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Hummingbird begins talks with Open Text – more news in three weeks

Hummingbird has commenced negotiations with Open Text regarding the terms upon which Hummingbird’s Board of Directors would support a transaction involving the acquisition by Open Text of all the outstanding shares of Hummingbird at a […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Jul 2006 at 8:40 pm No comments

nQueue Announces Patent Issues for Embedded Cost Recovery

Costs recovery systems specialist nQueue has been issued a patent (7,076,184) by the US Patent Office which covers certain methods for embedding cost recovery solutions. Specifically, this patent covers methods for accounting for a job […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Jul 2006 at 8:45 pm No comments

Government does U-turn on HIPs – no surprise there then

The British government has caved in to the growing anti-HIPs campaign and announced that one of the key and most controversial elements – the Home Condition Reports (HCR) – will not now become mandatory on […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Jul 2006 at 10:19 am No comments

Now it's podcasts for law students

Sweet and Maxwell has launched a series of free podcasts to help law students study for their exams. The podcasts, which are free to download from the web, are companions to Sweet and Maxwel's student […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Jul 2006 at 11:06 am No comments

Reader survey finds legal IT does make you sick

Last month’s Legal Technology Insider online readers' poll asked if working in legal IT was stressful and what impact this had on your health. A massive 74% of you said ‘yes’ a job in legal […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Jul 2006 at 8:50 pm No comments

Insider Top 250 chart update now on the web

The latest version of the Insider top 250 chart has now been posted on the Insider website. Access is free just click here

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Jul 2006 at 10:09 pm No comments

Hummingbird recommend taking no action yet

The Board of Directors of Hummingbird has acknowledged the formal commencement of an unsolicited offer from a wholly-owned subsidiary of Open Text Corporation to purchase all of the outstanding common shares of Hummingbird not currently […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Jul 2006 at 7:25 pm No comments

Hummingbird responds to Open Text offer

Hummingbird has responded to an announcement by Open Text Corporation that it intends to make an unsolicited all-cash offer for all of Hummingbird’soutstanding common shares at a price of US$27.75 per share.“The Board of Directors […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Jul 2006 at 9:23 am No comments

Hummingbird Legal chief says our thoughts are still with you

In the latest development in the ongoing bidding war for Hummingbird, Yuri Frayman, the vice-president of the company's legal business solutions division, has sent an open letter to law firm customers… I wanted to personally […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Jul 2006 at 7:54 pm No comments

Open Text makes rival bid for Hummingbird

Document management systems supplier Open Text has announced its intention to make an a rival takeover bid for DMS supplier Hummingbird at a price of US$27.75 per share in cash. This is US$1.00 greater than […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Jul 2006 at 9:42 am No comments

The consolidation continues – now Lexis buys Visualfiles

LexisNexis Butterworths has just announced the acquisition of UK case management systems market leader Visualfiles Limited. Visualfiles currently serves 450 customers, predominantly in the UK, of which 300 are law firms and the others evenly […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 4th Jul 2006 at 6:46 pm 1 comment

Hummingbird/Symphony deal moves forward

Hummingbird has mailed to its shareholders a management information circular in connection with the proposed statutory plan of arrangement under which all of Hummingbird’s common shares will be acquired by an affiliate of Symphony Technology […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 2nd Jul 2006 at 9:38 am No comments

Tikit appoint new finance director

Tikit Group plc has announced the retirement of Tony Pearson, Group Finance Director and the appointment of Paul Giuffredi ACA, as Tikit Group Finance Director with effect from 1st July 2006.Paul Giuffredi, age 40, trained […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 2nd Jul 2006 at 9:30 am No comments

Legal Technology Insider newsletter (print)

Our flagship title is the subscription-only industry newsletter Legal Technology Insider, which was recently described by Richard Susskind in The Times newspaper as “the invaluable monthly whose bright orange pages adorn the desks of most […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Jun 2006 at 12:26 pm No comments

Publisher & editor: Charles Christian

Charles Christian is a former practising barrister turned independent writer, commentator and industry analyst who has been reporting on developments in law office technology and online legal services for over 25 years. After writing for […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Jun 2006 at 12:23 pm No comments