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Breaking news: Hg acquires Litera Microsystems

Hg has acquired Litera Microsystems from K1 Investment Management after a three-year period in which Litera is said to have tripled its revenue.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th May 2019 at 7:45 am No comments

Phoenix grows up: A look at its marriage to Morae

For iManage, knowing that its biggest implementation partner was up for sale must have been an unnerving experience and it’s no wonder that Phoenix Business Solutions’ founder and CEO Mat Crocker tells us that he regarded the company’s acquisition this week by Morae Global Corporation as a marriage that needed iManage’s blessing. We speak to Crocker and Morae’s founder and CEO Shahzad Bashir about the union.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd May 2019 at 10:41 am No comments

Kofax and Workshare to offer comparison and PDF products in joint solution

In a move that gives Workshare access to Kofax’s PDF creation technology and Kofax greater exposure to the legal market, the pair will now offer their comparison and PDF products in a joint solution. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2019 at 12:53 pm 2 comments

Movers & Shakers: Clare Chalkley joins Integreon from Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance litigation support manager Clare Chalkley has joined Integreon as a senior director – legal services focusing on litigation support services and document review for law firms and corporate legal department clients.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2019 at 12:18 pm 2 comments

Tikit launches independent product advisory board led by Janet Day

Tikit is launching an independent product advisory board headed by legal IT veteran Janet Day to help inform its IT strategy going forward, we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2019 at 11:17 am 3 comments

Breaking news: Morae Global Corporation acquires Phoenix Business Solutions

Following a period of revenue growth and global expansion, Phoenix Business Solutions has been sold to Morae Global Corporation, in a move that will provide a more joined up technology and services offering to both the corporate and private practice legal market.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st May 2019 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

Slater and Gordon in world Microsoft first

Slater and Gordon has become the first company in the world to deploy Microsoft Managed Desktop, as the hedge fund-owned UK firm also ousts dedicated legal technology in favour of the Microsoft stack, we can reveal.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 1st May 2019 at 1:04 pm 4 comments

The April 2019 Legal IT Insider Newsletter – issue #322 – is out now

Welcome to the April edition of the Orange Rag – yes, we know it’s the 1st May but you are such fantastic people we thought we’d let you have the Easter holiday week off!

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st May 2019 at 10:55 am No comments

The 2019 Buyer’s Guide to UK eDisclosure Systems is available now!

The Insider’s definitive Buyers Guide to UK eDisclosure systems is available now. Researched and written by Andrew Haslam and published in conjunction with Legal IT Insider – and now in its seventh edition, the Guide has become an industry bible.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 1st May 2019 at 10:54 am No comments

Ascertus appoints Andrew Payne as head of professional services

Ascertus Limited has appointed former NetDocuments senior director for EMEA, Andrew Payne, as its head of professional services to lead the company’s project management and consulting teams as well as drive technical engagement across Ascertus’ product portfolio.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st May 2019 at 9:00 am 2 comments

Top 50 Law Firm Profiles: Eversheds Sutherland

As part of a huge project to profile all of the top 200 legal IT teams/law firm IT capability, Legal IT Insider spoke to Andrew Mcmanus IT Director at Eversheds Sutherland about their strategy and structure and what their take is on shadow IT.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 30th Apr 2019 at 12:15 pm No comments

LOD buys lexvoco for “leg up” in legaltech, says CEO Tom Hartley

LOD, or “Lawyers on Demand”, has acquired Australasian legal services business lexvoco. Launched in 2014, lexvoco supports in-house counsel through the delivery of innovative legal operations and legaltech solutions as well as providing law firm services.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 30th Apr 2019 at 10:38 am No comments

Slaughter and May announces Collaborate cohort

Slaughter and May today (29 April) announces the first cohort of legal tech developers for Slaughter and May Collaborate, its new legal tech programme.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 29th Apr 2019 at 2:13 pm No comments

#Glenlegal19 survey sees dramatic spike in SaaS migration

A survey conducted by Macfarlanes CIO Andrew Powell ahead of #GlenLegal19 has revealed a dramatic increase in cloud adoption rates, with well over three quarters of law firms saying their HR and payroll systems will be in the cloud next year and just under three quarters saying it will be SaaS.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 29th Apr 2019 at 10:06 am No comments

BCLP talks Kira: Adoption, value, and the roll out to high volume work

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announced yesterday (25 April) that it is embedding Kira Systems’ data extraction tool within its high-volume work streams globally, but what does that mean? We asked innovation solutions director (EMEA) Nick Pryor how Kira is being used already in the firm, what adoption is like, and how use of the technology is being extended.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Apr 2019 at 11:30 am No comments