What is legal practice management software?

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The evolution of modern technology has transformed the legal field, helping to make law firms more effective and efficient. Gone are the days of digging through dusty case files to find a crucial piece of data – now, you can use technology to maintain a reliable database and help you get a head start on your research.

Keeping the office running smoothly is also vital to business success for any law firm, and this is where practice management software comes in.

The key features of practice management software

Legal practice management software is one of the most valuable tools you can use to enhance productivity and opportunity within your firm. It manages your billing and accounts, as well as your diary.

An effective practice management system offers more than an efficient way to meet deadlines, be on time for meetings or file timely and accurate invoices. It also provides law firms with a reliable client relationship management system, meaning that case progress updates for your clients are just a click away. It should even offer time-saving document assembly solutions, enabling you to collate bespoke letters or documents that you can then review and approve before sending, helping you save even more time.

How legal practice management software can transform your business

Effective legal practice management software should make your business run like a well-oiled machine and give your staff the information they need, when they need it, without wasting valuable time. So what are the features to consider when choosing future-proof practice management software?


Protecting your casework and client records from online attacks is a crucial component of any legal practice management system. DPS Software provides a cloud-based system that is updated regularly to ensure the highest level of protection for your data. We are ISO27001:2013 accredited, and we also host our products through our DPS Cloud service, enabling us to offer your firm a holistic IT solution (rather than relying on a separate hosting service).


You can maximise your practice management software’s potential by using it to deliver practical reporting on how you run your law firm and how successfully you meet your targets. Just a few simple financial and business intelligence reports can enhance the profitability of your business and support your employees’ development as they build their legal expertise.

The DPS Spitfire practice management system provides a wide range of management reports that you can tailor to meet the needs of your business. We can also work with you to build bespoke and ad hoc reports that deliver on your changing needs over time.

Client relationship management

Your practice management software needs to deliver solutions to otherwise time-consuming tasks, such as tracking your case time and making sure that all deadlines are met without issue. Your clients will expect nothing less than timeliness and accuracy from you. An efficient system will save your clients time and money too, as regular updates can be delivered quickly and remove any need to chase up on progress.

DPS Software’s Client Portal ensures that all your interactions with your clients run smoothly and securely. You can share documents and updates in moments, and even chat securely via a user-friendly mobile app. Your clients will never be left wondering about the progress of their case again!

At DPS Software, we take our commitment to delivering an excellent service to our clients very seriously. We are always looking for ways to ensure that our services deliver on the current and future needs of legal firms, and we provide a wealth of technical support and training options to help you make the most of our services.

To find out more about our practice management offering, contact us today.

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