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March issue of Insider out now

The March issue (no.196) of the Legal Technology Insider newsletter is out now. The digital edition has already been distributed and the print edition will be hitting desktops from this Thursday. If you haven't received […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Mar 2007 at 9:35 am No comments

CS Group goes private for £100m

The Computer Software Group plc  (CS Group – which last year bought the legal suppliers Aim, Laserform and Videss) is about to delist from the AIM market as a result of a refinancing deal that […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Mar 2007 at 12:24 pm No comments

LexisNexis hacker jailed

The South Florida Business Journal reports that 20-year-old hacker Justin Perras, of New Bedford in Massachusetts, has been jailed for a year after pleading guilty to conspiring to commit computer fraud and identity theft. Perras […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 9th Mar 2007 at 10:42 am No comments

High Street firms are failing to check client identities

High street law firms are leaving themselves wide open to money launderers, according to new research carried out by conveyancing case management software provider Conveyance Link. Despite the well publicised increase in identity fraud in the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Mar 2007 at 10:25 am 4 comments

Elite announce 30 + new wins for 3E

More than 30 law firms across the globe have adopted Elite 3E from Thomson Elite as their next-generation financial and practice management software, with 12 firms signing up within the past three months across the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Feb 2007 at 2:56 pm No comments

Alan Rich leaves Thomson Elite next week

Alan Rich, one of the founders of the accounts & billing systems specialist Elite (now Thomson Elite) is to leave the company he helped create nearly 20 years ago. The official statement from Thomson Elite […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Feb 2007 at 10:48 pm 1 comment

Law Society says HIPs will cause chaos

Yesterday’s announcement by the DCLG shows an unconvincing last-minute attempt to save HIPs, says the English Law Society. Paul Marsh, Law Society Deputy Vice President, says: “The Government’s ill- thought out plans will leave the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Jan 2007 at 7:00 pm No comments

Correction – Quill still in the Law Society Guide

There is a mistake in the latest Insider, which reports that Quill Computers is not featured with the 2007 edition of the Law Society's Software Solutions Guide. In fact Quill's PinPoint accounts bureau service is […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Jan 2007 at 6:57 pm No comments

Have you got the (legal) IT Factor?

With wall-to-wall reality TV on the box, we thought we’d organise our own hommage to the genre, the snappily titled I'm a Legal Technology Celebrity, get me out of the Big Brother House because I […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Jan 2007 at 10:33 am No comments

Vin Murria wins UK legal technology award

One year ago nobody in the legal market had heard of her yet this Thursday night (25th January) – at the Legal Technology Awards ceremony in London – Vin Murria, the chief executive of the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 25th Jan 2007 at 8:49 pm 2 comments

Make business process costs your mantra ?

Civica plc says that local government should place greater emphasis on streamlining overall business-process costs rather than taking a more narrow view of reducing ICT expenditure ahead of anticipated tougher targets in the 2007 spending […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jan 2007 at 12:54 pm No comments

Environmental legal advice line launched

The UK's first national environmental legal advice line was launched by Friends of the Earth today (Wednesday 24 January). The free phone service has been set up by the organisation's Rights & Justice Centre, which […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jan 2007 at 10:52 am No comments

Workshare secure $23m in funding

Workshare has secured US$23 million in Series B funding from US-based Steelpoint Capital Partners, Intel Capital and London-based Quester. This capital infusion positions Workshare to extend its reach worldwide by investing in acquisitions, new markets […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Jan 2007 at 10:27 am No comments

German firm selects Aderant

The German law firm Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has selected the Aderant Expert practice management systems to manage its global operations. The Cologne-based firm will deploy Aderant Expert to its 220 lawyers and consultants throughout its […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jan 2007 at 5:08 pm No comments

Recommind adds e-discovery to MindServer

Recommind has announced details of the next generation of its flagship MindServer platform. Called MindServer 5.0, it features new e-discovery functionality that enables firms to quickly and easily locate electronically stored information (ESI) that must […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jan 2007 at 2:30 pm No comments