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Partner’s Insights – October 2022
October 24, 2022

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

  • ntitle Solutions
  • DNS – Document Network Services
  • MITIGO Cybersecurity
  • Bluebird
  • Browns Recruitment Group
  • FireTap
  • EzeScan
  • PracticeEvolve
  • Comms Consult
  • Collards Accounting
  • 11 Little Films

New ‘failure to prevent’ offences could be on the way
David Green
A former lord chancellor predicted that new corporate ‘failure to prevent’ offences will likely be added to the government’s latest economic crime legislation as it passes through parliament. Sir Robert Buckland KC MP, now secretary of state for Wales, told a conference in London – 10th October 2022 – that amendments could strengthen the current existing measure beyond the recommendations of this year’s Law Commission report.
At the conference, Max Hill, director of public prosecutions, said that the CPS supported a review of corporate criminal liability laws. ‘Extending the “failure to prevent” principle and reform of the identification principle could help to address some of the challenges we face under the current law,’ he said. The updated measure would reform Companies House and create new powers to compel businesses to hand over information which could be related to money laundering or terrorist financing.
Read the full article here – New ‘failure to prevent’ offences could be on the way.

Costs Recovery Case Highlights The Importance of Clarity

Solicitors took ‘unfair advantage’ of a client by deducting costs, court hears. The Court of Appeal heard that lawyers making deductions from their clients’ compensation payments without making clear that this would happen, took an “unfair advantage” to it.

Read more here

In our Partners Newsletter this month, we highlight the range of services offered by our partners, whom we have carefully chosen for their expertise in the legal sector. Features include:

  • Join ntitle for a series of three free live webinars in November. Details in this month’s newsletter.

Find out about a special offer for TSP members from LP Networks. Details in this month’s newsletter.

 


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ntitle

ntitle is an award-winning, UK based company providing a 100% paperless, secure & compliant title investigation service. With a 48-hour turnaround on all tenures (no matter how complex) we aim to significantly reduce transaction timelines and overheads allowing firms to focus on exceptional client service and increasing instruction levels.

Join us for a series of three, FREE live webinars in November presented by our Directors, Nicola Ashley and Nicola Davies.

 

Webinar 1 – Wednesday 9th November at 10:30am

‘How to save your conveyancing department time and money’

 

Webinar 2 – Wednesday 16th November at 10:30am

‘Secure, compliant and seamless service’

 

Webinar 3 – Wednesday 23rd November at 10:30am

‘How firms use ntitle’

 

These three, ‘coffee break’ style webinars are approximately 10-15 minutes each and aimed at conveyancers who want to see a real difference in their services, customer satisfaction and cost effectiveness.

 

In webinar 1, we will cover:

  • An introduction to ntitle.
  • What ntitle offers.
  • How to save time and money.

 

To register please use the link below.

REGISTER HERE

 

“We very much understand the criticality of the title investigation within the conveyancing process and the definite benefits from separating this task. With this in mind, we have developed a fully secure online title investigation service, which will provide you with a quality assured title report together with the necessary enquiries before contract..”

For more information about ntitle, including exclusive offers for TSP members, you can call us on 02078421830 or you can email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk

 


 

Browns Recruitment Group

Who are we?

Has finding staff for you been difficult? We provide first-class recruiting services that increase staff productivity and allow you to focus on the core areas of your business without worrying about finding the right candidate for your business.

Stage 1

Our candidates range across from all legal sectors including Conveyancing, Family, Private Client, Employment, Litigation, Corporate and Commercial.
We actively support candidates ranging from Administration through to Partnership and are therefore well placed to support our clients with all levels of Recruitment.
If you would like our assistance, please contact us on enquiries@browns-recruitment-group.com and one of our Consultants will be in touch.

Stage 2

Our Recruitment Consultants will get to know the candidates they are interviewing, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you.

When a client instructs us to commence work on an opportunity within their law firm we will always take the time to really listen and understand what our client is seeking so that we are able to both work the role to the best of our capability and manage expectations fully. We are a proactive team and will always come back to you with updates as soon as they become available.

