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Beancounters merge – now less than 57 varieties

On Sunday the partners of Grant Thornton UK LLP and RSM Robson Rhodes LLP announced their agreement to merge the two firms to create the largest form outside the 'big 4' accountancy practices.  The new […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 30th Apr 2007 at 9:47 am No comments

Gazett advertising for a new leader

One month after the English Law Society unceremoniously parted company with Jonathan Ames, the long-time editor of the Gazette magazine, it is advertising for a replacement. In an ad in today's Guardian, Chancery Lane says […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 30th Apr 2007 at 9:39 am No comments

Field Fisher Waterhouse get a Second Life

Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP has become the first major law firm to open an office in Second Life, a virtual 3D world. Second Life was created by US company Linden Labs in 2003 and is […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Apr 2007 at 11:53 am 3 comments

Snowflakes in December – using video to deliver a message

US lawyer and technology writer Ari Kaplan has commenced a weekly web-based video documentary looking at the contentious legal issues assocated with the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Called Like Snowflakes in December it […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Apr 2007 at 11:20 am No comments

First UK legal blogging conference coming to London

The anonymous intellectual property barrister 'Geeklawyer' has announced plans for the first UK conference for blogging lawyers. LawBlog 2007 is supported by CPA Global and Freeth Cartwright and will take place in London at the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Apr 2007 at 1:25 pm No comments

American Lawyer Media up for sale – again

Our thanks to Sean Hocking and his team at Law Librarians News for drawing our attention to this story: according to a story in the New York Post “A decade after buying American Lawyer, Lazard […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Apr 2007 at 4:33 pm No comments

UK small firms leading the way with VoIP

The percentage of small businesses using the internet to make phone calls is set to almost double over the next 12 months. According to new research commissioned by BT Business, 48% of small businesses will […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 2nd Apr 2007 at 12:07 pm No comments

Law Society Gazette editor gone

There have been rumours flying round since the start of the week as to why long-time Law Society Gazette editor Jonathan Ames – he actually joined the mag as a reporter in the early 1990s […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Mar 2007 at 6:34 pm No comments

LexisNexis to host webinar – legal publisher joins 21st century shock

LexisNexis is hosting its first ever live webinar, to coincide with the launch of the 2007 edition of The Civil Court Practice (the 'Green Book). The free webinar, which takes place on 17 April, will […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Mar 2007 at 9:44 am 1 comment

March issue of Insider out now

The March issue (no.196) of the Legal Technology Insider newsletter is out now. The digital edition has already been distributed and the print edition will be hitting desktops from this Thursday. If you haven't received […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Mar 2007 at 9:35 am No comments

CS Group goes private for £100m

The Computer Software Group plc  (CS Group – which last year bought the legal suppliers Aim, Laserform and Videss) is about to delist from the AIM market as a result of a refinancing deal that […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Mar 2007 at 12:24 pm No comments

LexisNexis hacker jailed

The South Florida Business Journal reports that 20-year-old hacker Justin Perras, of New Bedford in Massachusetts, has been jailed for a year after pleading guilty to conspiring to commit computer fraud and identity theft. Perras […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 9th Mar 2007 at 10:42 am No comments

High Street firms are failing to check client identities

High street law firms are leaving themselves wide open to money launderers, according to new research carried out by conveyancing case management software provider Conveyance Link. Despite the well publicised increase in identity fraud in the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Mar 2007 at 10:25 am 4 comments

Elite announce 30 + new wins for 3E

More than 30 law firms across the globe have adopted Elite 3E from Thomson Elite as their next-generation financial and practice management software, with 12 firms signing up within the past three months across the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Feb 2007 at 2:56 pm No comments

Alan Rich leaves Thomson Elite next week

Alan Rich, one of the founders of the accounts & billing systems specialist Elite (now Thomson Elite) is to leave the company he helped create nearly 20 years ago. The official statement from Thomson Elite […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Feb 2007 at 10:48 pm 1 comment