Sanderson steps in to buy up LegalMIND

A WELL-known practice management system used by 30 firms has been sold off to a rival supplier after owner Admiral made a “strategic decision” to withdraw from the legal IT marketplace.

International IT services group Admiral sold its LegalMIND product to IT services and software company Sanderson last month.

Admiral has promised its small-to-medium-sized customers a “seamless transition” to the new supplier.

The company also said that support would continue in the same way as before since the six-member Admiral business team would be transferring with the product to Sanderson.

Arif Hamed, IT manager at London firm Stringer Saul, which uses the system, said Admiral had asked the permission of its clients before selling the product.

He said he was “happy and satisfied” with the support his firm was receiving.

Other firms using LegalMIND include London firms Liddell Zurbrugg and Memery Crystal, and Bedfordshire firm Leeds Day.

Admiral company secretary Daryl Paton said the company had chosen Sanderson as the buyer because it “could take the product better into the future”.

Sanderson will now market its QNIX case management system alongside the LegalMIND practice management system.

Existing customers of Sanderson include Staffordshire firm Grindeys, Birmingham-based The Lewington Partnership and London firm Cooper Whiteman.