VAT Returns an update

VAT Returns – an update - As mentioned in a previous bulletin, VAT returns will have to be processed electronically from the 1st of April 2019.
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Changes to the MOJ A2A Portal

Changes are being made to the A2A portal. Although relatively minor, these changes are mandatory for anyone using the integration to submit claims. The changes come into effect of the 5th of October 2018.
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Our experience of Going Live with Liberate from Linetime

Our experience of “Going Live” with Liberate from Linetime - Leading Northern Ireland law firm Carson McDowell selected Liberate from Linetime as its practice and case management platform for the firm’s future development. The system replaced the firms existing LexisNexis platforms.
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Linetime headline sponsor Alternative Legal IT

Linetime announced as The Alternative Legal IT Conference headline sponsor 2018 - Linetime are pleased to announce they will once again be sponsoring this year’s Alternative Legal IT Conference to be held at the new venue Forest of Arden County Club on the 25th & 26th September.
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Mobile time recording

Liberate mobile time recording – Digital Dictation - The new mobile time recording application for Liberate has been specifically designed and optimised for use on a smart phone.
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CCUA House of Lords dinner follow up

On 28 June 2018 the CCUA’s House of Lords dinner was held in conjunction with Brethertons LLP, Dukes Bailiffs and Lowell Solicitors Ltd and hosted by Baroness Gloria Hooper. The dinner is always a must attend event and Andrew Lipscombe and Jonathan Wheelhouse were there representing Linetime.
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QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby invest in Linetime

QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby invest in Liberate from Linetime. - As part of the QualitySolicitors network the firm is committed to redefining customer service within the legal marketplace. In order to achieve this ambitious goal the firm identified the need to have processes in place with the client as the focus.
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Catteralls invest in the future with Liberate from Linetime

Catteralls invest in the future with Liberate from Linetime - Catteralls has been providing legal services to individuals and the business community for over 100 years. Based in Wakefield the firm acts for clients throughout the North of England.
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Liberate Robot Artificial Intelligence

Liberate Robot – Artificial Intelligence - Doomsayers predict that robots and artificial intelligence will ultimately take over the world and destroy humankind.
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GDPR has arrived Data Manager and PDFDocs come into play

GDPR has arrived – Liberate Data Manager and PDFDocs come into play - After months of anticipation, the General Data Protection Regulation is now, finally in place. From the 25th of May 2018, all businesses processing customer data will be governed by the new, stringent, regulations.
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Alternative Legal IT Conference

Linetime are pleased to announce that they are headline sponsor at the Alternative Legal IT Conference 2018 held on the Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th September at the new venue of Forest  of Arden County Club, Warwickshire.
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London Law Expo 2018

Linetime are pleased to announce we will be exhibiting at The London Law Expo 2018 at the Old Billingsgate - Returning on Tuesday 9th October, The London Law Expo will welcome an estimated 1,500 visitors from the world of legal practice management, technology, and IT security.
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Livingstons Solicitors select Linetimes matter management

Livingstons Solicitors, the latest firm to select Linetime’s matter management - Livingstons solicitors is a long established full service law firm providing comprehensive legal advice to businesses and private clients alongside a specialist education department providing advice for both schools and parents.
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The obstacles of a paperless future

The obstacles of a paperless future - A number of law firms now purport to be largely paperless. The technology is certainly available, with a wide range of very effective scanning and OCR solutions now within an affordable price range. 
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This time its personal

The Word of Gold: be yourself – that’s what clients are buying - Our highest priority as lawyers is to be thought of as professional. Today’s social media-driven world judges our private and business lives ruthlessly, with poor prospects of redemption for shortcomings real or confected.
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BLTF review

Europe’s largest legal IT event, The British Legal Technology Forum returned to London on Tuesday, 13th March 2018 and Linetime was in attendance.
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Linetime chosen by top Belfast law firm Carson McDowell

