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Back on Twitter

Charles Christian says… Yes, I know it was only last month I said 'sod Twitter, it is completely pointless' but now I'm back – at the request of some of my digital nomad friends who […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jun 2009 at 6:53 am 1 comment

New global firm to emerge in January

International legal practice Norton Rose Group has just  announced that Deacons Australia* will join Norton Rose Group. The decision follows the completion of successful votes by the respective partnerships on 22 June 2009. The new […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Jun 2009 at 12:32 pm No comments

Comment: attempts to resurrect awards

Had an interesting report in from a UK vendor marketing honcho saying he had received three approaches in as many days from organisations trying to resurrect a version of the Legal Technology Awards and/or the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Jun 2009 at 11:31 am 7 comments

New Winscribe webinar

Winscribe is hosting a live webinar in just under two weeks' time on the topic of the efficiency benefits to be gained from building digital dictation and workflows into the document creation process. The webinar, […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Jun 2009 at 9:54 am No comments

Criminal Defence system for sale on eBay

Our thanks to reader who mailed in this posting from eBay – purporting to show that the Criminal Defence system for England & Wales is up for sale to the highest bidder. Sadly eBay decided […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Jun 2009 at 6:21 am 1 comment

English Law Soc confirms latest guide is the last

Although we first reported its demise back on 7th April this year, Peter Garner of the English Law Society has now confirmed that the 2009 edition of the Software Solutions Guide will be the last […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Jun 2009 at 1:28 pm 2 comments

Those MPs expenses

OK, not strictly legal but you have to laugh at former technology minister and now culture secretary Ben Bradshaw having to spend £20 to call out an engineer to fit a scart cable into his […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Jun 2009 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

New statement from IRIS Legal – revised

IRIS Group chief executive Martin Leuw has issued a statement to legal market users, stressing that the division is successful, generating total revenues of £22.2 million in the year to 30th April 2009, with pre-tax […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Jun 2009 at 9:14 am 4 comments

Rio Tinto outsource legal work to CPA

This story has already been covered this morning by Richard Susskind in The Times however here is the text of the formal announcement…Rio Tinto today announced that it has entered into a legal services outsourcing […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Jun 2009 at 9:45 am No comments

Hill Dickinson swap out Axxia for Aderant

Aderant has just announced that UK top 30 law firm Hill Dickinson LLP, has selected Aderant Expert to replace its legacy practice management system. (According to Legal Technology Insider records, the firm previously ran LexisNexis […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jun 2009 at 4:19 pm No comments

One to watch

Keep an eye out for Lyceum Capital (headed up by Jeremy Hand) – they atre rumoured to be stalking the legal market with a view to putting together a commercially funded legal services offering, Tesco […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jun 2009 at 1:59 pm No comments

Bermuda law no longer an island in the (gulf)stream

From 1st Jul,y Justis Publishing will exclusively host the Bermuda Law Reports on its Justis full-text online legal library. Previously available only on their own isolated website, the detailed judgments, which go back to 1986, […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jun 2009 at 10:42 am No comments

Elite San Diego user conference feedback

Following last week's Elite user conference in San Diego, we have received the following feedback from Elite and from one of our correspondents who also attended the event…Elite say: “The 2009 Elite User Conference – […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Jun 2009 at 2:28 pm 1 comment

Legal IT Forum back for another year

Undaunted by the Lexis/Butterworths/Axxia foray into legal IT events, Informa's events subsidiary ICBI has just announced details of its 2009 iteration of its Legal IT Forum event. The dates are 14 & 15 October 2009 […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Jun 2009 at 9:56 am 7 comments

The Lexis IT show – latest

We've had some requests to see the programme for the Lexis/Butterworths/Axxia/Visualfiles Alternative Legal IT event – see attached PDF. The metadata on the original Word file shows this version was drafted on 22nd May.

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Jun 2009 at 7:51 am 3 comments