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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


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Neil Cameron explains why an outdated approach to IT means a waste of time for lawyers and a waste of money for clients...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

inner image 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

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Kleen Products ruling confirms significance of cooperation and proportionality in eDiscovery

While the truce in Kleen Products v Packaging Corporation of America has cooled off the parties’ predictive coding dispute until next year, eDiscovery motion practice in this case is just now intensifying...

03 Oct 2012 | 14:54

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Conducting eDiscovery in glass houses: are you prepared for the next stone?

Symantec's Philip Favro discusses eDiscovery in relation to the blockbuster patent dispute between technology titans Apple and Samsung Electronics...

03 Oct 2012 | 13:33

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The eDiscovery “passport”: the first step to succeeding in international legal disputes

Parties to US litigation are increasingly seeking discovery of electronically stored information from other litigants and third parties located in Continental Europe and the United Kingdom...

03 Oct 2012 | 11:40

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Understand what you have – Preserve what you must – Find what you need

The Symantec Clearwell eDiscovery Platform is the leading enterprise electronic discovery software solution that enables enterprises, governments and law firms to manage legal, regulatory and investigative matters using a single application. Symantec ...

20 Sep 2012 | 15:08

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Digital data: mitigating information security risk

It goes without saying that information and data is one of your business’s most valuable assets. In spite of this the average mid-sized business finds it hard to justify employees devoted solely to information security. However, in a world where ...

29 Aug 2012 | 17:22 | screening image | secure

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The compliant cookie - the new internet cookie rules explained

Field Fisher head of privacy Eduardo Ustaran warns companies to expect little tolerance of foot-dragging on cookie compliance moves

13 Jul 2012 | 00:00 | secure