Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Agenda & Registration Released: 3rd Annual Janders Dean Law Firm Knowledge Management Conference 2010

We are pleased to announce that the agenda for the 3rd Annual Janders Dean Law Firm Knowledge Management Conference (12th August 2010, Sydney Australia) has now been released and includes presentations and panel discussions from a faculty which includes thought leaders representing leading firms and organisations such as:

• Mallesons Stephen Jaques
• Baker & McKenzie
• Gilbert+Tobin
• DLA Phillips Fox
• Australian Trade Commission
• Westpac
• Vodafone
• HighQ Solutions
• Autonomy
• Phoenix Business Solutions

Please note that delegate places are strictly limited to a capped number each year, and we expect the reach maximum capacity in the coming days. If you have any questions in relation to the event or would like full registration details, please feel free to contact Janders Dean at

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Janders Dean Congratulates BAE Systems

Congratulations to Janders Dean client BAE Systems' global in-house legal team for being short-listed in tonight's award in London for In-House Commerce and Industry Team of the Year 2010 at The Lawyer Magazine's annual award event. You guys rock (and Sparkle)!

Big News From Autonomy

Chris Dale was first to draw our attention to this; however it now makes sense why we were missing a guest at our Royal Ascot event.

Autonomy have announced (via a short and almost coded press release on the London Stock Exchange site) that the company has received an order for its e-discovery and compliance solutions with an initial value of approximately $25 million over the next few years.

Rumour on Twitter has it that a very large petroleum company is behind the purchase.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Blow Your Vuvuzelas...Janders Dean Turns 75!

It is with great pleasure that we announce 2010 as the year Janders Dean turns 75!

Well, not really...that just happens to be the combined ages of Bevan and Justin this year as they both hit milestone birthdays; but it does makes for a good headline.

This year actually marks our third birthday here at Janders Dean, and we're still happy and healthy. With a growing list of clients in the APAC and UK regions, and a smattering of US firms joining the list this year, we are proud to continue our independence and thought leadership.

Our fabulous new clients this year have included Vodafone, Willmott Dixon and BAE Systems, while we've also continued to work with a number of our existing loyal customers including Freehills, Sparke Helmore, King and Wood, Hall & Wilcox, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert and many others (and more to come).

After a successful Law Firm Alternative Billing Breakfast Briefing at Becasse in Sydney last month, and a smashing first annual Janders Dean Royal Ascot Race Day in the UK last week, we'll be continuing the celebrations Sydney in August with a belated birthday bash for all our friends and family the week before our 3rd Annual Law Firm Knowledge Management Conference and Cocktail event.

We'll take this opportunity to thank all the groovy JD family members who make our lives a better place - Sparks, Bugs, the Sydney boys, the Brisbane girls, Tony & Bec, Nicole B, Gilly, Pedro C, and all our wonderful and loyal friends who are always patient, honest and supportive.

Here's to another 75 years!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

HighQ Solutions Joins Janders Dean Law Firm Knowledge Management Conference (Sydney, 12th August 2010)

In line with Janders Dean's commitment to ensuring that our conference agenda includes globally recognised thought leaders, we are proud to announce that HighQ Solutions will be joining the faculty of the 3rd Annual Law Firm Knowledge Management Conference in Sydney (12th August 2010).

With a client list which includes all of the UK's Magic Circle firms, the team from HighQ Solutions are widely recognised as leaders in international law firm online innovation and knowledge platform development.

Director Stuart Barr will be travelling to Sydney from London to present and to provide delegates with an insight on global trends in knowledge management and related technology innovations.

As the team behind the award winning BLT Portal knowledge sharing and publication platform, HighQ Solutions are well positioned in this market, and we believe their presence will ensure that this year's event is the most informative and valuable knowledge sharing conference in the region.

Conference delegates will learn what law firms such as Allen & Overy, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Simmons & Simmons, Herbert Smith and Norton Rose have been able to achieve in their online knowledge and collaboration strategies with the direct involvement from the HighQ Solution team.

The involvement of HighQ Solutions will also provide an insight into the various platforms that these firms (in addition to banks such as HSBC, Barclays, Credit Suisse, UBS, Deutsche Bank, and Citi) utilise for knowledge management, collaborative sharing, and content publishing purposes.

We welcome the inclusion of Stuart and the team from HighQ Solutions in the Janders Dean event, and we are excited by this latest edition to the conference faculty.

ILTA Joins Janders Dean Law Firm Knowledge Management Conference (Sydney, 12th August 2010)

We are pleased to announce that the third annual Janders Dean Law Firm Knowledge Management Conference (Sydney, 12th August 2010) will again be held in partnership with the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).

This year's partnership marks three consecutive years of the relationship between ILTA and the Janders Dean Law Firm Knowledge Management conference.

We are proud to continue this association with the global leaders in law firm and in-house legal peer-to-peer collaboration, and to have the ILTA management team in the United States again recognise the Janders Dean event as a valuable and innovative offering worthy of the ILTA community.

Full conference agenda details and registration information to follow in the coming days.

Friday, June 4, 2010

*** SAVE THE DATE *** 2010 Janders Dean Law Firm Knowledge Management Conference - Sydney 12th August 2010

We are pleased to confirm that the third annual Janders Dean Law Firm Knowledge Management Conference will be held at L’Aqua in Sydney on 12th August 2010. Please register your interest immediately to avoid missing out on this unique event.

After two highly successful years where national and international speakers and knowledge thought leaders openly shared case studies from firms such as Linklaters, Simmons & Simmons, Freehills, Blake Dawson, Gilbert+Tobin, Macquarie Bank, Telstra, Australian Taxation Office, Headshift, Autonomy and Recommind, this year’s conference promises to be the most innovative and unique yet.

The exciting 2010 event will again be aimed at law firm knowledge and information professionals, senior firm management personnel, in addition to private practice lawyers and in-house counsel representatives. The agenda will include coverage of traditional themes and emerging knowledge management trends inside law firms and corporate legal teams, while also introducing best practices and practical case studies from other across industries.

This is also an excellent opportunity to hear from leading and innovative supporting vendors in the knowledge and information technology management space, with topics and testimonials ranging across areas such as the growth in MS SharePoint utilisation, enterprise content management, social media, matter management, workflow automation, document management and conceptual search, outsourcing, and the evolution of the traditional knowledge subscription provider.

Registration and further details will follow in the coming days. We are pleased to confirm that the price of the conference will remain static at the 2008 and 2009 delegate rate of AUD$990 (inclusive of GST), with similar incentives again being offered to allow multiple attendees from the same firm to participate at a reduced rate.

PLEASE NOTE: As per previous years, places are strictly limited and will be capped. Delegate positions are allocated on a first come basis. We look forward to your participation in this exciting event, and to welcoming you to the only dedicated Law Firm Knowledge Management conference in the APAC region.

Please register your interest as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this exclusive event.