Welcome to Legal Eye
April 27th, 2017

Partners

Athena Legal

Athena Legal – The art and practice of managing people in the legal sector Athena Legal specialises in helping firms to manage their people effectively, including: providing tools to promote changes in attitude & behaviour supporting projects such as outsourcing or restructuring developing professional skills coaching and mentoring employee relations support and tribunal preparation establishing quality HR processes and procedures Visit www.athenalegal.co.uk for further details


BCP International Law Firm

Established in 1998, BCP is an international law firm whose head office is based in Spain with offices also in the UK, Morocco, and Portugal with duly authorised and regulated international lawyers who provide high quality advice in Spanish, Portuguese, Moroccan, Italian and UK law to an international client base. Full details of our services can be found on our website. www.bcplawfirm.com


BURCHER / JENNINGS

Two of the leading costs and pricing consultancies have joined forces to create Burcher Jennings, a unique, holistic solution for law firms to increase their profitability and cashflow. Possibly the biggest challenge facing law firms is deciding what and how to charge increasingly savvy clients whilst remaining profitable. More pricing and payment options, greater transparency and a constant pressure to show value for money have transformed the market leaving many lawyers struggling to keep up.The Burcher Jennings solution brings to an end time and fee write-offs, poor realisation rates, problems with cash flow, constantly reducing margins and time lost to dealing with cost complaints, challenges and assessments.

Instead, firms can be confident their costs and pricing policy matches their potential as well as new costs budgeting and assessment requirements. In our experience, lawyers typically do not like talking about money and this compounds a lack of confidence in how to price their services. Many firms do not possess the know-how to offer pricing and payment choices and often simply don’t have the negotiation skills to deal with the aggressive approach to modern procurement. Burcher Jennings help overcome these challenges with a comprehensive portfolio of unique services, all designed to improve the financial performance of legal firms. For any successful law firm to thrive in the current marketplace, the cornerstone of their business should have it’s foundations in pricing maturity and robust costs discipline. To ensure your organisation is best positioned, start by talking to the industry game changers.


Blacklaws Consulting / Christina Blacklaws

After studying Jurisprudence at Oxford, Christina qualified as a solicitor in 1991. She successfully ran and managed a succession of innovative legal businesses before joining the Co-operative in 2011 to set up their family law service. Having designed, built and delivered a full service fixed fee national offering, Christina took on the role of Director of Policy and represented the Co-operative externally, implementing a number of large scale business development initiatives. Christina now helps legal businesses to develop their strategy for growth and success.

Christina has had a lengthy career of high profile representative roles with currently include Women Lawyer’s Division representative on the Law Society Council and a public appointment as an executive member of the Family Justice Council. She is a published author, well known speaker and frequent commentator in all forms of media.


Clear Edge Communications

Clear Edge is a full service communications and PR consultancy providing the businesses with flexible marketing support. Founded by David Kempster, it offers extensive experience in legal services marketing, including law firms, information service providers and media groups.

They are working with Legal Eye to support our commercial growth as well as establish essential marketing seminars and strategic workshops for employees at all levels in the practice. They can offer a package of tailored ongoing support – as much or as little as you need to suit your situation. Services range from full outsourcing to marketing strategy consultancy – including brand identity, product positioning and communications – as well as social media, mailing and event management. Clear Edge can bring clarity to your brand, planning for market growth and powerful messaging to get you heard. www.clearedgecomms.co.uk


Conveyancing Association

We are the voice of the UK Conveyancer and the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry. Our Members are Conveyancing specialists who collectively conduct approximately 20% of all property transactions and 70% of remortgage transactions in England and Wales.

We work pro-actively to improve the conveyancing process and to formulate and implement best practice throughout the industry.

We work collaboratively with industry stakeholders to campaign, influence and improve the conveyancing process.


