Posted by Fraser Mayfield | Apr 26, 2013
Law firms are often seen as ‘laggards’ in terms of adopting the latest technology, be it new versions of operating systems or the latest version of Microsoft Office. But I would argue that it’s often the approach taken to software development by suppliers that affects the rate of adoption by law firms.
Posted by Nigel Williams | Apr 25, 2013
Visualfiles has been a successful product for many years, both in its current form and in its predecessor format, SolCase. With over 25,000 users at more than 360 sites around the world, it’s one of, if not the leading case and matter management system and supports many of the UK’s most successful law firms.
Posted by Fraser Mayfield | Apr 24, 2013
Many law firms we speak to these days talk about the importance of Microsoft-based technology for their business and are beginning to recognise the need for a single, connected, scalable business environment that encompasses functions across the spectrum including financial, human resource management, talent management, and time and billing. This is essentially a business management-based approach to law firm operation and one that is likely to become the de facto standard for law firm operation.
Posted by Haley O'Brien | Apr 23, 2013
2012 saw growing traction for Lexis InterAction in the private equity sector, driven by firms’ need to harness contacts/associates for business leverage in a difficult market. From our implementations, we have noted areas that merit special attention when deploying CRM technology to ensure project success:
As highlighted by a recent PwC survey, international expansion is becoming a strategic priority for many large law firms. Firms embarking on this approach must have the ability to adapt their business practices to simultaneously meet the diverse requirements of local and international markets efficiently and within the regulatory boundaries.
Posted by Paul Tilling | Apr 22, 2013
Firms currently developing their strategic business plans for the next few years must test the strength of their strategy for the four scenarios laid out in The Law Society’s recently released ‘The Legal Services Market in 2025: Scenario Planning’ report. It will be a worthwhile exercise as there is a level of truth in each of the scenarios: