Top 100 law firm Russell Cooke Solicitors has signed up to SOS Connect from Solicitors Own Software after engaging external consultants to test the market. The firm, which has several offices across London, carries out a wide range of commercial, Not For Profit and private client work.
Jonathan Thornton, managing partner, says the switch was prompted by its existing legal software being discontinued.
“We engaged Lights-On Consulting with a view to replacing our incumbent system but with the possibility of integrating it with our document management system,” he says.
“At the start of the process there was probably the assumption that because we are a ‘big’ firm, we would choose one of the larger legal software suppliers.
“However it soon became clear that the SOS team spoke our language, as people who had evidently worked at the ‘sharp end’, in a solicitors practice.
“SOS Connect is a product designed by solicitors for solicitors. It is straightforward and honest about what it does and doesn’t do – there are not too many ‘bells and whistles’ so it is perfect for a fee earner working at the coalface.”
Graham Colbourne, managing director of SOS, said: “Russell Cooke Solicitors’ decision is testament to the fact that SOS Connect can be an ideal fit for larger legal practices. We look forward to working with the firm on the roll-out process.”
SOS is a progressive provider of software & services to the legal profession with 450 clients and a 25 year pedigree. Designed for mid-tier law firms, flagship application SOS Connect helps legal businesses stand out in the new legal era. Key functionality includes business process management; integrated practice and matter management; configurable case management workflows; built-in CRM & marketing; and comprehensive reporting & flexible KPI tools. Hosting & subscription options are available.
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