For more information about Browns recruitment group, including exclusive offers for TSP members, you can call us on 02078421830 or you can email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk

 


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Mitigo Cybersecurity

TARGETED CYBERSECURITY

Worried about how to protect your firm from cybercrime, including ransomware attacks and email account takeover? The solution is Mitigo.

Every law firm, large or small, is now a target for cyber criminals. Automated attacks will find the vulnerabilities in your technology, poorly trained people and any inadequate policies or procedures, putting your business at risk.

Which is why cyber protection is no longer the job of IT support: it requires specialist help.

Without adequate protection in place, firms could face theft of information, data, financial and intellectual property, serious business disruption, as well as reputational damage, and even potential for regulator action and fines

An introduction to Email Account Security

Your business email account is the most common entry point for criminals and is at the root of many successful cyber-attacks on lawyers. It is not surprising that the most used function in a business is the one that criminals use to exploit. What is surprising, is that the security of a firm’s email system isn’t made a higher priority.

In this summary we will describe how attacks start in order to give an insight into the key things that you need to defend against. We will also describe some common consequences of an attack to help to understand why this subject deserves real attention. Finally, we give ten top tips on how to avoid becoming a victim. Read the full article here

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

 

Millions of cyberattacks will take place across the UK in 2022 and many thousands of businesses will be seriously damaged. They will include law firms. The firms which avoid damage will be those that have taken proactive steps to protect themselves.

 

To help you join this group of secure businesses this article outlines a plan with the aim of some guidance:

 

Are you resilient to a ransomware attack?

 

 


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Bluebird Innovative Office Support

Bluebird offers legal dictation transcription, document fix & format, e-bundling and conveyancing assistant support by UK-based experienced legal secretaries. Costs are transparent and fixed to meet the needs of your business.

You can tap into Bluebird’s services for as little or as much as you need. Services are offered on a ‘pay-per-task’ basis with no requirement to send a minimum amount of work or pay a set retainer fee.

Bluebird is an ideal resource for holiday cover of internal secretarial staff, managing overflow work, and relieving the burden from internal staff of cumbersome typing and document formatting tasks. It’s a great way to step into outsourcing.

Bluebird offers you a Free E-Book

Bluebird offers you a free e-book which should take no longer than an hour to read. To implement your new skills may take a couple of days and within a few weeks of practice, you will be a competent Word user. You will be faster at creating and updating your documents and you will be presenting your business brand in documents to be proud of.

Whether you’re starting a business from scratch, or have worked in the same firm for years, the framework outlined in For Format’s Sake! will help you produce your documents with less stress.

Click the link below to get your free e-book!

Free E-book

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

 


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DNS Document Network Services

Providing first class services that increase productivity and allow you to focus on the core areas of your business

Established in 1996, Document Network Services have over 25 years of experience supplying and supporting award winning hardware and industry leading software whilst delivering first class Managed Services and help desk support facilities – helping businesses to reduce costs, increase efficiency and innovate.

Centrally located within the Midlands, DNS work with local and national organisations of every size, from small businesses to global enterprises, providing responsive and approachable services alongside the products, resources and support of leading international solution partners.

The DNS approach is to recognise what people’s frustrations are in regards to their print environment and document management and find a solution to overcome them. Their dedicated team of Admin, Finance, in-house Technical Support, Sales and Marketing work hand in hand to ensure that their customers are at the centre of what they do.

For more information about DNS Document Network Services and exclusive offers for TSP members, you can call us on 02078421830 or email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk.

 

“The bespoke, innovative solutions created by our team deliver three critical business advantages – Cost Reduction, Control & Convenience.”

Darren Marsh

Managing Director

 


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EzeScan

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.

Industry Solutions

Digital Mailroom

With EzeScan’s Digital Mailroom solution you can eliminate the delays inherent with physical mail distribution and get your information to the correct people faster. Capture and distribute your incoming correspondence instantly to users via our web browser interface and facilitate an agile working environment to ensure your team have quick, easy, compliant, and secure access to information wherever they are working.

