Leading Midlands law firm, Blakemores, selects Proclaim

Blakemores Solicitors, one of the largest practices in the Midlands, has selected the Proclaim Case Management software solution from Eclipse Legal Systems.

A rapidly expanding regional heavyweight, Blakemores has developed a national reputation for excellence in handling large-scale, referred caseloads. Placed just outside the UK’s Top 100 listing, Blakemores has almost 300 staff and was awarded the prestigious “Law Firm of the Year” award by Birmingham Law Society in 2006 and 2007.

A growing need to update its systems to embrace larger volumes and more numerous referrers and business partners saw the practice research the IT marketplace for suitable providers. After an in-depth review of case management and business process offerings, Blakemores opted for Eclipse’s Proclaim software. Initial implementation will see Proclaim rolled out to the firm’s 50-strong Personal Injury team.

Guy Barnett, Managing Partner at Blakemores, comments:

“To continue to grow and compete in line with our long-term business plan, we needed to up-scale our internal systems and invest in a future-proof software solution. In dealing with the range of high-volume throughput that makes up the core of our business, a case management solution needed to be not only flexible, powerful and robust – it also needed to be easy to use and have a ‘pick up’ factor that would enable our fee earners to benefit immediately. Eclipse’s Proclaim software is in use at a huge range of successful volume specialists, and we are confident that we have found the perfect solution to enable our business to continue its ascent!”