September 30, 2020

Launching The First Business Intelligence Tool Purely Designed For SME Law Firms

As the leading provider of Business Intelligence to UK SME law firms, we are pleased to announce the availability of our new cloud-based offering:    Katchr provides fast, easy access to KPIs and management information for law firms. Whether it’s lawyers keeping track of their targets, team leaders monitoring their people, or owners reviewing monthly performance, Katchr delivers fast.   Now the proven Katchr solution is even more accessible to […]
July 29, 2020

How is the Finance Function Helping Law Firms to Adapt? – Alternative Insights Article July 2020

  In this article from Alternative Insights,  Financial Directors within the legal industry, along with our Managing Director, Graham Moore, share how firms have adapted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and what impact it has had on the finance function.   Click here to read this article in full           Graham MooreLaw Firm Practice Management System and Business Intelligence expert. Managing Director of Katchr. If […]
July 20, 2020

The Next 12 Months – Survive or Thrive?

At our Katchr Connect 2020 User Conference last month we ran several polls for a better understanding of how firms have reacted in recent months. See the results here   Graham MooreLaw 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 […]
July 13, 2020

Implementing a New BI Project During Lockdown

Our Head of Customer Success, Sam Holden, speaks to Brian Evans of Lanyon Bowdler about implementing a new BI project during lockdown.   Graham MooreLaw 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 […]
June 10, 2020

How Katchr became an essential tool for management at Lodders Solicitors

Our Head of Customer Success, Sam Holden, speaks to Alistair Howard of Lodders Solicitors about how Katchr has become an essential management tool for the firm over the last 2 years.   Graham MooreLaw 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 […]
June 8, 2020

Katchr Announces Lockdown Win

As the UK’s law firm business intelligence specialists, we are pleased announce another new customer win despite the current lockdown.   Specialist serious injury business firm CFG Law signed up to the Katchr law firm BI suite in April, 4 weeks after the start of lockdown in the UK – the latest in a series of strategic steps taken during the Covid period by the innovative national legal business, which […]
April 21, 2020

When it’s good to disappoint clients (and the importance of scope)

In the last blog, I took a look at Andy Poole’s message that getting it right in instructions is key to maximising profit and cash. Following on from Andy’s talk at our last conference, Jamie Pennington, law firm business coach went on to explore that key initial conversation with the client at the point of instruction. This is the time to “disappoint” clients – when you are setting expectation. Not […]
March 9, 2020

Profit and Cash – it’s all about Communication

Accountants love numbers. Yes we all know that. And usually any conversation with your accountant will focus on numbers – profit, cash, WIP, debtors. Which is all very well, but how do we effect change to these? How do we improve those numbers? At our Katchr Connect conference in June, widely known and well respected law firm specialist accountant Andy Poole gave some counter-intuitive advice on how to maximise profit […]
February 18, 2020

Where’s your new business treasure trove?

“The most underused data a law firm has got”. That’s how ex Managing Partner and Law firm consultant Simon McCrum described the analysis of historic cross-selling during his presentation at our Connect conference last year. Simon talked passionately about how, once a firm is really delivering consistent quality services, business development naturally becomes easier, not by finding more new clients, but by leveraging those existing relationships. The latest release of […]
December 17, 2019

ISO 27001 Accreditation for Information Security Management

We are pleased to announce that Katchr is now certified to ISO 27001 for Information Security Management. This certification is a demonstration of Katchr’s commitment to data protection for all of it’s law firm customers.  Awarded to firms whose business processes conform to strict international standards, the ISO 27001 accreditation is the only auditable international benchmark for information security management.  Graham Moore, Managing Director of Katchr commented: “With the legal sector continuing to report an increase in targeted attacks, information security management should be a […]
November 28, 2019

What’s Your Business Model?

  At our user conference back in June, one of the talks that had people most engaged and exercised was John Chisholm’s session on value pricing. There is nothing like a debate around the billable hour to get a room full of lawyers and law firm finance professionals excited. However what really struck home to me was when John talked about value based pricing being a business model change not […]
November 18, 2019

Financial Freedom- LPM Article October 2019

Provide deeper and more frequent financial information with ease. In October’s LPM column Vin Chauhan, IT Director at Brady Solicitors looks at how Katchr has revolutionised reporting for the firm. Click here to read the article in full   Download the full LPM October 2019 magazine     Graham MooreLaw Firm Practice Management System and Business Intelligence expert. Managing Director of Katchr. If you’d like to discuss how large or […]
July 26, 2019

Inclusive Data- LPM Article June 2019

How much management information should be shared around a firm? And what impact can an open approach have on engagement and performance? In this article for LPM magazine, Wendy Manfield of Katchr client Stephens Scown, discusses the firm’s approach to open information and how that supports the “Scownership” employee ownership scheme. Click here to read the article in full   Download the full LPM June magazine here       […]
January 8, 2019

Why Don’t Lawyers Do What You Ask Them To Do?

In his third and final guest blog, leading legal sector consultant Simon McCrum looks at why policies and procedures are not followed.   WHY DON’T LAWYERS DO WHAT YOU ASK THEM TO DO? Having been team leader, department head, division head, and Managing Partner, I understand well the frustration (and anger) that Managing Partners and CEO’s voice to me. “We’ve asked them a dozen times, but still they aren’t doing what we […]
December 18, 2018

Simon McCrum – Surely No-One Would Do This?

In another of our popular series of guest blogs, leading legal sector consultant, Simon McCrum has a tongue-in-cheek look at designing a business model.   SURELY NO-ONE WOULD DO THIS? It’s slightly tongue-in-cheek, but let’s see if we can design a business model that is doomed to struggle and which will ensure that we miss out on the profit and cash opportunities that come with providing high-value services at high prices in […]
December 17, 2018

Mastering Maturity- LPM Article December 2018

How mature is your business intelligence? In December’s LPM column I take a look at the varying levels of maturity of business intelligence within law firms. I also reflect on the most important first step to improvement for most firms. Click here to read the article in full     Download the full LPM December 2018 magazine   Graham MooreLaw Firm Practice Management System and Business Intelligence expert. Managing Director of Katchr. […]
November 9, 2018

Simon McCrum – The Perfect Legal Business?

In another of our popular series of guest blogs, leading legal sector consultant, Simon McCrum shares his thoughts on the perfect foundations for a high performance legal business .   The Perfect Legal Business? Some people think it is easy to run – and to grow – a law firm. I feel like I have had a lifetime in lawyer and team management and in law firm ownership and leadership. Taking all of […]
October 26, 2018

Indicators of Success- LPM Article October 2018

What are your BGIs? In your law firm, what measures truly indicate the future potential for growth, and your progress towards that? In October’s LPM column I take a look at the idea of Business Growth Indicators – KPIs that are forward looking and aligned to business objectives – and give some examples of how we measure our business. Click here to read the article in full     Download the full […]
September 4, 2018

Client Communication – LPM Article July/August 2018

Email is the new snail mail. This was the suggestion made to me recently by the managing partner of a law firm during a fascinating conversation about how law firms communicate with their clients. We are all now used to renewing our insurance by filling in a form online. Most of us wouldn’t dream of emailing our bank, and visiting branches is becoming a thing of the past (yes, I […]
September 4, 2018

Mistake Too – LPM Article May 2018

When I speak to law firm management about their business intelligence (BI), management information (MI) and reporting approaches, I’m regularly asked about what other firms do well. People naturally want to learn about best practice, or better practice, from other, similar firms. However, the question that is much less frequently asked, but which I think is equally – if not more – valuable, is “what mistakes do you see other […]