Another Elite site goes live with Pilgrim’s Lawsoft


Bolt Burdon, Bolt Burdon Kemp and Igloo, two law firms and their independent service partnership, have gone live with LawSoft from Legal Futures Associate Pilgrim Systems.

The law firms are based in Islington, London. Bolt Burdon focuses on both commercial and private client work. Bolt Burdon Kemp specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence, professional negligence and military claims. Igloo provides support and back-office systems, including technology operations for both firms.

As well as the functionality and quality of the LawSoft solution, the firms’ selection was based as much on Pilgrim’s ability to migrate and convert one Elite database into three LawSoft systems. To convert an Elite database into a single recipient system is often challenging in itself, given the multi-table nature of its underlying design. To convert and merge one into three requires real talent, perseverance and all-round cooperation.

Lynne Burdon, managing partner of both law firms, said: “We have been working with Pilgrim for several months now and to be honest there have been times when I think we wondered if we’d reach the final destination. The project has had its trials and tribulations but thanks in no short order to the combined team’s ‘can do’ attitude, we got there.

“We now look forward to phase two and to becoming an active member of the LawSoft user community, helping Pilgrim shape its software for the future.”

Colin Kennedy, Pilgrim’s COO, said: “I would like to thank Lynne and her team for their pragmatic attitude and desire to succeed. My colleagues that have been directly involved in this project feel a great sense of achievement now that the three firms have gone live. If anyone is thinking of switching from their Elite system soon, come and speak to us about data conversion. I don’t think there is anything we do not know about the subject!”




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