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July 27, 2020

Firms turn to electronic verification as Covid-19 backlogs hit issuance of key ID documents

Backlogs in issuing official ID documents such as passports and driving licences...

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July 3, 2020

Data Migration; Moving from the old to the new

In our previous article, we shared with you the traits to look for in a reputable software supplier. The one attribute that we didn’t cover, because it’s so important that it deserves an article all of its own, is that of data migration. When we talk about data migration – also known as dat...

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June 22, 2020

Shortlisting reputable software suppliers

In our previous article we explained about the link between successful system transfers and preparedness. The project team assembled to conduct any systems review in your firm should make a list of the critical processes that they want any new system to perform. While firms share many similar cha...

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June 9, 2020

How the right processes, supported by technology can lead firms to new success

If the last 10 weeks has taught us anything, it’s that a lot can change in a short space of time. Law firms have needed to be agile and to re-think many operational processes to deal with staff issues and continue to provide their clients with expected levels of service. As lockdown restrictions e...

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June 7, 2020

Stanmore Law Practice Reaps Time and Cost Saving Benefits by Switching to Insight Legal

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  • - The firm is a well-regarded High Street practice with a client base of High Net Worth individuals, property and commercial lenders.
  • - It has a reputation, earned over a 50-year period, for providing a high quality and personal service.
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May 26, 2020

Digital is the new normal

We don’t yet know for sure what ‘the new normal’ is going to look like once the Covid-19 outbreak has been brought under control. The latest indications from the Government are that we could be living with the consequences for years to come, with the potential for fresh waves or mutations of t...

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May 5, 2020

New SmartSearch facial recognition feature gives added peace of mind

SmartSearch has added a new facial recognition feature to its award-winning digital anti-money-laundering (AML) platform, providing additional peace of mind to clients requiring visual confirmation of customer ID. Due to the restrictions on travel currently in place in response to the Covid-19 ou...

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May 5, 2020

Abrahams Dresden streamlines Legal Accounts management with Insight Legal Software support

The Law Firm

Abrahams Dresden is a firm of commercial solicitors, established in 1995 and located in Smithfield, London. The firm provides high quality, specialist legal services at competitive rates and aims to give clear advice in a friendly and efficient way, with an informality seld...

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April 27, 2020

Lessons to be learned following Netherlands Covid-19 app data breach

As scientists and technologists around the world race to find solutions to the coronavirus crisis, apps are quickly being developed with data protection being compromised. The Covid-19 Alert app, developed in the Netherlands, suffered a data breach this week1 when its source code was published on...

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April 21, 2020

Global financial crime-fighting body backs digital onboarding call

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the multinational body charged with setting the global approach to fighting money laundering and terrorist financing, has backed a call by leading Regtech firm SmartSearch for businesses to employ digital customer onboarding processes. As the coronavirus pa...

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April 17, 2020

Why should a customer care if a software supplier is independent or not?

Some legal software suppliers are backed by finance supplied by venture capitalists. VCs provide investment in the expectation of a handsome return; they are the ‘masters’ at the end of the day. This means a supplier can be conflicted at times between what is best for the customer and what is ne...

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April 9, 2020

Report identifies rise in phishing campaigns during Covid-19 pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has led to an increase in phishing campaigns as cyber criminals take advantage of a heightened demand for information and a greater reliance on technology. The RiskIQ 13 Intelligence Report identified a greater risk of phishing campaigns including the use of fake domains pu...

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March 24, 2020

vLex Justis launches one of the world’s largest collection of legal information on one intelligent platform

LONDON, March 2020 - Featuring the largest global collection of legal information, with more than 120 million documents from over 130 jurisdictions, together with easy-to-use, industry-leading AI-powered search and discovery technology; vLex Justis will set a new standard for legal research....

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March 20, 2020

Free Tikit seminar: How to use Microsoft Teams to keep your team connected.

Keeping your team connected whilst they are all working from home is as important for their morale as it is your business. So, if like lots of organisations, Microsoft Teams has just been a tile on your workforce’s desktop or a button on the toolbar in Outlook that is largely ignored, now is the t...

