Suppliers M–Q

Matters.Cloud is a new platform launched for smaller firms to provide secure cloud based matter management. The system enables lawyers to collaborate on clients and matters, capture time in the office and on the go, and collaborate with colleagues on tasks and deadlines. It uses the latest technology from Google Cloud and is multi-tenanted with each customer’s data stored within a separate tenant database in one of three locations (UK, USA and Australia). The system offers the ability to operate in the following languages: English (UK), English (US), Dutch, French, Spanish and Russian. Users can access the service from anywhere that has an internet connection from all major browsers and mobile devices including Android and iPhone.

Miles 33 is also a major legal publishing company but it remains active in the legal market with its well established Precedent software. This is an adaptable, user friendly and scalable legal solution. The package modules available include full client and office transaction postings, time recording, billing, credit management, Precedent H Litigation and other facilities. The software can be supplied either in-house or with flexible hosting options in cloud deployments. Precedent is a fully supported product and is continually evolving through R&D and development. Miles 33 prides itself on exceptional customer support and long term partnership with its clients.

Moore Legal Technology, based in Glasgow, is an information technology and communication consultancy set up by Stephen Moore, with services designed for law firms of all shapes and sizes. The areas covered on the web site are Getting Started, IT Strategies, Networking, Legal Aid Online, Software Analysis, Litigation Technology, Client Reporting, Application Design, Communications Technology, Web Design, Electronic Communication and Content Drafting.

My1Login is a European leader in protecting against enterprise cyber security threats through its Identity and Access Management solutions (IAM). The trend towards Software as a Service is moving enterprise identities outside the traditional corporate infrastructure, exacerbating the challenges of identity sprawl, password fatigue, resets and compliance adherence. My1Login provides a single user identity for employees, and makes it easy to log into business applications, whilst satisfying ICO guidelines for protecting client data. The system is used by many major law firms and public bodies.

myhrtoolkit is cloud software designed for small and medium sized businesses to streamline the HR function with easy-to-use human resources tools. Holiday requests, absence management, appraisals, tasks, reports, HR documents, messaging and reminder notifications can all be managed online. There is a very good video on the site to show you how it works. Ironmonger Curtis employment law partner Jon Curtis is also the Managing Director of this software which is sold nationally by HR and employment law professionals.

Nasstar PLC provides Hosted Desktop and Hosted Exchange cloud computing services, delivering Windows desktop, Microsoft Office, Exchange/Outlook email, BlackBerry and other applications in the cloud with a simple usage based payment model. Nasstar Hosted Exchange hosts your email on its Exchange platform and you can access your email, calendar and contacts from anywhere. Email, calendar and contacts are all synchronised automatically, protected against viruses and spam and backed-up daily. Nasstar plc was established in 1998 and is now traded on the London Stock Exchange AIM.

Node4 is a UK-based Cloud, Data Centre and Communications specialist providing effective and flexible application of technology. In addition to offices in Reading, Newark and London, they own and manage Data Centres located in Derby, Leeds and Northampton, as well as having dedicated space in a Slough Data Centre. The Data Centres are connected using Node4’s national fibre network, recently upgraded with a multi-million pound installation of DWDM, which includes points of presence in Manchester and London, as well as interconnects to major UK carriers. Using this infrastructure, their offerings include Cloud, Colocation, Connectivity, SIP, Hosted Unified Communications and Managed Services. All services are ISO 27001 accredited and approved to securely host email for the legal sector in line with legislation.

Norwel was taken over by Civica.

Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Association
Ochresoft is part of Landmark Information Group Ltd. They provide conveyancing and private client workflows that are embedded within their hosted case management system; Intelliworks. The software is written by lawyers and constantly updated by them, keeping Intelliworks and their customers up to date and compliant. All their solutions are driven by direct practical experience of the market, and a clear understanding of the pressures and regulatory demands faced by legal firms; all of this supported by the very best technology solutions.

Opsis was taken over by Advanced Legal.

Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Association
Osprey Legal Cloud is a web based practice management system for law firms from Pracctice Ltd. They have a portfolio of around 600 clients ranging from single user installations to firms with over 500 staff. The software includes all of the elements that any law firm would require including Legal Accounts Software, Case Management and Practice Management. All programs and data are stored in Osprey’s secure data centres with users accessing their systems via a broadband type internet connection. This approach removes the need for firms to supply any dedicated hardware, onsite servers, expensive database licences and complicated communication links.

Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Assocation
Oyez Professional Services has been providing specialist products & services to legal and professional organisations since 1888. Recently, Oyez has invested significantly in market leading technologies that combine its expertise in the production of legal forms with digital submissions and dictation software. Their goal is to deliver innovative technologies that transform the way information is captured, shared and submitted. Oyez’s long standing commitment to UK legal practitioners lies behind a significant proportion of large UK legal firms continuing to trust Oyez to provide the products and systems they depend on.

Peapod Legal Office has specialised in providing effective, affordable solutions to small law firms in the UK, covering all high street work types. The key products are LegalOffice LA and PrintAform.
Peapod is now owned by LEAP and is no longer operating in its own name.

Pennik Limited is an application development and support company, specialising in the legal profession. Established in 2000, they provide services either directly to the client, or indirectly through third parties. Their specialisations lie in the following main areas: Digital Dictation and Speech Processing, Wills & Probate Case Management, Internet Technologies and Telephone Support Services. They have recently launched their own software specialising in case management for Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney. The probate software, called Pro-File, is charged on a per matter basis providing firms a low-cost, low-risk way to obtain case management software.

Peppermint Technology provides “The Legal Service Platform”. It delivers integrated case management, practice management, legal accounts and the market leading Microsoft CRM Dynamics Platform. The Platform is hosted in the cloud and can be accessed securely by customers, business partners and staff 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Applications include Case Management, Practice Management , Legal Accounts & Intelligent Financial Management, Business Intelligence & Reporting and Customer Relationship Management.

