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The May 2007 issue of the Legal Technology Insider is out now – the digital edition is already hitting desktops and the print edition should be arriving from Thursday onwards.

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd May 2007 at 11:26 am No comments

HIPs likely to hit MDA

The latest bulletin from research analysts at Scotia Capital says the company is lowering its financial estimates and target price on MDA following the delay and phased introduction of HIPs. The note goes on to […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd May 2007 at 7:07 am No comments

Government in disarray over HIPs says Law Soc

“A complete shambles” said the Law Society today as it commented on the Government announcement that HIPs will be delayed to August 1 and initially only affect 4 bedroom houses and larger.“The Government has turned […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd May 2007 at 3:48 pm No comments

HIPs put on hold

The introduction of Home Information Packs is to be delayed until August – when they will be brought in for sales of four-bedroom properties. The packs were due to become compulsory for all home sales […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd May 2007 at 3:40 pm No comments

Blackberry and digital dictation – the latest

As the war of words continues between Bighand and nFlow (total silence from Winscribe, the other big player in the digital dictation market) over the use of Blackberrys as a DDS recording device, Bighand have […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th May 2007 at 9:56 am No comments

Now you can be a dictator with a BlackBerry

At the Wireless Enterprise Symposium in Orlando earlier this week, PaperIQ announced the launch of Enterprise Digital Dictation for BlackBerry smartphones in partnership with BigHand's BigHand3 digital dictation workflow system. Enterprise Digital Dictation for BlackBerry […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 9th May 2007 at 8:56 am 1 comment

CS Group buy FAST for £10.5m

The Computer Software Group plc (CS Group) has acquired the whole of the issued share capital of FAST Limited for a total consideration of £10.5 million to be satisfied in cash provided by an additional […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th May 2007 at 12:44 pm 3 comments

Survey reveals big disparity in law firm finance department salaries

A new salary survey among financial staff in solicitor's offices reveals wide regional variations with some roles commanding double the salary in a North/South split. For example the salary for an office assistant ranges from […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 4th May 2007 at 1:19 pm No comments

Law firm website winners and losers

The Intendance Fast 50 – the industry-standard benchmark for law firms’ websites – is published today. Addleshaw Goddard, one of the biggest losers in last year’s Fast 50 survey, this year topped the rankings with […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 2nd May 2007 at 9:32 am No comments

Oyez group changes hands

The Oyez Straker legal forms-to-stationery supplies and digital dictation systems group has been bought by venture capitalists Hermes Private Equity for £80 million. It has acquired the business from the rival private-equity outfit Bridgepoint Capital. […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st May 2007 at 8:14 am No comments

Thomson enters recruitment software biz

Thomson International Legal & Regulatory (TILR) has acquired cvMail – – a leading provider of web-based recruitment and talent management solutions to law firms in Australia and the UK. TILR ANZ will manage cvMail […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st May 2007 at 8:08 am 1 comment

Beancounters merge – now less than 57 varieties

On Sunday the partners of Grant Thornton UK LLP and RSM Robson Rhodes LLP announced their agreement to merge the two firms to create the largest form outside the 'big 4' accountancy practices.  The new […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 30th Apr 2007 at 9:47 am No comments

Gazett advertising for a new leader

One month after the English Law Society unceremoniously parted company with Jonathan Ames, the long-time editor of the Gazette magazine, it is advertising for a replacement. In an ad in today's Guardian, Chancery Lane says […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 30th Apr 2007 at 9:39 am No comments

Field Fisher Waterhouse get a Second Life

Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP has become the first major law firm to open an office in Second Life, a virtual 3D world. Second Life was created by US company Linden Labs in 2003 and is […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Apr 2007 at 11:53 am 3 comments

Snowflakes in December – using video to deliver a message

US lawyer and technology writer Ari Kaplan has commenced a weekly web-based video documentary looking at the contentious legal issues assocated with the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Called Like Snowflakes in December it […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Apr 2007 at 11:20 am No comments