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- Dec 01
- Press Release
AMJ given BigHand with stamp duty deadline
Andrew M Jackson, one of the leading law firms in Yorkshire, has experienced an enormous surge from clients trying to meet the Stamp Duty Land Tax deadlines on the 30th November. AMJ Managing Partner Rob Penrose said that the firm's ability to deal with the burgeoning number of stamp duty transactions had been increased because staff were using BigHand Digital Dictation.
Rob Penrose, Managing Partner of Andrew M Jackson, commented:
"As clients rushed to meet the end of November deadline for Stamp Duty Land Tax we have experienced one of the busiest months ever in terms of volume of business in our Commercial Property Department."
"At a time like this the speed at which our documents were turned around was critical in order to complete registrations before the cut-off date. Quite simply we have been better able to operate so efficiently, so quickly and so professionally because we now have BigHand Digital Dictation. It helps to give our clients a premium service."
Andrew M Jackson now has 123 members of staff using BigHand's digital dictation workflow system across 9 departments. At the end of each day there is often no dictation outstanding across the firm, leading to some of the fastest document turnaround times possible. This has greatly enhanced client service as a whole.The firm is also about to use the software to enable flexible working across the firm. Fee-earners or secretaries will be able to work from home which will greatly help them in a variety of circumstances, such as maternity leave, or parents of young children.
Rob Penrose continues:"BigHand Digital Dictation has also helped us move toward being a more flexible, employee-friendly firm which considers quality of life to be important. As well as allowing remote working, it also builds a less stressful environment for our secretaries."
Reflecting the experience of many law firms Andrew M Jackson had originally piloted speech recognition software, as well as two other first generation digital dictation systems. AMJ then moved over to BigHand on referral, and now their clients are reaping the benefits.
Andrew M Jackson
Andrew M Jackson Solicitors was established over 100 years ago, and has since become one of the leading providers of legal services in the North East, offering a full range of specialist advice to both private and commercial clients. The firm's growth and success has been driven by the desire to see our clients succeed. Our aim has always been to provide clients with quality advice and expertise in a professional, yet flexible and down to earth manner. Please feel free to contact us for further information or assistance.
Contacts: Rob Penrose, Managing Partner
BigHandOver 12,000 lawyers & IT Managers recently voted BigHand "Best Legal Office Technology Supplier 2003." Our leading product 'TotalSpeech' also won the Society for Computers & Law 2003 Award for "the most outstanding application of information technology to the law in UK and Ireland". TotalSpeech was also voted Best Legal Office Automation System at the Legal Office Technology Awards 2002.BigHand is the leading independent digital dictation and speech recognition consultancy in the UK legal market, maintaining the highest number of digital dictation installations in the sector. BigHand is a leading supplier of IT services to City and Regional law firms. Further information is available at http://www.big-hand.co.uk
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