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Linda Tsang reports

'Havers' Companion to the Bar', Lawtel and Microsoft have joined forces for a special offer which entitles purchasers of Havers to a free 30-day trial of Lawtel, the database for all aspects of legal work. If a Lawtel subscription is taken up, the package includes Microsoft Word 6.0.

Firm opts for SolCase

Basingstoke firm Clarke & Son has switched to a Windows system for its 10-user practice. The firm has invested over £40,000 on Solicitec's SolCase Conveyancing Management System which incorporates word processing facilities, and which will be tailored to handle probate, litigation and accounts software. It is envisaged the firm will also launch its own wills package using the system's user development tools.

Questel Orbit on-line

International on-line information company Questel Orbit has put its database of European Patents on to the on-line service. The database covers all European patents since 1978, including published applications and granted patents.