Law firms need to stay ‘open’ to survive lockdown
Posted by Khaled El-Din on 05/05 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Law firms,
Law firms need to stay ‘open’ to survive lockdown

The Law Society of England and Wales has warned that the lack of cashflow and reduced fee income could see many small law firms at risk of collapse. This means being ‘open’ to take enquiries during lockdown is so important and yet 23% of firms we contacted are not taking calls in...

Our guide to IT and communications solutions for law firms
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 20/08 at 10:00 AM Law firms,
Our guide to IT and communications solutions for law firms

Budget cuts for the Ministry of Justice and severe limitations on Legal Aid means lawyers are working harder than ever for less pay. Meanwhile, flexible working or ‘gig economy’ positions are becoming more popular with 29% of lawyers rejecting 9am to 5pm hours last year. More...

Helping law firms embrace flexible working demands
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 23/07 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Internet connectivity, Law firms, Microsoft 365, Security,
Helping law firms embrace flexible working demands

Law firms have a traditionally been overseen by cradle-to-grave partnerships with all fee earners and support staff working traditional 9 to 5 hours. According to ‘The biggest challenges facing the legal profession in 2019*, this set-up is changing with more firms embracing remote and...

Trend: Why law firms are turning to cloud-hosted telephone systems
Posted by Caroline Moore on 23/10 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Law firms,

As part of my PR and marketing role at swcomms, I am always on the lookout for sales trends to help shape our future content and to target our resources. One of the latest trends I have identified is the rise of the adoption of cloud-hosted telephony among law firms. A colleague...

Law firm cyber-attack reveals serious vulnerabilities
Posted by Caroline Moore on 27/06 at 05:20 PM Data centre, Law firms, Security,
solicitor holding his head after being hacked

Today’s ransomware attack on global law firm DLA Piper illustrates just how vulnerable the legal sector is to cyber-crime and the immediate need for a review of data backup policies.DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the...


Law firms often do not have the time or the in-house resource to research the communications and IT solutions that would best fit their needs. As an independent supplier, we can design a converged solution to alleviate the stress of dealing with multiple suppliers while benefiting...

Why law firms need to protect themselves against cyber-crimes
Posted by Caroline Moore on 15/05 at 01:43 PM Law firms, Security,

Law firms pose an attractive prospect to hackers. The funds they handle and the client details they store make them ripe for ransom, trade and blackmail.This infographic summarises the daily risk and challenges law firms face and how they can help protect themselves against cyber...

Law firms: If only you had more time….
Posted by James Hooker on 05/05 at 10:00 AM Legal, Unified communications, Law firms, Unified communications, Video conferencing,
SWComms video conferencing blog post image

Is video conferencing the answer to lawyers juggling the needs of several clients and multiple meetings?  You have several cases to deal with today and they are all in different locations. Time, as always, is of the essence. You could possibly defer a meeting or delegate someone...

How does unified communications benefit the legal world?
Posted by Adam Williams on 10/02 at 01:52 PM Law firms, Unified communications,
Benefits of UC for solicitors and law firms image

Quality advice and competitive rates are an essential part of a lawyer’s remit but the way in which they communicate is equally important. It’s the efficient, innovative firms that win more new business as clients become increasingly concerned with responsiveness and lower costs....

Law firms need low latency for efficient digital dictation
Posted by Caroline Moore on 11/09 at 01:44 PM Legal, Law firms,
swcomms blog post image

When was the last time you saw someone use a cassette recorder or MP3 player for dictation? These are becoming outdated modes for dictation with law firms leading the way by using digital dictation, such as BigHand. But this has not been an easy transition for some firms.Digital...

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