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slicedbread wins BLP as largest client to date

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has become slicedbread’s largest client to date, with the news that the top 20, 796-lawyer firm has implemented its sharedo case management and workflow platform, with enhanced artificial intelligence and data analytics capabilities.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jan 2017 at 10:53 am No comments

Exclusive: Chris Giglio retires as CEO of Aderant as Deane Price takes the helm

Chris Giglio is retiring as chief executive officer of Aderant, replaced by chief operating officer Deane Price, who becomes the first woman to head the Atlanta-headquartered software company.
Price will take on the title of president, which is reflective of the fact that Aderant was acquired by Roper Technologies in October 2015.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jan 2017 at 8:39 am 1 comment

Breaking: King & Spalding switches to NetDocuments

NetDocuments has won King & Spalding as a client, with the global top 40 firm set to replace its on-premises iManage document management system (DMS) with a cloud-based DMS and email management system.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Jan 2017 at 9:59 am No comments

Rocket Matter to automate payment plans and billing

Cloud-based law practice management software provider Rocket Matter will later today (10 January) announce a software upgrade that will enable lawyers to automate client payment plans and recurring bills.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Jan 2017 at 7:22 am No comments

HotDocs appoints Steve Spratt to newly-created COO role

Document automation software provider HotDocs has today (9 January) announced the appointment of Steve Spratt as chief operating officer, in a newly-appointed role designed to help boost HotDocs presence in North America after a year of significant international growth.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Jan 2017 at 11:16 am No comments

Case Study: Browne Jacobson prepares for sustainable, efficient growth with BigHand

While case studies are, by their nature, self-promotional, this one from BigHand, which will be published tomorrow (10 January), has some interesting detail as to how Browne Jacobson is implementing task delegation tool BigHand Now and task management module BigHand Capacity Manager, to remove paper-based processes and improve work allocation across its teams.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Jan 2017 at 10:41 am No comments

Legal IT News: LegalBoard, AdvoLogix & Accounting Seed, DH2i, McCarthy Tétrault & Wortzmans, Encompass

Led by the US the legal IT market came back to work with a bang last week, with Pro-Boards LLC causing some excitement with its new LegalBoard keyboard. In other news out of the US, Advologix has integrated with Accounting Seed and DH2i Company saw expansion in Asia Pacific, to say nothing of significant new client wins for Thomson Reuters Elite and Aderant. In Toronto, innovative Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault acquired Wortzmans, while in the UK, Encompass has partnered with 192.com. And if you still have the New Year blues, we have a couple of new entries on our jobs board. Just saying.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Jan 2017 at 8:24 am No comments

Gamification: Taylor Wessing using video game to assess trainee aptitude

The rise of gamification within the legal sector is again in evidence (five years after Deloitte predicted gamification as a top 10 tech trend) as Taylor Wessing becomes the first law firm to trial a new video game to assess its trainees’ personality and aptitude.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Jan 2017 at 1:32 pm 1 comment

Aderant wins Stephenson Harwood from Elite after “banner year”

Aderant has won UK top 30 law firm Stephenson Harwood as a client from Thomson Reuters Elite after a year that saw the addition of 28 new firms to its flagship Expert practice management platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Jan 2017 at 8:35 am No comments

First practice and case management system deals of 2017: SOS Connect and Linetime

North West Lancashire and Cumbria law firm Wright & Lord Solicitors has gone live with integrated practice and case management system SOS Connect from Solicitors Own Software. The win comes as Longmores Solicitors, a leading Hertford firm of solicitors, selects Linetime’s Liberate suite, including practice, case and matter management along with an online client portal, CRM and business analysis tools.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Jan 2017 at 12:36 pm No comments

Exclusive: Uría Menéndez selects Elite over SAP after 18-month evaluation process

Leading Iberian firm and SAP accounting client Uría Menéndez has selected Thomson Reuters Elite 3E and associated time and billing solutions after an extensive 18-month evaluation process that put SAP, 3E and Microsoft Dynamics AX through their paces. 
The Madrid headquartered firm, which has 600 lawyers across 17 offices worldwide, in December signed up with Elite to implement 3E alongside integration platform Workspace and eBillingHub – but Uria will retain its SAP general ledger.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Jan 2017 at 10:01 am No comments

Anexsys acquires K2 Legal Support after appointment of new group CEO

Legal technology and consultancy firm Anexsys, which is part of the Hobs Group and until 2015 was called Hobs Legal Docs, has acquired K2 Legal Support, creating the largest dedicated legal print and scanning business in the UK. The acquisition follows the appointment of new Hobs Group CEO James Duckenfield, who has signalled his intention to expand the group’s geographical coverage.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Jan 2017 at 10:24 am 2 comments

Terry Coyne returns to enterprise IT at Stibo Systems

After just over a year, Terry Coyne has left Landscape Group, the HP managed print provider and is going back to IT solutions which he has specialised in for the past 30 years, latterly at Sword Group. Coyne in December joined Stibo Systems, a global leader in master data management (MDM) software as senior business development executive covering UK, Benelux and Nordics.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Jan 2017 at 6:37 am No comments

Channel Islands shake-up: Bedell Cristin to roll out LPM

Legal project management is spreading to the ordinarily highly conservative Channel Islands legal market as top four firm Bedell Cristin looks to technology to help it increase its competitive edge.
Led by managing partner David Cadin (pictured), Bedell Cristin is working with legal industry management consultancy Janders Dean to break down its legal processes, following the management buyout of its fiduciary business Bedell Trust in 2016, which leaves Bedell Cristin as a standalone law firm for the first time in 40 years.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Jan 2017 at 10:53 am No comments

Field Notes from Across the Pond: Requiem for 2016

Legal innovation author and adviser Mitchell Kowalski reflects back on some of the legal technology highlights of 2016 and asks – what to do with it all? Despite the hype, there are some serious challenges for legal tech in 2017 and beyond: who will get it right?

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Jan 2017 at 6:08 am No comments