Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 02, 2013
Clio, the leader in cloud-based management tools for the legal industry, announced this week the company will open a new office in Ireland to serve the over $40 billion legal industry in the UK and expand its presence in Europe.
“We see the same trends in the UK and Europe that we saw in North America over the past five years. Law firms are ready to move their operations onto the cloud and they see that Clio is the best option,” said Clio CEO and co-founder Jack Newton. “The appeal lies in Clio offering the full range of tools for firms, from time tracking and billing/reporting, to client contact, document management, scheduling, trust accounting, and detailed reporting. Plus we will now be able to offer on-the-ground support.”
The Ireland office will open this month in Dublin. Nagib Tharani is leading Clio’s international expansion and will head up the new office. Hiring is actively underway. Clio plans to have the office fully operational with sales and support staff by early 2014.
The size of the legal market in the UK is estimated at over $20 billion and the European market is forecast to reach $250 billion by 2015. Newton believes the opportunity to introduce Clio to the global legal industry will be served by operating from Ireland. “The demands faced by legal firms to manage their practices efficiently in response to new rules and regulations are global in nature. Most solutions available outside North America are still based on outdated and expensive enterprise software. Clio meets the specific needs of international legal firms including local data protection laws and other country-specific requirements.”
UK-based solicitor Charles Drayson began using Clio in 2012 to help run his practice that specializes in IT law. “Clio is a revelation. It’s all online, accessible anywhere and incredibly easy to use. Furthermore, Clio supports our growth and compliance efforts,” said Drayson.
Jack Newton announced the opening of the Ireland this week at at Clio’s fifth anniversary event at Themis Solutions Inc. headquarters in Burnaby BC, Canada.
Clio is a comprehensive web-based practice management product specifically designed for solo practitioners and small-to-medium-sized law firms. Clio can be accessed using PCs and Macs as well as mobile devices including iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices. Secure and easy-to-use, Clio provides case/matter management, time tracking, billing/reporting, client contact and document management, task scheduling, trust accounting, and detailed reporting. In addition, Clio includes Clio Connect, a secure portal for exchanging information and collaborating with clients, and Clio Express, an offline time capture application. Clio is based in Burnaby, BC, and was founded by Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau in 2007. Visit http://www.goclio.com, email info(at)goclio(dot)com, call 1-888-858-2546 or follow on Twitter @goclio.