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The UK's biggest?
Forster Dean Solicitors is - based on a 'number of branches' metric - the UK's largest law firm. The practice has 29 offices across the north-west and midlands region, despite having only 100 staff. In the last 6 years, earnings have risen by 170% with headcount increasing by less than 10%.
Peppermint Technology and Brilliant Law, the UK's first law firm founded by non-lawyers, will be working together to challenge the traditional landscape of legal services. Brilliant Law has selected the Peppermint Platform to underpin this prominent legal business. Brilliant Law has a corporate structure led by non-solicitors, and is headed by a team renowned for challenging the markets within which they operate.
Having undergone two mergers in recent years followed by Lexcel accreditation, WSP Solicitors has now chosen SOS Connect as part of an IT overhaul to streamline operations. With around 70 staff, WSP Solicitors is a multi-practice firm with offices in Stroud, Dursley and Nailsworth, in Gloucestershire.
IRIS Legal is delighted to announce a major deal with Harold G Walker Solicitors which sees the firm combine a move of its IT systems into a fully managed hosted environment with the introduction of hosted telephony, an upgrade to its IRIS Evolution practice management system, comprehensive IT support and a move of its electronic legal forms from Oyez to IRIS Laserform.
A new season of webcasts has been launched this week, which will give the legal sector information about the challenges and solutions they are currently facing in IT. Forthcoming topics will include hosted telephony, communications continuity, data centre strategy, hybrid Cloud networks, disaster recovery, Big Data, managed storage and effective outsourcing.
Legal workflow specialist, OchreSoft, has announced details of its first win of 2013. It has been appointed by Top 50 law firm, Slater & Gordon Lawyers (S&G) (Formerly Russell Jones & Walker Solicitors), to deliver its Intelliworks™ Conveyancing software across S&G's Property team.
Time capture specialist rekoop hasn't let the holiday break slow its momentum with the vendor launching into 2013 with news of its 21st deal of the last 12 months. Fresh on the heels of its most recent southern hemisphere win - Brisbane's McMahon Clarke - it is now the northern hemisphere's turn with the go-live of leading Scottish commercial law firm, Harper Macleod.
IRIS Legal today announced an offer to all 2e2 legal sector clients to move their hosted and break-fix solutions to the award winning IRIS Legal service, irrespective of the practice management software they use, to keep their business up and running and minimise risk and potential impact on the firm.
When experienced lawyer Mark Manley decided to set up his own firm last year, the choice of which legal software system to adopt was a key consideration. Mark launched Manleys Solicitors in May, after spending more than 20 years at the large North West commercial law firm where he was a partner.
Legal technology newcomer Peppermint Technology has been shortlisted in the prestigious KnowList Awards for Technology Innovation. This category recognises organisations that have developed pioneering technology that is innovative by design or implementation, and Peppermint is the only legal practice and case management system to make the shortlist.
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