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Another acquisition – Thompson Corp buys Baker Robbins consultancy

The Thomson Corporation has acquired the US-based IT consultancy Baker Robbins & Co. The acquisition of Baker Robbins (BRCO) is described as 'a powerful complement to the Thomson portfolio of legal consulting services' which already […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Jan 2007 at 10:16 am No comments

Plenty of vacancies in legal IT

If you are looking to switch jobs in 2007, the year has got off to a cracking start with a record number of new vacancies – 30 – just being posted up on the Insider […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 4th Jan 2007 at 9:56 am No comments

Nominet opens consultation on domain name disputes

Nominet, the .uk domain name registry, has launched a consultation on the way it handles disputes over the ownership of .uk Internet domain names. The not-for-profit company would like to hear from the legal community […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 2nd Jan 2007 at 2:23 pm No comments

More clarifications from Open Text on the future of Hummingbird DMS

Open Text has released major new details of its product integration plans following its recent acquisition of Hummingbird. The plans provide a range of 2007 deliverables, including details on continued support for Livelink ECM eDOCS […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Dec 2006 at 10:38 am No comments

Does US e-discovery process needs to change course in wake of FRCP amendment?

Michael Clark, an industry analyst and principal of EDDix LLC, has just published the survey results on the critical e-discovery issues facing Fortune 1000 corporations in the coming year. The study provides new insight on […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Dec 2006 at 12:40 pm 1 comment

Lawyers waste 860,000 billable hours a year?

According to online CPD training provider CPD Channel solicitors and barristers in the UK are wasting as much as 860,000 hours and losing a potential £145m per year in fees by not doing their mandatory […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Dec 2006 at 10:39 am No comments

New poll reveals public's ignorance of conveyancing matters

Nearly one in five people think that estate agents carry out conveyancing and the majority of homeowners do not know what they are paying for in a local property search. The poll, commissioned by the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Dec 2006 at 11:12 am No comments

Law firm caught in software piracy action

Proceedings have begun in London courts against two organisations – one a firm of solicitors – for allegedly running unlicensed software on office computers, following an investigation by the UK arm of the Business Software […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Dec 2006 at 10:40 am No comments

Withy King moves to Elite

UK law firm Withy King has selected Thomson Elite's Enterprise solution to undertake its core practice and financial management operations as it seeks to implement an ambitious five year growth strategy. The rapidly expanding firm […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Dec 2006 at 11:18 am 1 comment

American Lawyer Media up for sale?

Our thanks to our US associates – the Law Librarians News (see link to House of Butter blog in the sidebar) for drawing our attention to a story that escaped our radar… The Daily Telegraph […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Dec 2006 at 5:57 pm 1 comment

Law Society must try harder on complaints

The Legal Services Complaints Commissioner, Zahida Manzoor CBE, has today released the findings of the 2006 Annual Case File Audit of the Law Society's performance in the handling of consumer complaints about solicitors conducted by […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Nov 2006 at 10:27 am No comments

ILTA launch UK chapter

ILTA (International Legal Technology Association), the peer networking organisation for the legal market, has announced the formation of a chapter for the UK Region (which includes the Republic of Ireland). Nigel Blackwood, the IT Director […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Nov 2006 at 10:00 am No comments

Pressure increases on inhouse counsel to curb legal spend

The pressure on inhouse counsel to reduce their final external legal spend, will see a greater emphasis placed on dispute avoidance in order to prevent cases from reaching litigation, according to new research conducted by […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Nov 2006 at 2:45 pm No comments

Cryoserver goes into liquidation

Cryoserver Ltd, the UK-based email archiving system developer wet into liquidation at the end of last week with staff reportedly clearing out their London offices last Friday. The company claimed that a number of law […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Nov 2006 at 8:43 am No comments

Axxia user conference – more buoyant than ever

For as long as there have been legal technology suppliers, there have been supplier user groups. With technology moving at an ever increasing pace, one of the longest running such organisations, the Axxia Systems User […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd Nov 2006 at 8:42 am No comments