Suppliers A–H

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Acorn Legal provides an outsourced legal accounts service aimed at sole practitioners and smaller firms. The practice does not need to employ a cashier, purchase software or undergo training. A fixed monthly fee covers all accounts postings and regular reporting, including reports such as quarterly VAT figures. Online access is also available for ledger enquiries, time recording and custom reports. A comprehensive report pack is provided at the end of each month and a more detailed pack at the year-end which the firm can hand straight to the reporting accountant.

ADERANT is a leading international provider of business solutions to professional services organisations worldwide. Products offered include CMS.Net, Keystone, ADERANT Business Intelligence, Novient and now ADERANT Front Office CRM. They are also able to offer major domain expertise. Today with three major regional centres UK & Europe, Asia Pacific and North America their global workforce is focused specifically on services software. They serve more than half a million users and 630 clients worldwide.

Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Association
Advanced has over 30 years’ experience providing software solutions to more than 4,500 law firms, barristers’ chambers and coroners’ offices in the UK and Ireland. Their solutions include; ALB – the fastest growing practice and case management system in the market, Laserform – the most comprehensive library of electronic legal forms in the UK, and MLC – the market leading solution for managing barrister’s chambers. In addition, the firm provides HR, Payroll, CRM and Talent Management software. There are also solutions designed specifically for Cloud use.

Ascertus provides information and document lifecycle management consultancy, software solutions and IT support services to law firms and corporate legal departments. Based in Central London, the company offers a full range of professional services from consultancy, business analysis and project management to software implementation, training, documentation and technical support – delivering bespoke email, contract and document management solutions. The company has successfully delivered and managed some of the largest iManage Work installations at customer sites in the UK.

Bar Squared provide LEX Chambers Management for Barristers Chambers with an experienced team of clerks and software developers. LEX is quick to deploy and can be used easily whether in chambers or remotely as a cloud application. Facilities offered include Multi-view Diary, Case Management, Fees and Billing, Graduated Fees, Workflow, Drill Through Reporting, Marketing, CRM (for client and prospective solicitors), Solicitor Profiling, Mail Merge, Campaign Management, Diary, Practice Analysis, Document Management, Time Recording, LEX for Mobile and System Resilience. There are over 200 chambers using the system.

Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Association
BaseNet is a cloud-based integrated practice management and legal office system targeting high street practices to large law firms. Headquartered in Amsterdam, BaseNet is the market leader in the Netherlands and will soon launch in the UK.

Byfield Consultancy offer services relating to the maintenance of reputation within the law industry, Legal PR and Litigation Management. Byfield has worked with many of the leading law firms and alongside individuals and legal teams on some of the most pressurised cases of recent years.

Chrome River is a hosted online expense claim and purchase ledger processing system for law firms. The user can log in over the internet and enter expense/invoice against the appropriate matter or project number. Invoices/receipts are scanned in and attached to the entry. It also integrates with credit cards. 70% of the AMLAW 100 are Chrome River clients. The company is based in the USA but has expanded into the UK.

Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Assocation
Civica is a market-leading specialist in digital solutions, critical applications and outsourcing services. Civica supply more than 4,000 organisations in 10 countries around the world. It recently took over Norwel and now supplies the high quality systems for major law firms and organisations previously supplied by Norwel. Their latest generation Prescient+ system provides a flexible suite of case management and practice management for larger organisations, including the Desktop Online portal for delivery of online client services via a secure web interface.

Clio provides a cloud based legal practice management software for law firms. Using Clio’s apps, lawyers can manage their case files, invoicing, and communications securely from mobile phones, tablets, and computers. Clio originates from Vancouver, with additional offices in Toronto, London and Dublin. Clio is offered as a member benefit through the Law Society of Scotland, Leeds Law Society, and the Institute of Legal Finance Management, as well as used as a teaching aid in 17 universities across the UK.

