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Fentons rolls out Laserform technology; Aderant launches Front Office CRM; Ricksons expands commercial-property department.

16 November 2005

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  • Personal injury claims specialist Fentons solicitors is to roll out electronic-forms technology from Laserform. The firm has selected the LFM9 product, which enables users to open several linked forms for completion. The product also has an online verifier, so users can check at a glance which forms need updating.

  • Eclipse Legal Systems has unveiled further additions to its Proclaim case management and accounts system. Following the completion of work on a case management worktype, an employment law system is now available within the Proclaim package.

    The system is available free of charge to all existing Proclaim users, under Eclipse’s standard maintenance contract.

  • Lovells has strengthened its international corporate practice with the appointment of partner Suren Gortsunyan, who will be based at the firm’s Moscow office. Gortsunyan is a corporate lawyer specialising in M&A, and equity capital markets work. He also provides transactional advice on the emerging Russian private equity sector.

  • Aderant has announced the general availability of Expert Front Office CRM, its customer-relationship-management product for the legal and professional-services industries.

    The software could help firms improve their new business development efforts by identifying, managing and converting potential business opportunities.

    The release coincides with the availability of an enhanced version of Aderant’s financial and practice-management product, Expert Back Office. Powered by CMS.Net, version 7.0 includes a new user interface and more powerful capabilities including an intuitive navigation framework.

  • The Preston office of UK firm Ricksons has appointed Allan Sumner and Dominic Hester to its commercial property department. Both join from neighbouring law firm Napthens.

    Both commercial property partners have practised in Preston for a number of years and represent various commercial clients in the north-west, including Kensington Developments, which they will continue to work for after joining Ricksons.

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