Ramsdens Solicitors are an award-winning, Legal 500 recommended full-service law firm. With offices across Yorkshire, their objective is to be everywhere their clients need them to be.
Their approach is client-led and the values they share with their customers guide how they conduct and build relationships with one another, as well as their clients.
As a long-standing and valued customer of Fusion IT, Ramsdens Solicitors had a direct insight into the extensive experience we offer working with law firms to improve and automate processes, both internally and to the benefit of clients.
Ramsdens Solicitors tasked Fusion IT with implementing a solution that empowered their customers to provide transactional information in a more efficient way, without the requirement for ‘hand holding’.
The solution was to be implemented through a secure online portal, which could be managed by Ramsdens Solicitors via their existing case management system.
Fusion IT implemented a market-leading online portal, PortalPlex, which provided full functionality across all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile.
The PortalPlex platform enabled Ramsdens’ clients to:
- Fill out vital legal forms with ease without having to repeat themselves should they have already provided certain details
- Digitally and securely sign documents with a transparent audit trail
- Provide proof of their ID without ever leaving their home
- Make payments for services they are using
- Share Messages and Documents
- View their progress in the transaction
The PortalPlex platform saves time through the avoidance of duplicated efforts, while delivering a transparent mechanism that promotes communication and collaboration between Ramsdens Solicitors and their clients.
Fusion IT is able to implement PortalPlex in a modular way, allowing customers to hand-pick the aspects they require to build a solution bespoke to their own challenges. The platform is in constant development to enable clients to continue to automate and speed up their processes.
Lindsey Firth, head of conveyancing at Ramsdens Solicitors, says the solution has proved to be a major difference-maker for the business.
She said: “Fusion IT helped us to refine our conveyancing process and delivered us their PortalPlex product. The system has brought operational efficiencies and offers clients an electronic means of on boarding.
“For the more proactive clients, we have reduced the timescale to on board by almost two weeks, which has reduced the average life of a case within our system.
“Fusion IT are always professional, and their industry knowledge is extensive.”
In a world of ever-advancing technology, Fusion IT understands that law firms must stay ahead of the curve, and that this could be the difference between whether a client chooses to use their services or not.
We relish the opportunity to level up the abilities of law firms, like Ramsdens Solicitors, to process more transactions, quicker, through investment in new innovations like PortalPlex.
A successful relationship
Fusion IT managing director Jamie Watson said: “Ramsdens Solicitors has been a client of Fusion for over 20 years and during that time both businesses have grown exponentially.
“This doesn’t happen by chance. Through a symbiotic relationship, we have had many opportunities to work together to ensure that our client got exactly what was right for them.
“We have been able to add tangible benefits through our many years of experience in the industry, as well as advising day-to-day on what other movers and shakers are bringing to the market.
“On occasions, driving forces from within their team would question this – and this is when the magic between us would happen.
“Whilst Ramsdens Solicitors is a medium-sized regional law firm, they realise that investing in good, reliable IT systems and infrastructure is paramount to their success, and they now operate at a level we generally only see in the larger UK-based firms.