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IRIS – the empire* strikes back & takes Minster

It's been a good week for IRIS. Not only has LexisNexis acquired Axxia – so IRIS is no longer the sole topic of conversation within the industry – but it has also won the Minster […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Feb 2008 at 12:39 pm 22 comments

SOS respond to Axxia acquistion by LexisNexis

Following on from the acquisition of Axxia by LexisNexis – a deal that now makes Axxia and Visualfiles members of the same group, Michael Platt, the managing director on long-time Visualfiles partner SOS made the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Feb 2008 at 8:10 am 1 comment

The Axxia + Lexis deal

Here is the formal announcement re yesterday's acquisition of Axxia System by LexisNexis. We should have more information on Wednesday, including the reaction of SOS – who for the past couple of decades have been […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Feb 2008 at 5:54 pm No comments


One of the UK legal market's largest IT suppliers has just been acquired. Full details to follow, post embargo, later today. Finding out about their future plans could be one of the best reasons for […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Feb 2008 at 8:54 am No comments

The Legal Technology Awards Winners

Here are the full results for last week's Legal Technology Awards winners – all the categories and showing the runners-up as well. We managed to avoid last year's snafu – when we inadvertently announced the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 4th Feb 2008 at 7:53 pm 1 comment

Burges Salmon go with Elite 3E

Top 50 commercial law firm Burges Salmon has chosen Thomson Elite’s 3E as its new integrated practice and financial management system to replace its old Norwel PMS.Simon Russell, Finance Director at Burges Salmon, said the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 4th Feb 2008 at 7:10 pm No comments

Orange Rag traffic up 30%

Latest web traffic stats show that visitors to The Orange Rag blog increased by 30% during the six months to 31st January 2008, with last month (January) clocking up a record number of 13,000 distinct […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Feb 2008 at 10:34 am No comments

Think before you print

We are increasingly used to seeing messages at the foot of emails asking us whether it is really necessary to print out the email – but just how much paper do law firms waste? According […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 30th Jan 2008 at 8:12 am 2 comments

Software Solutions Guide – the winners & losers

The English Law Society formally launches the next edition of its annual Software Solutions Guide at the Legal IT Show in London in just under a fortnight's time. or those of you who can't wait, […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 25th Jan 2008 at 2:07 pm 4 comments

Your security leaks today

The latest security leak to emanate from HM Government comes courtesy of the Ministry of Justice (or whatever the Lord Chancellor's Department is called this week) and the Court Service. Apparently four CDs containing details […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jan 2008 at 8:50 am No comments

Successor to Vista coming early?

Last week Microsoft announced that support for Windows XP would end on 14th April 2009 – that's the day after Easter Monday so you can spend the bank holiday weekend upgrading to Vista. However today […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jan 2008 at 8:42 am No comments

E-Conveyancing revolution set to be called off

In the latest (January) edition of the Legal Technology Insider newsletter (which should be hitting most desktops later today) we report on the in-fighting between the Inland Revenue and the Land Registry over the future […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Jan 2008 at 11:20 am 1 comment

New desktop paradigm on the way from Pilgrim?

Later this week Pilgrim Systems is holding its annual user conference in Edinburgh where – according to Pilgrim director David Thorpe – the company will be “announcing a whole new paradigm for law firm software”. […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Jan 2008 at 10:03 am 8 comments

But the laptop was still working

Every year the Darwin Awards commemorate those people who improve the human gene pool by taking themselves out of it – usually in the most stupid way possible. As this blog is read by some […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jan 2008 at 8:10 am 5 comments

Everything ticketyboo say Tikit

The Tikit Group plc today reported on trading for the year ended 31st December 2007, as it enters its close period and ahead of the announcement of its preliminary results in March 2008. The statement […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Jan 2008 at 10:59 am 2 comments