FROM THE UK: the July/August issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now and its the biggest issue ever

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26 July 2017 – The biggest ever issue of Legal IT Insider is out now and it’s a whopper.  Just a quick list of highlights (there is plenty more inside the issue):

  • The top story is about the revenue generated by alternative legal services, which may still be a drop in the ocean for “Big City” law firms but, as revealed by the issue’s “State of the Industry 2017 report”, over the past year that revenue notably became ‘significant’.  The Legal IT Insider staff spoke with senior management at law firms including Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Pinsent Masons, Macfarlanes and Mishcon de Reya, all of who are winning business as a result of their new delivery models. What really jumps out at you is the number of law firms that over the past year have developed internally built, tech-based tools that are in some cases forming the basis of new business lines.
  • Ashurst tells Microsoft ‘take us to the cloud’. Ashurst, led by global head of IT Bruna Pellicci, has formed a high-level legal working group to put the software giant at the centre of law firm efforts to move their infrastructure to the cloud.
  • Tech education in law – a call to arms. UK law schools are getting a public drubbing over their apparent lack of tech training. Is it fair? The issue brings you all the latest including details of a survey launched by respected UCL professor Richard Moorhead who wants to set the record straight.
  • iManage ConnectLive: Reflection is a dish best served cold. The issue takes a look at the RAVN integration roadmap, with extensive commentary from CEO Neil Araujo on iManage’s plans, and bring you some market reaction.

Plus: Luminance’s CEO talks growth and international strategy; SeedLegals and innovative tech; security investments after Not Petya DLA Piper; the industry’s  “Movers & Shakers” and so, so much more.

To read the full issue click here.

Some bits and bobs about Legal IT Insider:


We’ve known the crew at Legal IT Insider since time immemorial. Ok, since 2006. But its reputation preceded us. Launched in 1995, it became the leading media, information and communications channel for legal technology news and comment. As one national newspaper said:


“There is no doubt that Legal IT Insider newsletter was a brainwave and has been a tremendous influence throughout the legal technology world for many years.”


The publication covers and interprets legal IT news from the UK & EMEA, the U.S. and APAC regions from the perspective of law firms, in-house legal teams and tech vendors in its famous FREE … yes, FREE … monthly digital newsletter Legal IT Insider (aka “The Orange Rag” due to its color).


It’s a treasure trove: besides the latest news section, there are opinion pieces, product intelligence, comment and articles. The content is also available via their free iOS iPhone and iPad app that can be downloaded easily via their website.


Their metrics?  The Legal IT Insider website attracts an average of 52,000 readers (it averages 549,000 page views) worldwide a month and the newsletter, via the digital and apps versions around 29,500 readers. Both are read by all of the senior IT professionals in the UK’s top 200 law firms plus IT professionals in all of Australia and New Zealand’s top firms and an ever increasing proportion of major U.S. law firms.


And why do we like it?  Oh, a few things:

  • it contains unbiased, relevant information
  • it identifies emerging trends and markets in business technology that relate to legal IT
  • its curated into a concise, easy-to-read content and delivered online, email, RSS, iPad and iPhone
  • its ability to elevate the significant above the noise
So given it a try, give it a shout. And start with July/August issue.  Here is the link one more time (click here).



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