UK legal market finally leads in technology innovation

Arlene Adams, Peppermint’s Founder and CEO

The Legal market is no longer technologically lagging behind other industries. This week, the world’s tech giant Microsoft named legal technology newcomer Peppermint Technology as its UK Dynamics ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Partner of the Year. With hundreds of Microsoft partners in the UK serving many different sectors, the award is recognition and endorsement of the ground breaking Technology Platform Peppermint has developed for the UK Legal and Dispute markets. The announcement was made to the thousands of attendees at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference held in Houston, USA.

Typically the legal market has trailed behind other UK sectors in terms of innovation and use of IT. Much of the software available to law firms is built on old technology and focuses inwardly on the transactional database. However with increasing client expectations and pressure on fees the legal battleground has moved to the ‘client experience’.  Peppermint launched their software in January 2013, providing a modern built on the industry-standard Microsoft Dynamics technology. It enables firms to become client-centric, data driven businesses by providing all the applications they need based on a single source of real-time data.

This award from Microsoft is Peppermint’s second award this year following the prestigious legal market KnowList Award for Innovation.

The successful software company is the first major new entrant to enter the legal technology arena in over a decade and is rapidly attracting business from legal and dispute firms across the UK. In the first 6 months of 2013 Peppermint have signed 15 contracts including Blake Lapthorn, Riverview Law, Brethertons Solicitors LLP, Darbys and Ombudsman Services.

Arlene Adams, Peppermint’s Founder & CEO, said,

“To be singled out by one of the world’s largest technology companies as the Microsoft Dynamics ISV UK Partner of the Year 2013 is a massive endorsement and recognition of how far Peppermint has come in a short time. This is fitting acknowledgment of the talent and dedication of the Peppermint team and the value and innovation our software delivers to legal and dispute firms”.

Louise Watkins – Business Group Lead Microsoft Dynamics added,

“Peppermint Technology are deserving of this award. They are a great example of a software house that has embraced the latest Microsoft technology in order to influence and shape a market undergoing radical change. Client feedback shows Peppermint is delivering real business impact and value for those adopting the Peppermint Platform.”

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