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Accelerating change at Mishcon: MDR LAB announces tech startup lineup

Following a lengthy selection process culminating in a one-day pitch in late April, Mishcon de Reya has chosen the six early-stage to growth startups that will participate in its new technology incubator MDR LAB for the next ten weeks and in which the top 40 firm may ultimately invest.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th May 2017 at 1:58 pm No comments

Perez-Llorca latest to sign up to Luminance

Leading Spanish independent firm Pérez-Llorca has become the latest law firm to sign up to machine learning-backed contract review tool Luminance, just days after a similar announcement from Iberian giant Uría Menéndez.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th May 2017 at 11:25 am No comments

iManage brings back Dan Dosen to run global cloud operations

Dan Dosen has returned to iManage to run the document management system vendor’s cloud operations globally, as iManage looks to build its cloud team.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th May 2017 at 7:09 am No comments

LawAdvisor to launch in the UK and take on Janders Dean investment

Australian legal tech startup LawAdvisor is set to launch in the UK and has secured the financial backing and support from legal management consultancy Janders Dean, taking total investment in the fledgling company to over $AUS1m.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th May 2017 at 12:18 pm No comments

Startup Corner: Avvoka in Focus

Describing itself colloquially as Google Docs for contracts, Avvoka is trying to move corporates away from the traditional drafting process in Microsoft Word and onto its SaaS contract creation platform, where its document assembly tools create first drafts using decision tree software. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th May 2017 at 6:36 am No comments

New Product: The Legal Shop unlocks more value for Tikit conveyancing case management users + Video

The Legal Shop specialises in helping law firms to get more from their existing case management systems. In these conveyancing workflow documents they show how the workflows work for Tikit users.

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th May 2017 at 11:26 am No comments

Phoenix launches cybersecurity and compliance division

Phoenix Business Solutions is launching a new cybersecurity, compliance and information governance (CCIG) division to advise and train firms on how best to protect and gain value from their data.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th May 2017 at 11:06 am No comments

Comment: Legal tech startups – Do you want extra froth with that?

It says an awful lot about the legal tech startup market that businesses which have been involved in the scene since 2010 or before are gobsmacked that the sector is now being described as ‘frothy’ or ‘overhyped’.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th May 2017 at 8:59 am No comments

Bakers appoints Jason Marty to global COO role

Jason Marty has taken over as Baker McKenzie’s global chief operating officer from Craig Courter, who is said by the firm to be looking for new opportunities outside of the firm.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th May 2017 at 3:25 pm No comments

Case Study: Fire Down Below – how Farrer & Co responded to the Kingsway Fire + VIDEO

How does one of the UK’s most famous law firms ensure that business continues apace even as major incidents unfold? During the events of the Kingsway Fire in 2015, Farrer & Co – whose premises were based nearby – had their business continuity practices put to the test, with interesting results.

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th May 2017 at 10:43 am No comments

Workshare throws down the gauntlet – DocsCorp responds

In our April newsletter we wrote that Workshare has thrown the gauntlet down to its competitors, saying that in its latest product release it won’t be beaten on speed or accuracy, with the time it takes to scan and clean a document down by as much as 65%. DocsCorp’s president and co-founder, Dean Sappey, has responded, and he’s not pulling his punches.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th May 2017 at 8:01 am 1 comment

Brabners to swap out Lexis Axxia for 3E

Brabners has become the 50th EMEA law firm to select Thomson Reuters Elite 3E as its enterprise and financial management platform, swapping out its legacy Lexis Axxia Artiion system.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th May 2017 at 12:22 pm 1 comment

“Live in 90 days”: Baker Botts goes live on iManage Cloud

Having decided at the start of 2017 to move its circa 1,500 users to the  iManage Cloud, AmLaw top 50 firm Baker Botts has now gone live.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 9th May 2017 at 7:20 am No comments

Nuix: Rod Vawdrey promoted to CEO

Following the unexpected resignation and departure of former chief executive officer Eddie Sheehy in January, Australian forensic software provider Nuix has filled the top spot with its chief operating officer and head of Asia Pacific operations, Rod Vawdrey (pictured), effective 1 May.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th May 2017 at 6:49 am No comments

Cleary Gottlieb swaps out Elite for Aderant

In a major loss to Thomson Reuters Elite, leading AmLaw 100 firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has selected Aderant over its current Elite Enterprise practice management system.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th May 2017 at 3:25 pm 1 comment
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