Partners Insight – July 2021 Newsletter

Whilst the recent announcement coming from the Government is a more positive step towards moving out of Covid-19 restrictions, and we have seen a gradual return to the offices, firms will need to remain alert to some of the specific issues that can affect them and the legal sector in general. We provided guidance on some of these issues in our recent blogs. In case you missed them, you can find an overview in our latest newsletter HERE.

Within this month’s Partner newsletter, we take a look at the range of services offered by our partners, who have all been carefully chosen by us for their variety of expertise in the legal sector.

 

 

Our Highlighted Partners:


AML COMPLIANCE REMAINS KEY FOCUS FOR SRA

David Green

Whilst the recent announcement coming from the Government is a more positive step towards moving out of Covid-19 restrictions, and we have seen a gradual return to the offices, firms will need to remain alert to some of the specific issues that can affect them and the legal sector in general.
We provided guidance on some of these issues in our recent blogs. In case you missed them, you can find links to some of them below:

SRA Announces Fines for Regulatory Breaches

In news published by the Law Society Gazette at the end of June, it highlighted details published by The Solicitors Regulation Authority of fines issued to six firms which took more than a year to comply with new AML regulations. – Read our article here

Returning to the Office

As Law firms start to return to the office or consider a return to the office there are additional requirements and responsibilities of employers to consider and failure to address these concerns could lead to issues arising. – read our article on risks and issues to consider and guidance on return to the office procedures here.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Recent times have seen increased activity around mergers & acquisitions in the legal sector with law firms using this as part of a growth strategy or to secure their future through joining a larger practice. Read our article highlighting some of the areas that law firms and their owners should consider if they are looking at an acquisition, merger or sale.

In our Partners Newsletter this month, we highlight the range services offered by our partners, who have been carefully chosen by us for their expertise in the legal sector.

 


 

LP NETWORK

IT SUPPORT, CYBERSECURITY AND MANAGED IT SERVICES

LP Networks is a trusted provider of IT Support, Cyber Security and Managed IT Services.

We are dedicated to supporting your IT and Cyber Security, we can take care of everything you need to ensure the safe, secure and reliable operation of your business’ technology infrastructure.
As accredited partners of the leading technology providers and experts in our field, we provide fast, and customer focussed solutions and support without any costly surprises.

Why Law Firms should consider outsourcing their IT

For law firms and solicitors, outsourcing your IT to a Managed Service Provider can provide multiple benefits. In an industry that relies on reputation and reliability, having a reputable IT Service Provider by your side can save significant amounts of time and money, whilst still ensuring that your IT systems are compliant with the Solicitors Regulation Authority code of conduct and recommendations.

LP Networks have a team of highly experienced IT experts who have received the latest training on cybersecurity threats and software updates. This means that instead of relying on your own IT team or staff members to ensure that sensitive case information is protected from potential breaches, you can have a costeffective managed service provider which holds a number of industry certifications do it instead.

“Dedicated to supporting your IT, we see ourselves as trusted partners in our clients’ businesses. Our dedication to customer service is what makes us stand out from the rest.”

For more information about LP Networks and exclusive offers of TSP members, you can call us on 02078421830 or you can email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk.

 


 

BUTTERFIELD DAVIES

Charlotte Butterfield and Francine Davies have an impressive combination of 40+ years’ experience. They have finessed their vast wealth of knowledge, skill and know how into achieving something unique. Simplicity is their approach: They put people first.

It is immediately apparent that Charlotte and Francine have strong ethics, values and a genuine passion about what they do. They both really care about their clients and candidates. With unrivalled experience, they consistently deliver the best talent for the role. Their aim is to make a difference and be different. Butterfield Davies are invested in the future by building a progressive, diverse, inclusive and fairer work community.

Unlike other recruiters, Butterfield Davies continue to support and develop the successful candidate with coaching and mentoring. By investing in their relationships they will help you to deliver tangible results for your organisation using your best asset – your employees.

From one day, to one week, to one month, to long term – they can help you find the perfect fit. It’s not just recruitment, it’s partnership and consultancy. For the long term. The word authentic is overused but, put plainly, that is what Butterfield Davies are. They put people first. It is that Simple.

“We are invested in the future of the legal industry by building a progressive, diverse, inclusive and fairer legal community.”