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March 18, 2020

Landmark’s Financial Asset Search service introduces both active and inactive consumer credit data for probate professionals

  Landmark Information, the property, land and environmental data specialist, has today announced that, for the first time, probate professionals can now access Experian CAIS (Consumer credit Account Information Sharing) data as part of ...

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March 18, 2020

Insight Legal offers a COVID-19 home working solution for Law Firms

Insight Legal Software Ltd. The leader in Legal Technology for the UK and ROI has today announced that it will provide free migration to the cloud for Law Firms that currently utilise its software in an on premise deployment. Recently announced as a Strategic Partner of the Law S...

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March 6, 2020

Are your blogs a waste of time?

Half of your marketing budget is wasted – you just don’t know which half. Possibly the most famous marketing quote of all time – which we’ve paraphrased – from John Wanamaker is 100 years old, but still holds weight today; even in an age where digital marketing makes it easier to measur...

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February 25, 2020

VLex and American Bar Association launch Global Partnership

A new partnership between vLex and the American Bar Association (ABA) brings hundreds of valuable and authoritative legal books and journals to millions of legal practitioners, law firms and educational institutions around the world. As one of the largest legal publishe...

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February 19, 2020

Insight Legal becomes a Strategic Partner of The Law Society

Insight Legal Software is delighted to announce that following a period of assessment by the Law Society of England and Wales, it has become one of their strategic partners. Partnership status means that the Law Society is satisfied that Insight Legal’s software can help law firms with performa...

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February 5, 2020

Insight Legal appoints industry veteran John Donigan to the role of Director of Sales

Insight Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of John Donigan to the role of Director of Sales. John joins Insight from Leap Legal Software where he held numerous sales roles, most recently responsible for growing the Leap business in Ireland.

John is vastly experienced in both I...

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January 29, 2020

Starling supercharges its business offer with loans of up to £250,000, overdrafts up to £150,000 and a Business Toolkit

Starling Bank, the leading digital bank, is supercharging its bank accounts for businesses and sole traders with a range of new features, including unsecured loans of up to £250K, an increase in its overdraft limits from £10K to £150K, more competitive overdraft rates and a custom-built tax and f...

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January 20, 2020

Cobalt welcomes Richard Taylor as Business Director

Former UK Business Director for GT Motive, Richard Taylor, has been appointed as Business Director at Cobalt, joining the motor claims management business bringing over 30 years’ experience in insurance claims and repair industries. Read more

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January 17, 2020

Terrafirma enhance ground hazard expertise with key appointment

Leading ground risk experts Terrafirma continue their drive to provide helpful information on ground-related risk in property purchase with the appointment of geospatial environmental data scientist, Dr Tim Farewell from Cranfield University. Terrafirma have today announced Dr T...

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January 14, 2020

Making Tax Digital is forcing firms to review their outdated legal IT systems

The first year of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT, known as the soft landing period, ends this April. During these first 12 months, VAT-registered firms used to keying in their quarterly return have been required to install suitable software that records all VAT transactions and then submits the da...

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January 13, 2020

Law firms still running Windows 7 software are at risk of cyber-attacks after 14 January 2020.

One of the weaknesses of the partnership model as a business structure is that it is less open to public scrutiny than businesses with external investors. Law firms may employ experts in the areas of IT, finance, marketing and HR but they don’t always have to take their advice. The advent of non-l...

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December 10, 2019

Handl Group expands portfolio with purchase of Child Care Assessments Consultancy

As the latest move in handl Group’s ongoing strategy, the portfolio management company, that owns nationwide legal, insurance and healthcare businesses, has today announced the acquisition of Advanced Child Care Assessments Limited (ACCA). With over 25 years’ experience, Lancashire based ACCA...

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November 18, 2019

LegalCX Yorkshire – Wednesday 27th November

On Wednesday 27th November LegalCX is coming to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield. LegalCX is a series of regional one-day conferences that have been created specifically for, and are focused on, regional law firms. The conference focuses on the practical challenges, opportuni...

