IT in firms

Chester-based practice Walker Smith & Way is implementing new debt collection software. The firm has taken on Norwel's package, following its previous purchase of the company's practice management system last year. The practice plans to take on E-mail and network fax facilities.

ACE is to supply Bath firm Thrings & Long with a new sys- tem for its practice management. The firm is spending u70,000 on the new system from ACE, which is to replace a Kienzle System's set-up. The firm is working towards a legal aid franchise and took on the system as preparing for that process.

Wirral and North Wales firm Roberts Moore Nicholas Jones is to spend u30,000 on a new system from Leeds supplier Linetime. The software will run on Dell PCs and Hewlett Packard laser printers for word processing.

Supplier Total Computer Systems has two more local authorities added to its list. Newcastle City Council's legal department is installing Timebase for Windows over 33 users. Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has installed an enhanced Timebase time recording package. Timebase runs on Psion Series 3 hand-held computers which collect the data to be downloaded on to PCs later.