Peregrine Cloud is a UK company specialising in user-friendly document management and production solutions for law firms and legal departments of commercial organisations, in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. Their cloud-based offering blends robust data security with accessibility and comes without a hefty investment in hardware or maintenance support contracts. They are a certified, approved and trusted implementation partner of NetDocuments and DocsCorp. They have over 20 years experience helping firms with their document management and document collaboration requirements. They provide a full range of implementation, data take-on, training and support services.

Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Association
Perfect Portal is a Conveyancing Sales Management System that enables conveyancing professionals to generate more conveyancing instructions. The system generates quotes for prospective clients, whether they are working in the office or are using a mobile device on-the-move. Quotes include legal fees, stamp duty and search fees. This transparency eliminates any uncertainty for the client about what the conveyancing costs will be.

Perfect Software is now owned by LEAP.

Phoenix Business Solutions is a leading global provider of software solutions and IT/Business consultancy for professional services firms including many major firms of solicitors. They provide leading software solutions such as Document and Email Management, Knowledge Management, Enterprise Search, Risk Management, Compliance, Case & Matter Management, Time Management and Practice Support.

Positively Legal, founded in 2001, provides consultancy, coaching and training services throughout the UK and globally to law firms and other professional service providers, in house legal departments, private sector businesses, public authorities and regulatory associations.

ProbateAdmin is a dedicated standalone probate software system for dealing with the administration of Estates. The software has a dynamic workflow system that only adds steps that are required as a result of what type of Assets, Liabilities and Contacts are added to a case. It automatically produces letters, IHT Forms and Estate Accounts.  The Workflow has a graphic representation of progress being made on a case. The system provides a Dashboard view that shows an overall picture of the Estate.  ProbateAdmin provides standard precedent letters and documents that are customised to match the User’s stationary. ProbateAdmin maintains the software’s contacts database so there is no need for Users to spend time correcting that.  The software is delivered over the internet through a web browser so no software needs to be installed at the User’s premises. ProbateAdmin’s support staff have many years of experience and our Helpdesk is available 24/7.

Probate Plus assists in the administration of a deceased person’s estate and production of related forms/letters and documents, together with the accounts. It enables fee earners to keep the administration under control from day one and in a consistent matter across the practice. The system records all information relating to the matter as it arises so that the accounts are balanced at all times. The production of interim, final accounts and cash balancing at the press of a button makes this piece of software an invaluable addition to any practice or anyone involved in winding up estates. The cost effective pay-as-you-go pricing means there are no large up front fees and it’s easily scaleable from single to multiple users. Prices start at £299 plus VAT. Probate Plus can be controlled by 3rd party software (such as case management systems). Contact the company for more details.

Professional Technology (UK) Ltd is a long-established supplier of legal systems, having been active in this market since 1986. It is privately owned, based in Rochester, Kent and has a strong presence throughout England and Northern Ireland. Some 300 firms rely on their systems and they supply solutions for all sizes of practice. Their software integrates with industry-standard programs such as Microsoft products and electronic forms programs from Shaws, Laserform and Oyez. Their products, Seriatim Case Management and Quaestor Financial Management systems, include extensive management reporting features that provide information to meet organisational needs as well as statutory requirements. Seriatim Case Management is provided on a ‘pay-as-you-use’ basis and Quaestor is charged according to the number of active matters making it affordable to practices of all sizes. They can also offer all of their products together with Microsoft Office and Exchange mail on a hosted/cloud basis for a low, fixed monthly fee providing a complete desktop from their secure, high availability data centres. Running on dedicated and powerful servers in secure and scalable data centres based in London and Manchester the firm’s data is automatically replicated across the two centres and is also backed up overnight on a 30 day rolling basis. Users can login to these servers from anywhere in the world providing them with their own, personalised desktop no matter where they are.

Project Fusion provide virtual data rooms for lawyers. They provide online secure document collaboration which allows users to collaborate inside and outside the firm with the secure exchange of documents, secure online discussions and social tools to help build teams. They have 10 years of secure hosting experience and their data rooms are fully UK hosted. They are ISO27001 Certified and are regularly audited by an independent UKAS-accredited certification body. The company is based in the UK and most of their clients are UK based law firms. However, they have many international users as well.

PureIntuitive provides cloud-based legal case and practice management software called PureCase. Designed for small-to-medium sized legal practices, the software automates routine legal administration tasks, such as time recording, document production, fee calculations and invoicing and allows the user to track and analyse prospective clients, the impact of marketing campaigns, work in progress and the performance of employees and practice areas. Costs start from £50 per user per month for the full PureCase suite. There are no up-front costs or long-term contracts and all training is provided free of charge.

Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Association
Quill is a well established private company in the legal sector. Formed in 1978, with offices throughout England and Scotland, they specialise in supplying cloud software and outsourced services to legal firms and professional companies. They have 95 staff (50 being legal cashiers). Their hosted legal accounts, practice, case and document management system (Interactive) is used by 7,000 solicitors, cashiers and support staff, and their outsourced cashiering service (Pinpoint) by over 300 law firms. Quill also has an outsourced payroll division which processes 4,000+ payroll calculations per month. With Interactive, there’s a monthly fee covering everything from the software, hosting, BC & DR planning and technical support. With Pinpoint or Payroll, an additional fee applies for an assigned legal cashier or payroll clerk. A new outsourced typing service was launched in 2018, in association with Document Direct, whereby users transcribe on an app and receive typed-up documents straight into their document management system. The Quill infrastructure spreads across three sites in the UK and is centrally managed from the Manchester head office.