The demand to allow people to work remotely happened quickly and for many law firms the quickest solution was the best solution. With a growing realisation the future involves a lot more remote working and with time to think, is a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) the answer?
Security is the number one priority for law firms where data is concerned; sure better collaboration and connectivity are nice, but using a VPN there is always the risk of control being lost over the sharing and location of files, which could create data leaks and terminal reputational damage.
Common sense might tell you that being in the middle of a pandemic, being restricted to your own home and most businesses being closed would result in a big drop in levels of business for the legal industry.
After all, as of 21st May 2020, 16% of the courts and tribunals in England and Wales have been suspended to protect those involved in trials. The Government also advised that anybody moving to a new house delay until after lockdown measures have been lifted, and social distancing measures have made the witnessing requirements for wills difficult to comply with.
Advanced has signed a new deal with Morrish Solicitors LLP which will see the Yorkshire-based law firm implement Tikit Partner for Windows (P4W) to handle its practice and case management as well as Tikit Connect for its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and marketing activities.
Bristol-based Legal Protection Group is implementing the Proclaim Case Management solution from Eclipse, the Law Society Endorsed legal software provider.
The group, led by several industry experts, specialises in legal protection insurance for various areas of law.
One of the key challenges when growing a law firm is how to store your documents securely whilst maintaining the ability to collaborate with others.
Here are our top 5 tips for using Google Drive together with Matters.Cloud:
- Get organised with a folder for each Matter
Creating a new folder for each Client and Matter can be both time consuming and prone to error.
“Positive People. Positive Impact.” Bates Wells certainly live up to their strapline, by forging ahead with an important project to replace its Practice Management systems with the Linetime Liberate solution.
In our previous article https://www.legalsupportnetwork.co.uk/practice-management/resources/how-right-processes-supported-technology-can-lead-firms-new-success we explained about the link between successful system transfers and preparedness.
Your accounts team can be freed from many of the manual admin tasks that they have to complete.
With DPS Software, most of these tasks can be fully automated, making your accounts team's lives easier.
Join us on our free webinar on Thursday 30th July and see how you can automate bill and invoice generation and allocation and also make use of our Legl integration to collect payments from clients easily.
With most law firms now working from home, it makes even more sense to reduce your reliance on paper.
The last thing you want is staff taking paper files home with them. It places an unnecessary burden on your staff, is a health and safety risk for them and a data security risk for you.
Join us on our free webinar on Thursday 16th July and see how you can achieve a paperless office with DPS Spitfire.
- How would you enhance the journey your law firm's clients take?
- Would you speed up the process from start to finish?
- Perhaps minimise the amount of effort the client has to put in?
- Maybe allow them to do everything digitally?
- How about all of these things?
Join us on our webinar on Thursday 9th July and we will show you how you could enhance your clients' journey with DPS.