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Legal tech win: Freeths selects Hubshare as its project management portal

UK top 60 full-service commercial law firm Freeths has selected Hubshare from Nikec Solutions as its collaborative project management portal.   


“Helping clients to navigate complexity”: David Cambria joins Bakers as director of legal ops

Described by online US publication Legal Evolution as the Godfather of legal operations, David Cambria has left Fortune 500 company Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to become Baker McKenzie’s first ever global director of legal operations, a role that has been developed within and is normally associated with corporate counsel legal teams.



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Exclusive: Daniel Pollick to join DWF as CIO as tech takes a front seat

DLA Piper’s former chief information officer and director of business transformation Daniel Pollick is to join DWF in the newly-created role of CIO, we can reveal, as the UK top 25 firm considers floating on the London stock exchange in order to raise money to invest in technology and its Connected Services division.


Duncan Eadie joins Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Duncan Eadie as director of information technology.
Eadie was formerly IT director at Foot Anstey and in 2015 was made an equity partner at the UK top 100 firm. He is still one of the few UK IT directors to be awarded partner status.


LexisNexis Launches Ravel View Data Visualization

Only slightly behind schedule following its acquisition of Ravel Law in June 2017, LexisNexis today (28 June) announced the launch of a new data visualization technology, Ravel View, into its flagship Lexis Advance online legal research platform.


Gateley selects LexisOne

Gateley has selected LexisOne as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, we understand, although contracts have yet to be formally signed and as a listed company Gateley said that it is unable to confirm the selection or comment in advance of any formal notice to the market.



The June 2018 issue of the Orange Rag – the Legal IT Insider newsletter – is out now – read it here free!

Top stories in the latest Insider newsletter include: Gateley select LexisOne + The Law Society moves to Office 365 & Azure cloud + Duncan Eadie joins Charles Russell Speechlys


LOD hires LexisNexis director of solutions Nigel Rea

Exclusively in the Orange Rag, out this morning (27 June)…

LexisNexis’ director of solutions Nigel Rea has joined LOD (Lawyers on Demand) we can reveal, helping the flexible legal services adviser to develop its growing projects-based managed solutions business.


Mishcon builds in-house data analytics capability with the hire of UCL computer scientist

Mishcon de Reya has joined the ranks of law firms with high-level in-house data science capability, hiring UCL computer scientist Alastair Moore as head of analytics and machine learning.


Legal Software Suppliers Association welcomes three new member companies

Three legal technology companies have recently joined the LSSA. They are BaseNet, Coyote Analytics and inCase.



Thomson Reuters Legal Ops Index: Use of tech and volume of work rises as budgets stay flat

The third edition of the Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker Legal Department Operations (LDO) Index was published yesterday (25 June), revealing a continuing ‘more for less’ agenda among US corporate legal departments, with document management and contract lifecycle management on top of the list of solutions they are seeking to buy and diversity barely registering in the outside counsel selection process.


Ashley Bolender appointed as director of legal operations at GE

Congratulations to Ashley Bolender, who has taken on the role of director of legal operations at GE, responsible for overseeing outside counsel management, technology strategy development, contract and knowledge management, and operational support for the broader legal function.


LITI launches CyLok – the Legal Cybersecurity Readiness Index

Legal IT Insider has been working with industry security experts including Accenture as well as a number of CIOs in order to develop and now soft launch CyLok, an interactive tool that allows contributing firms from across all segments of the market to compare their security setup against industry benchmarks and understand their CyLok cyber-security rating. Our research is on-going and we plan to release a regular report on the benchmark and LITI CyLok Index, with comments from key experts. Here’s how you can get involved.


Strategic Technology Forum: Barclays to review tech capability as part of last panel review

Barclays will be scoring its law firms on their innovation and technology offering as part of its last ever panel review next month, with group general counsel Bob Hoyt actively involved in driving the bank’s strategy on legal technology.



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Seal Software raises $30m in growth capital and unveils global DocuSign partnership

In a huge vote of confidence in Seal Software’s technology, existing investor Toba Capital has extended its investment in the contract discovery provider by a further $3om as Seal unveils a global partnership with DocuSign in which Seal’s software will underpin a cradle-to-grave automated platform for agreements to be prepared, signed, enacted and managed.


Barclays Eagle Lab legal tech incubator launches: here’s why you should embrace it

Barclays last night (19 June) formally launched its Eagle Lab legal tech incubator in partnership with The Law Society, which at its core is an attempt to help the legal sector catch up with its fintech peers and “turbo-charge London’s law-tech ecosystem.”


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