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News from LSSA member companies

Quill named UK’s #2 legal accounts software provider in ILFM’s 2021 awards

Article by Quill. September 2021

Leading legal software and outsourced legal services provider, Quill, has been awarded second place in the prestigious Institute of Legal Finance & Management (ILFM) Solicitors’ Software Users Award for 2021. Read more

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Business continuity in the face of disaster, courtesy of Insight Legal

Article by Insight Legal. September 2021

McCann and McCann are a leading Belfast city law firm. Since being founded in 1980, the firm has grown from strength to strength into a multi-partner practice that provides a comprehensive and expert legal service to the community. Read more

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The importance of digital connectivity for the future of conveyancing

Article by Osprey Approach & Coadjute. September 2021

The property market is a diverse ecosystem of multiple professions operating independently. Estate agents, conveyancers, mortgage brokers, and lenders provide individual services throughout a property transaction, but unlike other industries such as banking, they aren’t connected by a universal digital network. Read more

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New eBook from Quill to assist law firms with going paperless released

Article by Quill. September 2021

With the typical office worker consuming an average of 10,000 sheets of paper annually and the costs of using paper runs up to 31 times the price of purchasing it in the first place, Quill has published a new eBook to help law firms reduce their reliance on paper and operate in a smarter, more digital world. Read more

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Software for Lexcel: Joining the Dots For Law Firms

Article by Select Legal. August 2021

One of the best pieces of career advice I ever received, as a marketing manager, was that I should make time every single week to have a decent conversation with at least one client. Read more

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Osprey Approach: Webinar with Coadjute’s CEO introduces partnership

Article by Osprey Approach. August 2021

Leading software provider Osprey Approach is delighted to announce that Dan Salmons, CEO of Coadjute, is the latest guest speaker to appear as part of its Osprey Integrations Webinar Series. Read more

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Insight Legal wins the ILFM Solicitors’ Software Users Award 2021

Article by Insight Legal. August 2021

Insight Legal are proud and delighted to announce that they have been awarded the Solicitors’ Software Users Award from the Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM) again, a title they have had the immense pleasure of winning in previous years. Read more

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How can firms achieve commercial success in the post-pandemic world?

Article by Access Group. August 2021

Commercial success is the driving force for ambitious law firms and, speaking to our clients, it’s no surprise many have a renewed determination to re-evaluate current business practices and strategies in the wake of Covid-19. Read more

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What have we learnt that will shape the future of conveyancing?

Article by Osprey Approach. August 2021

Osprey Approach and InfoTrack’s Marketing Managers, Amy Bruce, and Bronwyn Townsend discuss the process and behavioural changes that were forced upon conveyancing firms during the last 18 months and share their views on if – and how – they should be embedded into everyday practices. Read more

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“Virtual” legal cashiering saves Nicholls Christie & Crocker from hiring in midst of pandemic stress

Article by Quill. August 2021

Nicholls Christie & Crocker has been a happy client of Quill’s software for 20 years+ and now has turned to Quill’s outsourced cashiering service after its in-house legal cashier left the business. Read more

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Six ways to protect your firm from a data breach

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

If I were to ask you what your highest value business asset is, other than your staff and colleagues, what would you say? Your offices? Your library? Your computers and furniture?  While those may be important and expensive assets, there is one that is far more vital: your data. Read more

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Blackfords reduces court bundle production from two days to 20 minutes

Article by Quill. July 2021

Multi-site Blackfords LLP uses Quill with Bundledocs to create bundles for court in only 20 minutes. Thanks to impressive time and money-saving advantages, Trevor Francis at Blackfords is a staunch supporter of Quill-Bundledocs integration. Read more

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After a year of considerable growth, Unit Chambers have extended their partnership with Advanced MLC for a further 3 years

Article by Adcanced. July 2021

Family law specialists, Unit Chambers and Advanced, the UK’s leading Chambers Management Software provider, together announce the extension of their technology partnership for a further 3 years. Read more

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Quill releases legal technology guide to help smart law firms adapt to the challenging demands of 2021