Conveyancing Data Services Ltd

At CDS we are all about service, good communication, flexibility and great customer experience. With a combined number in excess of 100 years’ experience within the property search market, there is no better place to come if you are looking for a reliable, fast and accurate Conveyancing search provider. We use these years of experience to ensure that each and every piece of information compiled by our teams is exactly what you need for you and your clients. We know that speed is of the essence when it comes to property transactions, so whether it is of a residential or commercial nature we have an experienced team on hand to analyse the information available to you and to ensure your results are returned with as little fuss as possible. We know that your focus needs to be on the complexities of the transaction in hand and not on queries raised by your search supplier. Providing a great customer experience will always be at the forefront of what we do, it is one of a number of things that set us apart from our competitors and is why our clients are incredibly loyal. What pleases us most is when our clients refer CDS to their peers – we know there is no better testimonial than a personal recommendation. Each of our customers has their own requirements when it comes to placing and receiving their orders – whether this is online or via email, as long as our clients are happy, so are we.


Converge TS

Converge TS specialise in delivering hosted and managed IT services to professional firms.

Established in 2006, with a solid track record of year on year growth, Converge TS provide IT Services to 50+ UK law firms with over 5,000 staff relying on their services every day.

Their hosted and managed IT services meet SRA and law society compliance requirements and they have experience in hosting many of legal sector case and practice management and digital dictation applications.

Following a double investment boost in June 2014 Converge TS have expanded their data centre facilities, acquired a new Cheshire HQ and plan to recruit a further 16 staff within 12 months. Recent growth has been driven in the main by the surge in the uptake of Cloud services to UK law firms which now accounts for 80% of the revenue.


Concert

Concert work with legal and professional firms to provide them with Cloud Telephony and Internet Connectivity whilst helping to generate happier clients and more memorable customer experiences.

Our customers find that our telephony solutions have improved their billing accuracy through integrated reporting and enabled better recording of calling stats and service. Using this information, our customers are able to assess their service and find ways to improve.

With future-proofed technology, Concert provides customers with scalable solutions that will improve operational efficiency whilst benefitting from 24/7 support our ITIL aligned service desk.

Easy Convey

Easy Convey provide a comprehensive electronic conveyancing solution which centres around CASA their case management software which produces letters, forms, documents and e-mails which are automated via workflows. The system includes seamless integration with HM Land Registry Business Gateway to request and receive information and built in SDLT e-submission to HMRC. All parties can be kept up to date with progress via Track-A-Matter which includes the ability to upload documents to view or be completed by the client on-line as well as urgent communication via SMS text messages. During the past twelve months our solution has been used to process in excess of 86,500 property transactions with a total value of £19.4 billion from which our clients earned £48.8 million in fees. www.easyconvey.com


ETSOS

ETSOS is about helping law firms to grow their conveyancing volumes, improve customer delivery, save time and money and ultimately build stronger, more profitable businesses for the long-term. At the heart of what we do sits our free-to-use online portal, incorporating our ‘search supermarket’ ordering platform. As an aggregator rather than a provider, we can bring you the widest possible selection of searches and reports to review, compare and select – all the brands and multiple product lines together in one place, backed up by value pricing, easy checkout and dedicated assistance. Through this single interface users can order: Official local authority searches Personal local authority searches Land Registry documents Anti money laundering products Planning searches Utility searches Drainage and water searches Environmental risk reports Energy Performance Certificates Indemnity insurance For more information please visit etsos.co.uk


Fleet21

If any of your lawyers or support staff drive on behalf of your firm – for example to meet clients or witnesses, or to drive to court – even if they are just driving to a seminar or networking event – your firm has obligations to manage this activity and minimise the risk to both your drivers and other road users, whether they’re using a company vehicle or their own car.

Fleet21 is a specialist consultancy providing all employers, including law firms, with help to manage this risk. We provide the following services:

  • – Driver risk management consultancy
  • – Safer driving policies and procedures
  • – Driver and vehicle checks
  • – Driver risk profiling and assessment
  • – Driver training – online, classroom and on-road
  • – Management ‘duty of care’ awareness training
  • – Post-crash training and policy development

We help Law Firms ensure they are compliant in this vital area of occupational safety, especially important for any law firms advising clients on employment law. We can also help by advising your clients on how to be compliant and how to reduce the significant costs associated with avoidable vehicle damage to their own fleets.

