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March of the accountants – now KPMG gains ABS licence

News Article - 01/10/2014 : ABS, alternative business structure, Finance, Legal News, Finance

KPMG has become the second member of the ‘Big Four’ accountants to be awarded an alternative business structure licence.

However, unlike PwC, KPMG said it has no intention of developing a standalone legal practice.


Eric Ruud to lead new Thomson Reuters Legal Enterprise Solutions business

News Article - 30/09/2014 : hr, human resources, Legal News, Legal suppliers, thomson reuters elite, Human Resources, Technology

Thomson Reuters has announced the appointment of Eric Ruud as managing director for its newly formed Legal Enterprise Solutions business....

Get your firms' contingency plan in order

Blog post - 22/09/2014 : contingency plan, Finance, Legal News, Legal Practice Management, Legal Practice Management magazine, practice management, UK law firms, Finance, Practice Management

This blog post was also featured as a column in the September 2014 issue of Legal Practice Management magazine....

Capita acquires Eclipse Legal Systems

News Article - 03/09/2014 : document management, Eclipse legal systems, hr, human resources, Legal case management software, legal it, Legal News, legal technology, practice manager support, Human Resources, Technology

Capita acquires case management software and services specialist, Eclipse Legal Systems

Capita announces that it has...

Nabarro to offer fixed fees for all litigation clients

News Article - 13/08/2014 : fixed fees, Legal News, Nabarro fixed fees, The Lawyer, UK law firms, Finance, Marketing & BD

Nabarro is launching a new regime of fixed-fee deals across its litigation practice which will see the firm shoulder risk for its clients. 

For the first time the firm will offer a single headline price for an entire...

Irwin Mitchell launches IMe Law with esure

News Article - 06/08/2014 : ABS, alternative business structure, legal futures, Legal News, Technology

Irwin Mitchell has announced the launch of an alternative business structure (ABS) with online insurer esure, called IMe Law. The move is the latest in a series of ABS deals between insurers and law firms.

Irwin Mitchell, which has a long-...

CMS Hasche Sigle uses ABBYY PDF Transformer+

News Article - 06/08/2014 : ABBYY, legal it, Legal News, legal technology, PDF software, Marketing & BD, Technology

CMS Hasche Sigle uses ABBYY PDF Transformer+ to archive searchable PDF documents in Microsoft SharePoint

ABBYY PDF Transformer+ offers intuitive...

Huron Consulting Group opens discovery center in San Francisco

News Article - 30/07/2014 : Discovery center, Huron Legal, knowledge management, Legal News, legal technology, Knowledge Management, Technology

New center marks west coast expansion and creates gateway to Asia/Pacific for Huron Legal

Huron Consulting Group, a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced the opening of Huron Legal’s newest...

Strongest quarter for new law firm start-ups in nearly three years announced

News Article - 29/07/2014 : Finance, LDF, Legal News, practice management, Research, UK law firms, Finance, Practice Management

Smaller boutique practices perform well as SME firms see slow improvement

The last financial quarter saw an increase in the number of new 'start-up' law firms suggesting that the legal sector is in recovery mode,...

Brand consultancy compares merged law firms to cocktails

News Article - 29/07/2014 : branding, law firm branding, Legal News, Marketing and Business Development, mergers, UK law firms, Marketing & BD

Intangible Business says bringing two or more firms together is similar to how mixologists create cocktails

A brand valuation consultancy has likened top firms such as Norton Rose Fulbright and Berrymans Lace Mawer to...

Tikit launches industry leading timekeeping app on Windows 8 Mobile

News Article - 25/07/2014 : Finance, Legal News, Legal technology Legal IT, tikit, timekeeping app, timekeeping solution, UK law firms, Finance, Technology

Tikit this week announced the launch of the Carpe Diem Mobile app for Windows 8 Mobile, which is available to download from the Windows 8 App Store. Carpe...

“Too intimidating and too expensive” – new LSB chair’s verdict on the legal market

News Article - 24/07/2014 : Legal News, legal services board, LSB, UK law firms, Risk & Compliance

The legal market is “too intimidating, too uniform and, in many cases, too expensive”, the new chairman of the Legal Services Board (LSB) has warned.

Sir Michael Pitt also said he would to like to see lawyers’ rulebooks...

Quill guide: One good reason to outsource your payroll

News Article - 24/07/2014 : Finance, legal cashier, legal it, Legal News, legal technology, payroll, quill pinpoint, Finance, Technology

Following the recent publication of its “ten reasons to outsource your cashiering” guide focused on legal accounts and the commercial benefits of outsourcing this heavily regulated, complex business function, ...

Quill Pinpoint announces four traineeship openings

News Article - 18/07/2014 : Finance, hr, human resources, Legal News, quill pinpoint, recruitment, risk and compliance, students, UK law firms, Technology, Practice Management

Following increased demand for its outsourced legal accounts service, Quill Pinpoint has re-launched its traineeship scheme and is currently...