CSP becomes the first practice management software provider to lawyers to achieve certification

APM Group, the Cloud Industry Forum’s (CIF) independent certification partner, has today announced that LawWare Ltd, a leading developer of software for the legal profession through their LawCloud cloud solution, has successfully achieved certification against the CIF Code of Practice, demonstrating their commitment to transparency, accountability and capability.

Founded in 1995 and incorporated in England in 1998, LawWare produces innovative software specifically for UK solicitors and offers a first class range of support services to assist law firms to successfully implement the software and keep it operating smoothly thereafter. The company now provides practice-management software for more than 230 law firms (as of July 2013) and rapidly growing, representing almost 25 percent of law firms in Scotland.

Commenting on their drive for certification, Warren Wander, Managing Director at LawWare, said: “Adoption of cloud computing is growing year-on-year, but end users still express valid concerns about making the right move. This is nowhere more true than in the legal sector, where privacy and security are naturally of paramount importance. While there are a variety of helpful guidelines available to help users select trustworthy suppliers, few, if any, have the scope of the CIF Code of Practice. End users can now turn to CIF certified providers and have complete confidence that they operate in a fully transparent, accountable and capable way.”

“One of the main benefits for us is that our customers and prospects can immediately see that we are a trustworthy CSP, having been judged by an independent external body to have good business practices, solid contracts and honest online sales literature in place. As a company, we are fully committed to the Code of Practice, and look forward to working closely with CIF in future,” he continued.

Richard Pharro, CEO of APM Group, added: “The more that CSPs from all parts of the supply chain participate with CIF, and get certified, the better it will be for the industry as a whole. The Code of Practice has been developed to provide comfort for end users, and ensure that reputable CSPs can receive the market recognition that they deserve. LawWare’s customer-driven mission statement is very much aligned with that of the Cloud Industry Forum, and, as such, we are very pleased to have them on board.”