BigHand Digital Dictation Secures 500th Client in Record Year

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BigHand has today announced that it has secured its 500th professional services client, in what has been a record financial year* for the company. BigHand has reaffirmed its strength in the global legal DD market this year, with offices opened in both Chicago and Sydney. Over 130 firms replaced analogue systems with the award winning BigHand3 software during 2006/2007 alone, including Eversheds, Osborne Clarke, Forbes and Coffin Mew & Clover.

BigHand has today announced that it has secured its 500th professional services client, in what has been a record financial year* for the company. BigHand has reaffirmed its strength in the global legal DD market this year, with offices opened in both Chicago and Sydney. Over 130 firms replaced analogue systems with the award winning BigHand3 software during 2006/2007 alone, including Eversheds, Osborne Clarke, Forbes and Coffin Mew & Clover.

Leeds based Mintons Solicitors became BigHand's 500th professional services client, and with 8 users, selected BigHand3 to improve efficiency and increase remote working flexibility, demonstrating that firms of all sizes benefit from digital dictation workflow. Growth is set to continue in the new financial year with the recent release of BigHand's version 3.1; new and enhanced features confirm BigHand3 as the most advanced DD workflow solution available to law firms today.

Simon Minton, Proprietor, Mintons Solicitors comments:

"We are an expanding firm. This improved technology enables more effective and efficient use of time by fee earners and secretarial staff. It allows work to be dictated as well as typed outside our offices and outside normal working hours which will then able us to manage our workload more efficiently. It also avoids problems that you have with the traditional tape dictation systems. No more lost, difficult to hear or erased tapes!"

David Fryer, Chief Executive Officer, BigHand comments:

"The announcement of our 500th professional services client is a landmark achievement for BigHand, and as we enter a new financial year, I am greatly encouraged by the success and growth of the past 12 months - BigHand continues to go from strength to strength. The recent release of version 3.1 will once again see working practices enhanced for law firms using digital dictation both within the UK and internationally, and BigHand is focused to meet the challenges and opportunities that an innovative legal technology market presents."

*1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007

Contacts:
Jo Beckwith, BigHand. Website: http://www.bighand.com Email: jo.beckwith(at)bighand.com Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 5946

About BigHand
Based out of Chicago, London and Sydney 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. BigHand3 was nominated as "Best of Breed System of the Year" at the Legal Technology Awards 2007. 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 recognized by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest growing software vendors in Europe in 2006. 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". Further information is available at http://www.bighand.com

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