Solicitors Own Software Ltd  (SOS) has appointed Graham Colbourne as its new managing director, taking over from David McNamara who is stepping down to retire after 23 years with the company.
Mr. Colbourne, who joined SOS in 1995 and has been the company’s technical director for the past ten years, said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of MD within the business.
“I am keen to build on the success of the last eight years following our highly successful management buyout, since when the company has more than doubled in size.
“We have great plans for both our current software and for devising the next generation of SOS legal software to ensure we remain at the forefront of legal IT for the mid-tier law firms.
“In addition, our Virtual Practices division is proving to be the ideal hosted solution for start-up and niche law firms, both of which are growing in number significantly in the shifting legal landscape.”
David McNamara added: “I have enjoyed working within the legal IT industry immensely, having done so for the past 30 years.
“I am confident the company will continue to grow and prosper given SOS serves two very specific sectors of the legal market, rather than trying to be all things to all people. Just like the legal profession itself, it is the specialist vendors that will continue to innovate and thrive, irrespective of the global size or mass of its competitors.”