Virtual Practices ticks all the boxes for Grant Dawe

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28 May 2014


Specialist London-based corporate law firm Grant Dawe LLP has signed up to the Virtual Practices (VP) hosted legal software and outsourced cashiering service.

Set up in 2006, Grant Dawe’s lawyers focus primarily on complex corporate work, advising on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, investment transactions and shareholder relationships.

Partner Max Gower says: “Our existing systems were not properly integrated and had become archaic.

“We realised that investing just a relatively small amount of money in our IT could yield significant benefits, and most importantly, allow our lawyers to focus more on the delivery of services to clients and less on administrative tasks.

“Corporate law is what we are good at, and we did not want to be spending our time carrying out administrative tasks when we could outsource them at low cost.

“We looked at a number of different software providers and VP came out comfortably on top. The software appeared very polished and the people we worked with were professional and committed.

“When we understood all that the Virtual Practices solution had to offer we were happy to sign up to the whole package – document management, accounts and legal cashiering.  For a small specialist firm such as ours, VP ticks all the boxes.”

Natalie Jennings, who heads up Virtual Practices, which is a division of legal software supplier , said: “Grant Dawe’s business model demands a high degree of agility and flexibility, and Virtual Practices can provide this.

“Being free of the burden of purchasing and running software in-house means that law firms such as Grant Dawe can get on with the ‘day job’ of running and developing their practice.”



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