Article by Quill. July 2021

With 74% of senior UK partners looking to invest more in technology, and with 2020 having presented one of the biggest technological infrastructure challenges in living memory, Quill has published a new eBook to help practice managers invest in the technologies which will bring the most benefits to their law firms. Read more

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The transformational powers of workflow

Article by Insight Legal. July 2021

If there’s one critical business lesson for us to take from the last 18 months, it is vital importance of having the right software in place to tackle whatever changes and challenges come your way. Read more

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Archers Law save time, reduce costs and improve efficiency with Access Legal Practice Management

Article by Access Legal. July 2021

Archers Law are a Teesside based firm that have been running since 1860 and provided a variety of services to both private and business clients. The firm is made up of 75 staff and has experienced substantial growth in recent years. Services include corporate law, litigation, employment, commercial property, wills & probate, conveyancing, matrimonial, family, and more. Read more

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In conversation with Johdi Hutchins

Article by Quill. July 2021

For anyone who missed our ‘Secrets from real partners on the tech you really need’ webinar, we introduce guest speaker Johdi Hutchins. Johdi traveled an unconventional route into law, having been a concert promoter in the past working with the likes of Michael Ball, Tom Jones, Prince, and Neil Diamond. Read more

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How to achieve a return on your legal software investment

Article by Osprey Approach. July 2021

An unlikely source of inspiration for improving efficiencies and overall performance for your firm can be found in the British Cycling team. With their success routed in continuous optimisation and a focus on improving every aspect of their team by just 1%, the team became champions. Read more

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Curtis Law Solicitors use cloud-hosted case management software to support expansion of services and future-proof systems

Article by Access Legal. July 2021

Curtis Law Solicitors, founded in 2008 with a head office in Blackburn, has fast become one of the most accomplished law firms in the UK, having rapidly expanded to over 150 employees, including approximately 75 fee earners, dedicated to achieving the best for their clients. Read more

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In conversation with Andrew Guile

Article by Quill. July 2021

Technology in law has been more in the spotlight this past year than ever before. The challenges posed by home or hybrid working have caused law firm managers to assess and upgrade their technology. Read more

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How Osprey Approach has helped Preuveneers LLP to navigate the changing legal landscape

Article by Osprey Approach. July 2021

For over 40 years, Preuveneers LLP has provided a professional and friendly service to clients in South London. And for over two decades, they have used LSSA member, Osprey Approach, to manage their matters and run their practice in the cloud, as managing partner, Kelly Cirillo, explains. Read more

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Onward Homes choose Access Legal’s browser-based case management system to reduce costs and support flexible working for in-house legal team

Article by Access Legal. June 2021

Onward Homes Ltd is a leading provider of quality, affordable homes for rent and sale in the Northwest. They own and manage over 35,000 homes right across the region, the majority of which is social housing, and offer support to those who are vulnerable, ensuring they have a roof over their heads and are treated fairly. Read more

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Calling smart law firms: the tech you DO need, and the one thing you DON’T

Article by Quill. June 2021

When we talk about the top technologies for smart law firms in 2021, what exactly do we mean? Legal practice management software? Online file storage? Cloud-based word processors? Scanners? VoIP phones? Time recording? Online payments? E-signatures? Zoom? Read more

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Osprey Approach announces integration with Infotrack to optimise conveyancing workflows

Press release. Osprey Approach. June 2021

LSSA member Osprey Approach is delighted to announce that its clients can now access InfoTrack’s award-winning digital conveyancing platform via their case management system. Read more

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Are you working from home or living at work?

