Ellis Jones Solicitors have selected PracticeEvolve as their new legal business management system to ensure their practice takes advantage of integrations, an agile development approach and is cost effective.
Ellis Jones Solicitors has been recognised in “The Times Best Law Firms 2020”, ranked in the Legal 500 and listed in the Chambers & Partners UK and High Net Worth Guide. With offices in Dorset, Hampshire, Bournemouth, Poole (Canford Cliffs), Christchurch, Ringwood, Swanage, Wimborne and London, Ellis Jones are a 170 strong firm with specialist departments providing a full range of services.
PracticeEvolve have signed a number of mid-tier law firms in recent months, including Setfords, and continue to build their presence within the UK market, further to success in Ireland and Australia. In the last year, PracticeEvolve have acquired both Linetime and SOS into the group.
Simon Collins, IT Manager at Ellis Jones says the need for Legal IT vendors to constantly evolve their products through an agile approach is imperative in what is the new normal. Simon comments, “Legal software has always been created bespoke to the problems that solicitors face at the time. 2020 has accelerated the move to a more agile way of working. Access to client files from any location at any time will be the new normal. PracticeEvolve brings a fresh approach to the world of legal applications with everything included ending the need for additional modules. For our future, that’s imperative as we need to ensure we are cost efficient across the firm.
PracticeEvolve software offers rich features which contribute to reducing spend on third party software. Simon continues, “PracticeEvolve have many great built-in features, including document bundling, digital post room and an easy to navigate document management system, which will help reduce spend and confusion with disparate software. For Ellis Jones, PracticeEvolve is the future because it provides a solid core which ingrates easily with others, giving the power to the firm to utilise best of breed where required.”
Dave McCarthy, Strategic Consultant at PracticeEvolve comments, “We’re delighted to be working with Ellis Jones Solicitors. Throughout the process, they have displayed a very forward-thinking approach, considering what is and what will be. Similar to many firms reviewing their software, Ellis Jones understand the importance of ushering in a new era of technology now for the benefit of the firm’s future. We are now very much looking forward to the implementation phase.”