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Diversity challenge: Play your (small) part

Lack of diversity is an issue faced by the entire legal sector but within legal technology appears to be getting worse not better, with, for example, the number of female CIOs dropping, not increasing each year. Here is how you can make a difference.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Jun 2018 at 4:01 am No comments

(Major) legal tech win: Dentons adopts HighQ’s intelligent work platform globally

In a major win for HighQ, Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, is adopting the London-headquartered company’s intelligent work platform to enhance the way it engages clients and transform its delivery of legal services around the globe.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jun 2018 at 3:19 pm No comments

Weightmans partners with University of Liverpool and Kira on major decision engine

National law firm Weightmans has partnered with the University of Liverpool and software company Kira Systems to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) solution capable of extracting data to power a decision engine that will carry out legal reasoning. The solution can identify arguments for settling cases and speeds up decision making by combining the metadata extraction capabilities of Kira with a legal decision engine created jointly by experts at University of Liverpool and Weightmans.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jun 2018 at 1:58 pm No comments

Aderant release Handshake Connect ‘out of the box’ portal

Aderant will later today (12 June) formally announce the release of Handshake Connect, an ‘out-of-the-box’ legal intranet portal that it says provides fast and easy deployment, with minimal customization required.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jun 2018 at 10:47 am No comments

Eigen Technologies raises £13m ($17.5m) Series A funding from Goldman and Temasek

Eigen Technologies, which automates the classification and extraction of data from documents for finance, law, and professional services firms, today (11 June) announced that it has completed a £13m ($17.5m) Series A funding round co-led by Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments (PSI) and Temasek.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jun 2018 at 3:25 pm No comments

England’s top judge lashes out at ‘Science Museum’ grade court IT

England and Wales’ top judge has moaned that HM Courts and Tribunal Service’s (HMCTS) IT systems “more obviously belong in the Science Museum” than courtrooms across the land, The Register reports.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jun 2018 at 1:05 pm No comments

All the latest legal tech wins, deals, launches and moves

Catch up on all the latest legal tech news here with our Monday morning round up. Includes the latest wins, deals, moves or launches from SOS Connect; Eclipse Legal Systems; ayfie; NetDocuments; iManage; Tikit; BigHand; Thomson Reuters; Converge TS; Enable Business Solutions; Neota Logic; Epiq, Elevate, HighQ; QuisLex; Lockpath; DiscoverReady and more.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jun 2018 at 6:46 am No comments

News from the Department of Stating the Bleedin’ Obvious… Majority of US law firms not prepared for GDPR says survey

A majority (90%) of U.S. law firms surveyed by Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions say data privacy and security are among their highest priorities. However, less than half (47%) feel fully prepared to address the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements that went into effect on May 25.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 8th Jun 2018 at 1:37 pm No comments

Osborne Clarke reports 15% UK revenue increase with tech highlighted as a key priority

Osborne Clarke has reported a 15% UK revenue increase and 14% internationally, as its cites investment in technology as a key strategic priority – including becoming the first EMEA firm to implement iManage with Microsoft Office 2016 and Windows.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Jun 2018 at 9:55 am No comments

Fraser Mayfield launches Clio rival

As we first revealed in the latest Orange Rag, Legal technology specialist Fraser Mayfield has launched a brand new cloud-based matter management solution called, which is based on Google Cloud and has data security at its heart.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Jun 2018 at 7:17 am No comments

Legal Tech Double Win as Hunt & Coombs selects Tikit P4W and BigHand

It’s a double win for Tikit and BigHand as Peterborough-headquartered law firm Hunt & Coombs selects case management system P4W and BigHand Digital Dictation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Jun 2018 at 4:34 pm No comments

Let’s talk about mental health: The MindCycle Tour

Rob Stephenson, the brother of our sales director Jeremy Stephenson, is a cyclist, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a teammate, a coach, a chartered accountant and a successful entrepreneur.  He is also bipolar. In order to help end the stigma around mental ill-health in the workplace, he is raising money by riding the entire Tour de France route – on a smart trainer in offices across the UK. And he needs your help.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Jun 2018 at 7:32 am 1 comment

Converge TS appoints former PwC director as new CFO

Following the injection of private equity funding this year, Converge Technology Specialists has continued to build out its c-suite with the heavyweight hire of former PwC corporate finance director David Byrne as the company’s chief financial officer.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Jun 2018 at 1:53 pm No comments

“It’s the beginning of our journey”: Uni of Manchester teams up with Freshfields to launch legal tech module

Legal IT Insider speaks to Professor Claire McGourlay, who is driving the inclusion of legal tech at the University of Manchester School of Law, about the new module and other initiatives that put Manchester ahead of many if not most of its UK competitors. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Jun 2018 at 6:45 am No comments

Australia 2018: the women flexing their legal know-how

If you haven’t already read this article in the FT by RSG Consulting partner Yasmin Lambert it’s well worth a read. Lambert, who says that a new wave of female leaders and innovators is transforming the Australian legal sector, identifies five women who are combining law and technology to create new opportunities for their businesses and the next generation. It’s exciting timing as we embark this week on our own research around diversity in the Australian legal tech sector. If you’re not already in the diary please contact us.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Jun 2018 at 2:51 pm No comments
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