A group of investment banks have put the issue of a standard generic extranet platform firmly back on the agenda. But what are the chances of agreement being reached this time around? Kieran Flatt reports
The notion of a standard, generic extranet platform as a secure and reliable means of communication between law firms and their clients is nothing new. And it has many apologists because, in theory at least, it just makes sense. No client wants to deal with a large number of different extranets, each with its own log-on, any more than a lawyer in private practice would tolerate having to communicate through a similar number of systems, each specific to a single client.
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