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Iron Mountain to buy Accutrac

Storage protection firm Iron Mountain will purchase Boston-based Accutrac Software to enhance its existing records management software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Accutrac XE software will be assimilated to offer new automation […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Jun 2007 at 2:03 pm No comments

Min of Justice select audio conferencing service

BT has been selected as an approved audio conferencing provider by the Ministry of Justice. The service – called BT Legal Hearings – is an easy-to-use, secure audio conferencing service that allows law firms to […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Jun 2007 at 11:43 pm No comments

Like the undead, the willwriters come back to haunt Quill Computers

First a bit of ancient history… back in 1993 (before the Insider and Orange Rag were even a gleam in my eye – says Charles Christian) I wrote a piece for The Law Society Gazette […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Jun 2007 at 5:31 pm 6 comments

Has he gone – did he jump or was he pushed ?

We're currently hearing reports that a well-known and senior director of a legal software supplier has just been given his marching orders and is currently clearing his desk and/or consulting his solicitors. As soon as […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Jun 2007 at 4:30 pm 3 comments

June issue of Insider out now

The June issue (No.199) of Legal Technology Insider is out now – the digital version is already in over 4000 mailboxes while the hard copy version will be landing on 2000 desktops from Thursday this […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Jun 2007 at 11:27 am No comments

Research reveals high expectations inhouse counsel have of their external advisers

New research issued today by Grant Thornton's Forensic and Investigation Services practice has revealed the high expectations inhouse counsel have of their external dispute resolution lawyers aside from the outcome of their disputes. It has […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Jun 2007 at 12:36 pm No comments

MDA say no sell off plans

MDA (see yesterday's story) have stated that no discussions are underway regarding a divestiture of all or a portion of the company. However brokers Scotia Capital say “Our view is that this does not necessarily […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jun 2007 at 8:20 am No comments

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