By Legal Futures’ Associates Arken.legal 
Expert provider of digital estate planning solutions Arken.legal  has confirmed it has won Thursfields Solicitors as a customer across its full product suite, including market-leading document automation solution Arken Professional. Arken will enable Thursfields to superpower productivity whilst managing risk.
The news coincides with Arken reaching 2,200 users globally, marking a ten-fold increase in customers in the last three years.
Much bereavement and estate planning administration is still managed manually, either through paper documents or outdated word processing solutions. Arken research shows that solicitors spend up to 50% of their time redrafting and reforming documents, which is time that could be better spent delivering value to clients.
Thursfields’ Wills and Estates department is led by experienced estate administration specialist Ian Bond, former Chair and current member of The Law Society Wills & Equity Committee. A known champion of technology in the legal sector, Thursfields signing-up to Arken.legal is a true endorsement of its efforts to revolutionise Will writing.
With a legacy in pre-death innovation, Arken.legal is the industry’s leading digital estate planning platform, offering a one-stop-shop for legal services firms operating in estate planning and Will writing, to manage their full workload via best-in-class tech solutions, and enabling clients to grow their business, maximise profitability, and manage risk and compliance.
Arken.legal is fully committed to the discovery and implementation of legal sector innovation, and continually looks at how the process of estate planning can be optimised. Its latest development is the launch of online payment platform Stripe as an option on Arken Online Wills, meaning clients can now select Stripe as their preferred payment method within their existing account, in a move to streamline the experience for users.
Dave Newick, CEO of Arken.legal says: “Thursfields has established a strong reputation within the industry in Will writing and estate planning, so we’re thrilled to have them on board. Our product suite improves processes for legal professionals and therefore outcomes for their clients, so offers firms substantial improvements in efficiency and customer experience. This landmark, along with reaching a new customer milestone and integrating a leading payment provider, all demonstrate our drive to deliver increased growth and profitability to our legal sector clients through innovation.”
Ian Bond, Head of Wills & Estates, Thursfields says: “Delivering the best possible service to clients should be paramount for any firm operating in estates administration, and Arken offers a clear solution to make the whole process more efficient, secure and seamless. We embrace innovation that ultimately means our solicitors can focus on delivering value, and believe the legal sector has a responsibility to look at where technology can be implemented to optimise long-outdated and inefficient processes. This is where Arken.legal has proven to be invaluable.”
Arken offers intelligent, intuitive solutions to legal firms in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa involved in bereavement management and pre-death administration.