How to Proactively Prepare Your Law Firm for the Future


The uncertain pandemic landscape has permanently shifted the way that law firms do business. The phrase “new normal” has been bandied about for months. But there seems to be little consensus on what that actually means, or on what makes one firm thrive in the current climate while another fails. One thing is clear – the law firms seeking to remain competitive are taking the disruption of the pandemic as an opportunity to re-evaluate their priorities. Client expectations are evolving. Being a “client-centric” law firm involves a mindset shift that puts the client at the heart of decision-making and priorities. [...]

How to Proactively Prepare Your Law Firm for the Future2021-11-16T13:57:32+00:00

etiCloud sign three-year ‘Affiliate Partner’ agreement with the Law Society of England and Wales


Leaders in Cloud-based technology and digital agility for the legal sector, etiCloud, have signed a three-year agreement that will see the UK-based business become an affiliate partner with The Law Society of England and Wales. Following a lengthy due diligence process, including a number of direct interviews with clients, the Law Society was particularly impressed by etiCloud’s customer excellence programme and its commitment to operating as a loyal, long-term partner to law firms. “We already work with more than 200 law firms across the UK so becoming an affiliate partner with the Law Society is a natural progression for [...]

etiCloud sign three-year ‘Affiliate Partner’ agreement with the Law Society of England and Wales2020-10-06T08:15:43+00:00

Imperium Law benefit from added digital agility


Litigation solicitors, Imperium Law, are benefiting from added digital agility following the implementation of a new, bespoke Cloud-based Hosted Desktop facility from etiCloud. Experts in financial compensation claims for hearing loss, industrial disease, medical negligence, professional negligence and injuries at work, Imperium Law was founded in 2005 and comprises a dedicated team of solicitors to deliver both legal and technical advice and support. In preparation for a planned demerger with another law firm in June, the board was keen to maintain and enhance existing digital agility and facilitate remote working. Commenting on the decision to work with etiCloud, Janine [...]

Imperium Law benefit from added digital agility2020-09-14T09:48:09+00:00

The benefits of an independent IT review


Kevin Goosman writes: It’s good practice to monitor and review all aspects of your business. But with IT change happening so quickly and technology so pivotal to most firms, it pays to evaluate your IT function regularly to ensure that it continues to perform in an optimum way, from both a delivery and cost-efficiency perspective. Many organisations have strong IT teams and as a result may feel that the internal IT team should undertake its own review. However, it is often the case that internal teams have been in place for many years, often with many of the same staff. It [...]

The benefits of an independent IT review2020-09-14T09:51:21+00:00

Stick or twist?


David Baskerville writes: “In professional services if you aren’t addressing technology you really don’t have a future”. A quote by KPMG at one of the last legal technology events I attended a lifetime ago…but it clearly stuck in my mind. And whilst the more successful professional services firms know this clearly to be true, “addressing” can sometimes be assumed as “replacing” with shinier and newer. But is new always best? Obviously there are certain reasons that necessitate biting the bullet and moving to a new system such as the incumbent system becoming end of life or an irrevocable breakdown in the [...]

Stick or twist?2020-09-14T09:51:08+00:00

Baskerville Drummond launches new vlog series


The Baskerville Drummond team took advantage of the lockdown period to launch a new vlog series, Baskerville Drummond @ Home. Each episode tackles a particular legal, business or finance topic; and the casual Zoom format lends itself to an engaging discussion and an invaluable distillation of lots of collective knowhow and experience. Episodes currently available include a look at both IT and finance through the prism of on-going Covid pressure, and a dissection of the current state of the PMS market. Future episodes will be looking at how to make a success of PMS selection and implementation, the optimisation of Microsoft [...]

Baskerville Drummond launches new vlog series2020-09-14T09:50:36+00:00
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