Assuming the course has not been washed away in the recent torrential rain, this afternoon (8 September) Solicitors Own Software is celebrating its 20th birthday as an independent legal software provider by sponsoring the SOS Legal Software Handicap Stakes at Bath Races – the race is scheduled for the off at 4:40pm.

David McNamara, managing director of SOS, said “2008 has been a momentous year for SOS with the management buyout which confirmed our resolution to maintain our independence in the face of consolidation of the legal software industry. In contrast to a market place where many law firms are left unhappy to find that their existing software may not survive the rationalisations, we are delighted to report that SOS clients remain both satisfied and loyal and that the take-up of our flagship product has been terrific from both new and existing customers.”

* September's issue of Legal Technology Insider will contain details of the latest SOS win at the expense of the IRIS Legal group.