Visit www.fleet21.com for more details
Or phone Simon Turner on 07940 305300

Fleet21 is the official driver safety partner of Volvo in the UK


Groundsure

GroundSure is a leading environmental intelligence provider, combining desk-top intelligence reports with an unrivalled team of IEMA-qualified environmental consultants. We help solicitors, homebuyers, surveyors and lenders make more informed property-transaction decisions. Our extensive in-house collection of environmental and land use data, alongside our comprehensive high-quality historical Ordnance Survey mapping, makes GroundSure the logical choice for environmental risk analysis, insight and expert opinion. We have worked on some of the largest property environmental due diligence projects ever undertaken and are the provider of choice for large UK banks an lenders including Barclays and RBS. GroundSure works in partnership with leading data, mapping and technology providers such as TM Group, Searchflow and PSG, supplying comprehensive and accurate environmental-report data ensuring due diligence for their clients. For more information about us please contact us 08444 159 000, info@groundsure.com, www.groundsure.com


Hoowla

Hoowla is conveyancing software that improves your client communication and reduces the number of calls estate agents make to you. Hoowla’s online conveyancing tool helps you manage your conveyancing caseload and improves communication with everyone involved by keeping them automatically updated as cases progress. Hoowla frees up your time by helping to reduce calls chasing for updates and assures you that your clients, estate agents and mortgage brokers are always in the picture.

It allows you to:-

– Create custom workflows
– Manage tasks – Record notes
– Automatically generate and send letters
– Store forms and important documents online

Hoowla has no setup fees, no on-going licensing costs, no minimum contract, no software to install and no limit on number of users. They charge per case and include a free-to-try option.

A new generation of clients want online interaction, automatic updates and instant access to information. Hoowla helps you meet that demand, stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive. Show lenders, estate agents and most importantly your clients the benefits of working with your firm by using Hoowla. www.hoowla.com


Homebuyer Conveyancing

We Help You Too Ltd (WHYT) manages the Homebuyer Conveyancing panel of Solicitors and Licensed Conveyancers.  Our mission is to reduce customer failed property transactions by putting process management into the property buying model. Our panel members adhere to a customer charter and we continuously improve by listening and monitoring our customers.Their experience identifies improvements that we need to make. To be competitive in business we embrace change. Our future depends on cohesive partnering with proficient legal experts.  http://www.homebuyerconveyancing.com


Isis Conveyancing Insurance Specialists

At its core, Isis has an elite team of underwriting professionals providing an unrivalled combination of expertise and excellent service, and is perfectly placed to handle large commercial property transactions. Isis offers all of the legal indemnity policies you’d expect from a leading insurer, but it’s the flexible approach and depth of experience that really makes them stand out from the crowd.
Thanks to a long-term relationship with its underwriters, Liberty Legal Indemnities, part of the A-rated insurer Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Ltd, Isis has the capacity to deal with your high-value real estate transactions itself. So whether you’re faced with a complex rights to light issue that requires a bespoke policy, or a challenging restrictive covenant case, Isis has the required know-how to provide an insurance solution – even for those cases that other insurers may already have declined.
For more information, call 01603 761515 or visit www.isisconveyancing.co.uk


Index Property Information

Index Property Information is a unique provider of Conveyancing searches and reports to the property industry. By working closely with every Local Authority in England and Wales, we are able to provide both Regulated (Personal) and Council (Official) Local Searches as well as all other reports required by solicitors and Conveyancers. We have developed a simple business philosophy that is centred around providing an unrivalled personal service whilst utilising modern technology. This enables us to provide fast, efficient and accurate information allowing our clients to save time, money and effort. We understand what Conveyancing professionals require, and accordingly provide a bespoke service tailored to each individual client requirements. We believe in creating a true partnership with our customers and ensuring they, in turn can provide a more efficient and cost-effective service to their own clients.

