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In brief: Jingtian & Gongcheng becomes 7th firm to sign with 3E in China

Leading Chinese law firm Jingtian & Gongcheng has become the seventh firm to select Thomson Reuters Elite 3E enterprise and financial management platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jul 2017 at 1:16 pm No comments

Editorial Deadline Alert: 12 Noon UK – Friday 21 July for July/August Insider newsletter

12 noon (UK time) on Friday 21st July – that’s THIS Friday – is the editorial deadline for the July/August issue of the Insider newsletter. Be there or see you in September.

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Jul 2017 at 12:15 pm No comments

Legal IT News: All the latest wins, deals, comments and updates

Here’s pretty much everything you need to be aware of in the legal IT cosmos from the past seven days.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jul 2017 at 8:35 am No comments

Keesal Young hires Twitter eDiscovery head and launches compliance & data division

Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL) has hired Twitter eDiscovery and litigation operations head Wendy Riggs and launched a new Compliance, Operations and Data Control Advisory (CODA) division. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Jul 2017 at 1:30 pm No comments

Phoenix files latest accounts

Phoenix Business Solutions has filed its 2015-2016 financial results, which show that revenue is up by 11.5% to £14.1m but profit is down by £93,699 and net cashflow down by £1.2m to £117,502 as the company pursues global and strategic expansion.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Jul 2017 at 6:00 am No comments

Mishcon: MDR LAB showcases startups

Mishcon de Reya showcased the work of its six MDR LAB-selected startups yesterday (12 July) in quick fire presentations that brought to an end an intensive ten weeks of collaboration with the UK top 40 firm.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Jul 2017 at 6:03 pm No comments

DocsCorp closes major deals with two Big Four accounting firms

In a major double win for DocsCorp, two of the world’s largest ‘Big Four’ accounting firms will deploy its document comparison and metadata removal software within their tax, legal services and compliance teams globally.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Jul 2017 at 10:45 am No comments

Proskauer Rose moves from Elite to Aderant Expert

In another major Am Law 100 win for Aderant, Proskauer Rose has elected to move from Elite Enterprise to Aderant Expert, with implementation of the practice management system expected to begin immediately.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jul 2017 at 3:04 pm No comments

Updated: DocAuto selects Tiger Eye as EMEA iManage partner to replace Tikit

Tiger Eye has been selected by DocAuto as its EMEA iManage strategic partner in place of Tikit, which has ended all support, maintenance and sales for the document management system leader. Tikit will continue to honour and service its existing sales contracts but going forward Tiger Eye will take on new DocAuto iManage EMEA business.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jul 2017 at 10:13 am 4 comments

Osborne Clarke on Intapp Open Experience

Osborne Clarke rolled out Intapp Open Experience to around a quarter of the business in May, having been instrumental in its development. The new product, which Osborne Clarke’s IT director Nathan Hayes says needs an entirely new legal tech category devoted to it, helps law firms to improve their business development and ability to cross-sell. Not business intake and not CRM, Intapp Open Experience captures information on current matters and projects and makes it searchable, avoiding the need for extensive data entry. Here’s Nathan with more.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jul 2017 at 5:42 am No comments

thedocyard receives AUD$500,000 in government funding

The Australian government has granted a $500,000 innovation award to legal technology platform thedocyard, which provides a one-stop-shop for deal management, as part of a wider push to transition the economy from one based on mining and resources to ideas and technology. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jul 2017 at 12:18 pm No comments

Guest post: Ransomware exposes a flawed desktop computing model – and why iOS is better

Over the last two months, the concept of ransomware has blasted into the public conscious with massive and disruptive cyberattacks. Both ransomware attacks were accompanied by a heavy dose of intrigue, and, for those willing to listen, a stern warning of what is to come. Seth Hallem, co-founder and CEO of Mobile Helix, looks at recent ransomware attacks, which point to fundamental issues that are inherent to the design of the Windows operating system, corporate intranets, and the Internet. Through this lens, mobile operating systems and, in particular, iOS are a seismic upgrade in protecting devices and networks from this type of attack, Seth says.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jul 2017 at 11:26 am 1 comment

Startup corner: Foundation Software Group in Focus

Founded in 2014 by Nate Fineberg – ex-CEO and founder of Interface Software – and Brett Palmer, Foundation Software Group creates SaaS apps for large law firms and counts 10 Am Law 100 firms as clients. You legal veterans will recall that Interface created InterAction, which was acquired by LexisNexis in December 2004. Foundation Software’s focus is currently helping firms to collect and leverage their collective work experience.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jul 2017 at 6:51 am No comments

Legal IT News: All the latest wins, deals and launches

It was a big week for Luminance last week, which is on something of a roll internationally and notched up two new wins and a HighQ integration, as Microsoft launched a new tool to help companies track team activity. Plus we bring you all the other biggest stories of the legal IT week.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Jul 2017 at 8:17 am No comments

Allen & Overy: Alternatives services “added significantly” to record results with PEP up 26% to £1.5m

Allen & Overy has announced record figures for the year ended 30 April 2017, with revenue up by 16% to £1.52bn and profit per equity partner up by 26% to £1.51m, which it credits in part to its alternative delivery models achieving their strongest year yet.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Jul 2017 at 7:37 am No comments
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