Linetime, a specialist legal software provider has announced that their Liberate software solution has been chosen by leading Northern Ireland law firm Carson McDowell to further enhance the delivery of legal services to its clients.
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Alternative Legal Management Summit

Linetime are pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the Alternative Legal Management Summit. This invitation only event is aimed at Managing Partners and CEO's from the UK Legal Mid-Market.
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VAT Returns will have to be lodged in digital form from April 2019

Did you know? – VAT Returns will have to be lodged in digital form from April 2019 - Liberate already has facilities to allow VAT information to be calculated and held electronically but changes are afoot that will require this aspect of the system to be extended.
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GDPR will bring good data to your practice

GDPR will bring good data to your practice - The holding of personal data is regulated in England and Wales by the Data Protection Act 1998. This Act will be superseded by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when its provisions take effect on 25th May 2018.
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Word of Gold The kindest cut

The Word of Gold: saving expense sounds less exciting than boosting turnover, but done well, there’s nothing dull about its effect on profits - Kate Swann is one of the UK’s most respected chief executives. Formerly boss of WH Smith, she gained a fearsome reputation for cost-cutting, and has taken this ruthlessness into her current role, running the international catering group SSP.
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Did you know Linetime are a Mimecast partner

Did you know Linetime are a Mimecast partner? Mimecast is a market leader in email security, archiving and continuity service within the legal sector used by 147 of the Legal Technology Insider top 200 firms as at February 2017. Read more...

Legal Matter Management for Company and Commercial

For fee earners involved in a complex and more ad hoc type of matter e.g. company and commercial work Liberate SE can be operated in matter management mode.
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B2C improving client communication and service

Exciting developments lie ahead in 2018 for Coltman Warner Cranston with the development and implementation of Linetime’s B2C Client Portal which allows real time access and communication with the existing Linetime Case Management system.
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Linetime 2017 update

2017 was a great year for the Linetime team. All the hard work that makes Liberate such an intuitive and comprehensive solution is continuing to be recognised by some of the UK’s leading law firms.
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Scaling the depths

The Word of Gold: a plea for the return of scale fees is wrong and doomed, but it raises an important question - Whenever someone waxes lyrical about their “traditional values”, it is a signal that they believe they embody the finest human qualities.
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Liberate integration with AFD postcode software

Did you know? – Using the Liberate integration with AFD postcode software can greatly improve your AML checking
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Too hard a drive

A new survey finds that timidity towards technology is keeping firms in the slow lane - Once upon a time, Andrew Levinson was a partner in the accountancy firm Grant Thornton, responsible for introducing new technologies to professional firms.
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Did you know Liberate users can now send merged documents from within Outlook

Did you know? – Liberate users can now send merged documents from within Outlook - Many Liberate users prefer to operate within Microsoft Outlook.
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London Law Expo review

The London Law Expo / European Legal Security Forum October 2017 - Linetime were pleased to meet customers both old and new at this year’s London Law Expo in October.
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Events Calendar 2018

Linetime’s event calendar is already shaping up nicely for 2018.
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Mincoffs Solicitors select full Liberate software suite from Linetime

Leading North East Commercial law firm Mincoffs Solicitors have contracted with Linetime to implement the full Liberate software suite, providing integrated accounts, case & matter management and CRM firm-wide. Read more...

September news

It was a busy month of September for Linetime sales and support staff with a number of new wins and go lives.
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Liberate integration with SmartSearch

Did you know? – Liberate integration with Smartsearch allows immediate AML checks against multiple parties
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Liberate Integration with eSignatures

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Analyse this

The Word of Gold: a survey of Big Law just published across the Pond has valuable lessons for everyone - “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” (Maya Angelou) - The Law Firms in Transition survey has been carried out annually by US consultancy Altman Weil since 2009, the year after the world went off a cliff. It has become one of the most useful windows into how large corporate and commercial firms manage themselves, what works and what doesn’t. Read more...

