In the second of two articles, Stephen Brown, legal IT specialist and consultant at Lights-On Consulting, offers practical steps on introducing Artificial Intelligence to day-to-day practice, and considers what the future might hold for AI in the legal profession. This article was first published in Solicitors Journal. AI ‘machine-learning’ technology represents a huge opportunity […]
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"Having worked with Lights-On for many years it was a natural choice to turn to them to assist us in delivering this business critical project. Lights-On assisted in running a comprehensive process which will produce significantly better results at a cheaper price. I thank Lights-On and having developed the relationship over many years have absolute confidence that we have ended up with the best possible solution for us."
"The Executive IT review was exactly what we needed to allow us to develop our IT Strategy. The review was done tactfully and thoroughly. The resulting information was presented to us in a way that enabled all our decision makers to understand our current position. The advice we received on our options was clear and gave us the confidence to move forward and make decisions on our future strategy."
"Lights-On’s deep sector knowledge and excellent support was invaluable in selecting our new Practice Management System. We really could not have done it without them."
"It is a pleasure working with an experienced professional with a unique insight in the sector who has the back up resources of colleagues with similar and complementary expertise and knowledge to draw on for the benefit of my firm. I would recommend the experience."
"As a novice to a project of this nature [PMS Selection] they brought me up to speed quickly and helped the team drill down into what really mattered. Good people who are great to work with and really know their stuff."
"I am sure that, without their help, we would have paid more for something that would have achieved less."
"Lights-On took us through procurement, negotiation and the implementation stage of our managed print project. They brought great market place knowledge which added value to us at each stage of the process and their involvement was a key reason that the project was such a success."
"Lights-On provided a wealth of knowledge enabling us to start shaping our IT strategy. The team were able to give honest feedback and recommendations. Lights-On never let us down and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them."
"Just as with our DMS decision, Lights-On provided precisely the support we needed for our PMS. They know the market, they know the suppliers and they understand the products. Many consultants are thinly disguised salesmen. Lights-On don’t sell. They advise. And that is actually a rare commodity and a valuable one. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lights-On to any other firm looking at a PMS or DMS. They’re conscientious, hard working, reliable, friendly, pragmatic, thoughtful, diligent and constructive. I greatly appreciate their support."
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"We have benefited greatly from Lights-On’s considerable understanding of the legal sector and available technological solutions, as well as from their consistently practical, outcome-focused advice."
"When taking on business critical projects, you need the specialist skills, professionalism and commitment provided by Lights On. We have used Lights-On for several key projects and their approach instils confidence and achieves project objectives."
"Lights-On were superb on our DMS project. I highly recommend them. Professional, focussed, knowledgeable, pragmatic, organised and always adding value. If you are planning a new PMS, DMS or similar, think very carefully before going anywhere else."
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In the first of two articles, Stephen Brown, Consultant at Lights-On Consulting, introduces us to the world of Artificial Intelligence, explaining what it is, its capabilities, potential benefits to law firms and fee earners, and why it represents a major opportunity. What is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a term mostly used to refer […]
Lights-On Consulting is delighted with this report from Simon Stell, Managing Partner of LCF Law, a winner of the Law Society’s Award for Excellence in Innovation and Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year as well as other awards in specialist practice areas. Simon talks about our IT Director Service that we offer. IT Director Service involves […]