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More rumours – this time MDA and ALM

Another day and another set of rumours about takeovers and deals. First up its MDA (MacDonald Detwiller & Associates) which is best known in the UK legal market for its operations in the NLIS search, […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Jun 2007 at 6:47 am No comments

Norwich Union to use Clear Technology for case management

Clear Technology has been chosen as strategic supplier to Norwich Union Insurance, the UK’s largest insurer. Under the terms of the agreement, Clear will help Norwich Union Insurance manage its Third Party Claims across multiple […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Jun 2007 at 1:27 pm No comments

More MBOs and bids on the way

Hot on the heels of the latest CSG deal, we have two more announcements of changes (an MBO at MessageLabs) or at least potential changes (a bid for Civica) within the legal technology space.The MessageLabs […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Jun 2007 at 8:37 am No comments

Analysts note reflects HIPs uncertainty

The latest analysts note from Scotia Capital (specifically relating to MDA) reflects the continuing uncertainty surrounding HIPs. The note reads…“Yesterday the UK government tabled revised Home Information Pack regulations formalising changes announced May 22 with […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Jun 2007 at 12:59 pm No comments

TFB say independent specialist IT suppliers are the safer bet

Following yesterday's announcement by Hellman & Friedman LLC that they have taken over Computer Software Group (see previous blog posting) the directors of the TFB Group have made the following statements… Simon Hill, TFB's managing director […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Jun 2007 at 9:45 am 2 comments

More changes with the CS Group empire

Investment partnerships affiliated with Hellman & Friedman LLC, a leading global private equity group specialising in various service sectors including software, financial services and media, has majority funded the £500 million merger and recapitalization of […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Jun 2007 at 2:12 pm 1 comment

Computer Software Group buys another – this time its Mountain

The Computer Software Group Ltd (CS Group) has just announced that it has acquired Mountain Software Group Ltd to expand and strengthen its solution portfolio for the legal sector. This acquisition, following the acquisitions in […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Jun 2007 at 2:20 pm No comments

Eversheds in £27 million outsourcing deal

Eversheds has outsourced its UK Service Desk, desk-side support and datacentre hosting and management to Computacenter Services under a £27 million contract. Bryan Hughes, UK managing partner for Eversheds LLP, said “We are a law […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Jun 2007 at 11:28 am No comments

Judgment sounds warning for validity of standard contracts

We don't usally report on legal issues however we're making an exception here, with this item from Carina Badger and Neil Wallis, as it could have widespread implications within the legal IT industry and the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Jun 2007 at 9:27 am No comments

Microsoft CRM specialist buy CRM consultancy

US-based Client Profiles, best known in the UK for its CRM4Legal application based on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, has bought the CRM consulting practice of Lynch Marks. Since 1998, Lynch Marks' consultants have specialized […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Jun 2007 at 9:12 am No comments

Ultima wins first legal sector outsource deal

London-based law firm Olswang has awarded Ultima Business Solutions an outsourcing contract to manage its IT infrastructure. The deal requires 24/7 monitoring and support, in a deal worth £3m over three years. Ultima is taking on […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Jun 2007 at 7:25 am No comments

CameronMcKenna sign up to online CPD training

Victoria Peckett, senior construction Partner at CMS CameronMcKenna LLP has subscribed to’s online CPD training service Peckett said: “Whilst the internal training at my firm is excellent, it is great to have access […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd May 2007 at 11:33 am No comments

Latest Insider out now

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