The Cloud Industry Forum is an industry body that champions and advocates the adoption and use of online, cloud based services by businesses and individuals.
Adoption of cloud computing is growing year-on-year, but end users still have valid concerns about making the right move.
The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) was established in 2009 to provide transparency through certification to a Code of Practice for credible online Cloud service providers and to assist end users and businesses in determining core information necessary to enable them to adopt these services.
Whilst there are a variety of helpful “official” guidelines available, users can now look to Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to demonstrate transparent, accountable and capable business practices via recognised means.
The CIF Code of Practice provides a simple, credible and independently validated solution for CSPs to inform customers that they make the grade.
The CIF Certification Mark makes a public declaration of professional and commercial commitment that engenders confidence.
LawCloud is the first of its kind to have achieved this prestigious accreditation.
For further details, visit www.cloudindustryforum.org.
The following public declaration information is the latest available.
LawWare Ltd has completed the Self-Certification against the ‘Code of Practice for Cloud Service Providers’ (the ‘Code’) of the Cloud Industry Forum (‘CIF’, at www.cloudindustryforum.org), which the mark above demonstrates. Clicking on the mark will take you to the CIF website where supporting information for this Certification is available.
LawWare Ltd is committed to the Code. One of the main objectives of the Code is to help ensure disclosure of essential information so that consumers of Cloud Services can make better business decisions based on this information. The information on this page addresses the public disclosure requirements of the Code.
NOTICE: While LawWare Ltd has made the commitment to the Code and has been self-certified as compliant with the Code, customers/ third parties shall note that information or certification provided by the Cloud Industry Forum does not constitute advice from or endorsement by the Cloud Industry Forum. The Cloud Industry Forum disclaims any and all liability arising out of the use of services or otherwise of certified organisations. Where disclosed information or capabilities as specified by the Code of Practice are essential in purchasing cloud services from a certified organisation, it/these should be cited contractually. Professional advice appropriate to specific circumstances should always be obtained.
Directors: Warren Wander, Managing Director
Data Location: All data held is held in GCI wholly owned Data centres within UK in Gloucester. Data is restricted to the UK data centre only. No other options are offered. LawCloud offers a data protection certificate guaranteeing the location of your data which can be found here Data protection certificate
Scope of Services: LawWare Enterprise Legal Practice Management Software
Law Society Compliant Accounts.
Matter Management (electronic client file).
Hosted on GCI DataCenter on Demand™ (DCoD).
Including GCI provided.
Vision – Disaster Recovery Application by GCI.
Security Control Transparency with Cloud Security Alliance by GCI.
Alternative trading name LawCloud
Websites used by company: www.lawcloud.co.uk and www.lawware.co.uk
LawCloud develops its software and provides services in house, based on an GCI infrastructure; certain products are provided in partnership with key third party vendors such as Microsoft and Office 365. LawCloud and GCI accepts responsibility for the provision of its infrastructure services, including any technical failures of third party vendors that provide services/hardware to us.
LawWare and GCI’s responsibility to direct Customers is subject to contractual agreement and associated terms and conditions. In respect of contractual liability, such liability will be limited direct Customers are required to undertake their own areas of responsibility, for example, availability of their own broadband provision detailed in our Terms of Service.
For the avoidance of doubt, the contractual relationship is between LawCloud and the direct customer. LawCloud has a separate agreement with GCI and Microsoft who are under no obligation or liability to direct customers. Any requests from a customer will be reviewed on an individual basis and in association with LawCloud.
LawWare Ltd has not completed the Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire from the Cloud Security Alliance.
LawWare has no other extended commitment to the Code of Practice Principles
LawWare has no other existing certifications
LawCloud Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office: Reg No Z2644818
Our clients range from small start-up legal practices to multi-partner, multi-site firms.
As the first commercial user of LawWare back in 1998, we have had no hesitation in remaining with the product through its development. We thoroughly recommend it to any firm looking for a practice management system.
The helpdesk is exceptionally good. Whatever the query there is always a human being there to help. No leaving messages or being advised to go to a website. The best computer service for solicitors I have ever used!
The linking of documents and casefiles saves so much time! I have experience of several accounts packages and I like that LawWare is simple to use and easy to learn. Support is quick and effective and staff are helpful and courteous.
I have worked with a number of Case Management providers over the years but have not come across anything with the attention to detail and thoroughness of LawWare. My colleagues and I have not been disappointed.
I can’t imagine trying to be a law firm in the 21st Century without 21st Century IT systems. Having a ‘single system’ that underpins all the work, whether we are in the office or out, is an integral part of what we are building.
The level of support is the main benefit using this system. The system itself once you have had training is simple and easy to use. We have a great relationship with LawWare and the ongoing support is second to none.
Significant preparation was required to configure and import the data from our old firm. We had to get all clients onto the new system and then learn how to use it. We just find it very easy to use, much easier than our old system.
It’s a big help that you can speak to the boss directly. The support team takes a lot of the technological stress away and, as LawWare continues to build relationships and integrations with other suppliers, it makes our life much easier.
Being a busy litigator with a growing firm it is incredibly useful to be able to view my files from any location with some form of internet connection. I am a fan, and want to keep working with LawWare to make a good product great.
The switch to the new LawCloud system, which is still on-going, has gone very well. We found the LawWare team without exception to be very helpful and knowledgeable. All queries are followed up and dealt with promptly.