In September 2019, Advanced carried out its forth independent Annual Trends Survey, with over 1,000 UK business professionals having their say on key topics affecting British businesses.
The vision for the use of more joined-up IT within legal is now a major talking point across a good number of law firms and we’re now starting to see how this can be implemented to best effect on the
ground. Your website has the potential to be an untapped vault of yet-to-be-found wealth.
Christine Smith, senior SaaS software consultant at Aderant, explains how the right e-billing
solution can result in efficiency, fewer rejected bills and happier clients
Successful lawyers and associates are those who have more hours in
the day. Billable hours that is.
Billable hours are how law firms keep the lights on. Firms need
lawyers and associates to reach their billable-hour targets, which can
be difficult to balance with day-to-day tasks, unexpected time off,
and life in general.
On 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will launch its new regulatory model – but what does this mean for firms? In essence, it will allow solicitors greater flexibility in how they work. It will remove many prescriptive rules and take the burden off law firms, meaning their solicitors have freedom to use their own judgement to consider how they meet the SRA standards.
Nick Hayne, the data master, answers some key questions around cloud provisioning and managed service providers (MSP) relations
The 2019 Digital Business Report – an independent survey commissioned by Advanced – explores the state of digital transformation for over 500 British businesses, both SMEs and large enterprises.
Business critical documents such as client pitches can take up a considerable amount of time and hard work. A law firm can typically spend hundreds of non-billable hours each year creating client pitches. Automation can play a huge part in improving productivity and efficiency.
Nearly 300 people were surveyed on how they digitally edit, review, and approve documents on different devices.
You’re probably already aware of the dangers associated with email, but we bet you’re still continuing to use it, despite the risks. In the current climate, it’s almost impossible to completely avoid using email as part of your daily communication, however, you should be making an effort to minimise your email usage by only using it in certain scenarios, i.e. inquiries. For lawyers in particular, once a client has been acquired, you should move all communications and file sharing to one secure portal, this not only streamlines all communications, but generally makes it easier for you and your client to contact each other and share files.
Combining PDFs into a document bundle to be distributed to a client or filed with the Court can eat up hours of billable time. But it doesn’t have to.
When we visit law firms around the globe, we are often struck by just how many firms are still reliant on paper and paper-based legal business processes. Even at firms with paperless initiatives, we’ll see billing partners packing up stacks of pre-bills to review and edit in the evening at home.
Legal document automation isn’t scary. Automating the creation of documents is not intended to replace, minimise or threaten what lawyers do. Lawyers always have been, and always will be, the guardians of the legal documents that form the basis of all business; but by automating certain parts of the process, they can be liberated to focus on elements of the role that add real value.
Nearly everyone who keeps up to date with technological developments has heard of the term ‘machine learning’. It’s a nice buzzword that is being used more and more in recent years. But what does machine learning actually entail? What is the technology that lies behind it?
Nearly everyone who keeps up to date with technological developments has heard of the term ‘machine learning’.