“Offering clients the best service was an expression I heard all the time in my year working for law firms. So why did this not relate to the searches offered in the conveyancing process? In those days my clients had no flexibility as search companies as local authorities all did the same thing. Using an Index office means that a law firm can give their clients a flexible service which in turn means they really are offering the best service and advice. By embracing technology and with continuous updating of our system our clients can rest assured they are partnered with a market leader. Linking this with our driving belief of client contact guarantees you will never be left frustrated by talking to an automated phone system but safe in the knowledge that when the phone is answered you will get the service you deserve.” Anne Lucking – Managing Director


Knights Legal Network

Knights Legal Network (KLN) is a comprehensive support and referral network for law firms created to work with, support and help address the needs and concerns of smaller and niche legal practices.
With the resources of a national law firm, KLN can offer an unrivalled package that benefits both member firms and their clients. KLN provides supplementary legal resources and expertise for the areas of law member firms do not specialise in, and assistance in areas that they do. KLN is free to join and has been created to work with, support and help address the needs or concerns of smaller practises.

This, coupled with an array of member benefits, ensures that associated firms and their clients are well supported, without service and quality of advice being compromised. Working closely with member firms, KLN wants to ensure that they and their clients receive the right advice, at the right time. Be it legal advice or third party assistance, KLN aims to work with firms to ensure that they retain their client database through its strict non poaching agreement, as well as being on hand to enable a timely resolution of important issues for both clients and the firms it works with across the legal spectrum. KLN also aims to facilitate introductions and forge links with other professional advisors or businesses who can provide support to KLN, member firms and their clients.

With a plethora of other support services including free CPD training, compliance assistance, business support and innovative service lines, KLN works with forward-thinking firms to protect and grow their business, by developing a trusted professional relationship with them and their clients. For more information on KLN, please contact:- Emma Shotton, Partner & Head of Knights Legal Network, Knights Professional Services Tel: 01865 811733 Email: knightslegalnetwork@knights1759.co.uk Web: www.knights1759.co.uk/our-services/knights-legal-network“


LawCloud

LawCloud is the premier Cloud-based software solution for law firms. Utilising the latest developments in the Cloud, you can now access your system flexibly & securely from wherever you are, across the UK and beyond. It comprises practice, matter and case management, inbuilt risk management capabilities and Law Society compliant legal accounting software, all integrated and supplied with the latest edition of Microsoft Office & delivered on the most robust and secure Microsoft based Cloud platform available today. Provided at a low-fixed monthly cost, there is no need to worry about capital expenditure and cash flow. No need for upgrades, replacement servers or even maintaining expensive equipment. With inbuilt business continuity planning and disaster recovery, not to mention a Fort Knox style security environment with multi-location backups taken in triplicate, your firm’s information will be safe & secure. Visit www.lawcloud.co.uk for further details


Lawyer Checker

Lawyer Checker is an online service that allows purchase conveyancers to combat the increasing risk of vendor conveyancer fraud by checking the previous use of the client account to which they are sending funds. The service can also perform checks on over 10 databases to provide the conveyancer with further information and help them better assess the risk associated with the transaction. Transferring client money is risky. How do you check the other side? Visit www.lawyerchecker.co.uk for further details


Legallybetter Ltd

Legallybetter Ltd offers a simple but effective client satisfaction survey tool for law firms and other legal providers…..but it is much more than that. It not only takes care of a firm’s client satisfaction surveys with regular management updates geared to OFR and Lexcel requirements but it offers: Good client reviews automatically added to a law firm’s web site A wider web presence with good reviews also added to Legallybetter.com and The Disc Directory, the UK’s fastest growing business directory Real business leads from recommendations from clients Opportunity to add good reviews to social media Benchmarking of results against the market Monthly e-updates on compliance, client care Legallybetter Ltd is backed by IRN Research (the trading name of IRN Consultants Ltd), a market research agency established in 1991, that has been working with law firms for over a decade. The service is simple to set up and run, providing a low cost and effective solution for medium and small law firms but it is also suitable for high volume legal providers. The annual fee is just £600 plus VAT (online service) and £1,050 (printed forms service). There are various added-value services that can also be purchased annually. Further details from: David Mort, Client Marketing Director, at dmort@irn-research.com or call on 07905 239599.


