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Uria signs up with Luminance for contract review

Slaughter and May’s Spanish best friend Uría Menéndez has signed up with AI-backed contract review provider Luminance.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th May 2017 at 11:54 am No comments

Billing: Will Alexa help improve time keeping on 3E?

Thomson Reuters Elite’s announcement last week (4 May) that you can now use Alexa to record and post time on 3E went slightly under the radar but received some interesting feedback on social media, warranting a closer look.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th May 2017 at 11:27 am No comments

Australian startup Lawcadia gets $500,000 funding boost

Brisbane-based legaltech startup Lawcadia, which launched in February 2016, has received AUS$500,000 from the Queensland Government’s Business Development Fund to expand its legal procurement business.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th May 2017 at 6:52 am No comments

Paul Bower joins iManage as global account director

Tikit senior business consultant Paul Bower has joined iManage as a global account director in order to help iManage expand its customer care for global firms such as Dentons and Norton Rose Fulbright.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th May 2017 at 10:54 am No comments

eDiscovery highlights in April with Chris Dale

Respected eDiscovery consultant and blogger Chris Dale provides us with a romp through eDiscovery highlights in April, touching on GDPR; Ministry of Justice failures; contract management; the Panama Papers; social media as evidence; the internet of things; TAR or predictive coding?; and the ILTA 2017 scholarships in honour of Browning Marean.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th May 2017 at 7:03 am No comments

PwC on GDPR: Tech is the missing link

PwC’s legal team has released a new paper on preparations for the GDPR, finding that technology is often the missing link.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th May 2017 at 10:37 am No comments

Charles Russell Speechlys tech roadshow: Bringing the mountain to Muhammad

Charles Russell Speechlys this week (2 May) hosted an IT Innovation Roadshow, dedicating the eighth and much of the seventh floor of its 5 Fleet Place office to IT vendors in a bid to help its staff engage with technology, help prioritise the rollout of new tech, and select the hardware for its move to an entirely agile desktop.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th May 2017 at 8:21 am No comments

Derek Southall launches digital advisory company Hyperscale

GowlingWLG’s innovation and digital head Derek Southall and legal tech stalwart has left the partnership to launch Hyperscale Group, through which he will advise in-house legal teams and software companies on their innovation and digital strategies but will continue to work with GowlingWLG three days a week.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd May 2017 at 10:47 am 1 comment

NextLaw Labs invests in expertise building tool ProFinda

Dentons legal technology investment arm Nextlaw Labs has invested in AI-powered talent optimisation platform, ProFinda through its investment fund, Nextlaw Ventures. ProFinda helps organisations build up a map of skills, knowledge and expertise available across a firm or company, providing a “single view” of an organisation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd May 2017 at 10:00 am No comments

BigHand Create survey shows 69% efficiency gain

A BigHand survey conducted in March among 80 clients has found that its document template management tool BigHand Create saves users an average of 2.5 hours of document production time per day, equating to an efficiency gain of 69%.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd May 2017 at 8:48 am No comments

Four North American firms to transition from Enterprise to Elite 3E after pitch

Four North American law firms have made the decision to transition from Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise to Elite 3E after a competitive pitch that in each case included Aderant, as Elite continues its battle to retain and convert customers from the sunsetted practice management system.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2017 at 3:03 pm No comments

Nalanda makes double hire to spearhead expansion into legal

Precision search technology firm Nalanda Technology is spearheading its entry into the legal sector with the appointment of two professional services business development managers, Neil Derbyshire and Gordon Lindsay.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2017 at 1:03 pm No comments

Keystone Law adopts ndSync from NetDocuments

Keystone Law has adopted NetDocuments new file synchronisation service ndSync, which became publicly available in March and enables users to map matter-content, folders, and documents within NetDocuments to a Windows PC, Mac or mobile device, enabling them to work on documents offline.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2017 at 6:19 am No comments

eSentio sues HBR Consulting over NetDocuments swapout

In news yet to cross the Atlantic for many, the iManage to NetDocuments swapout by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and King & Spalding has formed the basis of a US lawsuit against HBR Consulting by eSentio Technologies. eSentio seeks millions of dollars in compensation, alleging that a former employee breached his restrictive covenants in winning the NetDocuments conversion work for HBR.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Apr 2017 at 10:05 am No comments

Exclusive: Radiant co-founders Giverin and McQuillen join PwC in major “new law” hire

In a major double hire by PwC, two of Radiant Law’s co-founders, Andrew Giverin and Jason McQuillen, have joined the Big Four accountant to build out its ‘new law’ capability, after a difference of opinion over direction at Radiant led to the departure last year of three members of its senior team.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 27th Apr 2017 at 3:53 pm No comments
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