Leading in the Legal Cloud: New Video Launched

LawCloud continues to go from strength to strength with the launch of a new video. In this video, Warren explains the why Cloud Computing is becoming a great asset for law firms in the UK…

Warren explains:-

“The business is LawWare based in Edinburgh. We do software for law firms in Scotland and the rest of the UK. It’s a very interesting market; it’s a very traditional marketplace. There are 900 or so law firms in Scotland; 180 of them use our software.

The software is basically a practice management system that encompasses accounts, time recording, document and email management, and a CRM database for law firms. The market is also covered with a lot of red tape, so there is a lot of risk assessment capability within the software and that’s really key to law firms – how they can manage their risk -money laundering and data protection all very vital parts of their business and our software.

LawCloud came about as a result of the recession. In Scotland, law firms are estate agents as well, so very difficult times. We looked at that and thought our lawyers can benefit from Cloud-based systems. The tools and technologies and the pricing point looked great for our marketplace. Very quickly we saw a great interest towards LawCloud. It’s a very exciting area – Cloud users can now work from anywhere by connecting to an Internet server and work from Court, from home, from their client’s offices even – anywhere where there’s an Internet connection.

Security is key for us as well. Law firms are very keen to know that their data is safe. And the sort of feedback I’m getting is that they have peace of mind; they can go home at night and they know that we’re taking care of all their technology. Their backups are taken care of , it’s a low fixed monthly cost and, through partnerships with Rise and with Microsoft, we can deliver an environment that they’re confident with and that we’re confident with.

We have law firms who’ve called us on a Friday and said we’re starting business on Monday and we need a system, can we do it? We could, immediately over the weekend, provision the server, provision the information they needed, set them up and on the Monday they were up and running with their LawCloud system. So, much more responsive as a business.

We’ve got a great support team who manage, develop and train users on the software. We provide a whole range of services including data transfer and consultancy. But our key is to help law firms with technology.

We are the Cloud providers for lawyers. The Cloud really is the way forward and it’s a very exciting area. It helps law firms to be more productive and to be more competitive in what is a very competitive environment.”

This video can also be found on our following sites:-

LawCloud Website
LawCloud’s MovieCom.tv
LawWare’s MovieCom.tv
LawCloud’s YouTube page

Further, if you’re on Linkedin, join us on our Cloud for Lawyers group where we continue to have very interesting discussions on Cloud and the related issues for law firms.

Finally, we have recently updated the LawCloud website’s “About” page. This provides more information and useful links should you wish to read further on the subjects mentioned above.

Our best,
The LawCloud Team

Managing a Law Firm in the 21st Century: Upcoming LawWare Events

LawWare and The Cashroom Ltd are presenting a seminar for lawyers in Scotland interested in a fresh approach to overcoming the challenges faced by law firms in the 21st century.

Free CPD points!

With a choice of four locations, the event is a must if you want to find out more about how new technologies, outsourced services and better financial management can help your practice.

Guest speakers include executives from LawWare Ltd, The Cashroom Ltd, RBS and Brymer Legal, and live technologies will be on display including a showcase of the highly acclaimed LawCloud.

Dates and venues are:

Edinburgh, 12 May 2011, The Dome, 14 George Street
Glasgow, 15 June 2011, Millennium Hotel, George Square
Aberdeen, 22 September 2011, Park Hotel, 3-4 Deemount Terrace
Inverness, 5 October 2011, Ramada Hotel

For further information see http://www.lawcloud.co.uk/events

Case Management Software for Law Firms: The Cloud? Down to Earth

The Cloud? It’s Down to Earth…

In a special feature on outsourcing support for the legal office, the Law Society of Scotland’s Journal focuses on a business partnership that has harnessed the latest IT to offer a platform for law firms facing the challenges of the 21st century – and some client experiences.

Outsourcing has been a much debated topic in recent times. Applied to the legal sector, it often refers to large-scale deals where city firms ship quantities of work and/or back office administration to places where it can be carried out more cheaply.

But the potential advantages can be even greater for legal practices of a much smaller scale: the technology now exists to enable the average high street firm to offload many of the tasks that otherwise eat into valuable fee-earning time, providing expert help at a level that would otherwise be out of reach to most.

Here in Scotland, legal software providers LawWare and outsourcing business The Cashroom Ltd have collaborated to offer solicitors the means to take that step into the future – a step that many predict will be essential if the profession is to meet the challenge posed by increased client expectations combined with new competitive threats in the changing legal market place.

Light through the cloud

In a nutshell, LawWare offers a cloud computing solution, which it has christened LawCloud. The uninitiated should not let the term “cloud computing” fog the brain: it’s simply the popular name for outsourcing tasks through the internet that you would otherwise have to employ people and invest in IT systems to carry out within your office.

Launched in February 2011, LawCloud offers online the top-of-the-range Enterprise version of the LawWare case management software that has been adopted by 180 law firms in Scotland since the business was established in 1998 by managing director Warren Wander. Trials in the preceding months resulted in 25 firms already being live on LawCloud by the time of the official launch.

One of them is BBM Solicitors, a startup practice established at the turn of the year by brothers Eric and Alasdair Baijal, taking on high-end commercial and litigation work at offices in Wick and Edinburgh. “When we decided to set up our own practice, we wanted an IT system that enabled us to share data and gave us easy access via a laptop if we were in court”, says Eric. “We had already decided to go for a paper-light system, scanning any mail, saving it to client files, and doing without paper file copies of correspondence. Our previous firm used LawWare. We didn’t know about LawCloud, but when we talked to Warren and had a demonstration we were very impressed – even Jennifer, our associate, who has worked in a big firm with a heavy duty case management system.”

For the rest of this article, please see the LawCloud website at http://www.lawcloud.co.uk/outsourcing

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