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News from LSSA member companies

A law firm’s ‘use of tech’ in Covid times – a top factor in saving the day

Select Legal article. April 2021

Just how important technology has been in the survival of many law firms during the past 12 months, is underlined by the SRA’s move in the last few days to survey the sector on its use of technology.Read more

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LEAP strengthen business intelligence and CRM capabilities

Article by LEAP. March 2021.

LEAP, the leading practice management software provider (www.leap.co.uk), is delighted to announce a new partnership with business solution specialist Red Rain, creator of the RedView suite of products. Read more

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Osprey Approach joins Coadjute’s blockchain network to digitally connect the UK property market

Press release. Osprey Approach. March 2021.

Leading software provider Osprey Approach is excited to announce that it has partnered with Coadjute, the blockchain network for the UK property market, which aims to halve the time it takes to move home. Read more

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Digital TA6 transformed by InfoTrack & Perfect Portal to sell a property faster

Press release. Perfect Portal. March 2021.

An England and Wales first beta project, from legal technology providers InfoTrack and Perfect Portal. Discover how digital data can be utilised more effectively between sellers, agents, buyers and conveyancers to market a UK property. Read more

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Piloting law firm business intelligence dashboards

Select Legal article. March 2021.

After working closely with a number of law firm clients in the latter part of 2020, Select Legal Systems Limited, authors of legal practice management software LAWFUSION, has announced today that their new Dashboards will begin piloting next week. Read more

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How workflows can save conveyancing firms time and money

Article by Craig Matthews. Chair of the LSSA and CEO of Osprey Approach. March 2021.

The stamp duty holiday has given the legal profession a much-needed boost in recent months, although some conveyancing firms have had to turn work away, with the surge in new transactions proving operationally difficult for those who have staff on furlough and others working remotely. Read more

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New AML Guidance For Law Firms

Select Legal article. March 2021.

Following the fifth AML (anti-money laundering) directive last year, the legal sector’s definitive guide on the subject has undergone a radical overhaul. Read more

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Perfect Portal launches payment feature within their mobile apps for law firms

Perfect Portal article. March 2021.

The leading mobile app provider in the legal industry, Perfect Portal has launched a new feature for consumers to make payments via a firm’s mobile app. Read more

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Quill achieves Best Companies ‘outstanding’ employee engagement

Press release. Quill. March 2021.

Leading legal software provider Quill has been recognised as a well-led and well-managed organisation demonstrating ‘outstanding’ levels of employee engagement, despite the current unprecedented circumstances. Read more

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LAWFUSION Datacentre Expansion To Meet Growing Demand

Select Legal article. February 2021.

Select Legal Systems Limited have announced today their six-figure LAWFUSION Datacentre expansion. Read more

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Quill makes document management easier and better with the release of DocsHub

Quill article. February 2021.

Leading legal software provider Quill is setting out to make legal professionals’ document management more streamlined and efficient than ever before through the launch of its improved DocsHub service. Read more

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Robust Homeworking For Law Firms In 2021

Select Legal article. February 2021.

Select Legal Systems, authors of LAWFUSION – the leading suite of legal practice management software – are well known in the industry for making it easy for law firms to work from home. The results of their December client satisfaction survey confirm this. Read more

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In conversation with Jay Bhayani

Quill article. February 2021.

In 2021, it’s anticipated that two new law firms will open every working day. To help these budding startups to get their businesses off to a flying start, we caught up with Jay Bhayani at Bhayani HR & Employment Law to share her wisdom on the practicalities of setting up a law firm. Read more

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Does your legal accounting software fit the bill?

Insight Legal article. February 2021.

Staying compliant with accounting regulations is an imperative of legal service providers. Yet headlines abound in trade publications of law firms failing to do so. Read more

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Select enjoys continued growth & appoints new director

Select Legal article. January 2021.

Select Legal Systems, authors of LAWFUSION, the popular practice management software for law firms, continue to enjoy consistent growth and have announced today the appointment of their new Director of Operations – Mike Dobson. Read more

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Has your software supplier been taken over? Should you stay or should you go?

Insight Legal article. January 2021. 

Software supplier takeovers are nothing new. In the legal sector, they have been happening for years and although they levelled off for a period, they have ramped up in volume recently, as documented in legal news headlines. Read more

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Quill releases legal start-up guide as law firm launches grow in 2021

Quill article. January 2021.