For more information, please contact :
Charlotte Butterfield on Charlotte@butterfielddavies.com
or mobile:07435 858668
Francine Davies on Francine@Butterfielddavies.com
or mobile : 07825 101012.
You can also find out more information by clicking
on the link below:
Https://www.butterfielddavies.com/

 


 

FIRETAP

Law Firm Marketing

Law firms are a specialist and unique type of business that requires specific expertise to help deliver effective and compliant marketing campaigns. The Strategic Partner and FireTap Ltd work in unison to deliver law firms with industry-leading expertise with an insight into law firm marketing that is unrivalled.

Fusing the legal knowledge of TSP with the world-class marketing expertise of FireTap provides a unique combination that firms benefit from and built successful and effective marketing and advertising campaigns. Not only will your firm benefit from full-service marketing agency support, but also a robust legal strategy that drives your business forward.

How regularly does your law firm update it’s website content with news and articles?

Google no longer allows websites to target a large range of keywords off of a single post or page, instead, you need to be writing informative and quality content regarding these keywords so that you can target them efficiently. Read more about the power of blogging in their latest article:

How can a blog help my website get higher search engine rankings?

“With an approach that is flexible, transparent and engaging, we can work as your outsourced solution or as a marketing partner alongside your existing in-house marketing team.”

For more information about Marketing Services for Law Firms or FireTap Marketing, 0203 911 9710 or email us at info@strategicpartner.co.uk

 


 

RUBIX

Rubix Software provides a complete and integrated service for their clients. From IT support and Web Design and Build, to licensed Software and Case Management. Rubix Software has the experience and knowledge to ensure you get the very best from your systems.

With a combined experience of over 60 years in the Legal sector, our team understand how technology can assist with increasing productivity whilst improving customer service and reducing risk.
Whether it is analysing data to help you understand more about your business, bringing together isolated data into a common area for analysis, cleansing data, creating data warehousing, complying with GDPR to ensure data is deleted, we can help. Please remember we are not a bunch of hard-nosed salespeople but friendly and extremely knowledgeable IT Geeks who have worked in this sector for over 20 years, so don’t expect the hard sell but plain and honest advice.

Special offer for members of The Strategic Partners from Rubix Software.

2 hours of free data analysis ensuring you get the most from your data and if additional work is required then a 20% discount on our current rates.

What you get
Up to 1 hour of discussion with you about your data, where it is stored and what you ideally want to do with the data followed by 1 hour of data analysis to determine how the data is best optimised to be reported upon or to comply with GDPR.

A report provided to you showing you how you can get the best from your data and if applicable a no obligation quote if further work is needed.

Data, Data, Everywhere

Every organisation collects data and arguably it is one of the most valuable assets you hold. Data can be used to inform you about how your business is performing or what issues could be arising and provide you with advance warning of impending problems.

Your customer data is also so important. How often do your properly market to your existing customer base and are they aware of other services you provide?

Data can be used to provide reporting to suppliers, insurers or provide your team with the information to properly deal with cases or alert them to issues. Despite the value of the data, many businesses simply overlook how it can be used as often data is held is different locations, possibly in different formats and often data cannot be analysed properly because it requires cleansing or it could be that you simply do not know how to access the information.

However, holding data also has its own risks. Is the data held securely to prevent unauthorised access? It is also important to comply with GDPR and ensure that data no longer being used is  properly removed or obfuscated to ensure that is non-identifiable.

 


 

PITSFORD CONSULTING

Pitsford Consulting are a data-driven consultancy with solutions that emphatically solve perennial business problems for the conveyancing sector.

Conveyancing Map unlocks powerful new market insights using transactional data on conveyancers and estate agents. Firms can measure market share, track competitors, monitor markets and validate their business planning.

Be the first to hear your residential conveyancing clients are back in the market

Conveyancing Alerts are a revolutionary new tool which generates new business from former clients. Linking HMLR data with new listings datasets provides firms with daily Alerts when former purchase clients list their properties for sale.

Conveyancing Analytics is a managed web service that delivers a clear context to your price transparency with objective performance data and Trustpilot client reviews. Law firms are using the service to positively differentiate their service and win new business.

“A CONVEYANCING MAP REPORT IS AN INVALUABLE TOOL THAT DELIVERS REAL BUSINESS INSIGHT FOR YOUR CONVEYANCING OPERATION”

For more information about Pitsford Consulting including exclusive offers for Members of The Strategic Partner, email us or call 0203 911 9710.

 


 

EZESCAN

EzeScan provides fast, cost-effective business solutions to enable organisations to improve productivity by effectively capturing and putting their information to use. EzeScan uniquely aligns the automated capture of information with business processes to provide increased levels of document workflow efficiency.