Matrix247LAW

A division within Matrix247 Group of Companies, established 1991, was specifically set-up to deliver effective telecoms, mobile and super-fast broadband communications to UK law practices. These solutions are designed to maximise fee earners time, assist COLPs with complying with SRA principles in Risk Management, through building telecoms resilience & mobile security, and enhancing the customer communication experience and client-care when dealing with staff. As a partner of Legal-Eye clients are eligible for a FREE Comms Audit. Benefits of the report that would be sent to you include: Identifying ALL possible reductions in existing Operating Costs across your firms Telecoms, Connectivity and Mobile landscape. Existing telecoms Assessment to ensure compliance with the SRA regulations around Risk Management (Principal 8) including identifying all existing points of failure and options to build-in back-up & resilience. Shared ideas law firms are now adopting to enhance communication with existing and prospective clients enabling excellence in Customer Care. For more information please visit www.matrix247.com/law Contact: Ste Pritchard, Group Managing Director ste@matrix247.com 0845 362 0 247


mkryptor

You wouldn’t send a letter without an envelope – why do it with your email? Email is not secure. Law firms merely append disclaimers to their emails, exposing themselves and their clients to confidentiality risk. IFO penalises security breaches with fines up to £500,000. mkryptor (www.mkryptor.com) is an envelope for your email. It’s a low cost email encryption, easy to use on PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones. No special keys and no extra software are required on either the sender’s or recipient’s device. mkryptor not only lowers your risk of non-compliance to data protection legislation and upcoming EU data protection changes, but also provides a clear audit trail.

Revolutionary Password Management In a firm with 100 employees, maybe 3 are working with a client. Each time a document is sent, someone has to send the password: either over SMS (insecure), Skype (better) or phone (easily overheard, inconvenient to write down). To ensure the client doesn’t get a new password from each staff member for each document, you would need to have the same password over time. But then each staff member would need to know the password for every client. Over time, the client may wish to open the locked documents again – but would they recall the password, would the text still be on their phone, would the Skype conversation still be recorded? With mkryptor, once the Known Facts are set, any member of staff can send the client an encrypted email. Whereas they are all likely to know the passwords for your clients, only the person who originally set the Known Facts has access to them. This prevents abuse when staff leave. Secure Mail-Merge and Secure Forms Recipient-specific data can be merged into the recipient’s encrypted email.

You can also send pre-filed forms, to be completed by the customer on screen and submitted back to you securely. You process the content and mkryptor sends back a signed read-only version of the form, including the original attachments with a receipt number for the customer’s records. THE LEGAL EYE OFFER: 20% off perpetual license and 20% off cloud subscription. Code: LEGALEYEDISCOUNT20. z-mkryptor-award Visit www.mkryptor.com for more information

Moneypenny

Professional Telephone Answering for law firms Moneypenny’s service is simple. Your team answers calls whenever they can. And when they’re particularly busy, or when staffing levels are low, your calls are routed seamlessly to your Moneypenny Receptionist. Fully briefed by you, she and her small team look after calls just as if based in your office. Whether you need 24-hour support for an in-house team, a fully outsourced switchboard function or just business continuity, we can help. 08000 199 944 hello@moneypenny.co.uk For more information please visit www.moneypenny.co.uk/legal


Anti-Money Laundering Training ML Solutions 4U provides cost effective, anti-money laundering training for law firms and other organisations working in the regulated sector. We also advise companies on anti-money laundering systems and procedures and hold events and seminars designed to educate professional firms, banks and other financial services organisations about compliance with UK regulations. Learn more about our anti-money laundering training services here; alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone for more details, or a demonstration of our online training, get in touch with us by email addressed to info@mlsolutions4u.co.uk

Anti-Money Laundering: How can ML Solutions 4U help?