Cognito Software provide Legal Case Management, Practice Management and Legal Accounting Software. They also offer hosted solutions with flexible payment terms including rentals and Pay Per Matter. The pricing is extremely competitive and they have solutions in place specifically to help the smaller firms.

Conscious Solutions is one of the leading website design & digital marketing providers to law firms in the UK (and so mainly covered in the Web Services section here). They have also developed a niche in providing CRM software and services to law firms. This is based on the open source version of SuiteCRM, software used by thousands of commercial organisations worldwide, hitting a milestone of over 10,000 downloads in one week. It also the won the BOSSIE awards in 2015 and 2016. Conscious have extended SuiteCRM to suit the needs of law firms providing bolt-ons called Legal Pack. Their services include the installation, configuration, admin training and user training as well as integration into Practice Management System.

Converge Technology Specialists is a dedicated cloud computing provider for law firms. Founded in 2006, it provides a secure, fully managed cloud service which is used by innovative law firms to drive productivity, enable flexible working and boost growth. As a Thomson Reuters Elite Alliance Partner, Converge TS has over ten years of experience hosting key legal applications.

C-Track is Thomson Reuters’ court management and filing solution designed to capture, track, process and report on court information and keep cases moving through the judicial process. The web-based software, designed to solve the complexity of appellate and trial court case flow, can be configured to operate with multiple agency or partner products and systems to ensure a seamless and efficient workflow solution. The software has been developed and extended over a 15 year period and deployed in multiple courts throughout the US and in the UK. In the UK, C-Track has been deployed to deliver the CE-File Service (for electronic filing and fee payments) for HM Courts and Tribunals Service, initially for the 4 High Court jurisdictions operating from the Rolls Building in London.

Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Association
Coyote Analytics is the UK arm of a leading American legal technology firm which supplies a comprehensive practice management and accounting solution for legal firms.

Denovo Business Intelligence is a secure, bespoke cloud case management for UK law firms. Their Denovo Intelligent Cloud, one of the company’s “Intelligence” range of software, covers accounts, time, legal aid, diary and other aspects of the firm’s work. Users can also access their electronic files through their smart phone, iPad or laptop.

Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Assocation
DPS Software, with a 30 year pedigree, have built a strong and growing market position thanks to their award-winning practice management software products covering a variety of areas of law such as Crime, Conveyancing and Personal Injury. Their practice management system (which includes case management and accounts) can be office-based or provided via the cloud. Their fully Outlook-integrated case management software is a scalable, modular system designed according to the requirements of modern legal practitioners. Financial Director, the latest generation in DPS legal accounting software and part of the DPS Practice Management system, meets and exceeds the requirements of the Law Society, the LAA and LEXCEL. mylegalspace, DPS’s online case tracking system complements the DPS Practice Management Software and is fully integrated to it, allowing users to exchange documents and track the progress of their cases securely online.
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easy convey provides expert conveyancing software built by property specialists combined with comprehensive, built in search services. It supplies a complete and personalised property transaction solution integrating SDLT submissions, Client ID verification, online instruction facility and an informative real-time tracking facility. There is also a probate solution, which results in an efficient and profitable practice.

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Eclipse, part of Capita Plc, is a leading provider of Case Management, Practice Management, Matter Management and Process Management Software. The Eclipse Proclaim system is in use by over 25,000 professionals in a vast range of sectors, and is the only solution of its type to be Endorsed by the Law Society. Proclaim integrates all case management, accounting, document management, reporting, time recording, task and diary functions, and can be web-enabled to allow clients and referrers to securely view their live case files online. Eclipse employs over 160 staff at their West Yorkshire HQ and provide a ‘full service’ offering, from initial needs analysis right through to implementation and aftercare support. Clients range from household name commercial organisations and heavyweight law firms, including Eversheds, Co-operative Legal Services, Carillion, Helphire and The Howard League for Penal Reform, through to niche market operators and sole practitioners. Proclaim is available as either an in-house solution, or as a Hosted/Cloud system.
TouchPoint is Eclipse’s new client self-service solution, providing an always-on, platform agnostic ‘journey’ for law firm clients and business partners.
Compact is designed for small firms and takes the core functions of the Proclaim case and practice management into a streamlined and secure smaller version.
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Elite (Thomson Reuters Elite) is part of Thomson Reuters Legal and offers an enterprise business management solution to enable law firms and professional services organizations to run all operational aspects of their firms, including business development, risk management, client and matter management, and financial management.