With two new law firms launching every working day and the number set to rise in 2021, leading legal software provider Quill has published a new eBook to help entrepreneurs establish a successful business. Read more 

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LAWFUSION: Updated with new legal aid fees – including sending hearings

Select Legal article. December 2020.

LAWFUSION is up-to-date with all the recent Legal Aid Fee changes from the Legal Aid Agency (LAA). Read more 

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Remote chance: the role of legal tech and successful home working

Article by Craig Matthews. Chair of the LSSA and CEO of Osprey Approach. December 2020.

As we enter the latest Covid tier system, new ONS data shows that almost a third of the population is working exclusively from home. Many law firms have been doing so for several months. Read more 

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Big picture pointers for law firms & legal tech

Select Legal. Blog. November 2020.

Global economy signals suggest that tech-savvy firms are the ones likely to reign supreme in light of the continuing industry challenges that lie ahead. Read more.

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Has coronavirus cracked the time recording code?

Insight Legal article. November 2020.

Time recording software has risen in prominence as an operational tool for lawyers and law firm managers since the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more.

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Crime Legal Aid Fee Increases: Team LAWFUSION is quick-off-the-mark

Select Legal article. November 2020.

During the last few weeks, the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has announced its Criminal Legal Aid (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 – described by the Law Society as “the first legal aid fee increases for 25 years.” Read more.

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Covid-19’s impact: Practice areas by work type

Article by Julian Bryan.Managing Director of Quill. October 2020Julian Bryan, Chair, Legal Software Suppliers Association

Showing clear signs of recovery in the sector, legal activity in September bounced back to an average of 19% more than pre-Covid levels, according to the legal matters benchmarking tool, Quilldex. Read more.


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Is conveyancing lagging in the prop-tech race?

Article by Craig Matthews. Chair of the LSSA and CEO of Osprey Approach. October 2020.

With the housing market boom showing no sign of waning, it is vital that law firms have access to conveyancing tech that enables them to keep pace with others in the industry. Read more.

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How to find the best IT suppliers for your next-generation software

Insight Legal article. October 2020.

A guide for Practice Managers tasked with pulling together a short-list. Read more.

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Is the Stamp Duty holiday leading to a “gold rush” for conveyancers?

Article. LEAP. September 2020.

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Select Legal article

September 2020.

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Quilldex: New instructions surge past pre-lockdown levelsJulian Bryan, Chair, Legal Software Suppliers Association

Press Release. Quill. August 2020.

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LEAP and Yourkeys break the mould and deliver homebuilders a faster and more transparent conveyancing service

Press Release. LEAP UK. July 2020.

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Don’t use COVID-19 as an excuse for a poor IT strategy

Craig Matthews. Chair of the LSSA and CEO of Osprey Approach. July 2020.

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Online info sharing with clients & third parties

Select Legal. Blog. June 2020.                   

According to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics 91% of UK, adults are now online. So it is no surprise at all that the majority of law firms using LAWFUSION. Read more 

 

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Access to acquire Eclipse Legal Systems to expand its Legal solutions suite and extend its presence in the Legal Sector

Press Release. 24th June. Eclipse Legal Systems

The Access Group, today announced the agreement to acquire Eclipse Legal Systems. Read more.

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Working from home

Here are our top eight security tips for any law firm that has staff working from home. Read more.

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Morrish Solicitors commits to Advanced for digital-first practice and case management

Press Release. Advanced. June 2020.

Advanced has signed a new deal with Morrish Solicitors LLP which will see the Yorkshire-based law firm implement Tikit Partner for Windows (P4W) to handle its practice and case management as well as Tikit Connect for its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and marketing activities. Read more.

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Quill launches free industry analysis tool, Quilldex, to assist legal sector recoveryJulian Bryan, Chair, Legal Software Suppliers Association

Press Release, Quill, June 2020

Leading legal software and outsourced service supplier, Quill, has launched an innovative industry analysis tool, called Quilldex, giving free access to real-time-data charts depicting instruction volumes by specialism. Read more.

