Lodders Practice Management Review

Below is another example of one of our core products, PMS reviews

Lodders Solicitors is an existing client of Lights-On Consulting and turned to us to review its Practice Management system.

We had previously supported Lodders with recruiting an IT Director to help fulfil some strategic plans that we’d recommended. As part of these strategic plans, Lodders wanted to analyse the existing PMS, review internal business processes and identify any “pain points”. A report would then be presented to the senior management team providing recommendations aligned to technology and business process improvements.

Lights-On performed the PMS analysis which included interviews with a broad selection of individuals within the firm and cross referenced this analysis with the offerings from the incumbent solution and those offered across the wider market.

As a subsidiary exercise of the PMS analysis, Lights-On was able to advise Lodders on improvements to the procurement processes around software and services to ensure they received the best possible provision for their money from current and any future suppliers.
The analysis work allowed the firm to make informed decisions regarding its overall technology strategy for the next three to five years.

Lights-On quickly got to grips with our firm and the issues and opportunities we face and have put in place solutions that are really starting to drive business performance. They play a vital role in ensuring our technology strategy is focused and fit for purpose.

Paul Mourton, Managing Partner

Lights-On Consulting have a refreshing focus on return on investment and we value their advice in helping us to ensure we have robust systems that are both value for money and fit for the future.

Alistair Howard, Financial Controller
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Most of Lights-On’s consultants come from a wide background of IT and management covering sectors as wide as banking, the energy sector, manufacturing and consultancy.


"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"

Mark Finch Finance Director Mills & Reeve

"Lights-On now acts as a trusted advisor and sounding board to our business."

Keith Feeny Director of IT & Operations Hill Dickinson

"Good people who are great to work with and really know their stuff"

Duncan Astill Partner Mills & Reeve

"I am sure that, without their help, we would have paid more for something that would have achieved less."

Tim Halstead Managing Partner, Shulmans Solicitors

"Lights-On are utterly consistent and reliable."

Jo Stone Partner, Stephens Scown Solicitors

"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."

Louise Igoe
Louise Igoe Partner, Lodders

"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."

Duncan Astill Partner, Mills & Reeve

"We were highly impressed with their services"

Chris Lowe Managing Partner, Watson Farley Williams

"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"

Roland Millar Finance Director, Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

"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."

Dean Mostert ICT Director, Stephens Scown LLP

“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.”

Jonathan Thornton Managing Partner, Russell-Cooke

"As a Partner and FD, when it comes to spending money, I'm not keen unless there is clear ROI. Lights-On proved that they were well worth the investment."

Mike Borg
Mike Borg Partner and Finance Director, Lodders