New recruits for Solicitors Own Software as law firms gear up for ABS competition

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17 September 2010

McNamara: firms looking to streamline their operations

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Associatehas been on a recruitment drive following an increase in business due to the popularity of SOS Connect for integrated case and practice management among mid-tier firms

Experienced marketer Liza Malagoli joins as the new marketing executive while the line-up of workflow consultants is strengthened with the appointment of Abi Smith and Brian Christensen.

David McNamara, managing director of SOS Connect said: “I am delighted to welcome these high-calibre recruits who will help SOS to continue to achieve our business goals. The new appointments are indicative of SOS’ continued growth and appeal to law firms, especially those looking to streamline operations ahead of the increased competition expected when alternative business structures begin trading in 13 months’ time.”

Ms MaIagoli joins after four years with Northgate Information Solutions, where she was employed as a senior marketing executive in the public services side of the business. This followed a successful career spanning the PR, communications and sponsorship marketing disciplines.

She said: “These are stimulating and changing times in the legal market and I am delighted to join such a strong player as SOS where I can bring to bear my experience and contribute to the company’s growth – and where I am excited about marketing again.”

Abi Smith and Brian Christensen have joined the growing number of scripting consultants at SOS who work with clients using the tools in SOS Connect which enable the software to be customised. Both bring valuable experience of working within law firms to develop and customise legal software to fit the needs of lawyers. Abi

Ms Smith was previously with solicitors Spratt Endicott of Banbury, where latterly she was an IT systems developer on case management software. “I was looking for a new challenge and I’m sure SOS will not disappoint. My new role involves all the things I enjoy such as training and problem-solving to deliver the solutions that solicitors want.” She is part-qualified and an associate of the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX).

Brian Christensen has ten years’ software development experience and joins SOS from London and Manchester-based law firm Colemans-ctts, where he was a case management software developer. He will be assisting new SOS sites to customise and deploy SOS Connect, using the scripting and workflow tools. He said: “Many things appealed to me about SOS, including the size of firm, the way that the software is developed and the opportunity to work with the latest technologies such as .NET.”

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