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Red Monkey Software has more than 30 years experience of supplying accounting and time recording system to solicitors. The latest version of Solledger takes advantage of open source tools which do not incur any third party licence costs. Solledger maintains accounts in a clear way while complying with Solicitors Accounts rules and provides output that is readily understandable to cashiers and fee earners alike. There is also a data hosting (cloud) service where the database is kept on secure servers complying with SRA rules and accessed over the internet.
Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Association, The Conveyancing Association, Bold Legal Group & The Society of Licensed Conveyancers recommended technology provider
Redbrick Solutions, established in 2001 and based in Rutland, provide easy to use case management, delivered by experts, to successful law firms. They are well established as innovative leaders, with a number of ‘first to market’ initiatives under their belt. The software incorporates extensive workflows which are fully customisable to suit any type of legal discipline along with intelligent document management and third party links. The software can be fully integrated with the Land Registry, SDLT, AML, Searches, Outlook, Word, Legal Forms library and Legal Accounts. They offer a secure (2FA) document sharing and case tracking portal. The software is designed to promote efficiency and transparency, increase conversion rates, manage risk and compliance and help fee earners maximise their fee earning potential. Hosted or installed options are available and a unique pay per case business model provides upgrades, training, support and maintenance at no cost.
Riliance is a leading web based risk & compliance system for the legal market and other professional markets. Its primary aim is to ensure all firms that have to comply with the new and existing SRA regulations have a system in place that instils a robust risk & compliance structure to the firms day to day operations and potentially will reduce the firms Professional Indemnity premiums. The software is easy to set up and is easy to use. It has user friendly input screens and helpful guides are included. It produces standard letters and forms, provides reminders via email and account messaging which helps the user stay on top of all their Risk & Compliance requirements. The software is hosted by Riliance and is charged as a simple monthly fee.
SDLT.co.uk is the leading independent Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) form e-submission service. Available as desktop or cloud. Integrates with leading Case Management providers. Future proofing property professionals by providing solutions for Property Tax in Scotland (Land and Buildings Transaction Tax – LBTT) and for Wales (Land Transaction Tax – LTT). Data entered into an SDLT form auto populates range of HMRC and Land Registry application forms.
Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Assocation
Select Legal Systems, established in 1993 and based in Yorkshire, provides a fully integrated legal practice management system called LAWFUSION. Built around a central database, the software has been designed to streamline processes, capture all bill-able time and enable fee earners to manage larger case loads more profitably. Fully compliant with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules, it is designed to reduce risk and provide sound business information. There is a library of case management workflow charts as well as a ‘blank-sheet’ workflow template. The software includes time recording, CRM & Marketing software as well as legal aid functionality. There is also a fully hosted (cloud based) solution called LAWFUSION Direct. For a monthly fee, the user gets a full suite of legal practice management software as well as fully integrated Microsoft Office and Exchange products, all hosted securely on the cloud. There is a video available on the Select Legal website featuring interviews with law firm owners and senior execs on the reasons why they have chosen either cloud or on-premise for their legal businesses. The software is ISO 27001 certified at a company level and the LAWFUSION Direct cloud datacentre is also certified.
Signable is a UK based online service that enables documents to be legally signed online. Rather than emailing or posting the document to the signer, you can send it out via Signable and get it signed in a matter of minutes. Signers can sign on their desktop or their mobile device and the Signable service checks that the document is legally binding and secure. Apparently, the technology adheres to all regulations set out by the Electronic Communications Act 2000 requirements. There are details of the legality of electronic signatures here. There is Pay As You Go plan available or a Monthly plan and there is also a free 14 day trial available.
Solicitors Own Software (SOS) is a leading, independent UK legal software supplier with a large client-base of over 400 mid-sized law firms. Their flagship software SOS Connect is available as a fully hosted solution or can be supplied to run in-house. It includes excellent integration with Microsoft Outlook which enables fee earners and staff to operate the entire system, including case management, without ever leaving their Outlook screen; workflows can be developed and maintained more quickly and easily thanks to a highly visual workflow designer module; and management and team information is provided instantly and visually by way of scriptable key performance indicators (KPI’s).
For smaller firms, see the separate Virtual Practices entry in the next section.
SproutIT are a specialist LegalIT consultancy. Services include fully outsourced support and virtual IT Director, on-premise solutions, Private Cloud, email encryption, anti-whaling protection, mobile device management, file sharing and synchronisation and unified communications. They provide peace-of-mind-as-a-service, allowing their clients to build reputational resilience and to concentrate on their businesses. There are several case studies on the site and a very impressive client list.
Thread Legal is cloud practice management software built with Microsoft Office 365 technology. It has a comprehensive features listing including file management, template automation, integrated email management, time recording, billing and expenses, client portal, workflow automation and more. Thread Legal is designed to ensure data security. All data is held within the EU and clients can utilise features such as advanced access control, advanced search and personal data reporting to support their GDPR compliance.
Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Assocation
Tikit is a leading independent provider of IT consultancy, services and technology to legal and accounting firms. Tikit’s clients in the UK, Europe and the United States include more than 90 of the UK’s top 100 law firms, 20 of the top 50 US law firms and 18 of the top 50 UK accountancy firms. Headquartered in London, Tikit combines in-depth knowledge of the business needs of legal and accounting firms with a unique capability to plan, implement, integrate and support virtually all of the IT requirements of a modern legal or accounting practice. Previously known as TFB, Tikit has been at the forefront of the legal IT market for 30 years and is the leading legal software supplier to over 600 firms across the UK. They offer an advanced and award-winning case and practice management system, Partner for Windows, which can be tailored to each individual firm’s requirements whether large or small. It is further complemented by the Partner Program which has been devised to offer clients additional solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into Partner for Windows including digital dictation, identity verification, document management and comparison and several others. Tikit is now part of BT.
Member of the Legal Software Suppliers Assocation
Vable is a news and current awareness aggregator. They take information from free and subscription services across the internet and turn them into newsletters and RSS feeds on the topics in which people are interested. Depending on the content and the way it is delivered, useful information can go out to lawyers, clients or feed onto the organisation’s internal intranet or external website. The content is mainly legal and business, and sources can be kept private to a particular organisation, if required. A free trial is available.
Virtual Practices from SOS provides the latest .net practice and matter management software, SOS Connect. The software fully integrates with Microsoft Word and Outlook and includes customer relationship management (CRM), intuitive time recording and billing, auto document creation, matter / case management and automatic email filing. They can also provide a fully outsourced legal cashiering service. The firm’s accounts are managed on-line by a team of highly skilled specialists in compliance with SAR’s. They provide full bank reconciliations and financial/ business month-end reports.
Visualfiles – see under Lexis Nexis Visualfiles
Zylpha are leaders in legal process automation, providing specialist solutions for law firms and legal teams in the public sector. They are dedicated to eliminating repetitive tasks in legal practices. Each product has been carefully crafted to eliminate the unnecessary cost and risk associated with manual processes. Their Electronic Document Bundling software connects to multiple case management systems and enables users to build document bundles in minutes not hours. They also provide a range of integrations for case management systems including Electronic Signatures, MOJ Portal, PayPal, Smartsearch AML checks and Land Registry Gateway.