First take-up for new legal technology
A Kent law firm has become the first in the country to adopt a new technology designed to help lawyers access documents quickly and easily when on the move.
Vertex Law has signed up to SeeUnity Mobile, which provides remote access from iPads and iPhones to the OpenText document management system favoured by many legal practices.
“We have always had the ability to access documents when out of the office but using SeeUnity Mobile takes that flexibility to a new level and means we can offer a better and more responsive service to our clients,” said Vertex Law’s Chief Information Officer Jo Owen.
SeeUnity Mobile fully integrates with OpenText and allows users to search for, download, view and mark up documents stored on a law firm’s server.
“It is a well designed application that is easy to use and so long as there is a 3G connection our lawyers can quickly access any documents that they might need, whether they are in a meeting, on the train or working from home,” added Jo.
Vertex Law was introduced to the technology by KnowHow Consulting, which is based in Woking, Surrey.
Managing Director Tony Foy said: “SeeUnity was developed in the US and is beginning to be taken up by law firms across the world.
“A number of leading practices in the UK are known to be considering it but Vertex Law is the first to take out a licence and to start using it in their everyday work.
“They are very IT-literate lawyers and have a clear understanding of how making use of technology can help them function more efficiently as a business and provide added value to their clients.”
Vertex Law is a law firm designed for the needs of business, focusing solely on corporate and commercial services and with particular specialist knowledge in the areas of technology, healthcare and food.