EzeScan has a substantial installation base within public and private enterprises around the world.

Over 3,000 companies and over 1 million professionals depend on EzeScan to get work done.
Find out how EzeScan can help your business!

How Can EzeScan Help?

Whether you are scanning incoming correspondence, digitising complete case files or registering incoming email, EzeScan can provide the solution that meets your needs. Make documents available to your legal teams faster by creating one central location to access all incoming correspondence whether it enters the business as hard copy, fax or email. Securely capture and access your case-related documents wherever and whenever you want.

EzeScan provides both centralised production capture solutions for your records and document control teams and decentralised self-register solutions for your general staff. Save valuable time and limit unnecessary data entry and manual processing by leveraging your existing client and case information already in your line of business applications. By simply capturing one piece of information, EzeScan can perform a database lookup to return the rest of the relevant information required to register new records. Spend more time practicing law and less time on your repetitive administrative tasks.

“The idea of the Paperless Office has been around for decades, yet many organisations are still dealing with hundreds, if not thousands, of paper documents every week.”

For more information about Ezescan including exclusive offers for Members of The Strategic Partner, email us or call 0203 911 9710.

 


 

COMMS CONSULT

Comms Consult have been providing Telecom solutions to the Legal sector for over 20 years, so they have the knowledge to always deliver the right solution first time, every time.

We adopt a consultative approach to any potential new customer so that we fully understand each and every aspect of their requirements before we recommend which telephone system would be the right fit. Whether it be an on-premise Mitel solution or a Gamma Horizon hosted phone system.

Our key services include:
•ISDN lines
•SIP Trunks
•Fibre Broadband
•Leased lines
•Free calls to UK landlines & mobiles
•In depth call reporting & analytics
•Full call recording
•Business Mobiles
•Dialler solutions (on-premise or hosted)Inbound
contact centre functionality
•Social media interaction

“We only ever suggest the most beneficial solution that works for your budget. Our commitment to you goes beyond the managed provision of your communication package and we pride ourselves on our extensive after sales care and support.”

For more information about Comms Consult including exclusive offers for Members of The Strategic Partner, email us or call 0203 911 9710.

 


 

COLLARDS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Collards are a general practice accounting firm, covering a large range of services. At Collards we have a close working relationship with our clients which enables us to better understand their financial affairs.

Our unique approach ensures clients have a close working relationship with our partners and qualified staff members. We ensure that our clients are able to comply with all statutory regulations as well as advising on tax and business planning.

We cover a wide range of business and other activities including manufacturers, media, retailers, wholesalers, solicitors, publishers, IT solution providers, sports clubs, charities, television personalities and designers. From large companies to small sole traders, we are able to encompass and deliver to a vast range of clients.

“Our expertise encompasses the requirements of small to medium sized businesses and the audit of major companies, together with personal and corporate tax planning and advice.”

For more information about Collards Chartered Accountants including exclusive offers for Members of The Strategic Partner, email us or call 0203 911 9710.

 


 

11 LITTLE FILMS

11 Little Films are experts at creating professionally crafted video content.

Whether you are seeking a corporate video, showreel or product demonstration through the use of video, 11 Little Films have the creativity and expertise to meet your requirements.

With expertise across a range of sectors including professional services, 11 Little Films are able to understand and interpret your needs to ensure you receive a perfectly presented video for the intended target audience that will gain the expected level of engagement.

visit their website – www.11littlefilms.com
or view their showreel – http://11littlefilms.com/wordpress/showreel

BESPOKE MUSIC

11 little films have full songwriting and recording facilities. They are able to create bespoke musical scores in any style for your videos. They can even make cover versions of existing songs to avoid high licensing costs.

“The idea of the Paperless Office has been around for decades, yet many organisations are still dealing with hundreds, if not thousands, of paper documents every week.”

For more information about 11 Little Films including exclusive offers for Members of The Strategic Partner, email us or call 0203 911 9710.


 

HOW WE CAN HELP

The Strategic Partner provides essential support to law firms. We offer a range of services and consultancy tailored to the Legal sector. We have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the overall management of law firms and work with them to achieve profitability, stability, and efficiency. Our goal is to become a valued and respected partner to our member law firms providing high-quality services and solutions at all times.

For more information about The Strategic Partner, you can call us on 0203 911 9710 or you can email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk.

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