Warner Goodman Invest in Linetime

Warner Goodman Invest in Linetime - Leading south coast law firm Warner Goodman LLP has signed up for the full Liberate software suite from Linetime.
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Linetime a front runner for Stanton Fisher Lawyers

Linetime’s case and practice management systems a front runner for Stanton Fisher Lawyers - Stanton Fisher Legal Limited, part of the Stanton Fisher group of companies is one of the UK’s largest financial claims specialists.
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Draft SRA Accounts Rules 2018

Draft SRA Accounts Rules 2018 - The SRA has published its recent decisions and consultation response documents.
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Liberate Self Serve provides secure communication

Liberate Self-Serve provides secure communication between law firms and their clients - One of the major advantages provided by the new Liberate Self-Serve module is that it provides secure communication between the law firm and its clients.
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Linetime practice and case management on the move with Travlaw

Linetime practice and case management on the move with Travlaw - Travlaw LLP has signed up for Linetime's Liberate software solution to improve efficiency across the practice and maximise client service.
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Linetime case management system implemented in Wrigleys Court of Protection team

Wrigleys Solicitors, a leading specialist law firm, has contracted with Linetime for the supply of their Liberate case management system.
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Linetime aid Birkenhead law firm maintain their high standards

Birkenhead law firm, RMNJ is to implement Linetime’s Liberate legal services platform throughout the practice.
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Higgs & Sons innovation helping to drive excellent client service

Innovation helping to drive excellent client service - Higgs & Sons is a modern, forward thinking practice that has never forgotten its roots. The Midlands based firm remains true to its values of client service and technical excellence - trusted by thousands of clients to protect their interests and still continuing to do so.
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BW Legal continue expansion with Case Management from Linetime

BW Legal continue expansion with Case Management from Linetime - Leeds based BW Legal are rightfully proud of becoming one of the leading providers of litigation services in the UK.
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Linetimes Liberate selected by Longmores Solicitors LLP

Linetime’s Liberate selected by Longmores Solicitors LLP - Longmores is renowned for its professional yet personal service. Firmly established as Hertford’s leading firm of solicitors, it has a reputation as a forward-thinking practice setting an enviable standard with its legal expertise, use of technology and innovative approach to corporate responsibility.
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Shepherd and Wedderburn Make Further Investment with Linetime

Shepherd and Wedderburn Make Further Investment with Linetime - Leading UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn have expanded their usage of the Liberate SE case management system provided by Linetime Limited.
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Foys Solicitors Opt for Single Database from Linetime

Foys Solicitors Opt for Single Database solution from Linetime - Leading northern firm Foys Solicitors will roll-out Linetime Liberate case and matter management across the whole practice.
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Howard Kennedy invest in client service with Linetime

London law firm Howard Kennedy's Real Estate department continue to invest in client service with Linetime. - London law firm Howard Kennedy has undergone a significant transition in the last two years. Having successfully merged three firms during that period, the firm has now relocated from three offices in the West End to stunning new premises in 2015 at No.1 London Bridge.
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Word of Gold The power of culture

The Word of Gold: sustained success is never an accident, but underpinned by a great culture - Culture,” said Peter Drucker, “eats strategy for breakfast.” As law firms navigate choppy post-Brexit seas, their culture will be a great determinant of whether they dock safely or hit the rocks.
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Help protect yourself from Cybercrime with Liberate Client Connect

Help protect yourself from Cybercrime with Liberate Client Connect - Cybercrime is now said to cost UK industry £2.8 billion per year and that figure is growing. To help law firms ward against this threat Linetime has introduced several new features within the Liberate Legal Services Platform (LSP).
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HCB Solicitors contract with Linetime Debt Recovery

HCB Solicitors has contracted with Linetime to implement the market-leading DebtimeSQL system to support the firm’s growing Debt Recoveries team. - With 260 staff operating from 25 branches, HCB offers a wide range of services for businesses and individuals and the move coincides with a significant upturn in debt recovery work.
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Next plc inhouse legal team select Liberate matter management from Linetime

