Weightmans LLP remain ahead of the game with impressive usage of technology throughout the firm helping to enable its newly modernised and improved support function.
Award-winning, Top 50, law firm Weightmans has made impressive use of technology which in turn has improved the firm’s internal turnaround times for fee earner requests to support teams. This underpins the firm’s focus of delivering excellent client service (evidenced in an overall client satisfaction rating of 8.3 against a legal industry average of 8.0).
Innovative team uses SeeUnity’s Velocity content migration tool to accomplish a groundbreaking project
Do you know how many different technology systems your firm uses? Five? Ten? One large law firm conducted a recent audit and discovered more than two hundred distinct systems in use. It’s easy to dismiss this as the inevitable result of the complex work law firms perform. From legal research to pricing, matter and business management, the conventional wisdom has been that each of these functions requires its own tech solution.
Dutch firm Houthoff said it chose DocsCorp solutions after reviewing all available options
DocsCorp, a leading provider of enterprise productivity solutions, today announced that Houthoff, a large, independent law firm based in the Netherlands, is the latest in the region to switch to the DocsCorp desktop productivity suite.
Today marks the release of a brand-new interface for Workshare Transact, the innovative transaction management application bringing organization and efficiency to legal deals. Supported by Workshare’s powerful comparison engine, Transact is being used internationally by top global law firms including Clifford Chance and Simmons & Simmons.
Tikit, a global provider of technology solutions to legal firms, today announced a record attendance at their 2019 P4W Regional User Group meetings.
Working towards tech competence is now even simpler
As a volunteer-led organization we believe in responding to the needs of a legal industry that is changing fast. After much discussion with our members and our peers, the non-profit membership organization LTC4 is changing too!
It has now been over a decade since the pace of conversation surrounding what constitutes good value to law firm clients really picked up. The triggering of the 2008 recession gave rise to renewed calls for ‘more for less’ in many quarters, and firms responded with measures including a range of alternative fees to the hourly rate, resourcing changes such as through shared-service centres, and more creative ‘client listening’ exercises.
Law firms have long had the objective of forming stronger bonds with their clients, but today the pressure to successfully differentiate your firm as the one with whom the client should really be doing business is huge. The Big Four have both re-entered and started to disrupt the legal market, and the largest firms have launched entire innovation departments to show just how seriously they take the need to ‘do things differently’. One consequence of this must be that firms – innovative or otherwise – take steps to retain those clients they have already won over.
As some wise person once said, necessity is often the mother of invention. Stephen Allen, global head of legal operations and innovation lead at Hogan Lovells, explains that Clocktimizer, which his firm has been using to wrangle and enrich its data stores, was created by a former corporate lawyer at DLA Piper, who found himself endlessly going through bills and narratives at the end of a matter. It was, as Allen puts it, “rooted in a genuine need.”