Cheltenham firm opens window to Legalmind system

Admiral Legal Systems has won a contract to supply Legalmind, its latest practice management system, to Cheltenham firm Wiggin and Co.

Wiggin and Co, which also has offices in London and Los Angeles, specialises in commercial, tax and media law and litigation.

Graham Watts, director of finance at the firm, said he was looking for software that could not only cope with billing and disbursements, but would also allow users to analyse profitability.

"Ease of use and the ability to fully integrate with our existing Windows software was also extremely important," he said.

Watts said he liked the fact that Legalmind was written entirely in Windows and that Admiral was a Microsoft Solution Provider Partner.

He explained: "Other so-called Windows legal products were a mix of graphical interface and character-based software, with a Windows front-end only. Legalmind was the only established, full Windows NT 32-bit product that met our requirements."

Karen Green, SQL server product manager at Microsoft, said: "Leading edge legal firms are increasingly changing the way they work, by dispersing power throughout their organisation and tightening up processes. Microsoft and Admiral are working together to deliver technology that matches these new business structures."

Admiral and its sister company, Admiral Training Centres, are running free sem- inars on Legalmind and mobile computing.

They are being held on 26 September in Sevenoaks, Kent, and 24 October in Bloomsbury, London. Call 01276 682268 for details.