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October 24, 2019

DUAL Asset announces strategic partnership with Aviva

Deal harnesses DUAL Asset’s pioneering portal to deliver more choice to clients  DUAL Asset, part of DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, today announced a long-term partnership with Aviva, the UK’s largest general insure...

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October 21, 2019

The New SRA Accounts Rules - A Practice’s Checklist for Compliant Software

By Deborah Witkiss, Professional Services Director at Insight Legal In the wake of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Making Tax Digital, law firms are now facing yet another wave of regulatory change. The Legal Servic...

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October 10, 2019

‘Hiring from within’ is the key to successful Legal IT

By Deborah Witkiss, Professional Services Director at Insight Legal  The legal industry is utilising more technology than ever before. Law firms understand that in order to be considered as a leader in their respective fields, incorporating both legal IT and the knowled...

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September 4, 2019

First ever original T2 MedCo MRO to be awarded Tier 1 status

Today will see the debut of Medical Legal Appointments Ltd (MLA) on the MedCo portal as a Tier 1 MedCo high volume national provider of medical reports. MLA, part of handl Group, is the first original Tier 2 MRO to be re-categorised as a Tier 1 MRO since the inception of the MedCo portal in April...

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August 23, 2019

NetDocuments OCR powered by contentCrawler cloud available in Europe and the UK

European and UK firms to benefit from NetDocuments OCR and enjoy the confidence that comes from local data processing. LONDON– August 16, 2019 - NetDocuments, the leading secure cloud-based content services pl...

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August 14, 2019

DocsCorp and iManage Integrate Security Products to Minimize Risk

New integration between the companies’ cleanDocs and Security Policy Manager solutions enables CIOs and CISOs to strengthen data loss protection for emails and attachments as part of a comprehensive, policy-based governance strategy  PITTSBURGH and CHICAGO ...

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August 14, 2019

Insight Legal Wins Prestigious ILFM  Solicitors Software Users Award For 4th Year!

9th August 2019 - UK: Independent software company, Insight Legal Software today announces it has been named the winner of The Institute of Legal Finance & Management (ILFM) Solicitors' Software Users Award for the fourth consecutive year. The annual awards ask ILFM Members to feed back on th...

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July 15, 2019

UK's only company to achieve CARF accreditation for both its case Management and Expert Witness services

World renowned independent accreditor, CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), has awarded Harrison Associates its accreditation accolade – the only UK  provider accredited for both Case Management and Expert Witness (Independent Evaluation) services. Harrison Associat...

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July 9, 2019

EQL UNVEILS AI DRIVEN PHYSIO TOOL

EQL, part of the Google Cloud for Startups Programme* and backed by handl Group**, has today unveiled its debut product at an event at the Google Campus in London, attended by industry leaders in the healthcare and insurance markets. It forms part of a developing portfolio of products designed to ra...

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June 20, 2019

Yorkshire Water’s SafeMove warns conveyancers against relying upon insurance to safeguard against drainage and water risks

SafeMove, a trading arm of Yorkshire Water and the official provider of the CON29DW drainage and water enquiry for homebuyers and conveyancers in the Yorkshire region, has given a stark warning to those conveyancers that rely upon the insurance that comes bundled with some other non-official drainag...

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June 13, 2019

Influential Speakers Lined up For Property Stakeholder’s Event in Leeds

Bradford based SafeMove, a trading arm of Yorkshire Water and provider of the official CON29DW Drainage & Water conveyancing report for the Yorkshire region, is hosting another of its’ popular annual Stakeholder days for property and conveyancing professionals in Leeds this coming September. ...

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May 31, 2019

Groundsure Statement regarding CoPSO membership

Groundsure is today announcing its intention to play a leading role in the launch of a new trade body for the property search and property data due diligence industry. Groundsure shares a belief that the future of property data due diligence lies in the application of technology to big data, more...

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April 18, 2019

KEY INDUSTRY APPOINTMENTS SIGNAL FURTHER GROWTH FOR OSPREY APPROACH

Independent legal software provider, Pracctice Ltd, is delighted to announce the recruitment of two new team members from within the legal sector. They join the existing group of legal professionals within the organisation. The news follows a raft of appointments earlier in 2019, as the company c...

