Blogs

Within this section you’ll find our general musings and updates, along with a Spotlight section where we shine a light on individual members.

LTC4 & UKDEG announce a strategic partnership

LTC4 (Legal Technology Core Competency Certification Coalition) and the UK Document Excellence Group are delighted to announce the formation of a strategic partnership.

Both of these not-for-profit membership groups are working to establish common standards and promote knowledge and collaboration across the legal industry.

Becoming members of both these organisations provides a valuable opportunity to share knowledge and develop best practice, working with others in the UK legal community. IT professionals, trainers, developers and document production specialists can attend regular networking events and benefit from the experience of their peers and industry vendors.

For further information, please contact Joanne Humber who represents both groups.

 



Upcoming events in 2018

We've got an exciting year ahead, so don't miss the events we've got planned.

Networking Drinks
When: Wednesday 23 May, 6pm onwards
Where: Slug & Lettuce, Wood Street, London EC2V 7JQ
Attendees: UKDEG members and those interested in finding out more about the group
Sign me up!

Regional Roadshow with LTC4 and ILTA - Edinburgh
When: Wednesday 30 May, 12pm - 2pm
Where: Brodies LLP, 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA
Attendees: Members of UKDEG, LTC4, ILTA and those interested in finding out more
Sign me up!

Styles Workshop
When: Wednesday 13 June, 2pm - 6pm
Where: Dentons, 1 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RA
Attendees: UKDEG members
Sign me up!

Document Excellence Day
When: Wednesday 10 October, 9am - 5pm with reception afterwards
Where: BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ
Attendees: UKDEG members
More information and registration details coming soon.


Spotlight on our members

We've launched a new Spotlight series which shines a light on our members; what challenges they face, what advice they have for those starting out... even where they'd be if they'd chosen a different path.

If you'd like to be featured, please complete the short questionnaire and return it to us.


Save the Date - 10 October 2018

The next Document Excellence Day will take place on 10 October at BT Centre, London.  Watch this space for more information.


Organising Committee

Thanks to our outgoing committee members Zoe Danks and Gina Querns.  If you’d like to find out about current opportunities please email or speak to a member of the Organising Committee.  Our full committee line-up can be found on the About Us section of the website.


Join us at the ILTA INSIGHT conference

Turning our hand to something different, we're venturing into the world of exhibiting at someone else's event.  Who better for our debut than ILTA, an organisation we've teamed up with in the past (along with LTC4) for some regional lunch and learn events.

Their UK conference, INSIGHT, takes place this Thursday, 16 November at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London.  If you're attending, we hope you'll pop across and say Hi.


Office 2019 to be released next year

At their recent Ignite conference, Microsoft announced that Office 2019 will be released in the second half of next year.  This is the  next perpetual release of Office for those not yet wishing to move to cloud based 365 and will include the usual applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook alongside servers Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business.


Are your details up-to-date?

Have you changed jobs or moved firms?  Have you changed your name or email address?  Let us know.

Keep your membership details up-to-date so you don't miss event invites and group notices.

Invites for the Document Excellence Day (formerly the Word Excellence Day) will be sent to the membership in the coming weeks - make sure you've registered your membership details on the website to receive an invite.

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Organising Committee

We’re pleased to announce further additions to our Organising Committee.  Zoe Danks (Olswang/CMS), Julie McCarthy (Tikit) and Ann Hemming (LexisNexis).

If you’d like to find out about current opportunities please email or speak to a member of the Organising Committee.


Organising Committee

Following the recent appointments of Gina Querns (Fladgate) and Jayne Smith (Bluebird Support Services), we are pleased to announce another addition to our Organising Committee: Robert Lankester, Document Automation Manager at Berwin Leighton Paisner.  Robert was introduced to the group at the end of last year and has already shown passion and enthusiasm for the cause.

We thank our outgoing committee members, Sally Wherton (JP Morgan) and Mary Almond (Ashurst) for their many years’ service.  If you’d like to find out about current opportunities please email or speak to a member of the Organising Committee.  Our full committee line-up can be found on the About Us section of the website.


Organising Committee

We're pleased to announce two additions to our Organising Committee: Gina Querns (Fladgate) and Jayne Smith (Jayne Smith Associates).

Both Gina and Jayne took part in the document production panel at last year’s Word Excellence Day and have long been UKDEG members and supporters.

If you’d like to find out about current opportunities please email or speak to a member of the Organising Committee.