Two stories this morning, starting with the Veyo conveyancing portal which today commences its roll-out across England and Wales. The joint venture between the Law Society and Mastek (UK) Ltd brings together electronically all the processes, checks and documentation prepared and undertaken by solicitors and licensed conveyancers in the sale and purchase of residential properties. The first users will be those firms who have already placed orders, thereafter the firms who have registered interest and then the remainder of the market.

Desmond Hudson, Chairman of Veyo, said: “This initial go-live of Veyo marks the start of an exciting revolution in the conveyancing market. As an industry-first it’s crucial that we roll the product out strategically and our regional, targeted approach ensures that we can build a solid foundation in which the Veyo community can grow. With the home-buying process due to become much more efficient, secure and transparent, and over 1800 conveyancing firms in England and Wales having registered interest in using Veyo already, the company is set to transform the whole market.”

Next, over to Intapp who just announced that Shepherd + Wedderburn LLP has selected Intapp Open and Intapp Flow to increase visibility across firm-wide software systems and business processes. Shepherd + Wedderburn will be using Intapp Open to modernise its matter intake system, enabling the risk team to monitor compliance more effectively and reducing administrative burdens on lawyers and support staff. In addition, Shepherd and Wedderburn is implementing Intapp Flow to automate business processes such as matter closing, to enhance business efficiency.

“Given the increased focus on risk and compliance across the legal industry, we wanted a single application that could give us visibility into the entire matter intake process, and standardise how we manage other workflows. Intapp Open and Intapp Flow provide us with a modern, industry-standard approach to monitor, report and analyse business processes throughout the firm,” said Paddy Toner, IT director, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP. “Intapp Open also offers our lawyers better visibility into the status of new matter requests.” Shepherd and Wedderburn’s decision follows its successful implementation of Intapp Wall Builder, which the firm uses to manage security of sensitive client data.