A recent mini survey conducted by DPS has looked to shed some light on the primary concerns of law firm clients looking at the move to a cloud service and their key motivators for doing so. The survey formed part of research undertaken by DPS ahead of the Legal IT Business Show 2013 where DPS will host ‘gamebreaker’ sessions focused on law firms operating in the cloud.
Strategic partnership to extend service desk capabilities to UK financial and legal markets
CMS Intelliteach, a comprehensive provider of business management and IT services to law firms, today announced a strategic partnership with Charles Street Solutions (CSS), an IT consultancy focused on providing comprehensive managed and hosted IT services to professional service organisations throughout the UK.
Solicitors Own Software (SOS) and ETSOS have completed the integration of the ETSOS conveyancing search portal into SOS Connect, one of the UKs leading legal case management systems. This means users of SOS Connect can now access ETSOSs online ordering system direct from their workflow, without the need to switch between applications whenever conveyancing searches are required.
SproutIT, Legal IT Specialists, today announced it has won the contract to support Matrix Chambers in all aspects of IT support, consultancy and strategy. As well as a contract to provide unrivalled support services, including out of hours support as standard, SproutIT will embark on an infrastructure refresh project to allow Matrix to leverage next generation technologies and drive productivity, performance and reliability improvements.
Frayman Group, a leading provider of new business intake, risk and compliance software for law firms, today announced that major UK national law firm Weightmans LLP has chosen Compliguard Protect, the leading legal information barriers solution based on the Microsoft’s .NET platform.
Bringing retail to the law: 'Stores', 'Customers' and 'Footfall'
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.
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