Eclipse Legal Systems cements position as Government Portal leader


“While many IT solution providers struggle with developing Portal solutions, we have created a market-leading proposition.”

Eclipse Legal Systems, the sector’s largest independent software solutions provider, has announced the successful rollout of its A2A “Release 2” update.

Following The Ministry of Justice’s 2010 ruling, all Road Traffic Accident (RTA) claims of a value less than £10,000 must be processed through a central electronic ‘Portal’. Eclipse was the very first vendor to make true integration with the Portal available, via a seamless A2A (Application-to-Application) method. Using A2A, claimant law firms with Eclipse’s Proclaim Case Management solution can manage RTA claims entirely through the Proclaim desktop, without resorting to the manual entry ‘web browser’ method.

As part of an ongoing series of developments to the Portal itself by the RTA Portal Company, a major functional update known as ‘Release 2’ went live on 25thSeptember 2012. On this date it was mandatory for all Portal users to comply with the new system with immediate effect. Eclipse successfully rolled out its updated Proclaim solution for 251 (two hundred and fifty one) law firms dealing with RTA Portal claims. Clients include national heavyweights of several hundred staff, through to boutique firms of just one or two users.

Eclipse’s Business Solutions Director, Tracy Blencowe, comments:

“With over 250 RTA Portal clients, it was vital that we delivered a seamless and effective upgrade. While many IT solution providers struggle with developing Portal solutions, we have created a market-leading proposition that is both extremely cost-effective and incredibly robust. Our knowledge of Portal integration bodes very well for if, or when, the Government extends its use to Employer Liability, Public Liability or Medical Negligence. For law firms wanting the ultimate Portal case management solution, Proclaim is the default choice.”

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About Eclipse

Eclipse is the UK’s leading provider of Case Management Software. The firm’s Proclaim software systemis in use by 17,000 professionals within a vast range of market sectors and work areas.

The Legal Technology Awards sawProclaimwin the prestigious accolade of ‘Integrated System of the Year’.  In addition, the Law Society’s Software Solutions Guide rates Eclipse 1st in 7 of the overall categories researched by the Law Society’s independent team:

  • Overall Customer Satisfaction

  • Client Likelihood to Recommend (93% of Eclipse clients stated that they actively recommend Eclipse and Proclaim to colleagues and peers)

  • Client Likelihood to Choose Vendor Again

  • Quality of Training

  • Overall Market Reputation

  • Overall Perception of Being the Market’s Number 1 Provider

  • Professionalism of Sales Service

Proclaim integrates all case management, document management, reporting, accounting, time recording, task and diary functions, and can be web-enabled to allow clients and referrers to securely view their live case files online.

Clients include:

  • Eversheds

  • Co-operative Legal Services

  • DLA Piper

  • LV=

  • QualitySolicitors (Howlett Clarke, Lockings, Oliver & Co, and others)

For further information, please contact Darren Gower (Marketing Manager) at, or call 01274 704100.