In the summer of 2018, we announced the re-launch of our legal cashier training academy. We've taken over twelve months to plan and implement the new academy which has included a review of all course content, recruitment of specialist trainers, and investment in systems and accredited qualifications to both ILFM and AAT. Abigail Morton and Ross Carvell have officially begun their apprenticeship which commences with an initial intensive twelve week training course followed by the funded ILFM diploma qualification and ILFM membership as well as AAT qualifications. More.
As the LSSA publishes its data conversion white paper, just seven weeks after launching its updated Code of Conduct, we're proud to announce we're early to adopt the new LSSA standards. The white paper sets out essential data conversion practices which include extracting data in an industry-standard format within a reasonable timeframe, exporting associated case-related documents, generating reports on current data, supporting trial conversions by cooperating with the alternative software supplier, transforming data to accommodate subtle differences between databases and checking data integrity once converted with any necessary correctional activity. Read more.
In case you missed our September and October newsletters which both featured articles about Making Tax Digital (MTD), here's a reminder of how we're preparing for HMRC's new scheme. We're busy working closely with HMRC to put the necessary integration in place to support the MTD programme ahead of the April 2019 deadline. The enhanced Interactive software will give authorised users access to a new MTD digital screen where they'll be able to review VAT liability for the current and past VAT quarters in the familiar nine box format... and more. Read details.
Last year's final Children in Need fundraising total was an impressive £60.7 million and organisers are optimistic about surpassing it next Friday 16th November. We're getting in on the act too. We've got our Children in Need fundraising pack and are planning an impressive range of activities including the Great Quill Bake Off, Mario Kart Tournament, Fabulous Brew Boys, Big Fat Quiz and more.
Meet our very own Darren Jones, software developer for our Interactive Documents Add-Ins, a position he's held for two years. Darren explains what he's currently working on. These are projects which connect our Interactive software more closely with Word and Outlook for better management of case-related documents and correspondence. Darren also describes his greatest achievements to date at Quill, gives advice to prospects considering Interactive Documents and covers much more besides. Read interview here.
The legal profession is never static. To thrive in challenging conditions, law firms rely more than ever before upon technology. One constant thread in this sea of change is the written word. Every single task performed by a solicitor involves the written word in some form. Law firms are document-intensive by nature and every fee earner is a content factory generating document after document as they progress through live matters. It thus follows that the primary role of technology is to help legal practices manage the written word effectively. Read how Interactive Documents allows you to do just that.