Cloud computing, or “Cloud” as it is becoming known, is a new choice of IT platform for law firms in the UK with firms moving their IT processing and data to servers which are located outwith their own law offices. One of the benefits of this is that it allows smaller law firms to expand into new locations. There are three main reasons for this:-
First, practice management software in the Cloud is accessible from virtually anywhere in the world with certain exceptions. Provided that lawyers are given access to a computer with an Internet connection and authorised access to the secure Cloud platform, setting up in a new location is, from an IT perspective, made considerably easier with Cloud;
Second, access to the Cloud involves little or no capital outlay, with subscription on a pay-as-you-go basis, usually on a monthly basis. Whereas previously the IT overheads may have been too expensive because of the need to install a proficient IT infrastructure, now the overheads are greatly reduced with access to professional IT infrastructure that many law firms would be unable to provide for themselves; and
Third, and perhaps most significant, the security risks involved in transferring physical and electronic client data can be alleviated with a secure Cloud platform. Previously, it may have been more unsafe to transfer client data from one office to the next via USB sticks and hard drives. Now, since that client data can be stored securely on private Cloud infrastructure, such as via a server located in the UK or at least within the EU, there is no need for such a transfer. There is, therefore, also an adequate risk management solution in respect of data protection and confidentiality.
Based in the UK, LawCloud houses the successful LawWare practice management software through its leading Cloud service. An evolution in legal technology, LawCloud ensures that, for a fixed low monthly cost, solicitors across the UK have access to client files wherever they may be. Contact LawCloud on 0845 2020 577 for further information.© LawWare Limited 1995-2021
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Another great customer service experience from LawWare. My laptop had to be stripped back to factory settings as part of a repair - taking hours! In contrast, restoring LawWare took one phone call to the support team and I was up and running in 6 minutes. If only everything was so easy!
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.
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.