Eclipse Legal Systems just announced its official endorsement by the Law Society. The accreditation follows a rigorous assessment process, carried out during 2014, in which The Law Society examined and assessed systems including Eclipse’s Proclaim Practice Management Software (PMS) solution. The process included in-depth discussions with client bases to ascertain service levels, resilience, and the overall commercial benefits to be had by practices utilising PMS solutions.

Eclipse’s Proclaim system is in use by 22,000 professionals, at 800 organisations – ranging from new startups and niche firms, through to industry heavyweights. Proclaim is Eclipse’s core PMS offering, encompassing case management, matter management and process management capabilities. Eclipse say the endorsement reinforces the company’s position as the UK’s leading legal software provider, with Proclaim being unique as the only Law Society Endorsed solution of its kind.

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Nigel Spencer, Law Society Chief of Commercial Affairs commented “The Law Society is delighted to be endorsing Eclipse and its Proclaim software. Our rigorous assessment process identified Eclipse as the supplier best suited to our members’ needs with its fully featured and easily deployable Practice Management solution.”

Russell Thomson, Chief Business Executive at Eclipse Legal Systems added “This Endorsement is testament to the quality of our Proclaim solution, and the continuing support and nurturing of the diverse needs of our clientbase. Endorsement will enable even more law firms, of all sizes, to benefit from software which truly aids business growth.”

COMMENT: The Law Society endorsement scheme mentioned here was the subject of huge controversy within the UK legal IT community in the spring of last year. We’ll leave the Legal Software Suppliers Association (LSSA) to add their own comments but it is worth noting that although Eclipse is an LSSA member, it refused to sign the boycott letter that LSSA sent to The Law Society.