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There is much debate as to which is the best legal software around. With a bewildering number of options on the market, you could find it difficult to make the right choice.

The bottom line is: what do long standing users of the products think? Let’s take a look at what three very different firms think about LawWare practice management and accounts software.

Eric Lumsden at Sneddon Morrison.

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Sneddon Morrison Solicitors and Estate Agents are based in Whitburn, West Lothian. The firm consists of 6 branches, 7 partners and over 20 staff. They handle a variety of legal work including: property, conveyancing, wills and executries, employment law, family law and power of attorney.

Partner Eric Lumsden seems to like what he gets out of LawWare:

“After talking to LawWare’s Simon Greig, we had a good feeling about the software itself, the company and the value for money which we felt it provides. Above all, it was the ease of use that impressed. Even the most discerning and difficult to please of users, our cashier, warmed to the product very quickly.”

I’d recommend LawWare in a heartbeat. LawWare look after you. Their support team is always there promptly with the personal touch when you need them. It’s like having an extra few members of your own team.”

“I’d recommend LawWare in a heartbeat. LawWare look after you. Their support team is always there promptly with the personal touch when you need them. It’s like having an extra few members of your own team.”

Campbell Read at SBS Property.

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Established in 1907, Stewart Balfour & Sutherland is a leading firm of solicitors and estate agents providing a comprehensive private client service throughout Kintyre, Mid-Argyll, the islands of Islay & Jura and further afield.

Director, Campbell Read, spoke about his relationship with LawWare:

“The real point about LawWare is that it is so much more than just a glorified online filing system. There is no comparison with the way we worked before. The case files integrate completely with the accounts side of things. You can drop email into case files effortlessly and I have managed to go totally paperless in my work. Looking further ahead, we are now starting to use the power of workflow automation to standardise the way we operate. At the same time, this will help us ensure the consistency of our approach and service delivery.

The ongoing support is great and, when it came to the pandemic and remote working, there is no doubt in my mind that LawWare supported our ability to hit the ground running. The very fact that LawWare has been our practice management partner for over ten years now really tells you everything you need to know.”

Kelly Duke at Argo Life and Legacy.

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Argo Life & Legacy is much more than just a law firm. Founding Director, Kelly Duke, set up the business from scratch in 2014 in honour of her grandmother. Her clear intention was to deliver legal services and personal backup with a listening, caring approach, designed to look after the whole individual rather than just provide off-the-shelf legal services.

Kelly had this to say about her business and LawWare:

“LawWare provided us with an advanced solution at an affordable price. Over and above that, the software was easy to navigate, it dovetailed perfectly with our working practices and allowed us to save time and effort in what we did.”

“The software is joined up in the way it works. Case management and accounts integrate into the same system, avoiding the need for duplication of effort. Everything we need is in one place.”

“We use the Activities Window to allocate documents to a review queue, allowing us to see what needs doing and by when. On top of that, the system allows us to upload and modify precedents when necessary and update risk management procedures easily.”“I would definitely recommend LawWare. And the most obvious reasons for saying that are that LawWare software is easy to use, it’s straightforward to learn and it’s backed-up by excellent support and client care.”

There is only one real way to find out – take LawWare for a test drive. If you are looking for the best legal software for your business, please drop me an email on innovate@lawware.co.uk or call me on 0345 2020 578.

Mike O’Donnell, April 2021.

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