jun 2008 at 9:15 am No comments

Two new webinars from the Insider

Legal Technology Insider editor Charles Christian is chairing two webinars over the course of next week. • The first is on digital dictation trends. WinScribe, in conjunction with The Insider, is hosting a free webinar […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jun 2008 at 8:50 am 3 comments

Recession – what recession? Oh, that recession.

The number of new businesses created in Britain was 70,000 fewer this financial year than in the previous 12 months – a fall of 16 per cent. Latest figures from corporate services company Jordans show […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jun 2008 at 7:30 am No comments

Readers poll – keep on dictating

The June issue of Legal Technology Insider is published later this week and one of the features it contains is the results of our latest Readers’ Poll. We asked whether digital dictation is a transitory, […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Jun 2008 at 11:27 am No comments

Navigation changes to OR interface

Bit of minor housekeeping to report – the 'recent comments' and 'search' boxes can now be found on the lefthand column.

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Jun 2008 at 6:37 pm No comments

Midgely Corner – the things PR agencies say

Today – if anyone cares – is Ladies Day at Royal Ascot (that's a series of races in which very small men steer big horses along a patch of grass somewhere near Bracknell). However it […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Jun 2008 at 8:32 am No comments

IRIS Legal make another acquisition – OPSIS

IRIS Software Group has announced the acquisition of OPSIS Limited. Headquartered in Dublin, OPSIS is a major provider of case management systems in Northern Ireland with a strong presence in the regional legal practice markets […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Jun 2008 at 9:24 am 8 comments

Informa and UBM talks off

Talks between Informa, best know in the UK legal market for the Islington Legal IT exhibition, the Turnberry Legal IT Forum and the nocturnally-challenging By Legal For Legal, has ended merger talks with United Business […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Jun 2008 at 8:36 am No comments

3E on time & on message at A&O

At an interview yesterday, Kim Massana – the senior V-P (Strategic Marketing & International) at Thomson Elite (more on that later) – told the Insider the company was fully aware of all the rumours being […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Jun 2008 at 7:00 am 14 comments

The Curse of the Bozo ISP strikes again

Once again our apologies to everyone who has been sent yet another copy of either our December 2007 or January 2008 issues of the Insider – this is not us going mad but our former […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Jun 2008 at 5:08 pm No comments

Something for the weekend #2

Two stories to mull over at the end of the week…• We've just been informed by someone 'who knows for a fact' (which means its totally unreliable) that the price LexisNexis paid for Visualfiles two […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Jun 2008 at 3:45 pm 2 comments

Recession – what recession ?

It's an old saw that the legal market is recession proof – in the sense that people may stop buying houses (which is bad news for property lawyers) but there is a corresponding increase in […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Jun 2008 at 8:03 am 1 comment

More mergers ahoy – FTI acquire Attenex

FTI Consulting Inc, a global player in the litigation support and case management market (its flagship product is Ringtail Legal and in 2006 it bought the UK lit support company 3G Consulting) last night announced […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Jun 2008 at 6:31 am No comments