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Tech start-up gets cash injection from Clifford Chance and Latham

Reynen Court, the platform claiming to be a “one-stop” tech solution for the legal industry, has completed its first series A investment round, attracting cash from two of its biggest law firm backers. The heavyweight firms joined Prins H LLC, an investment vehicle set up by the platform’s founder and CEO Andrew Klein to provide […]

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CMS: Give us your ideas and spend a week in Silicon Valley

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has launched a new portal to allow its staff to generate ideas and turn the best ones into products, The Lawyer has learned. The firm is asking for ideas that address three challenges, namely culture, internal efficiency or client solutions. These can either be “quick wins” or “big ideas”, which are transformative […]

Baker McKenzie

Bakers invests in design thinking to “put humans at the centre”

Baker McKenzie is looking to incorporate design thinking into its lawyers’ practices with a series of live sessions and an online training course. Over the past few months, the firm has been hosting several sessions, both internal and client-facing, and is currently developing online portals to help fee-earners familiarise themselves with this increasingly popular know-how […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright expands Newcastle space in battle for local talent

Norton Rose Fulbright is edging closer to its target of 100 employees in its Newcastle services hub, with the competition for talent heating up after the takeover of Carillion’s legal hub by Clifford Chance earlier this year. Norton Rose Fulbright is to take on a second floor of its Newcastle building, having launched in the North […]

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Bakers joins forces with A&O-supported startup Avvoka

Avvoka, the startup that has already found favour with Allen & Overy, has partnered up with Baker McKenzie in a bid to develop new technology applications, The Lawyer has learnt. Created in 2016 by former solicitors David Howorth and Eliot Benzecrit, the digital platform allows businesses to automatically create, e-sign and store contracts online. The duo joined Fuse, A&O’s […]

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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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