Our online training platform puts you in the driving seat so that you can manage and organise all your training needs from within a user friendly administration module. All our courses are brought to life using topical case scenarios, interactive video, images and text. For more information visit our online training page In addition to online training we also run AML seminars for Money Laundering Reporting Officers and we provide bespoke in house training sessions.

Compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 is compulsory and there are criminal sanctions if you get it wrong.


OneSearch Direct

OneSearch Direct is a leading national provider of property search information. Our fully managed service offers a broad range of property search reports and insurance policies to cater for all your conveyancing search requirements. Whether you need searches for residential or commercial transactions, OneSearch Direct has it covered. OneSearch Direct place great emphasis on providing clients with quality, choice, and excellent service. By engaging with a fully electronic search service that can be tailored to your requirements, your firm will save time, hassle, and money. At OneSearch Direct, we recognise the challenges faced by the legal profession. We can compliment risk management activities through our robust insurances, products and processes; we add value via our tailored approach and competitive fees; and our friendly, professional team work proactively to achieve the best results and deliver excellent customer services, every time. For more information call our customer service team on 0800 052 0117, or visit www.onesearchdirect.co.uk


PSG

Since 1997, PSG has been a leading provider of residential and commercial searches for legal and conveyancing professionals in England and Wales. Our personal approach and dedication to providing market leading searches ensures that we are well regarded as one of the premier search suppliers operating in the UK today.

Through our national network of local offices we provide a wide range of searches and related products. In addition to providing traditional conveyancing searches, we can also supply property assessment products such as EPCs, Asbestos Surveys, Air Conditioning Inspections and legal products such as Legal Indemnity Insurance and Anti-Money Laundering services.

We value our customers and support them with a range of sponsorship and training (CPD) events at both national and local level throughout the year.

– This means that by choosing PSG you can have:
– An easy-to-use system
– A comprehensive range of searches and reports
– Flexibility of ordering and delivery methods
– Access to CPD

Our ability to build long lasting relationships with property professionals and constantly evolve to meet the changing needs of the market has secured PSG as the trusted name within our sector. Visit www.psgconnect.co.uk for further details


Quick Conveyance (QC)

Provides a friendly, efficient and intuitive online web portal for managing residential property transactions and compliance. Incorporating a unique Client Property Logbook with endless proven benefits such as increased profitability, improved transaction turnaround times, faster communication these being only a few.

The system also boasts features such as 24/7 online tracking and automatic SMS/email updates, facility to communicate with others in the transaction using custom and template emails, friendly and simple tools to create reports on title, additional enquiries, and mortgage reports, Compliance, Anti-Fraud and LEXCEL questionnaires again with these only being a few of the benefits.

Call now for a demonstration on 01603 877005 or email shelleyp@mjpconveyancing.com


Redbrick Solutions

Redbrick Solutions are expert, leading suppliers of case, practice and financial management solutions to UK law firms and ABS’s.

We provide our revolutionary solution, Redbrick Practice Management, to several hundred law firms all over England and Wales. It is unique in removing all the onerous levels of initial investment and annual license fees usually associated with quality case and practice management and replacing them with a cost per file; taking away the burden of a large outlay against the firms profit at a time when firms are trying to protect their future prosperity.

Our clients who range from sole practitioners up to multi site, multi fee earner organisations pass on the transaction fee as a disbursement to the client as they receive multiple benefits and services such as automated SMS and email updates, 24/7 online tracking and much more.

