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Guest post: But what about the unstructured content?

In this post on data & legal engineering,’s chief scientific officer, Dr Ben Gardner, focuses on exploiting unstructured data. Show this to your lawyers: in addition to helping you form a data strategy, it provides a really clear explanation of what structured and unstructured data is.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Sep 2017 at 10:15 am No comments

Artificial Intelligence: The client perspective

For law firms, investing in AI technologies seems an obvious strategy, says this report from Herbert Smith Freehills. But the technology is a means to an end. Clients won’t pay for AI investments but they do want their legal providers to take a lead in offering progressive services and solutions to recast the value gleaned from their relationships.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Sep 2017 at 4:02 pm No comments

No mean feat as CMS goes live on Enterprise with Opes

CMS has now gone live on Elite Enterprise following a huge three-way ‘reverse’ data merge of Nabarro and Olswang’s Elite 3E instances into CMS’s Enterprise system following the three firm’s merger.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Sep 2017 at 2:37 pm No comments

Wins for Aderant and Elite: Gorrissen Federspiel and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

More news in from Aderant and Thomson Reuters Elite with wins in Denmark and the United States respectively.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Sep 2017 at 12:36 pm No comments

Let it rain, let it rain… Rainmaker legal marketing software gets UK distributor

Oxfordshire based legal marketing firm PDQ Partnership Ltd has been appointed as the sole UK distributor of Rainmaker Audit Pro, a commercial client legal diagnostic system designed specifically for the legal profession.

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Sep 2017 at 11:44 am No comments

Brodies case study – Appurity Connect integrates iManage Work with BlackBerry 10 smartphones

Brodies relies on iManage Work as its standard matter management tool for lawyers and partners. But as demand for mobile working has increased, the challenge of integrating the application with smartphone platforms became critical. In this case study (note – we do not charge for case studies or any editorial content for that matter) shows how the Rubus iManage Work connector from Appurity Connect provided the solution. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Sep 2017 at 10:08 am No comments

TRENDING: Aderant Expert ranks number one in Am Law 200 – a look at the stats

Following on from the story in our roundup yesterday (12 September) regarding Aderant’s win of Alston & Bird from Elite and its release claiming that Expert is now the number one platform in Am Law 200, we have a few more stats to play with.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Sep 2017 at 11:14 am 3 comments

Pinsents to axe up to 100 PAs in light of better workflow and doc production capability

There’s little surprise at Legal IT Insider Towers that investment in better workflow technology and document production facilities is at the heart of a move by Pinsent Masons to axe up to 100 secretaries from its UK workforce, with the top 100 global firm having launched a consultation that is due to end in November.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Sep 2017 at 5:41 pm No comments

All the latest legal IT wins, news and views

Elite has lost Alston & Bird to Aderant – which says it is now market leader in the Am Law 200 – and we recap on all the latest wins and deals with the acquisition of DSicovery by Counsel on Call and an announcement from DocsCorp that Osborne Clarke has swapped out Workshare. The Brexit ‘Great Repeal Bill’ has sparked a new tool from Hogan Lovells amid a number of new product launches, and many of our recent people moves centre around Intapp, which has lost Norm Mullock, will shortly see the departure of Dan Bressler and has hired ex LexisNexis Interaction director of product management Toni Minick.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Sep 2017 at 1:02 pm No comments

Donald Macdonald joins UK consultancy practice of Advanced Discovery (formerly Millnet)

Former DTI eDiscovery consultant Donald Macdonald has joined the UK consultancy practice of Advanced Discovery (formerly known as Millnet). Macdonald has extensive experience with helping clients resolve challenges relating to the use of technology and professional services for complex investigations and disputes.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Sep 2017 at 6:32 am 1 comment

Most viewed on LinkedIn: Herbert Smith Freehills – The Vision Lab leads to new performance and tech initiatives

We caught up this week with Nicole Bamforth, chief operating officer at Herbert Smith Freehills, who talked to us about the firm’s adoption of idea management tool The Vision Lab, which it began using at the end of December 2016 and has so far led to it rolling out performance management tool Objective Manager, among other initiatives.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Sep 2017 at 10:41 am No comments

Sherrards selects Phoenix to roll out iManage Cloud

News in from Phoenix Business Solutions that they’ve been selected by Sherrards Solicitors to roll out iManage Cloud as part of an efficiency drive to improve the St Albans and London-based firm’s document management process.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Sep 2017 at 7:27 am No comments

Guest post: Where are all the Legal Tech Incubators?

If Charles Caleb Colton is correct and “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” then flattery has been very slow in coming to the legal technology space, says our regular contributor Mitchell Kowalski. Despite claims by some commentators that 2016 – and then 2017 – are break-out years for legal tech, there has not been a similar break-out of platforms to grow such technologies. With all the hype around legal technology, why aren’t we awash in early stage legal tech innovation assistance?

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Sep 2017 at 9:39 am 2 comments

DocsCorp announces Osborne Clarke Workshare swapout

DocsCorp has today (6 September) announced that UK top 50 law firm Osborne Clarke has replaced Workshare metadata management and document comparison software in all its offices globally with cleanDocs and compareDocs, in a win that happened two years ago.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 6th Sep 2017 at 9:50 am No comments

Lonely Planet legal adopts LawAdvisor Corporate for managing outside counsel

Lonely Planet has helped to develop and now adopted an outside counsel procurement and management platform from Melbourne-founded legal tech startup LawAdvisor, which is backed by Janders Dean and launched in the UK this year.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Sep 2017 at 7:24 am No comments
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