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Quill’s growth plans looking beyond current COVID-19 crisis

Press Release, Quill, May 2020

Quill’s grown its headcount by three employees in the past month. In March, Quill welcomed Harry McHarry (Product Development Director), Pete Richards (Development Team Manager) and Robert Graham (Lead UI Developer) into its development team, primarily based in Brighton. Read more.

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Embrace remote working. Work from home with confidence and efficiency.

April 2020. Article by LEAP UK

The culture of remote working is fast becoming the norm for most companies. There are occasions when remote working is a necessity, for example when there are travel problems, bad weather, flooding, power outages, health issues or office closures. Read more.

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Quill Forms webinars: work from home & save money!

Quill’s hosting a series of half-hour webinars throughout April on its electronic forms product and offering the first 90 days free of charge upon sign up. Read more.

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Advanced acquires Tikit from BT Group plc

Press Release. Advanced. March 2020.

Fifth acquisition in twelve months, and first sizable deal since BC investment in August 2019. Demonstrates Advanced’s focus on growing professional services expertise. Read more.

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LSSA COVID-19 statement. LSSA - Legal Software Services Association

10th March 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world.

The LSSA have decided to cancel all face to face appointments and meetings in light of the current situation. Where possible meetings will be conducted using videoconferencing. We are minimising face-to-face contact.

We understand that as a community, we must work together to do everything possible to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The most important thing is for us all to stay safe, healthy, and connected.

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Legal Workflow joins Innovation Martlesham

Press Release. Legal Workflow. March 2020

Legal Workflow is delighted to announce membership of Innovation Martlesham, an established cluster of high-tech ICT companies located at Adastral Park, Suffolk, home of BT’s national operation centre, test facilities and global Research and Development Unit. Read more.

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Disbursements and expenses: VAT and its application

By Quill. March, 2020Disbursements and expenses: VAT and its application

The legal profession is no stranger to the complications of legal accounting rules. In the past few months, law firms UK wide have been getting to grips with revisions to existing accounts regulations. Now, with recent developments in case law, not least the judgment made in Brabners LLP v HMRC, treatment of VAT for disbursements and expenses has been brought into the spotlight. Read more.

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LSSA - Legal Software Services AssociationNews stories and articles on this page are released by the individual LSSA member companies. They do not carry the endorsement of the association. Any feedback from these stories should be addressed to the company concerned.

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How to prepare your business for coronavirus

Press Release. Quill. March, 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread throughout the UK, individuals displaying symptoms are self-isolating and businesses encouraging working from home. These measures are actively recommended by the government in its approach to containing the transmission of COVID-19.deployment. Read more.

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Insight Legal offers a COVID-19 home working solution for Law Firms

Press Release. Insight Legal Software Ltd. March 2020.

The leader in Legal Technology for the UK and ROI has today announced that it will provide free migration to the cloud for Law Firms that currently utilise its software in an on premise deployment. Read more.

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Managing the Professional Indemnity Market

easy convey. Press Release. March 2020.

The Renewal of the Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) Policy has often been a time-consuming and difficult experience for solicitor firms of all sizes. Read more.

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Peak holiday season outsourced cashiering support

By Julian Bryan, Managing Director, Quill

Peak holiday seasons are characterised by people taking a short respite from work to enjoy some much-needed relaxation and fun with family and friends. While employees look forward to scheduled holidays, it causes obvious problems for employers. With several key staff absent simultaneously, departments become short staffed or, worst case scenario, unmanned altogether. For smaller businesses particularly, the latter is an all-too-real possibility. Read more.

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Seven Deadly ‘Software’ Sins For Law Firms

Law firms change their practice management software for a wide variety of reasons. Of course all are aiming to improve their practices, however, the driving factors differ from firm to firm. Read more.

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Insight Legal becomes a Strategic Partner of The Law Society

Insight Legal Software. Press Release. February 2020.

Insight Legal Software is delighted to announce that following a period of assessment by the Law Society of England and Wales, it has become one of their strategic partners. Read more.

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Achieve your 2020 vision with dedicated legal accounts software

Quill. Article. February 2020.

2020 is not only a new year; it’s the start of a new decade. Hence, it’s an apt time to be mapping out your professional objectives for the years ahead. Is IT an essential component in your strategic plan? Your firm’s success may very well depend upon it because embracing the power of technology reaps myriad benefits. Ultimately, IT is the best future proofing your company can invest in.