Shakespeare Putsman underpins three-way merger with Pilgrim’s LawSoft

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24 September 2010


Fast-growing Birmingham-based Shakespeare Putsman has selected LawSoft as a unified platform for its three-way merger with Stratford upon Avon firm Needham & James and Nottingham’s Berryman.

The merger catapults the practice firmly into the national top 80 with around 450 staff.

In order to combine multiple business styles and cultures in a short space of time, Shakespeare Putsman has realised that strong technology must underpin its business practices and turned to LawSoft from Legal Futures Associate Pilgrim.

Pilgrim business development manager Matt Fiske-Jackson said: “This ambitious and forward-thinking practice requires a modern, flexible and scalable solution to replace the existing Axxia and TFB solutions. LawSoft’s fully integrated practice management solution, and in particular the advanced case management functions, were critical in securing this business.”

Ian Smit, Shakespeare Putsman’s operations director said: “Our firm is entering into a period of substantial growth and the integration of three practices is no small task. We needed to be confident that not only was the LawSoft product suitable for our needs, but that we were working with a business we could trust to deliver the solution we require with minimal intervention from our team. Additionally we were seeking to partner with a supplier who is prepared to listen and accommodate the future development requests we will have moving forwards.”

Colin Kennedy, Pilgrim’s COO, added: “We welcome practices who drive our product development forward and enjoy close interaction with our clients, as ultimately this is the basis of the continual innovation that has made LawSoft arguably the UK’s leading practice management solution. This not only attracts new clients but ensures the retention of our existing clients – which has a success rate of 100% over the last five years.”



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