Access Legal




Working in partnership with more than 3,500 UK law firms and underpinned by over 30 years of sector experience, Access Legal provides an unrivalled suite of complete software solutions.

From case and practice management, finance, accounting and business intelligence to learning, compliance and HR – Access Legal helps firms take control of their time, improve efficiency and productivity.

By providing software to manage every aspect of a firm’s operations, Access Legal enables ambitious firms to reach unlimited potential and have the freedom to focus on clients and people to drive profitability and growth.

Access Legal is part of The Access Group, a leading provider of business management software to mid-sized organisations. It helps more than 35,000 customers across commercial and not-for-profit sectors become more productive and efficient. Its innovative Access Workspace cloud solution transforms the way business software is used, giving every employee the freedom to do more. Founded in 1991, The Access Group employs more than 3000 staff.

Key Services


The Old School
School Lane
Stratford St Mary

Key Contact

For Sales
Name: Nicola Heyworth
Tel: 0845 345 3300
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn Account: Nicola Heyworth

For Compliance Queries
Name: Brian Rogers
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn Account: Brian Rogers

Partner News

A connected data-rich environment for legal

Many legal firms have been collecting data from across the business for years – but there’s now a clear appetite to bring it together in one place, join the dots and make sense of it easily. They share our vision for a connected data-rich environment that brings together case and practice management, HR, CRM and […]Read More

Conveyancing Partner News

Cloud strategies for law firms

Law firms have, to some degree, been adopting cloud-based technologies over the years as their business needs have changed. They’ve migrated software, email and other key servers from on-premises to the cloud, and are now reaping the rewards of improved functionality, efficiency and user experience. New solutions are removing barriers that once caused frustration to […]Read More

Partner News

Access Legal launches digital workspace for law firms looking to

Access Legal, part of The Access Group, is helping UK law firms navigate an increasingly competitive market and growing economic pressures with the launch of Access Workspace for Legal. The law technology specialist has unveiled its new digital solution, which tackles one of the biggest pain points legal firms face of having multiple fragmented systems. Access Workspace for Legal is designed […]Read More


Regulatory & Compliance Update

SRA thematic reviews During our recent Access All Areas legal panel session the Solicitors Regulation Authority was asked what thematic reviews it was planning to carry out over the next 12-18 months, and although it said these had not yet been fixed in stone they could cover: Law firm culture Immigration work Powers of attorney/deputyship […]Read More

Conveyancing Fraud

AML update – are you keeping up to date!

Access Legal’s latest quarterly AML update webinar is being held on 14 October 2021 at 12.30pm, and as usual we will be joined by Bill Jones, a financial crime specialist. With Natwest Bank facing a substantial fine for AML non-compliance, the release of the Pandora papers, and the Solicitors Regulation Authority launching investigations into 10% […]Read More


Report maps out route to sustainable growth for law firms

A new report from legal software specialist, Access Legal, has identified three key priorities law firms need to consider to achieve commercial success post-pandemic. Whether law firms look to grow or consolidate their position in the market, Access Legal’s report, How Can Firms Achieve Commercial Success in the Post-Pandemic World?, provides insights around sustainable costs […]Read More

Firms & People Organisations

Access Legal drives customer-first strategy with significant new appointment

Law technology specialist Access Legal is continuing to champion customer centricity in the legal market, announcing the appointment of a new Head of Customer Success. Bishu Solomon Girma joins Access Legal with over a decade’s international experience in the legal industry, working across the UK and Canada. Beginning her career in law practice articling at […]Read More


Equality, diversity and inclusion update 2021

For some firms, equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) has taken a back seat as a consequence of the Covid-19 lockdowns, but now that things are getting back to some semblance of normality it is important that all firms ensure their EDI policies and procedures are fit for purpose and operate effectively on a day-to-day basis, […]Read More


Legal Compliance Update – August 2021

Regulators really are busy at the moment! Solicitors Regulation Authority Another five firms have been fined for AML breaches, which follows on the heels of six that were recently fined £800 each with £600 costs; it is of note that two of these firms held the CQS accreditation and another two held the Lexcel accreditation; […]Read More