Digital Dictation Proves a 12:1 favourite in Manchester

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Since installing BigHand Digital Dictation software, leading Legal 500 law firm George Davies has dramatically improved its ratios having recruited 12 fee earners whilst only taking on one additional secretary. Since the firm-wide roll out of the software a year ago ratios have improved from just over one fee earner to one secretary to nearly 4:1.

Since installing BigHand Digital Dictation software, leading Legal 500 law firm George Davies has dramatically improved its ratios having recruited 12 fee earners whilst only taking on one additional secretary. Since the firm-wide roll out of the software a year ago ratios have improved from just over one fee earner to one secretary to nearly 4:1.

Not only has George Davies strengthened its fee earning capacity whilst minimising costly administrative overheads, it has increased the amount of work being produced and is turning it around more quickly than when the firm relied on old tape systems. The BigHand process of dictation and transcription has also brought the entire client billing cycle forward, thereby improving cash flow within the firm.

The system has actually proved most popular with George Davies secretaries as they can see exactly what dictations have been submitted, and by what day and time they need to be transcribed. Efficiency has improved to such an extent that secretaries are now asking for more work. Fee earners have also greatly benefited from the installation, as they can see exactly where their dictations are; which secretary is transcribing, and are getting work out faster as a result.

Helen Lusby, George Davies Managing Partner, comments:

"Purchasing BigHand Digital Dictation has resulted in the quickest and most effective contribution to our bottom line of any software system we have installed and a significant and measurable change for the better in our working practices."

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BigHand is the leading digital dictation vendor in the global legal sector, maintaining the five largest sites at international law firms and with more legal installations in total than all other suppliers combined.

BigHand is the leading digital dictation vendor across Europe & Australia, maintaining the five largest sites in the global legal sector and with more legal installations in total than all the other suppliers combined. BigHand was named as the fastest growing legal software developer in The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league tables for both 2005 and 2006. BigHand was also recognised by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest growing software vendors in Europe in 2004. Additionally BigHand was voted "Best Legal Office Technology System 2004" from votes from over 14,000 lawyers and IT managers across the legal sector at the LOTIE Awards. BigHand's leading product also won the Society for Computers & Law IT Award in 2003 for "the most outstanding application of information technology to the law in UK and Ireland". Further information is available at http://www.bighand.com.

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