Proclaim drives record year for Barnetts – UK Top 5 Conveyancer

Barnetts Solicitors, one of the top five high volume conveyancing practices in England and Wales, has announced a record-breaking year, underpinned by its use of the Proclaim Case Management system.

The Southport-based firm is a long-time user of Eclipse’s Proclaim software to manage its conveyancing and remortgage cases, and now has around 300 staff accessing the system on a daily basis.

Barnetts’ financial year 2005-6 saw the practice bank more than ?5billion worth of mortgage transactions – more than double its average figure of ?2billion in recent years. Completion times were reduced by as much as 17 days, and transactions completing within 3 days rose from less than 3% in Q3 of 2005 to more than 10% in Q1 of 2006.

Eclipse Marketing Manager, Darren Gower, comments on the relationship with Barnetts:

“Barnetts is a pretty unique firm in its approach to IT in general. It is focused 100% upon driving efficiencies upwards, and is constantly putting in place new initiatives to further its market standing. Barnetts continues to drive forwards technical innovations such as PISCES, and even interactive services using Sky TV, as well as heavily utilising existing functionalities such as SMS text messaging and online case tracking within the Proclaim system. Barnetts is indeed a flagship client for Eclipse, and we look forward to working on further technical developments in the run up to HIPs and e-conveyancing.”