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WHO'S WHO THIS MONTH

MikeGiles - Fieldfisher
Mike Giles
Finance director,
Fieldfisher

Feature:
Take on the system

Rod Harrington - Norton Rose Fulbright
Rod Harrington
Chief operating officer EMEA,
Norton Rose Fulbright

Feature:
Take on the system

James Gilding - Mitie
Katja Ullrich-North
Global head of knowledge,
Hogan Lovells

Team profile:
Hogan Lovells knowledge management

Briefing Mar19 Stephen James SAG
Stephen James
CEO and founder,
SAGlobal

Industry views:
Interview

Whit McIsaac
Whit McIsaac
CEO Americas,
SAGlobal

Industry views:
Interview

Tony Williams
Tony Williams
Principal,
Jomati Consultants

Opinion:
Offices of innovation

Clare Quinn Waters - Briefing September 2018 - Lets talk shop
Clare Quinn-Waters
Business development columnist

Opinion:
Doing disruption

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ISSUE IN BRIEF

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By the time this issue has launched, Briefing will have held its first big conference of the year, Strategic Leaders 2019 (hey, perhaps we’ll have been delighted to have seen you there).

On our packed agenda we had what now seems a very timely focus indeed on whether law firms should give serious thought to the business of listing. With DWF finally confirming the details of its float, being valued at £366m, will this be the firm to turn a trickle into a torrent of transformation?

One pretty good rationale for raising all of that lovely cash in a law firm is, of course, to invest in further operational change – ideally for the better. Our annual Legal IT landscapes report, for example, has long highlighted a fairly meagre reported average IT spend as a percentage of revenue. And that’s in spite of a legal tech marketplace that seems to declare a new use for machine-learning or analytics software on every corner.

 

 

 

TAKE ON THE SYSTEM

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As law firms disperse, diversify and innovate at the front end, what do they most need at their core? Richard Brent investigates whether law firms have the technology in their hands to challenge the usual way of doing things, and asks if competition is finally growing for traditional legal tech.

KNOWS GLOBAL

Briefing Mar19 Hogan Lovells knowledge

The Hogan Lovells heads of knowledge management all met in person for the first time in 2018. Richard Brent hears a little of what was on the agenda, how their work has matured, and why the practice of international KM can never be one-size-fits-all.

THE POWER OF ONE

Briefing Mar19 Stephen James SAG

Stephen James, CEO and founder, and Whit McIsaac, CEO Americas, SAGlobal, discuss the opportunity for firms to take advantage of cloud-based enterprise resource planning and client relationship management, and why their professional service-focused business is the perfect fit for LexisOne, formerly owned by LexisNexis.

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