dublin-1544724-640x480Following a year of increased investment in the UK market, Toronto headquartered cloud-based legal practice management software provider Clio has announced that it has doubled the number of UK firms using its software and will be doubling its Dublin office accordingly.

In the past 12 months, Clio has won as clients almost 200 UK firms, which join a client base of over 16,000 firms in 67 countries. Client wins include Pearne & Co in Cheltenham, Roche Legal in York and Lawbrook Grace in Leicestershire.

To facilitate and sustain this growth, Clio’s Dublin-based European office, which opened in October 2013, will be looking in the coming months to double its seven-strong workforce led by EMEA general manager Derek Fitzpatrick.

In 2016, Clio released four new integrations to assist its users in the UK and Europe to run their legal practices more efficiently.

The integrations, many of which have previously only been available to North American users, include Alt Legal, to prepare, file and manage intellectual property; Halo NBI, a client intake app; Chrometa, to capture time; and Clocktimizer, which creates powerful visual reports.

Clio has also welcomed into its partnership program The Law Society of Scotland, Leeds Law Society, and the Institute of Legal Finance Management, as well as providing Clio for free to student-run legal clinics in 17 universities.

“Having a team on the ground in Europe has allowed us to accelerate our growth and build key relationships that would not be possible otherwise – like those with Universities and Law Societies all over the UK,” said Jack Newton, CEO and co-founder, Clio. “We’ve invested considerable time and effort into adapting Clio for the UK market and look forward to further growth in the coming years.”

“The feedback we’ve been receiving from our customers, particularly about Clio’s user-friendliness, its raft of features, and ability to integrate with over 50 leading software providers has been phenomenal,” added Fitzpatrick.