Advanced Legal completes MLC implementation at Mansfield Chambers in just eight days

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3 March 2014

Mansfield Chambers (the “Chambers”), a new style of chambers based in London, has completed its migration to ’s (“Advanced”) Meridian Law Connected (MLC) chambers management platform in just eight days.

Mansfield Chambers, led by the esteemed QC Michael Mansfield, is the first chambers of its kind to implement a platform which enables it to operate virtually. Barristers are able to work remotely but are connected through a hosted environment to two office based clerks.

Prior to implementing MLC, the Chambers trialled a competitor product, which did not meet with their requirements. Advanced’s MLC was then recommended and after a period of consultation Mansfield Chambers selected the platform.

Advanced offers a completely hosted service which enables barristers to work remotely, store information and email clients through MLC. This CRM functionality is of particular interest to Mansfield Chambers as it establishes and grow its client base.

Advanced’s project management team worked closely with the Chambers in order to offer a speedy implementation over the 2013 festive period.

Martin Parker, Clerk at Mansfield Chambers comments: “Having the right software partner has been essential to us in launching this new style of chambers. Our Chambers relies on public funding and changes to the legal aid structure means that efficiency is paramount.

“The flexibility of the system is invaluable – allowing our barristers to work remotely by logging into a hosted system to manage their diaries, upload case documents and email clients simply and easily. Integration and implementation have been seamless and we feel confident that MLC will continue to meet our needs both now and going forward.”

Doug Hargrove, Managing Director of Advanced Legal, comments: “Advanced Legal is committed to developing forward thinking solutions which can meet the evolving needs of the legal market. We were thrilled to partner with Mansfield Chambers and be involved in this pioneering business model.”

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