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Barclays’ Stephanie Hamon joins Norton Rose to launch legal operations consulting practice

Norton Rose Fulbright is launching a legal operations consulting practice which will be led by Stephanie Hamon, who joins the firm from Barclays. The practice will provide management and operational advice to inhouse legal teams at major financial institutions and corporates.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 9th Jul 2019 at 2:07 pm No comments

What the innovation head said

Four legal innovation heads compare remits, challenges and priorities. Around the table are Isabel Parker, chief legal innovation officer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Shilpa Bhandarkar, head of innovation at Linklaters; Wendy Butler Curtis, chief innovation officer at Orrick; and Kerry Westland, head of innovation and legal technology at Addleshaw Goddard.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Jul 2019 at 11:53 am No comments

Still Trending: Deloitte appoints BCLP’s director of legal ops Bruce Braude as CTO

We first revealed last month that Deloitte is looking to hire a chief technology officer and today (5 July) the Big Four giant has announced that the person selected is none other than Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s director of legal operation solutions, Bruce Braude.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Jul 2019 at 9:45 am 1 comment

The future of alternative legal services: Libby Jackson MBE gives her take

In June, Herbert Smith Freehills partner and head of Alternative Legal Services, Libby Jackson, received an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List for her services to the Northern Ireland economy and for innovation in law. Here Jackson shares her take on the evolution of the alternative legal services space and the changes she anticipates in the years ahead.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Jul 2019 at 7:00 am No comments

Phoenix opens for business in Maastricht

And there’s more news from a post-Morae Global-acquired Phoenix Business Solutions, which has expanded its operations into the Netherlands, with a new office in Maastricht – a gateway to Europe.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Jul 2019 at 11:31 am No comments

The French ban: The Law Society comments

News that France has banned the publication of statistical information about judges’ decisions shocked the legal industry this month.  Punishable by a maximum five-year prison sentence, the French legislature is cracking down on litigation analytics in the first ban of its type anywhere in the world. We get comment from The Law Society of England and Wales and UK-headquartered litigation analytics provider Solomonic.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Jul 2019 at 9:30 am No comments

“There is too much money being thrown against the wall”: Exigent launches evergreen fund Bright Minds Capital

Legal outsourcing provider Exigent is leading the launch of an evergreen fund to help early-stage startups in legal and data technology, which it says is in the business of leveraging real skills and experience rather than ‘throwing money up against a wall and hoping for the best.’

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Jul 2019 at 9:59 am No comments

Hip Legal Tech in Brooklyn at Legal Geek

Last week I attended the first-ever North American edition of the Legal Geek conference, led by Jimmy Vestbirk. Legal Geek is a startup community with over 5,000 members. It held “the world’s first LawTech startup conference in October 2016” in London, which attracted 1,000 attendees in its second year(2017).

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Jul 2019 at 3:00 pm No comments

BLM launches AI claims tool in collaboration with LSE as part of new suite of client offerings

Insurance risk and commercial law firm BLM has launched a suite of seven online analytics, case management and communications tools under the banner BLM Innovations, including Foresight; a flagship AI system developed by the London School of Economics and BLM’s data science team to help claims handlers decide who is at fault in a traffic accident.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Jul 2019 at 12:29 pm No comments

Guy Adams joins Intapp to engage UK and EMEA law firm leaders on one platform strategy

Objective Manager’s chief operating officer Guy Adams has joined Intapp as practice group lead, professional service firm leaders and partners, engaging with the UK and EMEA legal market’s most senior leaders on how Intapp can help them further their strategic objectives via its platform approach.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Jul 2019 at 6:59 am No comments

Rich Rifkin to head sales at Reynen Court as the ‘App Store for legal’ enters next phase

Rich Rifkin has joined Reynen Court to launch its sales team as the company we first dubbed ‘the App Store for legal’ moves into the next stage of its development.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Jul 2019 at 3:02 pm No comments

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announces BCLP Cubed, but it’s not an ALSP

Last week it appeared that launching your own alternative legal service provider is catching, as Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) became the latest firm to announce that it is launching a new service – BCLP Cubed – that integrates volume legal services and legal operations support with its complex legal work. Given the launch of ALSPs by Greenberg Traurig and Eversheds Sutherland in the last few days, there has been a temptation in the market to lump these new ventures together, but they are quite different.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 1st Jul 2019 at 10:52 am No comments

iManage: Critical patch released for security vulnerability

iManage released a critical update on Wednesday with a fix for an iManage Work Server security vulnerability. Firms have been advised to apply the patch installer on all iManage on-premises environments with Work Servers running from 9.5 R2 through to 10.1.3.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Jun 2019 at 2:00 pm 2 comments

Andy Sparkes takes over Lexis UK legal markets

Andy Sparkes has taken over from Simon Collin as director of legal markets for UK and Ireland, we can reveal.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 28th Jun 2019 at 12:45 pm No comments

Exclusive: Wavelength hires Sophia Adams Bhatti

Published first in the Orange Rag out on 26 June, here is our exclusive on the Wavelength hire.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 28th Jun 2019 at 12:11 pm No comments