Legal News

Sat 13 March 21

How is the legal world adapting to remote working?

Coronavirus (officially known as Covid-19) is having a profound effect upon many facets of society and everyday life, not least in terms of how people work. A whole spate of companies around the world have already asked their office-based employees to work from home through the pandemic, starting with Silicon Valley giants including Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Apple and Amazon.

Tue 02 March 21

Home working tech solutions

Agile working – where fee earners and admin teams can work flexibly both in terms of location and time has never been as important as it is now. Here’s an introduction to some tech solutions that can be set up quickly and easily to enhance your remote working capabilities. SpeechWrite’s 360 mobile app brings the full benefits of our digital dictation and voice recognition workflow to mobile devices, providing maximum flexibility to our customers. Amongst other things, it allows you to

Sat 06 February 21

Improving the work-life balance for solicitors

According to the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI), when employees are given the autonomy and empowerment to choose when and where they work, this creates a culture that removes artificial measures of success (such as logged hours or constant visibility within an office) and actually allows employers to focus on what’s important - results and performance.

Fri 29 January 21

Mental health and well-being

Around one in every four people in the UK experiences some type of mental health problem each year. According to a review of mental health and employment - Thriving at Work - mental health issues cost employers between £33 billion and £42 billion a year, with an annual hit to the UK economy of between £74 billion and £99 billion.

Tue 02 June 20

A solicitor’s guide to the top 10 do’s and don’ts of voice recognition

This solicitor's guide to the top 10 do's and don'ts of voice recognition software is a must read for anyone using this software. From memos, letters and emails, through to contracts and court forms – lawyers’ daily lives revolve around compiling documents. And in a profession where time is money, the more streamlined and intuitive this process is, the better.

Mon 16 December 19

SpeechWrite 360 Mobile Digital Dictation App

SpeechWrite 360 is a state of the art cloud voice recognition and digital dictation workflow solution designed to meet the agile and flexible working needs of the modern-day professional. Here at SpeechWrite, we understand that our customers often need to work remotely and from multiple locations and do not want to be tied down to an office. In fact, many companies are now downsizing their offices or even closing them entirely to save on rental costs, which often means that employees need to be able to work from home or shared offices.

Sun 15 December 19

The Future of Work

According to a study by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) around 1.5 million workers in England are at high risk of losing their livelihood to job automation, with women, part-time workers and young people disproportionately affected.

Mon 07 October 19

The effect of new technology on the legal sector

According to a report from The Law Society - Legal services sector forecasts 2017-2025 - growth in overall legal sector employment is likely to decline, partly as a result of “increasing adoption of new technology and new working methods”. Predictions are that “modest growth in the UK economy and the increasing use of labour saving technology and new working methods in the sector, mean that total employment in the sector is unlikely to grow at the rates we have seen in the past.

Thu 26 September 19

SpeechWrite Digital partners with The Agile Firm Events this Autumn

SpeechWrite are proud to be partners of the Agile Firm Events 2019 held in Bristol, Manchester and London this Autumn partnering with hosts DMC Canotec and Claremont. With 90 firms joining us at the events already you should register now to ensure your place and hear first-hand how some of the UK’s most visionary and progressive firms are embracing agile working to improve client service.

Wed 14 August 19

Can flexible working save the environment?

Despite the proliferation of digital nomads tapping away on their laptops in local coffee bars over recent years, the daily commute is still very much a key feature of the working day for employees up and down the UK. The right to request flexible working was rolled out in 2014 but even today, five years on, less than 10% of jobs paying over £20,000 are advertised as being flexible.

Wed 03 April 19

Artificial Intelligence and the legal industry (2/2)

While we’re years away from truly autonomous forms of law firm Artificial Intelligence (the type of ‘strong’ AI Sofia the robot represents an early step towards), weaker or ‘narrow’ AI is already enhancing our lives.  Google is probably the most advanced and ubiquitous form of AI we’re familiar with – using natural language processes to interpret users’ search queries (spelling mistakes and all) in order to retrieve the most relevant results.

Thu 22 November 18

How technology is helping reduce admin costs for law firms

Whether it’s in conference or in court, it’s the lawyer’s job to eliminate the inconsequential, peripheral or immaterial and get to the point – to make a case in the most effective and efficient way possible.

Mon 01 October 18

Hosted mobile solutions on the rise in law firms

The latest research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) reveals that the overall cloud adoption rate in the UK now stands at 88 per cent, with 67 per cent of users expecting to increase their adoption of cloud-based services over the coming year. The top four reasons respondents gave for cloud take-up were delivery, flexibility, operational cost savings and scalability with hosted voice recognition.

Fri 14 September 18

'Dictating the pace of change' - New White paper

Pre-register for our new cloud dictation whitepaper and learn about the latest technology in law firms. Help your practice become more agile, flexible, efficient and reduce costs at the same time.

Mon 02 July 18

SpeechWrite 360 - A hosted mobile solution for law firms

The latest research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) reveals that the overall cloud adoption rate in the UK now stands at 88 per cent, with 67 per cent of users expecting to increase their adoption of cloud-based services over the coming year. The top four reasons respondents gave for cloud take-up were delivery, flexibility, operational cost savings and scalability.

Thu 17 May 18

Alex Kilby testimonial video

Following a successful implementation of a Digital Dictation and Voice Recognition solution, Devonalds' Partner, Alex Kilby, talks us through his experiences using the system. One of the main benefits which Alex identified was the consistency the solution promoted within the firm. Alex stated that "SpeechWrite has given us a lot more consistency across the firm... In particular, it enables transcriber or secretaries to pick up work from other offices which then eases the workload across the firm."

Mon 30 April 18

Watch Oliver Price (Partner at Wansbroughs solicitors) talk voice recognition

Partner Oliver Price talks us through his dictation and speech recognition journey and how this has translated into real-world benefits. Oliver gives valuable insight into how the software integrated into their existing workflow and emphasised how the install had minimal disruption to his working day, commenting "It's simple to use; within half an hour, I was up and using it."

Mon 20 November 17

Legal eagles embrace move towards agile working

A survey into agile and flexible working across the legal sector has revealed that over 70% of respondents believe that agile working practices utilising digital dictation and voice recognition promote smarter and more efficient ways of working, while nearly one in four believes it leads to a better work-life balance.

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