Ferret Information Systems was established in 1987 and is the largest company in Europe in the field of law dealing with welfare benefits and similar areas of determinative, compliance, and regulatory law. They specialise in the holistic assessment of financial circumstances relating to welfare benefits entitlement, together with specialist assessment areas including pensions, Equity Release and Housing Grants. Systems supported include network, desktop, laptop, mobile devices, Internet and Intranet. Training and consultancy also undertaken. Programs include ‘incomeForward’ which illustrates the impact upon a client’s benefit entitlement of taking capital or income from pension schemes or lifetime mortgages.

Firmex Virtual Data Room is a collaborative, online deal management application, making multiparty transactions more efficient and more secure, with 24/7 access, document versioning and real-time activity reports. Aggregation of searchable deal information allows users to selectively publish digital record books and due diligence information for future reference and accountability. Firmex offers an unlimited use model – unlimited contacts, unlimited documents, unlimited training and unlimited support.

Flax is a powerful enterprise search solution platform, open source licensed under the GPL (General Public License). It can build searchable indexes of millions of documents in common formats, of web pages or of items from existing databases, which can then be searched using a customisable interface to meet specific needs. Flax is cross-platform, integrates with existing infrastructure and provides highly accurate and relevant results. Being open source, Flax software is free to download and use. Users may also modify the Flax source code to suit specific needs.

FormEvo.co.uk is a cloud based legal and professional forms solution providing for the needs of professionals in efficient online and flexible working. There is a forms library which offers a choice of “print and post” and/or “electronic submission”. There are advanced API’s for integration (e.g. Case Management). Being truly cloud based, FormEvo incorporates many advanced features that traditional desktop forms applications cannot achieve.

Free2Convey is a “free to use” Conveyancing Portal backed by all of the leading Conveyancing Software Providers. It is designed for all parties in a Conveyancing Chain to view and contribute – Conveyancers, Agents, Lenders and Clients, all without any cost. The system works as a standalone application or it can integrate with all the main case management systems.

Griersons provide a range of software including Accounts, Time Recording, Document Storage & Retrieval, Computer Telephony, File Management, Practice Management, Crime Manager and Case Management software. It runs under any Microsoft platform using Microsoft Access as its core database. Griersons is a software and Hardware supplier and can provide a full bespoke solution from designing the initial system, providing hardware, software, cabling and support through to the final commissioning. They are happy to integrate with other suppliers or can become the ‘one-stop’ IT supplier. The software provides an automated “Unique File Number” for Crime matters and is fully integrated with HotDocs.

Hoowla Legal case management software is independently owned and based in the UK, operating a pay per case model with no minimum contracts to sign and zero setup costs, scalable for firms of all sizes. The software includes quote calculators, forms and letters, accounts and invoicing, time recording and dashboard reporting. Conveyancing departments benefit from integrated search ordering from a number of search providers, online SDLT submissions to HMRC and Land Registry Business Gateway integration at no extra cost. The software is built using the latest secure cloud technology accessed over the internet with nothing to install. The Hoowla software is upgraded every 4-6 weeks; software upgrades, training and support are all provided free of charge.

HotDocs Ltd provides document automation technologies, resulting in intelligent templates that guide the user through document creation. It is used by thousands of law firms, legal publishers, financial institutions and government bodies to streamline the process of creating repeat documentation, in terms of reducing time spent, increasing efficiency, reducing risk and vastly improving accuracy. The product is used internationally in the production of a wide range of documentation, such as employment contracts, bank loans and sales contracts by customers across more than 60 countries. There is also a cloud version that customers can start using immediately.