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About Quill

Legal practice management software and outsourced services for the smart law firm.

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At Quill, our goal is to help law firms run their practice smarter and more effectively. We connect front-office and back-office functions together so you can keep all your cases, contacts, bills, emails and documents efficiently organised in one place.

With easy time recording, robust billing and reporting, simple document automation and trusted legal accounts, our legal practice management software is the surprisingly affordable solution that drives your firm’s profitability and productivity forward.

Plus, we’re the only provider in the UK offering outsourced legal cashiering, payroll and typing services, which all ultimately saves you thousands in employment, training and overhead costs.

Our software and services take the headache out of compliance and put the flexibility back into remote working so that you can focus on what matters most – spending less time managing your firm, and more time making money.

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How we began and where Quill is going

Bringing law firms up to speed since 1978.

1978: First established as Gerrard Calculator Systems, we begin supplying programmable calculators from our headquarters in Manchester.

1980: Appreciating how the legal profession is required to perform lots of repetitive paperwork tasks, we begin working closely with law firms to help them overcome this with Microsoft’s innovative word processing technology.

1985: We change our name to Quill Computer Systems and started developing our flagship legal accounts and practice management software.

1998: Knowing how difficult it is for law firms to find good legal cashiers and the lengthy turnaround time for processing accounts, we set up an outsourced cashiering bureau.

2000: We launch the first version of our legal accounts and practice management software.

2004: We extend our outsourced service offerings with our outsourced payroll bureau.

2010: Our latest legal accounting and case management software wins the Institute of Legal Finance & Management Solicitors’ (ILFM) Software Users Award first in 2010 and again in 2012.

2016: We acquire Solicitors Case Management Systems Ltd and integrate its legal forms functionality within Quill’s software. Best Companies recognises us for our employee engagement initiatives and offering a caring workplace.

2018: We launch our outsourced transcription and typing service, endorsed by the Manchester Law Society, LawNet and Lawshare.

2019: We acquire Professional Technology UK Ltd.

2020: Best Companies recognises Quill as a 2-star, ‘Outstanding Company to Work For’ based on our approach to supporting employees throughout lockdown and their mental health.

2021: Quill’s inaugural time being named in the Best Companies prestigious lists for ‘The UK’s 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For’ (52nd place), ‘The North West’s 100 Best Companies to Work For’ (56th place) and ‘Technology’s 50 Best Companies to Work For’ (21st place).

Today: Quill is the only legal practice management software provider that allows you to tap into experienced legal cashiering and payroll bureaus all under one roof. Along with our outsourced typing services, our mission is to support legal practices across all their front-office and back-office needs.

Quill in numbers

9,000 users

750 law firms

100 staff

5 million annual transactions

Meet the team

Julian Bryan

Senior Leadership Team,
Managing Director

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Harry McHarry

Senior Leadership Team,
Product Development Director

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Tom Wormald

Senior Leadership Team,
Client Services Director

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Mike Bates

Leadership Team,
Pinpoint Operations Manager

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Corrine Blake

Leadership Team,
HR and Office Manager

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Alan Farley

Leadership Team,
Business Analyst

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Nilofer Khalifa

Leadership Team,
Head of Marketing

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Pete Richards

Leadership Team,
Software Delivery Manager

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Eddie Smith

Leadership Team,
Finance Manager

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Anthony Davies

Sales Team,
Regional Sales Consultant

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Jo Poole

Sales Team,
Regional Sales Consultant

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Rebecca (Becky) Thomas

Sales Team,
Client Account Manager

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Our values

Accountability to our clients, our staff and our community is core to our ethos. Our goal is to deliver smart and intuitive solutions that make law firms run smoothly.

Committed to excellence

We insist on excellence in all that we do, both for our customers and ourselves.

Open and honest

We say what we mean, and mean what we say.

Respectful and supportive

We are accountable to our people, our clients, our environment and the communities we serve.

Efficient

We get the job done, and we get it done right the first time, every time.

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We strongly believe that, if we look after our employees, they’ll look after our clients. That’s why we’ve gained 2-star ‘Outstanding’ Best Companies accreditation in 2021, are a Living Wage employer and have a team of long-serving employees who are deeply passionate about what they do.

Our aim is always to provide the best possible workplace which promotes equal opportunities, continued professional development, career progression pathways and, quite simply, a fun place to be.

We also have a strong ethos of giving back to the community, hold regular events to raise money and frequently take time out to assist charitable causes.

If that sounds like the ideal workplace for you, it probably is, so please get in touch below.

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