Converge TS announces a multimillion-pound investment to upgrade its datacentres and transform its office space into a state-of-the-art control centre to accommodate its rapidly expanding legal client base and technology team.
Commercial law firm Lupton Fawcett is investing in email and document management system, iManage Work, and has selected Ascertus Limited to implement the solution, as part of a major technology overhaul initiative.
Tikit, a global provider of technology solutions to legal firms, today announced that Legal 500 firm Girlings Solicitors has chosen Tikit P4W for practice and case management and Tikit Connect for CRM.
A Manchester solicitor who has developed an app to help law firms communicate more effectively with clients has closed a £344,000 investment round backed by NPIF-Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, as well as existing and new angel investors.
Lauren Riley, a former BBC The Apprentice star, founded The Link App in 2014 after working in a law firm and becoming frustrated at outdated working practices, including having to send sensitive documents by email and post. The latest funding round brings the total invested into the business to over £500,000.
The Link App provides a secure and paperless way for firms to communicate with clients via app or web portal. Lawyers can send updates and forms directly to the client’s smartphone, while the client can fill them in and submit signatures instantly using the mobile app. It also allows clients to stay up-to-date with the progress of their case while saving lawyers’ time. The Link App can be used by itself or integrated with existing systems.
The Link App was recommended as a secure alternative to email in a book published by The Law Society and also has the backing of Sir Nigel Knowles, the former global Co-Chair of DLA Piper and now Chair of DWF, who is an investor and Chairman of the business. The company was selected as one of the top five UK firms in the 2018 KPMG Best British Startup programme.
The investment will allow Lauren to expand the team and add further features to the system, including the ability to provide clients with milestones to monitor the progress of their case and upload documents, including their ID, directly from their mobile phone.
Lauren Riley, CEO of the business, said: “This latest round of investment will allow The Link App to expand our talented team and innovative product. The backing of Mercia and other experienced investors is key recognition of our progress to date and we are all excited about the innovation on the horizon.”
Maurice Disasi, Fund Administrator with Mercia, added: “Lauren has found a way to bring law firms’ communications into the modern age. The Link App has been commended by professionals at the highest level in the industry. This funding will allow her to further develop the product and establish a firm foothold in the fast-growing legal technology market.”
Caroline Walker and Gareth Saynor of CMS provided legal advice to Mercia while Jensons Solutions provided fundraising advice to the business.
Ochresoft, the legal workflow software specialist for conveyancing and private client lawyers, has announced a series of free Customer Regional Meetings, which will provide the opportunity for customers of Ochresoft’s Intelliworks solution to hear what’s new, what’s planned and how to get the most from Intelliworks, as well as look at the role technology will increasingly play for legal services firms in the future.
Linetime are pleased to announce they will once again be sponsoring this year’s Alternative Legal IT Conference to be held at The Forest of Arden Country Club on the 25th & 26th September.
Converge Technology Specialists (Converge TS) has today announced that serial tech entrepreneur Mark Fowle will be joining the business as non-executive Chairman.
Wilson Legal Solutions, a leading provider of software and services that help professional services organizations improve business performance, today announced that Mills & Reeve, a leading UK law firm that provides comprehensive legal advice to businesses and individuals, has selected Wilson Proforma Tracker software to enhance its billing workflow, collaboration, and efficiency.
Enable Business Solutions is delighted to announce that Linklaters has entered into an agreement to use its flagship PitchPerfect proposal generation and content management software.
Tikit, a global provider of technology solutions to legal and professional services firms, has today announced that O’Connors Legal Services Limited, DTM Legal LLP and VSH Law have selected Tikit P4W for practice and case management.
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