We've partnered with ETSOS to fully integrate the ETSOS online conveyancing platform into our award-winning Interactive practice management and legal accounts software. Now, through a single interface, conveyancing specialists can request an unlimited number of searches and reports as an integral part of matter progress, and automatically save against case files for end-to-end audit trail purposes.
If, like us, the year seems to have passed by all too quickly, it may be an opportune moment to remind you that tomorrow's Christmas Eve! As is customary, our offices are closed for business from 1pm on Wednesday 24th December 2014 and will re-open on Monday 5th January 2015. In the meantime, a very merry Christmas and happy New Year!
Long hours, heavy workloads and a poor work-life balance have become hallmarks of the legal profession. As a result, stress has become commonplace. It seems fitting at Christmastime, traditionally the time for being caring and giving, to announce our continuing sponsorship of dedicated legal industry charity, LawCare, who offers free, confidential support to lawyers suffering with emotional difficulties.
On 11th December, a spirited team of our charity committee members participated in the first official Project QP Volunteer Day. Our keen outdoors types helped staff at the RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands to declutter an area along the Dee Estuary for the area's wildlife.
Friday 12th December is the third official annual Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser. As Christmas is traditionally the time for sharing and caring, we're getting involved by wearing our festive knitwear and donating £2 per staff member to the appeal. Watch our Facebook page for photos of our employees in their colourful, seasonal winter pullovers.
With a continued spotlight on money laundering in the legal industry, we've received over 100 new orders for our electronic anti-money laundering (AML) system during November. Of these newest clients, Shobha Naik, Partner at North London-based, full-service high street practice, Percy Short & Cuthbert Solicitors, describes the benefits of electronic AML checks.