After 13 years with Videss (now part of the IRIS Legal group) and despite offers from some of the major suppliers, Tom Bell has decided to get out of the legal market altogether and hang up his boots because “It's just no fun any more”.

Along with Chris Rose, he was part of what was possibly the most unbeatable duo in UK legal software sales. Together they opened up the South of England for Videss – Tom becoming the most successful salesman Videss ever employed, bringing in over £10 million during his time there, including the £1 million Blake Lapthorn contract. Prior to Videss, Tom worked for General Automation (now Civica), Avenue Legal Systems (now Tikit TFB) and Applied Computer Expertise/ACE (now also part of IRIS).