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Competitions that make you go hmmm…

We've always been fascinated by IT suppliers' competitions and the fact most of them leave you scratching your head thinking “what were these people smoking when they came up with this idea?” The latest vendor […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th May 2008 at 8:25 am No comments

Orange Rag readership hits new high

The Orange Rag's readership for April hit a new all time high with 16,400 distinct hosts served and just over 150,000 page views recorded. Thank you.

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd May 2008 at 8:17 am No comments

Something for the weekend

With the long weekend on its way, here is something to ponder… Earlier this week it was reported that electric nailfiles and laser guided scissors (ooh, that could have your eye out – no really […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 2nd May 2008 at 7:22 am 3 comments

Law on the Web for sale

The legal information websites LAW on the WEB ( and Can I Claim? ( are up for sale, and with a readership in excess of 750,000 unique users every year, all of whom are looking […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st May 2008 at 8:38 am 1 comment

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