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Law firm website winners and losers

Last night, the website and online services consultancy Intendance held its annual awards at Quadrant Chambers in London. Guest of honour, Cherie Booth QC, presented the overall winner Allen & Overy with their award. The […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Apr 2008 at 11:37 am 3 comments

BT find that loyalty rather than contingency planning is the answer of disasters

Here's a story to cause more than a little concern to insurers, regulators and the contingency planing industry generally. According to new research carried out on behalf of BT Global Services, n times of crisis, […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Apr 2008 at 11:22 am No comments

Brand on the run – better Maldives than Bradford

And here's another piece legal IT supplier merchandise in an odd spot – Lily Beach in the Maldives, surrounded by green coconuts.

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Apr 2008 at 7:29 am 2 comments

IT directors concerned the role of their departments under appreciated

Sweet & Maxwell has just published the result of some research into the role support departments now play in running modern law firms however while upport functions such as Marketing, Finance, HR and Knowledge Management […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 25th Apr 2008 at 5:45 am No comments

LITIG say PMS vendors must try harder

The Legal Technology Innovators Group (LITIG, whose membership now includes almost half of the top 50 law firms in the UK) has just published a report on the state of practice management systems suppliers in […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Apr 2008 at 7:05 am No comments

Insider email problems

No we haven't gone mad but we know a lot of our readers have just been resent copies of the December (no.204) and/or January (no.205) editions of the Insider newsletter. This is because our EX […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Apr 2008 at 10:04 am No comments

ACUA chair comments on IRIS strategy

This comment has already been posted under the IRIS strategy posting however in cse you missed it, here it is again. It was posted by Dave Grattage, the chair of ACUA (and the Finance & […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 21st Apr 2008 at 8:28 am 7 comments

Grindeys drop AIM and switch to Axxia

Grindeys LLP in North Staffordshire has awarded LexisNexis a contract to replace its current AIM practice management system with the Axxia DNA product. The firm anticipates DNA will be rolled out to all 240 fee […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Apr 2008 at 8:05 am 2 comments

IRIS publish new product strategy – everything is coming up Videss and Mountain

Yes, I know we had the Legal Link announcements just before Christmas but the IRIS Legal group has now published a new product strategy announcement. Now read on – and check out the attachments if […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Apr 2008 at 5:37 pm 50 comments

And now its an MBO for SOS

This morning Solicitors Own Software (SOS), providers of legal practice and case management software and services, announced a management buy-out (MBO) by the current executive team, following the planned retirement of founder Michael Platt. The […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Apr 2008 at 5:05 am No comments

More acquisitions – Epiq buy Pinpoint Global

Kansas City-based Epiq Systems (best known for its DocuMatrix e-discovery & litigation support software) has just announced a further expansion of its London office with the acquisition of Pinpoint Global Ltd, an emerging provider of […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Apr 2008 at 3:00 pm No comments

What we did on our holidays

What could be simpler – a little spin along a Scottish shoreline in your 4WD. The driver, Archie Courage of, takes up the story… “SDLT gets stoned, well stuck on the sea wall with […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Apr 2008 at 9:23 am No comments

TFB & Tikit – and there's more – money that is

Stockbrokers Charles Stanley has issued a research note suggesting the total value of the Tikit/TFB deal – the enterprise value of the acquisition – is not £7.4 million but actually in the region of £8.5 […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd Apr 2008 at 2:03 pm No comments

Acquisitions ahoy – Tikit buy TFB for £7.4 million

This morning Tikit Group Plc announced the acquisition of TFB Group Limited, a provider of practice management solutions to law firms, from TFB's management and funds managed by NVM Private Equity. TFB, which developed the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd Apr 2008 at 7:31 am 1 comment

More acquisitions – Thomson makes a purchase

And here is the first of the acquisitions…The Thomson Corporation has acquired Digita, a leading provider of software to the accountancy profession in the UK. Digita has won the LexisNexis UK Best Tax Software award […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 2nd Apr 2008 at 7:28 pm No comments