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Law firm profile: Pannone & Partners. Making the most of technology?

Many law firms have invested considerable sums in their IT systems, but how many are truely satisfied with the results? Caroline Poynton talks to Joy Kingsley, managing partner, and David Griffiths, IT director at Pannone & Partners, about their technology and how it has supported the ongoing strategy of the firm.

19 February 2003

Six years ago, Pannone & Partners sat on the brink of a brave new world. Little could they realise that within a few years, they would develop from a firm in which fee earners didn’t even have computers to one in which they were using case and matter management, an effective firm-wide intranet, and voice recognition.

From the mid-nineties, Pannone & Partners has grown from 200 to 420 people and fee income has gone up from £7m-£23m this year alone. In the last three to four years, the number of equity partners has increased and they’ve doubled their profits. At the same time, its IT department has grown from one partner, who knew a lot about IT, to a nine-member team of IT professionals, well experienced in working with law firms.

In contrast, the legal news is full of tales of woe. De-equitisations are a regular feature of the legal press and we are still reeling in the wake of the dissolution of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Joy Kingsley, managing part...

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