The in-house legal department at Next were keen to make better use of technology to improve the way they deliver their legal services to support their internal clients. Like many in-house legal functions, they were used to working with traditional paper files and storing emails and other electronic information on personal and shared drives.
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Turner Parkinson select Linetime as their partner of choice

Turner Parkinson LLP believe when it comes to servicing its own clients that relationships are key. Furthermore for its clients to get the quality of service they deserve selecting the right adviser is crucial.
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Freeths Commercial Recoveries team invest in Litigation software

Freeths Commercial Recoveries team invest in Liberate from Linetime - Freeths LLP has contracted with Linetime to implement their Liberate litigation software. The system will support the firms growing Commercial Recoveries team.
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Stephens Scown LLP select Liberate from Linetime

South west law firm Stephens Scown have selected Liberate from Linetime. Dean Mostert, Director of ICT "We have past experience of working with Linetime and have always been impressed with the software’s flexibility and depth of functionality.
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Gillespie Macandrew Invest in Linetime

Gillespie Macandrew Invest in Linetime - Leading Independent Scottish Law firm Gillespie Macandrew has decided to invest in the Liberate case management system from Linetime.
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The day of minimis is here

The Word of Gold: more for less? It's yesterday's challenge - Law firm pricing is a hot topic just now, and this is welcome – not least to the consulting community. But there is a problem. Often, an iron law is disregarded. Before price comes the process. Firms introduce “innovative” pricing models without looking first at how they produce and then wonder why their line is bottom in more ways than one. “AFA” in their world stands less for “Alternative Fee Agreement”, than “A Failed Attempt”.
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Award winning Kent solicitors reaping the benefits of electronic file management

Award winning Kent solicitors reaping the benefits of electronic file management - Boys & Maughan Solicitors has contracted with Linetime to roll out Liberate Case Management to all its 90 staff.
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Coltman Warner Cranston implement Linetimes practice management

Coltman Warner Cranston implement Linetime’s Liberate practice management - Coltman Warner Cranston LLP, a Coventry based firm and Top Tier Legal 500 firm have contracted with Linetime for their Liberate practice management system.
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Shepherd and Wedderburn Invest in Linetime for Matter Management

Shepherd and Wedderburn Invest in Linetime for Matter Management - Leading UK commercial law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has invested in the Liberate matter management application from Linetime to help improve process efficiency across the firm.
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Freeclaim Solicitors sign for accounts and case management

Personal Injury Freeclaim Solicitors roll out new accounts and case management systems - Linetime have just signed a deal with Manchester based Personal Injury specialists Freeclaim Solicitors to roll out a combined accounts and case management system across their whole practice.
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Quality service and efficiency combined

Quality service and efficiency combined – supported by Liberate from Linetime - South Yorkshire law firm Dickinson Wood contract with specialist legal software supplier Linetime to provide the practice with the very latest in case management and online case tracking.
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Supporting a thriving practice Liberate from Linetime

Supporting a thriving practice – Liberate from Linetime - Norwich based Rogers & Norton Limited have further expanded following their takeover of Nicholas Daykin & Co, another Norfolk based practice.
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Linetime customer BW Legal named Legal Recovery Firm of the Year

Linetime customer BW Legal named Legal Recovery Firm of the Year - Congratulations to our customer BW Legal who have been named Legal Recovery Firm of the Year at this year’s Credit Today Debt Collection awards.
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Prominent Kenyan law firm merger supported by Liberate from Linetime

Prominent Kenyan law firm merger – supported by Liberate from Linetime - Two of Kenya’s most prominent law firms Hamilton Harrison & Mathews and Oraro & Co. Advocates have merged with effect from 1st October, 2014 and will now carry on business as Hamilton Harrison & Mathews (incorporating Oraro & Co) Advocates. The combined firm has been given approval by the State regulators and this now places the firm as one of the largest firms in Kenya.
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Hay & Kilner invests in major IT upgrade

