Practice Management

Software that is the financial heart of your firm.

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Practice management systems (“PMS”) can sometimes be regarded by some firms as just “Finance’s responsibility” but the application of PMS if far wider than finance and affects nearly every part of the firm including fee earners and fee earner support, the firm’s management, marketing, finance, risk and regulatory, records and IT. It is a critical platform for the business and choosing the right one is key.

Lights-On has a wealth of experience in PMS both as users and implementers within a law firm and also as consultants advising law firms on PMS and how to choose and make best use of PMS.

Partners sometimes feel that “if it works for x, it will work for us” and reality is very far from this. Another common mistaken view is “We assume it does x because others use it”. The sheer spread of functionality makes it hard to see the wood for the trees and Lights-On will help a firm match its needs to the right system using a tried and tested analysis and tendering process.

We have helped firms with fee earner numbers in the 10’s to those in the thousands and have a leading and very thorough process that has been recognised and commended by both clients and suppliers alike.

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We take pride in our ethos of independence, depth of knowledge and ethics

Confidentiality

Consulting is a confidential business and the sectors in which we operate demand even greater levels of confidentiality. We take it very seriously and practice what we preach.

Experience

Experience is as much about learning from mistakes as it is from doing things right first time from planning and consideration.

Independence

That ethos of “if it feels wrong, even if others don’t think it is, then avoid it” remains a strong principle for Lights-On today.

Integrity

Integrity is at the heart of what we do. We are not a regulated industry like the legal sector in which we often operate however we treat work as if we were regulated.

Knowledge

Most of Lights-On’s consultants come from a wide background of IT and management covering sectors as wide as banking, the energy sector, manufacturing and consultancy.

brighterclients

"Lights-On’s deep sector knowledge and excellent support was invaluable in selecting our new Practice Management System. We really could not have done it without them"

MarkFinch
Mark Finch FD, Mills & Reeve

"Lights-On now acts as a trusted advisor and sounding board to our business."

KeithFeeny
Keith Feeny Director of IT & Operations, Hill Dickinson

"Good people who are great to work with and really know their stuff"

DuncanAstill
Duncan Astill Partner, Mills & Reeve

"I am sure that, without their help, we would have paid more for something that would have achieved less."

TimHalstead
Tim Halstead Managing Partner, Shulmans Solicitors

"Lights-On are utterly consistent and reliable."

JoStone
Jo Stone Partner, Stephens Scown Solicitors

"Lights-On provided a wealth of knowledge enabling us to start shaping our IT strategy. The team were able to give honest feedback and recommendations. Lights-On never let us down and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them."

Louise Igoe
Louise Igoe Partner, Lodders

"As a novice to a project of this nature [PMS Selection] they brought me up to speed quickly and helped the team drill down into what really mattered."

DuncanAstill
Duncan Astill Partner, Mills & Reeve

"We were highly impressed with their services"

ChrisLowe
Chris Lowe Managing Partner, Watson Farley Williams

"We have benefited greatly from Lights-On’s considerable understanding of the legal sector and available technological solutions, as well as from their consistently practical, outcome-focused advice"

RolandMilllar
Roland Millar Finance Director, Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

"When taking on business critical projects, you need the specialist skills, professionalism and commitment provided by Lights On. We have used Lights-On for several key projects and their approach instils confidence and achieves project objectives."

DeanMostert
Dean Mostert ICT Director, Stephens Scown LLP

“Lights-On were superb on our DMS project. I highly recommend them. Professional, focussed, knowledgeable, pragmatic, organised and always adding value. If you are planning a new PMS, DMS or similar, think very carefully before going anywhere else.”

JonathanThornton
Jonathan Thornton Managing Partner, Russell-Cooke

"As a Partner and FD, when it comes to spending money, I'm not keen unless there is clear ROI. Lights-On proved that they were well worth the investment."

Mike Borg
Mike Borg Partner and Finance Director, Lodders

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