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Trending: It’s au revoir from Daniel Pollick, CIO at DLA Piper

This just in from Daniel Pollick, CIO and director of transformation at DLA Piper..

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Mar 2018 at 12:29 pm 11 comments

Cybersecurity Comment: Boyd Legal warn that people need to plan their digital estates before they die

Scots are leaving their loved ones open to distress and hassle by overlooking their online lives in their will – according to both legal and cyber security experts. The warning comes despite an Edinburgh headquartered law firm recording a significant upsurge in the number of clients asking for advice on how to include their digital estate, such as online financial accounts, passwords and even access to social media pages.

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Mar 2018 at 11:30 am No comments

Legal tech hire: New CEO for CaseLines vendor Netmaster Solutions

Netmaster Solutions, the company behind digital court platform CaseLines, has hired Jon McNerney, former senior vice president of sales for Europe at Forrester Research, as its chief executive officer.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Mar 2018 at 10:27 am No comments

Saving money and improving lives: BLM’s head of analytics discusses the new LSE partnership

BLM in mid-February signed a two-year research and development partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in which the UK top 40 law firm’s in-house data analytics team will work with three LSE professors to develop new litigation risk management offerings for BLM customers. Legal IT Insider caught up with BLM’s head of analytics, Andrew Dunkley, to find out more about the new arrangement.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Mar 2018 at 10:07 am No comments

Comment: Identifying the cybersecurity problems and solutions for law firms

As cyber attacks on all sides continue to increase, law firms must take positive action to contain the onslaught. Humans will always push boundaries, but boundaries need not be broken using a combination of knowledge, education, training and state-of-the-art technology. If these methods are avoided and cyber security isn’t prioritised at board level, then attacks on law firms will only continue to increase.

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Mar 2018 at 9:43 am No comments

Martyn Wells: 211 miles, 10 days, 1 stage 3 cancer patient

A skin cancer patient who has had six operations over the last 12 months is preparing to take on a 211-mile walking challenge later this year. Martyn Wells, who was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in March last year, has committed himself to walking the length of the Severn Way path in just 10 days, starting September 1, 2018.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 7th Mar 2018 at 9:30 am No comments

Highlights from the Legal IT Insider’s Legal Leaders IT Forum – GlenLegal

Well someone was paying attention! If you missed GlenLegal Leaders Leaders IT Forum in Gleneagles, or if you were there and want to refer to a really helpful recap, Sarah Barrett-Vane, a freelance legal operations consultant and former director of legal ops at Royal Mail brings you the impressively detailed highlights, including a summary of the key findings of many of the panel sessions.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 6th Mar 2018 at 4:10 pm 1 comment

Proposed new disclosure regime for England & Wales: Feedback by Jonathan Maas

Litigators in England & Wales will know that we have just passed the end of the consultation period for landmark changes to the way in which we conduct disclosure. Here, recognised disclosure expert Jonathan Maas shares with Legal IT Insider his feedback – positive and negative – to the Disclosure Working Group formed in 2016 in response to widespread concerns around the perceived excessive costs, scale and complexity of disclosure.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Mar 2018 at 7:26 am No comments

Elite enters partnership with Finnish lifecycle management company 3 Step IT

Extending its capability in the Nordic region, Thomson Reuters Elite has entered a new alliance partnership with Helsinki-based IT lifecycle management company 3 Step IT, which helps its clients to plan, manage, and refresh their IT infrastructure and devices.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Mar 2018 at 10:04 am No comments

GlenLegal: A story of Innovation, AI and Pricing, or Planes, Trains and Automobiles…

A very big thanks to Nick Thomson, chief revenue officer at Workshare, for penning this excellent summary of some of the highlights of our Legal Leaders IT Forum in Gleneagles, as he and others tried to escape from ‘the Beast from the East!’

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Mar 2018 at 9:23 am 1 comment

Taylor Vinters to move to the iManage Cloud – here’s why

We broke the news in the Orange Rag that Taylor Vinters is to move to the iManage cloud and here is IT director Steve Sumner talking about how and why the decision was made and how it will help with GDPR.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Mar 2018 at 6:00 am No comments

Integreon unveils new Allegory evidence management dashboard

Following its acquisition of cloud-based litigation management platform Allegory, Integreon today (28 February) unveiled a new evidence management dashboard for its Allegory users, empowering inside and outside counsel to work in a collaborative environment with the ability to analyse all of the case information for a matter or across matters on a single platform and in context.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Feb 2018 at 2:00 pm No comments

Linetime chosen by top Belfast law firm Carson McDowell

Linetime, a specialist legal software provider has announced that their Liberate software solution has been chosen by leading Northern Ireland law firm Carson McDowell to further enhance the delivery of legal services to its clients.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 28th Feb 2018 at 8:55 am No comments

Zylpha 2018 Survey: Client Care, Brand Reputation and New Technology emerge as top legal practice priorities

Client care, brand reputation and new technology have emerged as the top priorities for Legal Practices, in the third annual survey carried out by UK legal technology innovator Zylpha (www.zylpha.com). In all, 92% of respondents feel that optimizing Client Care is now the main objective, albeit this contrasted with a figure of 78% when the survey was conducted last year.

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Feb 2018 at 2:15 pm No comments

The Big Story from the latest Insider: When TAR Is Not Enough – by Vince Neicho

The countdown to the new English disclosure rule is on. The consultation period expires tomorrow – at the end of February – ushering in a two-year pilot period in which the new rule will govern most proceedings in the Business and Property Courts. With the clock ticking down, I had the honour of moderating a panel for ACEDS on 7th February, which generated insightful, last-minute discourse on the new standards.

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Feb 2018 at 2:11 pm No comments
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