Practice Management

Law firms are performance-driven environments. Firms are always looking for ways to improve the way they operate. Investing in legal software is one method a lot of firms use, finding high-performing staff is another. The top-performing firms make sure they do both.

Effective performance reporting is a vital way to monitor how your organisation is running, giving you the data you need to judge the effectiveness of your current operations.  

Monitoring the KPI’s

Recent reports indicate cloud cost control is becoming a major issue for businesses. Focussed on moving storage and compute quickly to the Cloud, drawn in by attractive pricing created by competition between providers, many businesses are now surprised at the spiralling cost.

Despite a determination to cut infrastructure expenses, spending on public cloud is now a significant slice of corporate IT budgets and it is the on-demand nature of its supply that is causing the problems. Three particular cloud characteristics are chiefly responsible for the waste:

With Cancer Research UK as its charity of the year, Quill’s in-house voluntary charity committee has been busy planning 2019’s main fundraiser aptly named a “Quillathlon”.

Beginning on 7th September and continuing to 22nd September, the Quill team intends to ‘travel’ to its furthest-away client which is Falklands Legal located in the Falkland Islands. As Quill’s head office is based in Manchester, the total distance between the start and end points is 7,940 miles.

Nexa Law has chosen online document bundling software from Zylpha for use with its LEAP case management software. Nexa Law is one of the first practices to sign with Zylpha following the company’s recent announcement of a formal partnership with LEAP UK.

Laura Loveday Posted By Laura Loveday
from Burlington Media Group

Eclipse Legal Systems, the Law Society Endorsed legal software provider, has today announced that new start-up law firm Forever Legal is implementing the Proclaim Practice Management solution.

Established in 2019, Altringham based Forever Legal specialises in equity release, residential conveyancing and probate law.

Laura Loveday Posted By Laura Loveday
from Burlington Media Group

Various trends are impacting law firms in 2019 and there is one common theme – technology. PWC’s Law Firms’ Survey 2018 reported that “100% of Top 10 and 40% of Top 11–25 firms view technology as the key challenge facing the legal sector over the next 2 years.”

Cybersecurity and data protection

The PWC Information Security Breaches Survey 2015 report states that 90% of large organisations and 74% of small organisations have encountered a security breach.

Leading Bristol based legal practice DAS Law has chosen Zylpha’s market-leading integration suite for its widely acclaimed PI (Personal Injury) operation. The integrations, which are for use with the practice’s LexisNexis Visualfiles case management system, include: Adobe Sign along with EL/PL (Employers Liability / Public Liability) and RTA (Road Traffic Accident) portal integrations. By using the integrations, DAS believes that it will have made its lawyer’s lives easier and driven enhanced services for clients.

In the second of this two-part Buss Murton Law special, Extech Cloud speaks to Alex Smith, Partner and Head of Finance and Operations, on how to run a modern law firm with traditional values. Alex discusses how they implement change and deliver initiatives to capitalise on opportunities quickly.

Law Society endorsed legal software provider, Eclipse Legal Systems, has announced integration with leading Conveyancing search supplier Legal Bricks.

Legal Bricks provides Conveyancing searches, anti-money laundering ID checks and company reports. The firm has extensive experience in partnering with Conveyancing law firms throughout the UK. 

Proclaim, Eclipse’s Case Management solution, will embed Legal Bricks functionality – which is itself integrated with the Land Registry - to provide faster and more efficient Conveyancing searches.

When starting a new business, it is essential to get the right tools. The demands on law firms these days is far greater than they ever used to be and standing out amongst the crowd has to be a priority.

Clearly, hard work is a huge factor and when the director’s at Blackfriars law set to achieve their long term plans, they knew we had to get the right technical solutions.

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