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  • The LegalEx Awards 2021 winners announced On Wednesday 10th November, LegalEx announced its winners under three categories to celebrate innovations, technologies, tools, services, and strategies which ...
  • LegalEx returns to ExCeL London

    10 Nov 2021 Lucy Fullarton

    Making its much-anticipated return, LegalEx is back as the most comprehensive and all-encompassing event bringing legal professionals, legal technology experts and those facilitating the business behind the law together on 10th & 11th November 2021 at ExCeL London.

  • A law firm will most likely have some legacy data they have to contend with regarding investigations, litigation, FOIA, GDPR, or other compliance requests, or they simply need to be able to preserve and maintain access to important historic documents or data. Searching, accessing, and managing this legacy data is often a problem.This data may be stored in outdated IT systems, often at risk of experiencing poor performance and irreparable breakdowns. Any of which can threaten loss of intellectual property, reputational damage, and result in diminished client trust.

  • LONDON (4 November 2021) – Hence Technologies Ltd. has today announced the appointment of Boko Inyundo as Director, Strategic Relations. In this new role, Boko will fuel Hence’s growth as the premier software platform for selecting and managing external lawyers and law firm relationships in the US$800bn global annual market for legal services.

  • PracticeEvolve Group have announced a new, secure, mobile app to complement their portfolio of Practice Management Software solutions which will act as a precursor to their native Cloud solution, currently being trialled in Australia.

  • A central location like a client portal not only hosts the data securely but also provides a private location for legal services to collaborate on work with clients from anywhere on the globe. 

  • For 14 years, at East Park Communications, we’ve been working with local law societies across the country to create media channels they can use to communicate more effectively with their members.
  • A year in the life of Local Land Charges

    08 Oct 2021 HM Land Registry - Mark Kelso, Local Land Charges Programme Director

    HM Land Registry

    We register the ownership of land and property in England and Wales.

    On this blog, we talk about land and property, our work and the people that do it.

  • Ignition Law is a Virtual Law firm, they're rapidly growing, have an entrepreneurial spirit and are digitally driven. Like all law firms, they need the right tools and systems to enable them to grow and grow fast, as they're experiencing 60% year on year growth. This award-winning, innovative law firm was only ever going to consider an equally innovative tech partner to support them on their growth path. Find out how Actionstep have taken up the mantle. 
  • Disrupting Traditional Archiving & Storage Methods

    02 Aug 2021 Sean Conroy GM - Fileman

    FileMan is a matter centric solution specifically for lawyers. Our services can be charged as a disbursement, saving firms thousands of pounds in ongoing storage and destruction fees.

  • We caught up with Desmond Brady, Director of Strategy of Proposition at Thomson Reuters prior to his session at LegalEx Virtual; 'Managing cases digitally – learning the lessons of the pandemic'.

    Desmond Brady is a director in the Thomson Reuters Europe Proposition team, where he works on market insight and product strategy. He currently has a particular responsibility for courts, the Bar and litigation. His previous roles within Thomson Reuters include leading the delivery of our UK portfolio of law reports and journals.

  • We caught up with Colette Best prior to her session at LegalEx Virtual; 'AML – how to get it right'.

    Colette is Director of anti-money laundering at the SRA. Prior to joining the SRA, Colette worked in financial services policy specialising in investments at the Association of British Insurers, and housing policy at the Building Societies Association. Colette has been involved with preventing money laundering since 2007, when she worked on the implementation of the third money laundering directive at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

    In her upcoming talk at LegalEx Virtual, Colette will outline what the SRA have found from their recent firm visits and draw on the areas needing the most work from firms. You will hear about the types of issues - and good practice - they have seen from their visits to review practice within law firms. 

  • Linklaters has partnered up with UK startup BetterSpace to introduce a workplace wellbeing app aimed at providing accessible and sustainable tools for its UK employees to best look after their mental health. 

    https://www.globallegalpost.com/news/linklaters-rolls-out-workplace-wellbeing-app-to-uk-staff-906885969

  • If you trade or share personal data in Europe you must be able to demonstrate that you have proper data protection and compliance processes in place.  Your business must be able to show that this data is secure with sensible safeguards running in accordance with data compliance laws and regulations, whether this is for third party suppliers or direct suppliers you work with on a day to day basis. Do you need help in this area?

     

     

  • How secure is your digital data?

    05 Jul 2021 The Document Warehouse (TDW)
    Whether you are storing this data in the cloud, on servers somewhere offsite or even on IT hardware within your premises, there is a huge responsibility to ensure the correct level of security is in place to protect your “soft data”.
  • The problem is that when you are moving offices (and therefore your hard copy archive), it is not just about moving a few boxes – or getting everyone dressed in their best warehouse clothes to help with the removal project. There is more to consider than just the physical removal of your archive boxes being transferred from A to B. 

  • Does your data protection officer (DPO) know the rules?

    05 Jul 2021 The Document Warehouse (TDW)
    This legislation is ever-changing and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future which means that significant time and investment is required to ensure that businesses and organisation are covered competently.  The Data Protection Officer has to have an in-depth knowledge of the main legislation pieces and how they affect their individual organisations.
  • The paperless office, whilst not a fantasy, is still a long way off.  People will still require hard copies of documents no matter how much they scan and destroy and these documents still need to be managed – with data compliance and protection legislation observed – but all of this does not come cheap!
  • Paying too much for archive storage, shredding and scanning?

    05 Jul 2021 The Document Warehouse (TDW)

    There is an adage: “You get what you pay for!”, and it is a saying as old as time. But in these austere times there are possible exceptions to the sentence above.  Sometimes you can be paying over the odds for very standard services and not receiving value for money.  It can happen that a contract or agreement seems correct, but actually you are paying too much.

  • Are mailroom services eating into your bottom line

    05 Jul 2021 The Document Warehouse (TDW)

    Running a mailroom can be an expensive business! Along with staff running costs, the outlay on equipment required to be effective and professional and the expenditure on hosting the mailroom itself can be substantial – and then you have a considerable electricity bill each month to complete the picture. No wonder businesses are looking at ways to reduce their costs and improve effectiveness in this area. Read this blog to find out if mailroom services are eating into your bottom line.