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Solomonic: HSF rolls out across UK disputes + Innovate UK gives funding

Congratulations to Solomonic, as HSF completes the first stage of a development partnership that will see it roll out Solomonic’s litigation analytics platform across the UK disputes team. That, as Innovate UK announces that it will fund a partnership between Solomonic and top ranked Warwick Business School. All go, isn’t it?

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Feb 2019 at 5:10 pm No comments

At Inspire Legal, collaboration and education stand out as pressing problems of the legal industry

Following Legaltech19, ALT and Inspire Legal there is a big focus on legal conferences and the value they offer, or don’t. Alma Asay, chief innovation officer, legal solutions at Integreon, gives her appraisal of the ‘unconference’ Inspire Legal, which she says inspired attendees to focus on problems first, solutions second.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Feb 2019 at 3:36 pm No comments

Weightmans secures “six figure” government grant for PI costs forecasting tool

Innovate UK has awarded national law firm Weightmans and software developers Frontier Labs a six figure sum for a research development project to help better predict the cost of personal injury matters in order to inform the money that their insurance clients put aside for payouts.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Feb 2019 at 12:27 pm No comments

Logic Programming Associates joins Barclays Eagle Labs incubator

The team that created the first Prolog system for small machines and co-founded leading document automation platform Contract Express have joined the Barclays Eagle Labs lawtech incubator in Notting Hill, London. Logic Programming Associates (LPA), which in 2004 launched expert systems tool VisiRule, will be working with the Labs legal partners and other startups to “develop worthwhile commercial applications” for the sector.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Feb 2019 at 11:37 am No comments

BLM selects iManage RAVN Extract to complete “data triangle”

BLM’s IT director Abby Ewen tells Legal IT Insider how the RAVN tool is being used to predict outcomes as part of a three-pronged approach to analysing the firm’s data.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Feb 2019 at 9:29 am No comments

Global Legal Hackathon: Shout out to all legal techies in NYC and San Francisco

The Global Legal Hackathon is less than two weeks ago and the organisers have asked us for a shout out to you lovely techies reading this in New York City and San Francisco to sign up and get involved!

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Feb 2019 at 1:56 pm No comments

ALA and iManage Co-hosting the 2019 Global Legal Hackathon – February 22-24, Chicago

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) and iManage are proud to announce their selection as co-hosts for the Chicago site for the 2019 Global Legal Hackathon, February 22-24. The Global Legal Hackathon is the largest legal technology innovation event in the world. In 2018, more than 40 cities and 22 countries participated, and this year it is likely to be even bigger.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 15th Feb 2019 at 11:24 am No comments

Updated: Linklaters Nakhoda launches deal platform ISDA Create – and what that really means

In recognition of the fact that data extraction and analysis is far harder than often billed and very much a long, not a short game, Linklaters’ technology arm Nakhoda is working towards “breaking the loop” in the creation of yet more unstructured data, the first incarnation of which is a new online document negotiation platform launched in conjunction with ISDA. We speak to Nakhoda founder Edward Chan and COO Partha Mudgil.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Feb 2019 at 11:14 am 2 comments

Exclusive: Thomson Reuters Labs selects latest incubator partner

Thomson Reuters Labs has selected the latest entrant into its highly sought-after incubator program, and will be working together on a proof of concept, we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Feb 2019 at 1:33 pm No comments

IP management platform Anaqua receives “major investment” from European PE house Astorg

In a move that will be noted with interest by Anaqua’s many in-house clients including Siemens, GSK and British American Tobacco, Anaqua has announced that the business will receive a significant equity investment from Astorg, a leading European private equity firm.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Feb 2019 at 10:30 am No comments

DAC adopts Tessian to support new cyber strategy

DAC Beachcroft LLP has adopted Tessian’s machine learned-based email security platform to support the firm’s new cyber security strategy.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Feb 2019 at 7:02 am No comments

Herbert Smith Freehills gives staff up to 10 days a year to work on “innovation projects”

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a new initiative, which will allow its global staff to spend up to 10 days per-year working on “innovation projects” including app building and automation.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 14th Feb 2019 at 6:39 am No comments

More than four out of five legal departments plan to use AI for contract review within a year

The vast majority of legal departments within large US corporates expect to be using artificial intelligence for the analysis and review of contracts and agreements within the next year. More than a third are already employing contract AI and half expect their spending in this area to increase in 2019, according to a new survey carried out by Ari Kaplan Advisors and supported by Seal Software.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Feb 2019 at 1:00 pm No comments

BigHand announces rash of hires and promotions

BigHand will today (13 February) announce the formation of a newly expanded account management function to better support its customers in operating more efficiently as a business. Dan Wales, Strategic Accounts Director will lead the Top-100 and EMEA account team reporting into Dan Speed, MD UK.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Feb 2019 at 11:01 am No comments

#GlenLegal19 – Conference Programme, Running Order and Attendees

Less than 3 weeks to go until #GlenLegal19
The Legal IT Insider team are all over it!
We have a limited amount of availability so if you would like to ATTEND, SPONSOR or LEARN more please email me on

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Feb 2019 at 10:13 am No comments