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April 5, 2019

Coal Authority launch new official CON29M coal mining report to the conveyancing market

The Coal Authority has now launched their new official CON29M coal mining report. Their industry leading report is a vital and trusted tool for use during the conveyancing process, providing accurate information and reassurance when purchasing a property or land on the coalfield. The newly imp...

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March 28, 2019

Cox & Hodgetts Solicitors speed up SDLT submission by 2 weeks

Case Study John Madge at Cox & Hodgetts Solicitors explains how switching to tmconvey’s Post-Completion services has helped him to speed up SDLT submission in his firm by 2 weeks. “It used to take at least a fortnight for any SDLT5 forms to be returned.” Read more

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March 22, 2019

The official LegalEx 2019 guide app, created by Osprey Approach

LegalEx 2019 is already the UK’s largest show for lawyers and law firms and, thanks to Osprey Approach, it now has the added benefit of a mobile app to help delegates make the most of the event. Craig Matthews, CEO of Pracctice Ltd, the company behind Osprey, explained: - “We are delighted to...

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March 13, 2019

Intapp Announces Expansion of Baker McKenzie Relationship with CRM Deal

Intapp, a leading provider of business applications for professional services firms, today announced that Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law firms, has selected Intapp’s DealCloud CRM platform to manage its client development activities and help achieve the firm’s growth objectives...

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March 11, 2019

Nalytics and SmartRoom Announce a Strategic Partnership

Today, SmartRoom, the leading global virtual data room provider and the pioneering search and discovery platform Nalytics, announced a strategic partnership that will integrate the two technologies.  The integration will allow SmartRoom users to utilize Nalytics to undertake challenging information...

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March 8, 2019

Eclipse strengthens position in Scottish legal sector with the launch of a regional hub

Eclipse Legal Systems, the UK’s leading case and practice management software provider, has responded to the increased demand for its Proclaim solution within the Scottish legal sector with the launch of a dedicated Edinburgh office and region-specific sales and innovation teams. Eclipse’s in...

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March 8, 2019

Eclipse’s new Proclaim MTD toolset officially recognised by HMRC as Making Tax Digital compliant

Law Society endorsed legal software provider, Eclipse Legal Systems, has announced new functionality in its Proclaim Practice Management solution to enable law firms to remain compliant with HMRC Making Tax Digital requirements. Making Tax Digital is a key part of the Government’s plans to make...

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March 1, 2019

Historic Moment for Tessian with $42m Investment Raised

Sequoia Capital has backed a London-based cybersecurity startup founded by a trio of former banking analysts, who were surprised how often documents such as deal-term sheets were accidentally emailed to the wrong person. Tessian Ltd. has received $40 million to fund its growth, according to a s...

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February 7, 2019

Three new search reports from Groundsure launching 11/02/2019:

Groundsure continues to move the searches market forward with an ongoing dedication to customer focused reports and is delighted to reveal three new products all launching on Monday 11th February. All of the new products incorporate the Avista report standards in terms of...

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February 6, 2019

Van Doorne slashes document comparison time Using Nalytics

Leading independent Dutch law firm Van Doorne and Nalytics search and discovery platform, have jointly developed the Bulk Document Compare solution as part of the product's 'Legal Toolkit'. This new innovative solution makes it easier to compare documents in bulk in order to quickly and accurately i...

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January 23, 2019

New partnership offers tmgroup clients 20% discount on CQS training

tmgroup are pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Riliance for the provision of CQS training.  The partnership will allow all tmgroup clients to benefit from a 20% discount on core and update courses. tmgroup clients can Read more

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January 23, 2019

tmgroup announces London and Manchester events this February

  tmgroup are inviting residential property specialists to free of charge events in London and Manchester in February to discuss the issues that will continue to affect the residential property market after 29th March. Sponsored by Groundsure and hosted by Pen Underwriting and Weightmans,...

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September 25, 2018

Successful launch for first legal technology conference for the north of England

The first legal technology conference for the north of England launched in Sheffield on 22 November, putting the city on the map for tech start-ups and innovative law firms. The sold out event – Legal Technology North – took place on 22 November and attracted top industry speakers as well as ...

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