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Rees Morrison’s Morsels #165: the long and the short of it

UK matter management software. The UK’s largest friendly society LV= (aka the Liverpool & Victoria) has implemented Proclaim case management software from Eclipse Legal Systems for its inhouse legal and secretariat team to support internal clients. This item comes from Charles Christian’s Orange Rag, January 2012. Also, the legal services team at South Lanarkshire Council has implemented the Civica Legal system to improve case management, time recording and court bundling (See my post of Feb. 5, 2012: 11 matter management systems at LegalTechNY.).

CPA Global acquired by private equity firm. European private equity firm Cinven is to acquire the global IP management, offshore document review, LPO, and LSO (legal services outsourcing) business CPA Global for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is expected to be finalised over the next couple of months, according to Charles Christian’s Orange Rag, January 2012 (See my post of Nov. 1, 2011: Mitratech acquired by private equity firm.). Project Leadership Associates, which has a legal business consulting arm under partner Dan Safran, also sold itself to a private equity group in late 2011.

News of executives in the law department vendor space. Jeff Hodge has left doeLEGAL where he had served as Executive Director, Corporate for about a year. In late January, Wolters Kluwer promoted Richard Flynn to Group President and Chief Executive Officer of its Corporate Legal Services (CLS). CLS is a portfolio of businesses offering legal compliance and performance management solutions under brands that include CT Corporation, CT Lien Solutions, Corsearch, and TyMetrix.

Contract management software’s growth prospects. Forrester Research estimated in a Sept. 2011 webinar by Andrew Bartels on “The 4 Stages of Value from Contract Management” that sell-side contract management systems will grow 9.2% in 2011 and 8.5% in 2012.” That forecast comes from Exari’s white paper, Corporate Counsel Contracts Survey Report, Dec. 2011 at 2 (See my post of Feb. 5, 2012: list of 39 contract management offerings.).