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Law firm automation pays. Firms using BHL Insight really are more profitable.
We've worked with many of Australia and New Zealand's leading firms to help them automate their fee recording, billing, accounting, document creation and workflow.Read More
Data Conversion Services Whitepaper
This paper seeks to inform prospective BHL Insight clients of the real issues behind data conversion so that they can decide which approach is most suitable for their firm. It contains methodologies and data structures which are the intellectual property of BHL.Read More
Challenges Facing Lawyers and Law Firms
I'm Christopher Eddison-Cogan the Founder of BHL Software. In 2013 I wrote an article on challenges facing lawyers and law firms. The article proved popular and many of those challenges have only become more relevant in the current legal environment so I've updated this whitepaper for 2016.Read More
Performance review or performance preview
Tired of end-of-month performance reviews? What if you could have a self managed law firm? MONTHLY PERFORMANCE reviews can be a challenging and uncomfortable time for many law firm principals and managing partners, not to mention for the fee earners. But what if you could change all that? What if you can transform yourRead More
Press Control-S on your firm
It’s now a truism that when your IT systems stop working, so does your firm. What steps should you take to protect your business from such risks? LAST MONTH, we discussed some of the technical risks of on-premises systems and the commercial risks of cloud-based systems, and we offered a solution with the best of &helRead More
Is your data safe in the cloud?
Are Practice Management, Document Management and Document Automation systems best kept on-premises? Yes… and No Technologically, your documents and practice management data are probably safer in the cloud than on your own local servers because the people who maintain data in the cloud are maintaining so much dataRead More
Web marketing for smaller law firms
Recently, several owners of small and medium sized law firms, mostly specializing in personal injury, family law and small businesses, have been asking me about their websites and telling me of their difficulties in getting their ‘fair share of instructions’, despite being excellent lawyers.Read More
How can you give all your clients the attention they deserve?
Clients tend to be more concerned with the outcome than with the backend processes: They expect their lawyers to have efficient internal processes to complete their matter quickly and at reduced cost. A legal practice management system can help you centralise all your client, matter and contact details; emails can beRead More
How is the financial health of your law firm?
Law firms need to be financially secure in order to be able to best help their clients. At the end of every year, it is always good to ask yourself "how is the financial health of my law firm"? Sometimes you may not like the answer but the question still needs to be asked.Read More
The importance of data in increasing law firm productivity
Productivity seems to be the buzzword right now, with the Australian government in particular focusing on how they can improve economic productivity in the years to come. Therefore as the economy stagnates law firm productivity will be an important part of maintaining or increasing profitability in the slow growthRead More
Time Management: Where does the time go?
Those that work in law no doubt ask themselves this question on a regular basis - where does the time go? It's no secret that law is a busy, time sensitive career choice. There are always mountains of paperwork and emails to get through, not to mention the large amount of reading you have to do for every case.Read More
Do you need to improve your law firms marketing strategy?
Are you looking to makeover your law firms marketing strategy and attract new clients in 2013? With the deregulation of the legal industry in Australia and so many different law firms out there, it is important that you have a strong marketing plan in place to help your law firms services stand out from the rest.Read More
Have you the legal accounting software to put effective financial accounting processes in place?
There are a lot of different facets to running a law firm. Running a law firm means that you no longer focus solely on law, but also on keeping the firm ticking along smoothly - this means you need to have a finger in every pie.Read More
Boost productivity with legal software
It's no secret that lawyers are often pressed for time, not to mention stressed. The best solicitors pour their heart and soul into helping their clients, and while this is great for business it can also lead to things such as paperwork falling to the wayside.Read More
Tips for improving employee retention at your law firm
If you own or manage a legal firm, then one of the challenges you may face is retaining the best lawyers. When it comes to offering legal services that are top notch, you need excellent solicitors who work to the highest possible standards.Read More
Five Steps to Predictable, Profitable Legal Services – Why KPIs and Standard Reports don’t go far enough.
Imagine your law firm runs like a well-oiled machine with similar types of matters and legal services churned out, one after another, each executed at the highest possible quality. For you personally, this means fewer crises and late nights at work.Read More
The rise of smart systems
IT issues facing law firms can differ wildly from firm to firm. Christopher Eddison-Cogan of BHL Software, explains how a firm’s size, culture and leadership all have an impact on the effectiveness of their practice management software and otherRead More
CRM for Law Firms – More than Email and Calendar
In our view CRM for law firms who achieve high profitability goes beyond the standard Practice Management System components of a centralised contact system. The ability to categorise or “slice and dice” contacts, the ability to automate the production of correspondence based on those categories.Read More
Smart Systems Tips & Traps
IT plays an increasingly important role in the day to day running of law firms, computers, smart phones and other smart technology are now used every day by lawyers and play an important role in their work. Legal practice management software and othRead More
Indicators of a profitable law firm
In 2002, BHL Software Director Christopher Eddison-Cogan wrote an article in the Law Society Journal discussing law firm profitability. Many of Christopher's predictions proved to be accurate, the updated version of the article may provide insight on trends in the legal industry and the impact of technology on law pRead More