Law Firm Practice Management System and Business Intelligence expert. Managing Director of Katchr.

If you’d like to discuss how large or small law firm software and legal financial reporting systems could help you run your practice more profitably, please give me a call on 03333 010 766.

August 27, 2015

Why law firm management information needs specialists (and why PMS vendors are not specialist enough)

Earlier this year I shared our insights on how to create the best law firm management MIS, built up over many years of working with SME legal firms to develop bespoke management information systems. Through this process, we have honed in on everything that a law firm MIS needs to do to give practice managers everything they need to run their firm efficiently, productively and profitably. In the article, I […]
March 20, 2015

Lawyers – good with words, but not so good with numbers?

I’ve worked with many law firms over the years now to design management information systems that work for employees in all departments. Naturally, the reporting and information requirements for the finance team differ markedly from those of the fee earners, and of the senior management team. Good management information should not just give data, but should provide useful insight that is easily accessed and understandable, and that highlights what action […]
February 16, 2015

Creating the best law firm MIS (Part Two): How to build an effective management information system

Law firms need fast and effective management information systems in order to make the right business decisions. Yet many current practice management systems don’t deliver on this. Earlier this week, I shared my thoughts on why most law practice management systems set law firms up to fail. I’m now going to explain how to remodel your existing practice management system so it delivers effective and timely management information, to help […]
December 11, 2014

Should law firm managers see big data as an opportunity or a risk to their business?

Law firms are increasingly turning to big data to extract more value from the thousands of briefs, memos, pleadings and legal records they produce every day, allowing them to develop a more joined-up approach between research, case workflow, pitch preparation and sales, according to OC&C research quoted by Legal Week. But while there are clearly opportunities for the legal industry to find efficiencies and add value for customers through the […]
October 14, 2014

My top 3 legal IT speakers to watch at London Law Expo 2014

Over 50 leading presenters and up to 3,000 delegates from many of the UK’s top law firms will converge at the Old Billingsgate in London today for Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for law firm senior managers and legal professionals.   The London Law Expo offers multiple stages delivering keynote presentations, panel discussions, knowledge sessions, live debates, exhibitions and interactive demonstrations.   Some of the most respected names within the legal and commercial […]