Lynne Owen and Jeremy Wright from the LGSS Law practice management team have been shortlisted as finalists in the Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) awards, in the category of Business team of the year.
One of their many achievements over the past year was the role they played in the introduction of a new integrated case management system, to bring together a legal case management system with a financial accounting and reporting system across all four offices. This was essential in order to bring all our work together on one IT platform and make it easier to manage our finances and trade effectively as a law firm. Our new DPS system went live at the end of February 2017 after a huge amount of work testing and transferring data from our existing two case management systems (Central Bedfordshire had retained their existing case management system for the initial period). The team that worked on this was led by Lynne Owen, the Practice Manager and Jeremy Wright, the Finance Manager and both played essential roles in sourcing, trialing, testing and implementing the new system and making sure that it worked with our existing IT platform. They worked closely with the wider IT teams and other colleagues at each owner council to implement the new systems.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 24 November 2017.