Article by Insight Legal. June 2021

Remote working has become universal during the pandemic. The office is replaced by a designated area somewhere at home. The journey to the office is replaced by telecommuting. The standard 9-to-5 day is replaced by flexible hours. Read more

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Neves Solicitors use browser-based case management software to improve efficiency and support new ways of working

Article by Access Legal. June 2021

Neves Solicitors LLP is a long-standing firm that has been providing a wide range of legal services to customers for over 150 years and prides themselves on being a modern, progressive, approachable, and family-friendly but commercial firm. Read more

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How Advanced’s identity checking technology can allow your law firm to comply with the Land Registry of England and Wales new digital identity standard

Article by Advanced. June 2021

The HM Land Registry of England and Wales (HMLR) unveiled a new digital identity standard. It offers conveyancers a ‘safe harbour’ if they choose to verify their client’s identity digitally and will not seek recourse against them.Read more

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Key considerations for law firms when choosing legal software

Article by LEAP. June 2021

The need to become a digital business has involved law firms adapting on a significant scale in the last 12 months. John Espley, LEAP (UK) CEO, talks about what is happening in legal technology and highlights significant considerations law firms should make when it comes to choosing software.Read more

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Perfect Portal wins two awards at the British Conveyancing Awards

Press release. Perfect Portal. June 2021

Perfect Portal are delighted to announce they won two awards at this year’s British Conveyancing Awards: Technology Team of the Year and Business Development Professional of the Year (Rob Lawson). Read more

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5 reasons why your firm needs to embrace Cloud speech technology

Article by Advanced. June 2021.

UK legal firms operate in a diverse and changing landscape. Driven by regulatory reforms, rising levels of competition, consumer pressure and evolving technologies, they’ve been forced to consider new, more efficient ways to deliver legal services. Cloud speech technology does just that. Read more

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Quill named one of the UK’s 2021 best mid-sized technology companies to work for in the North West

Press release. Quill. June 2021.

Leading legal software and outsourced legal services provider, Quill, received three sought-after accolades from Best Companies, the organisation behind ‘The Best Companies to Work For’ lists, after already being awarded a 2-star Best Companies to work for status for its ‘outstanding’ approach to workplace engagement. Read more

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Register your clients’ Wills for free during Free Will Registration Month

Press release. Advanced. May 2021.

Throughout May, law firms can register their clients’ Wills on The National Will Register for free. So far in May, The National Will Register have received a number of enquiries from law firms and members of the public who wish to take advantage of this incentive and there is still time for your firm to do so as well! Read more

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Quill launches new website to better serve the legal industry

Press release. Quill. May 2021.

Quill, the leading supplier of legal accounts software and outsourced cashiering services in the UK, is pleased to announce the launch of a redesigned website along with a refined colour scheme and brand identity. Read more

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10 reports that every Managing Partner needs

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

Running a successful law firm and being a good lawyer shouldn’t be incongruous, but to achieve these goals managing partners need to identify – and implement – the best tools at their disposal. Read more

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Decoding The Legal Software Conundrum

Select Legal article. May 2021

It is not always easy navigating the legal software marketplace, as there are lots of good suppliers offering a wide range of different products to choose from. When you’re busy running a law firm, working out which package is the best for you, can be somewhat of a conundrum. To help you make the right decision for your Practice. Read more

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App-based digital onboarding solution by InfoTrack & Perfect Portal

Press release. Perfect Portal. April 2021

Electronic client onboarding solution (eCOS) is a powerful advancement within the legal industry. Perfect Portal, a market-leading legal technology provider, has integrated eCOS into their branded mobile app for law firms to provide a streamlined digital onboarding journey for their clients. Read more

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Helping law firms to successfully adopt a hybrid working model

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

The legal sector has been moving towards digitisation for decades – some firms faster than others – but the global pandemic and several national lockdowns have resulted in many accelerating their plans to accommodate a blend of home and office working: the hybrid-working model. Read more

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Introducing: Perfect Portal and Redbrick Solutions Integration

Press release.Perfect Portal. April 2021

Perfect Portal and Redbrick Solutions have combined their technology to provide their mutual clients with the platform to convert more leads whilst offering an enhanced consumer experience. Read more

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Key appointments further strengthen Osprey Approach

Press release.Osprey Approach. April 2021

Osprey Approach is delighted to announce the appointments of Amy Bruce and Ben Kellett, who join the legal technology solutions provider as marketing manager and case management developer respectively. Read more

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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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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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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.