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Advantage Property Lawyers (APL) is announcing continued strong growth, against a backdrop of challenging economic conditions.
APL, a licensed conveyancing practice, was founded in 2009 with 15 staff and has since seen headcount grow by 200%. At its inception, the firm implemented Eclipse’s Proclaim Practice Management software solution to provide a solid and scalable technology backbone.
Proclaim is utilised by all APL staff, providing a centralised desktop toolkit for all property transactions. Proclaim also provides the practice’s core financial and reporting toolset, enabling instant data retrieval with ongoing monitoring and analysis.
The ethos at APL focuses firmly on service and the provision of a superb client experience. Despite its youth, the firm has already picked up the ‘Best Small UK Conveyancer’ prize at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards, and regularly features in the Land Registry’s top 50 conveyancers by completion volume.
Figures recently released show a 29% annual turnover increase to £1.51m for 2012. A further uplift of 40% is projected for 2013. Completions for 2013 are expected to increase to 4,000.
Stephen Coupland, Head of Sales & Marketing at APL, comments:
“We are on track to achieve ‘Top 25 Status’ in 2014. Working with Proclaim will enable us to increase turnaround times and continue to provide a first class service to both our clients and introducers.”
Eclipse is the UK’s leading provider of legal software solutions, employing 150 staff at its Yorkshire HQ and with a turnover of £9million. The firm’s Proclaim software system is in use by over 18,000 professionals across a vast range of market sectors, territories and work areas.
Proclaim integrates all case management, accounting, document management, reporting, time recording, task and diary functions, and can be web-enabled to allow clients and referrers to securely view their live case files online.
TouchPoint is Eclipse’s new client self-service solution, providing an always-on, platform agnostic ‘journey’ for law firm clients and business partners.
Proclaim clients include:
Co-operative Legal Services
Advantage Property Lawyers
QualitySolicitors (Howlett Clarke, Lockings, Oliver & Co, and many others)