Redbrick Practice Management integrates case management, document management, CMS, financial management, reporting, workflow, task and diary functions, time recording and outlook integration all via a user friendly interface with best practice built in. Assisting users at every step of the way from the initial estimate through to invoicing the client and collecting monies, it produces letters, legal forms, bills and statements in seconds and manages risk via a transparent to-do list visible to case owners with third party links built in.

Available as either an installed or hosted solution, Redbrick Practice Management is the most user friendly, streamlined solution on the market delivering increased efficiency and profitability for the firm. We ensure that we deliver our clients real competitive advantage, coupled with our no cost support, maintenance and upgrades for life to future proof the firm.

Our best in class solutions and service led ethos have resulted in us being the only software supplier to be both approved by Lexcel and to have been selected by the SLC as preferred supplier to its members. Visit www.redbricksolutions.co.uk for further details

Search Acumen

Search Acumen is a search company whose market insight and innovative use of technology is revolutionising conveyancing search services. The company’s approach – IntelliSearch – combines in-depth industry knowledge with innovative use of the latest technology to engineer more ‘intelligent’ search products and services. These are designed to save time for conveyancing firms, increase their productivity, improve quality control and lower their operating costs.

Its management team, previously founded and built the original personal search agency and the first online search provider. They have now set up Search Acumen to create another ‘step change’ in search provision and build innovative products and services that are engineered to support the future of conveyancing.

For more information about us please visit www.search-acumen.co.uk


Searches UK

Searches UK was established in 2008 and has quickly progressed to being one of the leading Conveyancing Search providers in the country. Founded on the belief that you can combine first-class service with accurate and reliable conveyancing searches without having to compromise, it has always been our goal to ensure our clients get the results they need quickly and efficiently.

We offer a complete range of both residential and commercial conveyancing searches, which can be purchased along with our Buyer Protect Scheme if required, ensuring that a purchaser benefits from our unique reimbursement scheme and is protected from some of the associated conveyancing costs, should the transaction fail to complete. In addition, we also offer a wide range of indemnity policies and title insurance and offer fast turnaround times on EPCs, AML ID checks, Fire Risk Assessments and Asbestos Surveys. All our searches are backed with fully comprehensive PI insurance, giving our clients complete confidence and peace of mind.

At Searches UK we understand the difficulties you face in dealing with your risk and compliance obligations and we have been applauded by Legal Eye for having extremely robust systems in place. In July 2012 we became the first search provider to have been awarded the sought after Legal Eye Quality Standard.

By choosing Searches UK, you get direct dial access to one of our skilled conveyancing search specialists, who will have the knowledge and expertise to ensure you get the most accurate results available at the best value for money.

Searches UK subscribe to and are members of IPSA, CoPSO and the Search Code, as well as being an appointed representative of First Title Insurance plc, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 202103.

For more information, please visit www.searchesuk.co.uk


SearchFlow

We have over 25 years’ experience and run more than 1 million searches every year for over 2,500 legal clients in England and Wales. Our user-friendly reports enable you to quickly pinpoint risks, and our conveyancing insurance products provide a ready-made and cost-effective solution for managing those risks.

Investing in innovation
We’re owned by dmgi::land&property, part of DMGT, a company committed to investing in its portfolio of innovative property data services. Our sister companies include leading brands such as Landmark Information Group.

Why choose SearchFlow?
We deliver highly focused, in-depth property intelligence, quickly and efficiently.  Our insight is tailored to your specific needs. That way you receive the most relevant, robust and compliant data on the market. We like to call it ‘data without the distraction’. We also recognise the importance of excellent service and are able to offer you a dedicated client contact who can provide expert support whenever you need it. In short, when you work with SearchFlow you can expect us to take the stress, hassle – and much of the risk – out of your conveyancing projects.

For more information, please visit www.searchflow.co.uk


STL Group

[/person]STL Group is the largest independent property search company in England and Wales. It has been meeting the needs of legal, conveyancing and property professionals for nearly 40 years, earning a solid reputation for fast and reliable service. As a totally independent search provider, STL believes in building long term relationships with its clients and presenting a friendlier and less corporate face.