Enterprise Capture

Securely capture and action your matter related documents wherever and whenever you want with EzeScan’s Remote Indexing WebApp. Your staff can now effortlessly capture documents from your MFD or upload digital born documents when they are out of the office, directly to your matter files in your practice management systems. EzeScan’s web browser interface enables staff to QA, validate and register their documents from their computer or mobile device, anytime, anywhere. By simply capturing one piece of information (e.g. Matter ID), EzeScan can perform a database lookup to return the rest of the information required to register new documents.

Simplified Back Scanning

Effortlessly capture high volumes of existing case files with EzeScan’s professional production batch scanning capabilities. Digitise your existing hardcopy matter files that have been sitting on your shelves for years so that your legal team can effortlessly search and utilise information previously locked in hardcopy documents.

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.

Key Benefits

• Capture case documents on the fly

• Minimise document handling

• Accelerate document delivery

• Reduce or eliminate data entry

• Increase document security

• Digitisation, compliance and goverments standards

 

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

 


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PracticeEvolve

Next Generation Legal Practice Management Software

PracticeEvolve understand the path to perfection is a constantly evolving journey. 

Mid-tier firms require technology that will remain relevant in a rapidly changing environment. It’s why PracticeEvolve, incorporating Linetime and SOS, are providing progressive, reliable Practice Management Software with a clear pathway to the Cloud. We take responsibility to innovate across products, services and support for you and your future because legal business management matters.

It’s not just about the software either. As the world around us continues to adapt, businesses are always looking for ways to reduce the costs of physical servers with Cloud solutions. Our technology roadmap provides firms with a clear Pathway to the Cloud strategy, enabling you to take advantage of Cloud hosting as a first step towards a native, browser based cloud solution.

PracticeEvolve work for the future of our clients by committing to an ongoing level of service that includes dedicated resource and regular training. Everything we do is designed to ensure you are always maximising your return on investment.

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

 

Just some of the benefits enjoyed by firms globally.

  • One-for-all system – removes the hassle of linking different data bases together and eases the strain placed on your firm’s architecture.
  • Comprehensive feature set – our feature-rich solution completely eliminates unforeseen add-on costs with all PracticeEvolve functionality included as part of your standard package.
  • Deep customisation – whether it’s workflows, precedents or data, the system is easily customisable to suit the unique needs of your firm.
  • Complete oversight – detailed reports, support and guidance empower you to control your business.
  • Exceptional support – all clients have regular access to a customer success consultant to ensure a first class implementation and ongoing guidance focused on regular training and support.

 

“By being reliable, responsible and reputable, we will recognise our vision to be the most respected legal technology provider by constantly exceeding expectations globally.”

 


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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 your website design affects your online presence

Most business owners have released the importance of having a website, even more so following the global impact and aftermath of COVID-19, moving access to their products and services online. However, whilst the aesthetics of your website will be one of the first things you consider, make sure it is not ‘all style and no substance’. In this article, we look at how some aspects of web design will directly affect how efficient it is and how it can impact your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).

 

How can your website design help SEO?
For more information about Marketing for Law Firms, or FireTap Marketing and exclusive offers for TSP members, you can call us on 02039119710 or email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk.
“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.”

 


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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

 

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

 

“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.”

 


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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 can comply with all statutory regulations and advise 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.

 

For more information about Collards Chartered Accountants and exclusive offers for TSP members, you can call us on 02078421830 or email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk.

 

“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.”

 


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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.

 

For more information about 11 Little Films and exclusive offers for TSP members, you can call us on 02078421830 or email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk.

 


Contact Us

The Strategic Partner provides essential support to law firms. We offer a range of services and consultancy tailored to the Legal sector including guidance and services for regulation and compliance. 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.

If your firm wishes to review or strengthen its approach to risk, compliance and regulation, you can;

Call us on 02039119710
Email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk.
Or make an online enquiry here.

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