Heathrow-based energy and shipping law firm Curtis Davis Garrard (CDG) and Oxfordshire commercial firm BrookStreet des Roches LLP have both switched to Pilgrim Systems ’ practice management software from Iris Legal Solutions.
Pilgrim, a Legal Futures Associate, said it expected the development would bring its total of new clients for the year to 18 and that other firms were in the pipeline.
CDG, which advises the shipbuilding and offshore oil and gas sectors, said it chose to replace its Iris AIM Evolution system with Pilgrim’s LawSoft because it is “a progressive system that will grow with them as the partners develop the firm”.
Daniel Callaghan, CDG’s head of IT, said: “LawSoft was by far and away the most advanced system we looked at and had a price tag to match. But we focused on return on investment and are confident that we will reap significant benefits from using the system in all areas of our business.”
BrookStreet des Roches LLP, an Abingdon-based 75-person practice, is adopting LawSoft as a replacement for its Iris Videss system. Joe Hughes, the firm’s practice manager, said: “We like the breadth of the LawSoft product and take comfort from the fact the system uses Microsoft technology in all its layers.”
Colin Kennedy, Pilgrim’s chief operating officer added: “Both firms represent the progressive type of legal services organisation that will make maximum mileage out of the software. Our pipeline for 2011 is looking even stronger than it did at the beginning of this year and already we are at the preferred supplier stage with a number of firms. We very much believe that we will sustain our current rate of growth next year.”