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Legal comparison spin off site JustBeagle launches with £970k seed financing

A member of the team behind consumer legal support forum LegalBeagles has launched a new legal search and comparison site – JustBeagle – having raised £970,000 in seed round financing from high net worth investors.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Nov 2017 at 12:43 pm No comments

Industry research shows 20% of law firms experienced a cyberattack in the past month

New research from CenturyLink EMEA conducted among 150-plus IT decision makers in the legal sector has revealed that one in five law firms have experienced an attempted cyberattack in the past month.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Nov 2017 at 7:25 am 1 comment

Consolidation: Private equity-backed tech house AbacusNext acquires HotDocs

In another major US private equity-backed acquisition, AbacusNext, a San Diego headquartered technology-as-a-service provider for the professional services industry, has acquired document automation pioneer HotDocs, with CEO and founder Russell Shepherd to exit the company.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Nov 2017 at 7:31 am No comments

Guest post: Collaboration and security: how the language of spymasters is shaping mobility in the legal profession

Steve Whiter of business mobility specialists Appurity considers the issues and opportunities around secure mobile collaboration.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Nov 2017 at 10:10 am No comments

Startup Corner: Legatics in Focus

Legatics is an end-to-end deal platform designed to cut out deal administration and with an immediate focus on automating the conditions precedent process. The company was this year selected to be part of the first wave of startups in Allen & Overy’s tech hub Fuse and was nominated for a Legal Geek startup award. Here’s what you need to know.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Nov 2017 at 6:54 am No comments

Ashurst progresses its cloud agenda

Ashurst has instructed IT infrastructure and services provider Softcat and begun engaging a number of key clients on moving much of its data to the cloud as the UK top 10 firm continues to lead a working party that puts Microsoft at the centre of law firm efforts to shift their infrastructure off premises.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Nov 2017 at 9:46 am No comments

Exclusive: Farrer & Co to move to Azure – here’s the roadmap

Farrer & Co LLP has selected digital transformation consultancy SystemsUp to help it move to a secure Microsoft Azure hybrid cloud platform and a desktop environment based on Office 365 and Windows 10, we can reveal. IT director Neil Davison and SystemsUp managing director Nick Martin talked to us about the process that they have engaged in so far and the two-year road map ahead.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Nov 2017 at 11:40 am 2 comments

Kiwi law tech firm @Actionstep expands into UK & opens London office

New Zealand based legal software company Actionstep has expanded into the UK, opening their first office in Aldgate, London.

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Trending: Robot Lawyer LISA launches suite of property contracts

Robot Lawyer LISA has broadened out its self-help legal documentation to include a suite of tools that will help landlords, tenants, owners and property entrepreneurs create to create business leases, residential leases and lodger agreements together with the other party to the negotiation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Nov 2017 at 1:35 pm 8 comments

Intapp hires PwC director Sanjeev Gandhi to head new consulting arm

Intapp has launched a new standalone consulting arm to advise law firms on technology, data and change management led by Sanjeev Gandhi, who joins from PwC as vice president and head of Intapp Consulting.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Nov 2017 at 11:00 am No comments

What’s hot & what’s not: wins & deals

Our definitive monthly guide to all the latest wins and deals.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Nov 2017 at 7:39 am No comments

ThoughtRiver hires Sky head counsel as chief legal officer

In a significant senior appointment, AI-backed contract analysis provider ThoughtRiver has hired Sky head counsel Martin Davidson as is chief legal officer (CLO) we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Nov 2017 at 10:24 am No comments

Collaboration: asb law enters strategic alliance with Elevate

Interesting move by innovative law and consultancy firm asb law, which today announced a strategic alliance with Elevate – an alliance that has gained the praise of key client BT as “exactly the kind of collaboration” it is looking for from suppliers.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Nov 2017 at 1:48 pm 1 comment

Still Trending: Norton Rose Fulbright goes live on SAP with Fulcrum GT

Norton Rose Fulbright has gone live on SAP HANA with Fulcrum Global Technologies, after a project that signed in March 2016 and will ultimately consolidate five profit centres across the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and South Africa.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Nov 2017 at 8:34 am 6 comments

October issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now!

Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter – October 2017 – Issue #307 – our top stories include… Norton Rose Fulbright goes live on SAP with Fulcrum GT AND The US Top 200 DMS table is out! Our US Top 200 document management system supplement is out today (1 November) giving you the full low down on which US firms are using which system, as well as extensive interviews with clients such as Baker Botts (iManage Cloud) and Littler Mendelson (NetDocuments). Looks like it’s iManage rules in Big Law – and SharePoint is deader than Monty Python’s parrot!

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Nov 2017 at 12:19 pm No comments
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