They offer:

the convenience and simplicity of a complete search solution which results in substantial savings in both cost and time the flexibility of a bespoke service, tailored to meet the specific operating needs of your business first class customer support

Whilst STL’s costs are highly competitive, you receive professional standards, excellent service, search expertise that is second to none and high quality, compliant results you can rely on. As part of STL’s ‘one-stop-shop’ service, as well as property searches, they offer indemnities, e-conveyancing technologies, company searches and other legal support services.

Visit www.stlgroup.co.uk for further details


The Society of Licensed Conveyancers

The Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC) is the professional body that represents the Licensed Conveyancer profession. It exists to serve the interests of its members working constructively with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) as well as other stakeholders such as government, industry representative bodies, consumer organisations and the media.

For more information please visit www.conveyancers.org.uk


TM Group

TM provides flexible and efficient online systems that help conveyancers and other property professionals reduce risk and maximise efficiencies.

An independent private company with over 12 years experience in devising and implementing online conveyancing tools, we have created a range of sophisticated systems that deliver valuable online conveyancing services to the property industry. All our IT development work is carried out at our head office in Swindon which means we can respond quickly to the changing needs of the industry.

Working in partnership with TM gives you and your clients a real commercial advantage. Whatever your requirements, TM can help you access and manage the information you need to manage costs and provide an excellent service for your clients.

Our knowledge makes a real difference. With unrivalled expertise in managing property searches and transactions, we continue to evolve and shape the conveyancing landscape of the future. TM services are now relied upon by Local Authorities and conveyancers as well as leading search suppliers and mortgage lenders.

www.tmgroup.co.uk


United Law

United Law is a solicitor to solicitor support and referral network for law firms in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. It was launched by Trethowans LLP in April 2014 and is free to join.

Membership enables law firms to:

  • access a wide range of legal services for their clients (in addition to our United Law members, we have links with other regional law firms running similar networks throughout the UK)
  • refer / recommend clients without the risk of losing them – there is a written non-poach agreement
  • receive fee shares (where permitted) for matters referred / recommended to United Law where the work is done by Trethowans
  • call a free telephone enquiry line to discuss practical / legal issues
  • attend free events and training sessions

For more information about the United Law Scheme, visit www.unitedlaw.co.uk or contact Emma Sainsbury on 01722 426998


XARA Computers

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Founded in 2000, Xara Computers has built its reputation by successfully delivering modern, flexible, highly secure and cost effective IT solutions to law firms, solicitors, legal services and professional services businesses.
Xara Computers has an in-depth understanding of law practices both in terms of practice management, and of risk management and SRA compliance requirements around issues such as cyber security, data protection, money laundering and identity theft.
Our flagship product, the XC360 Hosted Desktop for Law Firms, has been developed to allow solicitors, barristers and legal services firms to benefit from all that modern cloud-based technology has to offer, but housed within a secure, private cloud environment which has been designed to meet the stringent regulatory requirements of our clients in law firms.

This allows the law firms we work with to:-

  • Improve efficiency by providing a fully managed, ultra-reliable, ultra-secure hosted desktop, with access to all the firm’s applications.
  • Enjoy complete peace of mind around risk and compliance in areas such as cyber security, system reliability, backup and disaster recovery, with enterprise level security and resilience, safe encrypted communications and protection from data breaches provided as standard by our team of industry specialists.
  • Eliminate large capital spends on IT equipment, with a cost effective monthly subscription based model.

Our easy-to-use, private cloud platform for law firms is delivered from ISO27001 security certified data centres in the UK, and backed by expert help and advice from our London-based helpdesk and field support team.

Whether your challenges lie in risk and compliance, or in harnessing modern technology to enhance your practice, or indeed both, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your firm’s IT requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0208 732 5656, email enquiries@xc360.co.uk or visit our website http://www.xc360.co.uk/law to find out more.