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Recession – what recession ?

It's an old saw that the legal market is recession proof – in the sense that people may stop buying houses (which is bad news for property lawyers) but there is a corresponding increase in […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Jun 2008 at 8:03 am 1 comment

More mergers ahoy – FTI acquire Attenex

FTI Consulting Inc, a global player in the litigation support and case management market (its flagship product is Ringtail Legal and in 2006 it bought the UK lit support company 3G Consulting) last night announced […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Jun 2008 at 6:31 am No comments

The Bryan Roberts saga – Mark III

Story removed at the request of Bryan Roberts.

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Jun 2008 at 5:39 pm 4 comments

If you go down in the woods today

If you go down in the woods (well technically the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel) today (and tomorrow June 10) you will get a surprise as the IRIS Group is holding its Legal Office User […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 9th Jun 2008 at 10:27 am No comments

Informa and UBM in merger talks

Informa, the media and events group that own the Legal IT exhibition, the Legal IT Forum conference and the By Legal For Legal event (don't mention the alcohol-fueled carnage at this year's Eastbourne session) is […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 9th Jun 2008 at 8:42 am No comments

Midgley Corner – round-robin emails

Strange, we've just received an email from someone at conveyancing case management software supplier headed “Gordon Brown take note” and suggesting “the UK needs a leader like this”. The message then goes on to applaud […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Jun 2008 at 3:09 pm 4 comments

Fulbright & Jaworski select Recommind e-discovery system

International law firm Fulbright & Jaworski has selected Recommind’s Axcelerate eDiscovery application to power its new e-discovery technology platform.  Axcelerate eDiscovery will allow Fulbright’s sizable litigation team to gain deep insight into a document collection […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Jun 2008 at 8:49 am 5 comments

Aderant win in Australia

Two independent branch offices of Dibbs Abbott Stillman (DAS) in Australia have selected Aderant Expert for their new practice management system.  DAS Melbourne and DAS Brisbane selected Aderant as a replacement to their existing legacy […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd Jun 2008 at 4:10 pm No comments

Court Service widens the availability of WiFi

Most Crown and Combined courts across England and Wales will now have wi-fi facilities in place, the Courts Minister Maria Eagle has just announced today. BT Openzone facilities have now been installed in 67 courts […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 2nd Jun 2008 at 6:33 am 2 comments

Library subscription service agency goes bust – not many people care UK Limited, a UK-based provider of library subscription services used by a number of law firms, has just gone into voluntary liquidation. Pursuant to section 98 of the Insolvency Act 1986, a meeting of […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Jun 2008 at 6:54 pm No comments

India's largest law firm goes live with Elite 3E

Amarchand Mangaldas (Amarchand), India’s largest law firm, has successfully gone live with Elite 3E. Amarchand selected Elite 3E to provide an advanced business platform to help support its rapid growth. Amarchand employs over 500 fee […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 30th May 2008 at 6:23 am 13 comments

May Legal Technology Insider out now

The May issue of Legal Technology Insider is out now – the big story is what SAP and Aderant are planning for the legal IT market – they seriously believe they will own the market […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th May 2008 at 12:45 pm 1 comment

Veep returns to Aderant

Aderant has announced the appointment of John Callahan as Vice President Sales, North America. Callahan will be responsible for Aderant’s sales, pre-sales, sales management, and business development efforts throughout North America.Prior to joining Aderant, Callahan […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th May 2008 at 6:58 am No comments

HMRC ending bar code forms from November – amended

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is banning the use of bar-coded computer generated paper SDLT returns forms with effect from 1st November this year. This is an odd decision – not least because requiring law […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th May 2008 at 3:27 pm 4 comments

Is digital dictation an interim technology?

This month's readers poll looks at the question of whether digital dictation is a interim technology or will be here for the longer run? Will, as we hear some people say, an upcoming generation of […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th May 2008 at 12:26 pm No comments