This month, Our Partners Newsletter highlights the range of services offered by our Partners, whom we have carefully chosen for their expertise in the legal sector.

You can download the latest Partners Newsletter below:

The Strategic Partner Newsletter September 2021

Along with recent news from the Partners, in this months issue, we introduce Mirror and PracticeEvolve, both of who have recently joined as Partner businesses.

Partners Newsletter

AML, TRANSPARENCY RULES AND ONLINE BEHAVIOUR – KEY FOCUS FROM SRA

David Green

With several announcements from the regulator on their commitment to tackling firms that are not compliant with regulations such as AML, fee transparency rules and online behaviour, firms must 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:

Social Media Policies – Avoiding the Wrath of the SRA

More so than ever before, law firms have been getting used to a new era of communication between clients and their staff. With the rise of remote working triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the use of social media still being an ever increasing personal and professional messaging platform, law firms and their staff must understand their regulatory obligations in this area. – Read the full article here

Confirm your firm is following transparency rules

The SRA reiterated their commitment to tackling firms that are not compliant with the transparency code. They have confirmed that they will be writing to all COLPs and COFAs at the 8,000 firms they have not yet asked to do so, asking them to sign a declaration that they are adhering to the transparency rules. – Read the full article here

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

Welcome to Mirror

The Strategic Partner are proud to announce our newest partner firm, Mirror. One Platform for Client Due Diligence, fast, secure client onboarding for law firms. Find out more in this months issue or visit their page on our website here.

 


MIRROR

Your Compliance Sanctuary

Mirror revolutionises compliance in a simple all-in- one system for your KYC and AML requirements. Utilising the latest technology in biometric identity verification, document validation and AML checks, Mirror provides a quick and painless solution to your client due diligence checks, including a fully automated audit trail, which exceeds current UK regulatory requirements.

As Mirror joins our exclusive Partners list, our TSP members will have the unique opportunity to speak to them about how they could improve your firm’s due diligence and processes, saving time, money and improving client care.

To speak to Mirror about how they can work with your firm to streamline and digitalise your CDD processes, you can email natasha@mirroridentity.com or book a demo here (please note demos are available from the 13th of September).

 

‘The risks of fraud are clearly reduced’

..unquestionably superior to the traditional system of verification…Mirror [will] verify the proof of address to a far more reliable standard than is the case at present, where forgery is so easy.”

– Gregory TrevertonJones, QC
39 Essex Chambers, Co-author of ‘The Solicitor’s Handbook’ (2019)

 

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

 


 

LP NETWORKS

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.

 

Your Law Firms’ Biggest IT Issues

The Covid-19 pandemic and introduction of remote working have required law firms to adopt IT solutions that they may previously have been opposed to. Traditionally, law firms have always been slower to embrace the latest technology as they have minimal time to explore new IT solutions. There has been a fear that the security of case files and client information may be compromised.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the work from home order, The Law Society launched their ‘Return, Restart, Recovery’ campaign, which includes a section on Lawtech support and how to maintain cybersecurity. Within this campaign, The Law Society identified a number of IT issues that law firms should address.

By the very nature of the information that law firms hold and the fact that they deal with the transfers of large sums of money, they are a prime target for criminals. The best way to protect client information and money is to ensure that effective cybersecurity measures are in place. – in their latest article, LP Networks provided further insight into these issues along with guidance on solutions for law firms – Read the Full article from LP Networks here

“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 for TSP members, you can call us on 02078421830 or you can email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk.

 


 

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 its 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@thestrategicpartner.co.uk.

 


 

RUBIX

Rubix Software provides a complete and integrated service for its 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 in 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 it is non-identifiable.

 


 

PRACTICE EVOLVE

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.

“BY BEING RELIABLE, RESPONSIBLE AND REPUTABLE, WE WILL RECOGNISE OUR VISION TO BE THE MOST RESPECTED LEGAL TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER BY CONSTANTLY EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS GLOBALLY.”

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.

 


 

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!

What does digital transformation mean for Law Firms, and how can EzeScan help lawyers on their digital transformation journey?

The legal sector is evolving and technology is reshaping the way law firms work.

Let’s consider the following scenario…

A client comes into the practice for a meeting or perhaps calls you on the phone. You often need to find their Matter file quickly. You have to leave your desk, go to the file room, find their file, and bring it back to your desk.

But what if you could access the information within seconds without leaving your desk? – Read the latest article from Ezescan – Digitally Transforming Your Legal Practice

“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 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.

They aim 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 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/

 


 

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 TSP members, you can call us on 02078421830 or you can email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk

 


 

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.

“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 TSP members, you can call us on 02078421830 or you can email us at info@thestrategicpartner.co.uk

 


 

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

 


 

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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