Law Firms strongly against Law Society Case & Practice Management proposal

Law Firms strongly against Law Society Case & Practice Management proposal

99% of law firms surveyed disagree with The Law Society’s view of endorsing only one or two case & practice management software suppliers

In a survey by the Legal Software Suppliers Association (LSSA) 236 out of 237 senior representatives of over 200 law firms said they were opposed to the Law Society’s proposal to have one (or a very small number of) preferred supplier/s of case and practice management software to the legal profession.

Early in 2014 the Law Society began a tendering process to endorse one preferred supplier of case and practice management software. The LSSA immediately privately then publicly registered its opposition to this, the reasons for which are detailed in the Open Letter of 10th April 2014 (see Appendix 3 below). Several times the LSSA requested meetings with the Law Society to discuss this issue but was not successful in obtaining a meeting. It has subsequently transpired that the Law Society is now looking to appoint more than one preferred supplier, but the legal profession is virtually unanimous in its opposition to this process.

Chief Executive of the LSSA, Roger Hancock comments: “Diverse Case and Practice Management solutions reflect the requirements of the legal profession from the smallest to the largest, the specialist niche firms as well as those in general practice. The Law Society should take note of its membership’s views regarding a preferred supplier of case and practice management software. The profession does not want this, and considers it totally impractical for a variety of reasons. We call upon the Law Society to abandon this scheme that the industry is so against.”

When asked to comment on the LSSA’s survey findings the Law Society made no comment.

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