Cristiano Dalla Bona

Cristiano is The Lawyer’s technology reporter, covering innovation and delivery in law firms

John Croft

Paul Hastings wins role for Elevate in latest legal tech acquisition

Provider Elevate has acquired AI firm LexPredict, in a move that hints at rising consolidation in the market of alternative legal services providers. Elevate was advised during negotiations by a Paul Hastings team led by Century City M&A partner David Hernand that included corporate associates Christopher Edwab and Tashiana Hudson, as well as Los Angeles-based counsel Ron […]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

BCLP follows wave of firms branching out into legal operations

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has launched a new legal operations consultancy arm to support in-house teams,  in a general trend that sees law firms increasingly expanding into broader client services. The new division called Cantilever incorporates the consulting units from both legacy firms; Bryan Cave’s BCXponent and BLP’s Streamline. The team, led by Denver-based chief innovation […]

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Reed Smith rebounds from Middle East setback with two hires

Reed Smith is beefing up its Middle East practice with two new hires, only one month after its regional managing partner exited to open HFW’s fifth Middle Eastern office. Commercial disputes partner Mahmoud Awad will join the firm’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices from Hadef & Partners, while Waseem Khokhar will take on a role […]

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Slaughters puts its weight behind magic circle-backed tech solution

Slaughter and May is the latest firm to back a new “one-stop” tech solution for the legal industry, which has already attracted the likes of Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins. The Lawyer has learned that Slaughters is joining a dozen other heavyweight firms in the support of a new start-up called Reynen Court, which aims to […]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

BCLP targets quicker response in disputes cases with new AI tool

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has launched a new artificial intelligence service that will extensively assess the legal risks of early-stage disputes and investigations in about 14 days. The service, called Clear/Cut, was developed in-house over the year by a team of litigators and technologists that included the firm’s forensic technology team, legal project management experts and […]

Linklaters

Ashurst’s IT supremo takes on new role at magic circle firm

Ashurst‘s longstanding IT guru Bruna Pellicci is to take on her first magic circle role, joining Linklaters as its new chief technology officer.  Starting on Monday, Ashurst’s Bruna Pellicci will join the firm’s technology leadership team, reporting to the global chief operating officer and director of technology Matt Peers, and taking over responsibility for the firm’s […]

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Taylor Wessing sets headcount goal for new Liverpool office

Taylor Wessing has opened a new innovation office in Liverpool that is expected to reach a headcount of 50 as early as next year. The Lawyer reported in July that the firm was to open a new alternative resources office in the city with an initial staff of 25. It bypassed popular markets like Manchester and […]

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