Bell Lamb and Joynson Solicitors continues to pioneer the use of technology in the legal sector with the launch of its newest conveyancing app.
The North West legal firm has integrated its latest case management tool into day-to-day operations following wider financial investment into digital software across the whole firm since July 2016.
With managing partner Mike Leeman driving the firm’s digital expansion, BLJ Solicitors has experienced 50% growth within this three-year period, with conveyancing as a department up by 100% in terms of volume of cases.
Managing Partner at BLJ Solicitors Mike Leeman said: “We are excited to launch our case management app, which we hope will modernise the process of buying and selling property across the residential property sector. Completing a property transaction is often a stressful time for people and we hope that by simplifying each step with push notifications at every stage we can continue to be totally transparent with our clients and offer a service that is efficient and accessible. We’ve had a similar service in place online for a while now and this app will offer the same streamlined, user-friendly platform so that clients can keep up to date whilst on the move.”
“The launch of our app comes at a time of much-needed change within the legal sector as we see more emphasis placed on the use of technology in every day working practices, for both internal and client facing communication. We’ve seen first-hand the commercial benefits of implementing a digital strategy with the aim to become a completely paperless firm across all departments in the near future. We’re already well on our way and as a result we’ve seen rapid growth of the business in terms of the amount of work we undertake, the geographical location of clients and revenue, which is up by 28% compared to this time last year.”
BLJ Solicitors, which operates from a trio of locations across Liverpool, Runcorn and Warrington, currently deals with over 2,000 residential property related cases each year and was one of the first legal firms to champion price transparency having introduced instant, accurate online conveyancing quotes in 2016 ahead of recent regulatory reforms.
Mike added: “There have been significant changes within the industry with the introduction of new regulations that means firms have to comply with price transparency. It’s something that we’ve been practicing for years now and we believe it has been a contributing factor into the continued success of BLJ Solicitors. Alongside this, The Ministry of Justice recently committed £2 million to help support new and emerging technologies in the legal sector and we hope that this will encourage more firms like ourselves to consider the digital tools available to help bring the industry into the modern age.
“As a firm we’re hoping to inform and educate others on the benefits of technology and price transparency and as part of this I recently delivered a seminar as part of the Conveyancing Best Practice Masterclass series, offering practical advice to colleagues within the field on how to maximise potential in these areas.”