Hay & Kilner invests in major IT upgrade - Leading Newcastle law firm, Hay & Kilner have invested in a significant upgrade to their current IT system to provide legal services in such a way that best suits their clients’ needs through the very best in technology. 
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Rogers and Norton upgrade to Linetime Liberate SE case and practice management

Rogers and Norton upgrade to Linetime Liberate SE case and practice management - Longterm Linetime users Norwich-based Solicitors, Rogers and Norton Limited, are updating their current Liberate case management and accounts systems to Liberate SE, the latest case and practice management systems from Leeds-based legal software specialist, Linetime Limited. 
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Linetime case management selected by Moore Stephens chartered accountants

Linetime case management selected by Moore Stephens chartered accountants - Moore Stephens LLP has contracted with Linetime for Liberate case management. 
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Top 100 law firm SGH Martineau select Liberate from Linetime

Top 100 law firm SGH Martineau select Liberate from Linetime - Leeds based software supplier Linetime Limited has signed up law firm SGH Martineau to take its Liberate package in a complete overhaul of the law firm’s current IT software replacing both Civica and Norwell components currently used by the firm.
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Wilkins Solicitors implement Linetimes practice management

Wilkins Solicitors implement Linetime’s practice management - Longstanding Buckinghamshire firm Wilkins Solicitors LLP have contracted with Linetime for their Liberate practice management system. As part of the roll out the firm will be deploying Linetime’s fee earner desktop software throughout.
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Another win for Linetimes Debt Recovery Software

Another win for Linetime’s Debt Recovery Software - Capquest Group Limited has contracted with Linetime for its market leading debt litigation system – DebtimeSQL.
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Liberating new initiative for JB Leitch

Liberating new initiative for JB Leitch - Property law firm JB Leitch has confirmed a further collaboration with software company Linetime Limited to ensure they provide the best service to their clients.
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Mason Baggott and Garton improve efficiency

North Lincolnshire law firm Mason Baggott and Garton invest to improve efficiency - Mason Baggott and Garton, a North Lincolnshire law firm specialising in personal and business law invest in the latest technologies to improve their efficiency and to improve the level of service to their clients.
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Marketing success fuels growth

Marketing success fuels growth - Northwest based RMNJ Solicitors are reaping the benefits of their national marketing campaign. As a result of their marketing activities the firm is experiencing significant growth, notably in their conveyancing team which in 2013 expanded by 100%. 
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Award winning Kent solicitors use Linetime to expand business

Award winning Kent solicitors use Linetime to expand business - The recent property boom in various parts of the country has meant a welcome return to conveyancing levels not seen since 2007. As a result, senior management teams in firms of solicitors across the country are consequently asking is it time to grow our conveyancing business? 
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Boys and Maughan invest in Linetime case management

Boys & Maughan invest in Linetime case management to support growing workload - Leading East Kent solicitors Boys & Maughan have been seeing their conveyancing workload increase to its highest level in six years and turned to legal profession software suppliers Linetime for support. 
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Leading law firm DWF select Liberate from Linetime

Leading law firm DWF select Liberate from Linetime - Leading law firm DWF have contracted to implement Linetime’s Liberate software to support the newly formed motor asset finance team.

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Kenyas leading law firm invests in Linetime software

Kenya’s leading law firm invests in Linetime software - The firm has used Linetime systems for many years and is now rolling out Linetime systems to all fee earners within the firm. 
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QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby upgrade with Linetime

QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby upgrade with Linetime. QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby service clients in North Lincolnshire and Nationwide. 
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Henry Hyams goes live with systems from Linetime

Leeds based general practice, Henry Hyams, has gone live with a combined practice and case management system from Linetime. The system has been rolled out to almost 100 users across the whole of the business and will be used to manage all aspects of work from time recording, accounting, billing to electronic file management.

