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Hammonds Direct up for sale?

The Lawyer magazine is reporting that the Hammonds Direct bulk conveyancing business is in discussion with potential buyers to buy the operation as a going concern but failing that could enter administration. The Hammonds' law […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Jan 2009 at 12:49 pm 9 comments

And in his spare time…

A few people have been asking if Orange Rag editor Charles Christian will be attending the Legal IT exhibition in Islington next month? The answer is 'no' – he'll be in New York for LegalTech. […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Jan 2009 at 5:06 pm No comments

Something for the weekend – a little quiz

Here's a simple quiz for the weekend? What is the legal IT-related connection between the building on the left of this picture – No.167 – and the passage to its immediate right? Post your answers […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jan 2009 at 5:05 pm 4 comments

And then there were 10

Contrary to earlier reports, the English Law Society's latest 2009 edition of its Software Suppliers Guide will only carry 10 vendors this year. They are, in alphabetical order…AlphaLaw (now part of the IRIS group)Cognito Software […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jan 2009 at 9:37 am No comments

January edition of American Legal Technology Insider out now

The 6th issue – January 2009 – of the American Legal Technology Insider newsletter is out now. Click on the link to download your free copy as a 301k PDF file. Top stories include the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Jan 2009 at 4:59 pm No comments

Dirkzwager first to go with Open Text Sharepoint DMS offering

The Dutch law firm Dirkzwager has become the first legal practice worldwide to sign up for the Legal Information Management Solution (LIMS) – Open Text's new Microsoft Sharepoint-based document management system. After considering both Interwoven […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Jan 2009 at 1:22 pm 5 comments

Tikit's pre-close trading statement

The AIM-listed Tikit Group plc has reported on trading for the year ended 31 December 2008, as it enters its close period and ahead of the announcement of its preliminary results in March 2009. The […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Jan 2009 at 5:05 pm No comments

A&L Goodbody moves to Aderant Expert

Aderant today announced that Dublin-based firm A&L Goodbody, one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms, will replace their existing Aderant/Keystone practice management system with the company’s Aderant Expert integrated business management software suite. After evaluating […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Jan 2009 at 12:42 pm No comments

Australian firm goes live with Bighand DDS

Australian personal injury law firm Maurice Blackburn today announced it has rolled out the BigHand Digital Dictation system across its 17-office national network and experienced significant productivity gains. The increased operational and administrative efficiency facilitated […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Jan 2009 at 11:36 am No comments

Alternative legal events – and there's more…

OK, so you all laughed when we mooted the idea of an alternative legal IT event last week – but we're not the only ones. With a remarkable lack of originality, LexisNexis are currently floating […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Jan 2009 at 4:30 pm 1 comment

SAP head honcho interviewed online

Our friends at SAP say you'll all be interested in the comments made in this recent interview featuring Leo Apotheker (to be CEO of SAP at the end of January 2009, currently co-CEO) and Harvard […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Jan 2009 at 2:29 pm 4 comments

If you're going to LegalTech NY…

If you are going to LegalTech New York – or anywhere else in the United States – watch out for the ESTA rules (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) which came into force today. Basically you […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Jan 2009 at 10:22 am No comments

Recommind make their 2009 predictions

We haven't received many predictions as to what the coming year is going to be like – possibly because a lot of companies and law firms are uncertain whether they still be around by the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 9th Jan 2009 at 10:22 am No comments

More on that alternative legal IT event

Just before the Christmas holiday break, we mentioned that some UK law firm IT directors (altho our contacts in the US say there could be a similar demand over there) are wondering where to go […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Jan 2009 at 12:30 pm 16 comments

Lupton Fawcett now live on Pilgrim

UK top 250 law firm Lupton Fawcett are now live with Pilgrim’s LawSoft after successfully migrating from their legacy IRIS AIM Evolution system. The firm are live with PMS, document management, CRM, matter management and […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Jan 2009 at 12:50 pm No comments