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The electronic explosion: how corporate legal teams can use data to maximise efficiency

The sheer volumes of data corporates now hold, and the regulations governing its maintenance, are growing at a rapid pace. So how can corporate legal departments survive and thrive in this data deluge? This video looks at the challenges presented by t...

16 Oct 2014 | 14:59


inner image The biggest tech challenges facing law firms - and their impact on the legal profession

In this video, managing partners, CIOs and IT directors at this year's Strategic Technology Forum discuss the key technology challenges facing law firms, and the issues set to have the biggest impact on how the legal profession operates.

14 Oct 2014 | 15:41 | screening image

inner image Explaining where all that money goes - what do lawyers think about their firm's IT?

Legal Week has just launched the 2014 version of its annual law firm information technology survey. It is designed for use by lawyers in all UK law firms, and only takes 10 minutes to complete. It covers the use of, and users' views on, a variety of e...

17 Sep 2014 | 11:12

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Legal Week launches survey to test the quality of law firm IT

Legal Week today launches an ambitious survey that sets out to help law firms improve the technology they provide to their fee earners.

11 Sep 2014 | 11:00

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It pays to read the small print - the dissertation on IT and law that transformed a career

"It was 1981, and IBM had just launched its first PC. I was an undergraduate at Glasgow University and was almost alone in the law school in being excited about the possible impact of this new technology. I wanted to understand what the computer might...

08 Sep 2014 | 00:00

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Why you should go mobile for your legal research

In this article, in association with Thomson Reuters, Chris Hendry sets out eight top reasons why you should go mobile for your legal research...

02 Sep 2014 | 15:13

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Legal IT: lions led by donkeys?

Almost a year ago, I wrote about my reflections as a guest speaker at Legal Week's annual Strategic Technology Forum, held in the hills of rural Italy, around an hour from Rome. A tough job, but somebody had to do it, so I gathered my postage stamp's ...

01 Jul 2014 | 14:30

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Why old school attitudes to technology are hitting law firm profitability

Neil Cameron explains why an outdated approach to IT means a waste of time for lawyers and a waste of money for clients...

04 Jun 2014 | 12:31

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A tailor-made fit - bespoke IT solutions for today's law firms

Albert Einstein once said: “If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” While IT strategy is neither rocket science nor particle physics, the same truths apply. ...

10 May 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Berrymans IT director highlights need for greater investments by law firms

Law firms need to invest in their IT systems in order to expand their business, according to the chair of Legal Week's forthcoming Strategic Technology Forum. Abby Ewen, IT director at Berrymans Lace Mawer, highlights the need for continued investm...

09 May 2013 | 17:27

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Legal technology Q&A with Berrymans IT director Abby Ewen

Abby Ewen, IT director at Berrymans Lace Mawer and chair of this year’s Legal Week Strategic Technology Forum shed light on the challenges being faced by IT directors in the current business environment...

09 May 2013 | 17:26 | screening image

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Paper trail – are paperless trials the way forward for UK courts?

Billed as the biggest trial in the British courts in terms of value, the case brought in 2011 by Boris Berezovsky against fellow Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich was always going to attract plenty of interest. With accusations of blackmail, breach...

08 Mar 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Catching up with change - companies and evolving data protection rules

Perhaps it is unsurprising that many companies have traditionally taken a somewhat half-hearted approach to data protection/data privacy (DP) compliance. In the UK, for example, a mix of historically small fines and seeming lack of enforcement by t...

11 Jan 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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OK computer – the key to attracting private investment

With an estimated £26bn per annum up for grabs, it is no wonder new entrants, listed businesses, traditional law firms and private equity organisations are all eyeing the lucrative UK legal services market. High-volume legal areas such as insurance, ...

09 Nov 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Cracking the code - how retrieving electronic data should be child's play

Cutting-edge technology is providing quicker access to electronic documents – but are law firms up to speed? Neil Hodge reports

12 Oct 2012 | 00:00 | secure