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Thrings solicitors invest in Liberate from Linetime

The Recoveries team at Thrings Solicitors, one of the UKs top 100 law firms, has selected Linetime’s Liberate software. The firm, which has offices  in London, Bristol, Swindon and Bath focuses on providing a complete service to businesses and their owners.
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London law firm Stafford Young Jones upgrade with Linetime

London law firm Stafford Young Jones upgrade with Linetime. Stafford Young Jones is one of the longest established law firms in the City whose roots date back to 1805.
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Wright Hassall LLP new business QDR Solutions select Linetimes practice management and debt recovery solutions

Wright Hassall LLP new business, QDR Solutions select Linetime's practice management and debt recovery solutions.
Leamington Spa based Wright Hassall LLP has added another string to its bow with the launch of a new business, QDR Solutions, which will offer High Court enforcement services alongside its debt recovery and other legal services. 

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Linetime selected to support Wilkin Chapman LLP latest expansion

Linetime selected to support Wilkin Chapman LLP latest expansion. Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire based solicitors, Wilkin Chapman LLP, and Hull based law firm Carrick Read Solicitors have announced that the two firms will merge on the 1st July 2013. 
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Paul W Tracey invest in Liberate by Linetime

Paul W. Tracey invest in Liberate by Linetime - Paul W. Tracey Solicitors a highly respected Irish firm specialising in Personal Injury, Probate and Debt Recovery have gone live with the Liberate practice and case management systems from Linetime. The project included a detailed data conversion from their existing IRIS system.
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Quality Solicitors PGS Law invests in Liberate from Linetime

Quality Solicitors PGS Law invests in Liberate from Linetime. PGS Law, part of the nationwide Quality Solicitors network has contracted with Linetime for their Liberate case and matter management software.
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Oxley & Coward continues to invest in Liberate

LawNet member Oxley and Coward Solicitors LLP continues to invest in Liberate from Linetime Limited. Oxley and Coward provide legal services to both businesses and individuals. The Practice understands that the key to providing exceptional client services requires a dedicated and professional workforce coupled with effective IT systems to support them.
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Foys go virtual with Linetime Limited

Foys go virtual with Linetime Limited. Foys Solicitors have contracted with Linetime to implement a virtualised solution to support their 5 offices.
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Win Win productivity gains from on-line case tracking

Win, Win productivity gains from on-line case tracking (B2C). We are indebted to customer Andrew Cochrane of Flint Bishop for his permission to use this video clip. Read more...

Jennings Law LLP go live with Linetime

North West firm Jennings Law have gone live with a practice wide system from Linetime.  Read more...

GCL Solicitors LLP invest in Liberate from Linetime

GCL Solicitors LLP invest in Liberate from Linetime - Delivering more to clients with integrated systems – at the same time as increasing automation and improving productivity.
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Henry Hyams Solicitors choose Liberate from Linetime

Henry Hyams Solicitors choose Linetimes Practice and Case Management
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Wragge & Co goes live with Linetime

Wragge & Co go live with Linetime case management software

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Wilkin Chapman Grange invest in Personal Injury system from Linetime

Wilkin Chapman Grange has extended their use of case management to their PI department.  
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ismart choice with Linetime's case management

ism@rt consumer solutions have selected Liberate Case Management from Linetime to support their growing business.

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Make sure your debt collection strategy is driven by commercial imperatives

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Commercial advantage in a commoditised market

How top-50 law firm DWF is turning procedure into process to increase productivity and client value in a highly commoditised work area.

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Brennans invest to stay competitive in an increasingly commoditised market

Brennans invest to stay competitive in an increasingly commoditised market.   Read more...

Coltman Warner Cranston LLP - Investing in Technology to Underpin Expansion

Coltman Warner Cranston LLP specialise in debt recovery, litigation and insolvency for commercial clients.

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Merging with Success - when two become one

When two firms become one, it's an opportunity to make one IT system for the new firm that builds on the best parts of each merging business.

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