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Gowling WLG fee-earners rack up 1,500 hours on innovation projects

Over 1,500 hours has been recorded by Gowling WLG fee-earners on innovation projects under a scheme launched last year, as firms increasingly give the opportunity to allocate chargeable hours to NewLaw initiatives. More than 150 fee-earners in the firm’s UK offices, representing around 25 per cent of its headcount, have put in over 200 hours […]

Elevate acquisition pays off in deal with magic circle firm

Clifford Chance has adopted one of the platforms acquired by provider Elevate over the past year to support scientists working in the firm’s legal tech hub. The firm has chosen LexPredict’s Contraxsuite, an open-source contract analytics and legal document platform which last November was acquired by provider Elevate. The tool will be used by around 10 members […]

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells secures deal with Ashurst-backed alternative provider

Hogan Lovells has struck a partnership with the same alternative managed services provider targeted by Ashurst for a recent collaboration, as firms increasingly attract external players to boost their capabilities under the pressure of client demands. The firm will be collaborating with provider Cognia Law to extend the reach of its Birmingham-based delivery centre in a […]

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Deloitte Legal raids BCLP for its first chief tech officer

Deloitte Legal is to bring in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s (BCLP) legal operations director as its first chief technology officer, as the Big Four increasingly target private practice to fill their legal teams. The Lawyer understands Bruce Braude is joining Deloitte Legal, having spent a little more than a year at merged firm BCLP as director […]

Analysis

Tech Pioneers: The legal app revolution

Reynen Court, billed as a way of integrating different technologies in a unique solution, is now backed by some of the most powerful firms worldwide. But why have firms such as Paul Weiss, Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance got behind this new tech player in the market?

Case studies

Legal tech briefings

Emerging Legal Issues in an AI-Driven World

Introduction Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is the new marketplace reality. The increase in computing power, improved algorithms and the availability of massive amounts of data are transforming society. According to the International Data Corporation (“IDC”), the AI market is expected to hit $35.8 billion this year, which represents an increase of 44% since 2018.1 IDC has also projected global spending […]

Blackadders underpins growth with Advanced’s ALB practice and case management solution

Leading Scottish law firm chooses Advanced’s ALB Practice and Case Management Solution. Scottish law firm Blackadders has selected Advanced‘s ALB Practice and Case Management solution as its next generation technology platform. ALB will integrate and automate key processes throughout the firms five legal offices located across the country. The decision follows a period of sustained […]

GDPR compliance with Cloud and mobile solutions: a case study from Ten Old Square

At Ten Old Square, we were operating in an environment that was paper-heavy; we’d frequently have trolley-loads of documentation. Data was also held independently by barristers on their hard drives. Data was encrypted but kept in silos, so there was no single system that barristers could use to access new instructions, input their written work […]

Modernise legal with practice management solutions: Harrisons Solicitors case study

Harrisons Solicitors formerly used Advanced’s Legal Office practice management solution before upgrading to ALB in November 2015. The new system has given us much greater integration while generating significant time savings and improving the way that staff manage and use their time. In addition the automated Workflow and OverVu analytics modules have further enhanced efficiency […]

PSD2, GDPR and Banking Secrecy: What Role for Consent?

This article was written by Sebastião Barros Vale from Viera de Almeida & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL Introduction The revision of the payment services European legal framework operated by the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) deems to respond to the challenges set forth by the thriving innovation in the industry. Its aim is […]

It’s time to AI-xplain

By Imogen Jones The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)  in a collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute (The Turing) has created Project ExplAInto which aims to create practical guidance to assist organisations with explaining artificial intelligence (AI) decisions to the individuals affected. The ICO and The Turing conducted public research to gather information about the views […]

AI and Big Data in the UK

By Matt Hervey The UK is a significant jurisdiction for artificial intelligence (AI) and “big data”. Home-grown AI-driven companies include DeepMind, Benevolent AI, FiveAI and Oxbotica, and centres of academic excellence in AI and big data include the Alan Turing Institute. AI and big data are hot areas for all industries; notable sectors seeing intense investment include automotive, “FinTech” and pharma. […]

Illuminating dark data

What is Dark Data? Dark data can refer to electronic information within an organization that is not easily searchable or accessible. This means that it is likely to be in an unstructured format, unclassified, and likely unmanaged by current information governance solutions. Every year, new chat apps gain popularity, huge volumes of data move into […]

A critical evaluation of ediscovery vendors – five hard questions everyone should be asking

Law firms and corporate legal operations departments frequently leverage ediscovery technology to effectively and efficiently respond to litigation, investigations, due diligence, or regulatory requests. With the big data boom, a rush of ediscovery software solutions have flooded the market to address the need for handling enormous volumes of electronically stored information (ESI). At the beginning […]

Legal Design Thinking Breakfast – New York

Date: Wednesday 10th JulyTime: 8.30 – 10.00amVenue: Cafe CentroThe use of automation and self-service applications is becoming a popular choice for legal departments today but how do you go about implementing these tools in your organisation?Where do you begin and what should the process look like? Join Neota Logic and your peers for an informative breakfast roundtable session at Hawksmoor where you can […]

Predictive coding in eDisclosure – what is it and how to use it

Predictive coding is frequently suggested as a way to empower legal teams and other subject matter experts to focus their time on the details that are core to the case. What is sometimes unclear for those receiving these suggestions, however, is how predictive coding actually works, or how it can be used e ectively in […]

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