Bringing all its information services under one roof made sense for Andrew & Co, a firm of independent solicitors with offices in Lincoln and Newark. The move from hard copy library to electronic began two years ago, but the company was using products from several rival providers.
Senical specialises in getting innovative ideas off the ground and onto the market – from smart meters and smart grids to iron covers that change colour when they’re hot. As well as inventing their own products, they also help others bring their best ideas to fruition.
Scrivenger Seabrook is a small company with a big reputation in the areas of personal injury and clinical negligence. Founded in 1988, and based in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, the firm was originally on the NHS Litigation Authority panel of solicitors but became a claimant practice almost a decade ago.
Copart UK has become a major player in the online vehicle auction sector, since launching four years ago. Copart UK is based in Wootton, Bedfordshire and has grown through acquisitions and organic growth and is now a key part of a global business.
Based in Lincoln’s Inn, London, Ten Old Square is one of the pre-eminent Chancery sets of barristers’ chambers in the UK.
Cummins Solicitors, based in Leicester, covers every area of employment law, and tribunals account for about 60 per cent of their business. Non-contentious work, such as strategic advice and preparing company employment documents and contracts, comprises the remainder.
Founded only four years ago, Freeman Harris is gaining a reputation as one of the country’s most dynamic solicitors. The firm specialises in Personal Injury, with an emphasis on road traffic accidents, and is expanding into other areas including immigration law.
Based in Essex, Wortley Byers provides the high quality service associated with some of the larger London law firms to its national clients, but from the lower cost base of an out-of-London location.
Chris Sayer Solicitor is a family run legal practice based in York providing experienced specialist legal advice in property and business matters to home owners, business people, tenants, owners, occupiers, developers and investors.
Brethertons LLP is one of the UK’s Top 100 legal firms. They are located in five offices over two locations in the Midlands. The company employs over 140 people, including 10 partners and 60 fee earners. They had traditionally used hard copy and looseleaf legal journals, but after a significant investment in Information Technology recognised…
Nowell Meller - the award-winning High Street based firm from Stafford - prides itself on the service it provides to the local community and business world. The firm employs 34 staff with 10 qualified solicitors, plus eight part-time mediators in its nationally recognised Mediation Centre. Like many firms, Nowell Meller had relied on traditional ha…
Tunbridge Wells-based solicitors Buss Murton LLP have a pedigree stretching back almost 300 years. Today, the firm has three offices, employs around 80 staff, with 34 fee earners and eight partners and has a philosophy of giving the best possible advice to every client every day. The typical case mix comprises private client work, in…
Boasting five offices across Cheshire and Greater Manchester, SAS Daniels is one of the North West’s most dynamic and rapidly expanding law firms. A merger two years ago and the launch of a new base in Chester brought the total workforce to almost 150, specialising in six different areas of law. Inevitably, that sudden growth resulted in…
Carillion is one of the UK’s leading support services and construction companies, employing around 50,000 people, with annual revenues of £5 billion. Their in-house legal team supports this market leading company with business specific teams of lawyers based at three sites in the UK. The in-house department strives to provide the…
ThirtyNine Essex Street, based in London’s Chancery Lane, with an office in Manchester, was a top ranked set in the UK Chambers 2009. In all, there are 76 barristers who specialise in almost all areas of common, environmental and planning, public and commercial law. The chambers has been praised for its ‘client-focused, modern and unstuffy’ approach to the law, so it is fitting that Simon Edwards, who organises library services, was keen to make the transition to a modern online legal library…
The legal team at Essex County Council is one of the largest among England’s 388 local authorities. The department is not only responsible for a wide range of council business, but also has a successful private sector arm. It operates with a core staff of 50 solicitors and barristers, whose primary role is to provide support for the Council as it carries out its statutory duties.
The London borough of Lambeth, which boasts landmarks such as the Oval cricket ground and the London Eye, is home to almost 300,000 people. In Lambeth’s schools,more than 200 different languages are spoken. Such diversity brings a unique set of challenges for Legal and Democratic Services, including resolving housing disputes,dealing with property work, tackling anti-social behaviour and organising elections.
Rowland’s Field Cunningham has its origins in the late 19th century when its founder, Theophilius Rowland, opened an office in Manchester’s legal quarter. Since then a series of mergers and acquisitions has seen the firm grow, and today the business boasts more than 100 staff, specialising in many areas of the law including Personal Injury, Probate, Family, Civil Litigation and Commercial.
RWPS Law was founded five years ago following the merger of two respected south coast legal firms. Now based in a single office in Poole, Dorset, the partnership has since gone from strength-to-strength, practicing in most areas of high street law and gaining a national reputation for its specialist work in the field of workplace bullying and harassment.
Evershed's is one of the largest full service law firms in the world. The firm has more lawyers recommended in Chambers & Partners’ ‘Guide to the Legal Profession’ than any other UK law firm and is ranked by Chambers as the UK’s largest, based on the number of UK fee earners – around 700.
When Percy Burley established a law practice in Petersfield in the late 19th century he quickly earned a reputation for first class personal service and reliability. His business expanded, becoming Burley & Geach in the 1920s, and now has four offices on the Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex borders. It’s a traditional firm, offering most legal services and with a focus on the area’s farming community.
The old library at Kenneth Bush Solicitors is crammed from floor to ceiling with weighty legal books. Visiting clients love the room, which also boasts a portrait of the firm’s founder who set up the business in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, in 1938. Today however, the library is used purely as a meeting room, information gathering is done electronically.
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