The benefits of e-billing to corporate legal departments is relatively well understood today, but there is still some convincing required among law firms of its advantages. Typically, the deployment of e-billing in law firms is driven by corporate clients and so the underlying sentiment of “what’s in it for me?” is often palpable. The reality […]

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Typically, e-billing systems leverage project management principles to provide visibility to clients on exactly where and how their law firms spent time and budgets on legal matters. These solutions utilise the Uniform Task-Based Management System (UTBMS), which is a set of codes that help breakdown legal work and expenses across a timeline of activity to […]

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With law firms seeking to boost profits and meet ever increasing client demands, there is a growing trend for legal IT departments to develop and implement greater efficiency gains, the rise in document management systems such as iManage being one. From speaking with our clients and prospects the message is clear: Evolve now or become irrelevant. […]

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The first key point is that IT departments in law firms are generally implementing systems that will meet the needs of their users and offer benefit across the entire firm.  Apply this to the corporate organisation and you start to see why their IT teams focus on corporate-wide solutions such as Email, HR, Finance and […]

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“Surprise!” is not something you usually want to experience when you review the bill submitted by your outside counsel or the entire spend of your legal department. Surprises are better saved for a milestone birthday. In the case of budgeted-to-actual billing reports, there’s nothing like the sweet sound of “what was promised was delivered”. Given […]

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There can be any number of contracts that an organisation enters into during the course of its business – employment, supplier, property, insurance, financial and the list goes on. Can you confidently say that your organisation is completely in control of all its contract obligations? Often a lack of visibility of the contract’s current status […]

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It’s finally here. The European Union’s regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions (eIDAS) is poised to provide the security standard and liberating convenience for a wide variety of activities such as submitting tax declarations, opening remote bank accounts, setting up businesses in other EU member-states, authenticating for Internet payments, and so […]

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Clients and lawyers want to be involved with a law firm that uses technology to improve efficiency, quality and security. Yet 84% of US-based law firms say they rely on paper records to maintain an official client matter file with 13% noting their firms have no official matter file policy at all. These are the […]

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In a law firm, keeping paper records is a major expense, and a relentless cause of inefficiency and risk. Based on a survey of nearly 200 US law firms across size and geography, half of all lawyers still prefer to work with paper, so most firms continue to accept the precedent of files, folders, boxes, […]

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Data protection compliance is a big deal these days. Get it wrong in a big organisation and you can see the reports on TV, typically accompanied by a debate about whether the CEO is stepping down. It’s not surprising, then, that organisations favour simple solutions to compliance requirements. One of those requirements is the obligation […]

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