New Deal Marks New Step in Cloud Adoption for Law Firms
LONDON, UK – 10th February 2022
More law firms are set to consolidate remote and flexible working practices, after a leading acquirer unveiled plans for a new digital workplace to support its existing and future acquisitions.
MAPD Group has joined forces with cloud specialist Oosha, part of Access Legal, to give its firms the opportunity to onboard Oosha’s Virtual Desktop solution.
Oosha’s solution enables users to access critical data and applications securely from any device, whether they are in the office, at home or on the go. The aim of the solution is to improve legal practitioners’ experience of carrying out their day-to-day responsibilities in a hybrid working world, boosting productivity and removing unnecessary tasks like having to switch between secure virtual sessions to access Microsoft Teams for colleague or client calls.
Based in the northwest and acquiring nationwide, the MAPD Group completed its first acquisition of Jackson Lees Group (Jackson Lees & Broudie Jackson Canter) in March 2020, and its second acquisition of Myers & Co in June 2021. Commenting on the new deal with Oosha, Joanna Kingston-Davies, COO at MAPD Group, said:
“The pandemic showed how crucial technology is, and we want to invest in the right tools to make our people’s roles easier.
“Working with Oosha means we’re able to develop a robust agile working policy beyond Covid-19, where people can work from home, without feeling like they are living at work. We want our people to be able to achieve a life balance, and having a positive experience at work is a crucial part of life. We firmly believe that when you put people first – empowering them to go the extra mile with good working practices – clients receive a great service.
“We chose Oosha following a tender process because they’re a really good fit for us, and quickly realised they’d be a seamless extension of our team. Oosha’s people-first approach aligns with that of MAPD Group, which stands for, `Making a Positive Difference’.”
Wolverhampton-based Oosha, which was acquired by Access Legal in 2021, was founded more than a decade ago and has become one of the UK’s leading cloud providers for the legal sector.
Oosha’s co-founder and managing director Matt Newton said:
“We are really pleased to be working with a forward-thinking company like MAPD. Firms within the group, like many of their counterparts in the legal sector, had found that the system they’d been running for years was no longer fit-for-purpose when their workforces moved to remote and hybrid working.
“By bringing everything together in a single digital workplace, staff can move seamlessly and securely between applications, including Microsoft Teams, which removes fragmented user experiences and IT-related frustration, and enables them to work effectively wherever they’re based.”
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About The Access Group
The Access Group is one of the leading providers of business management software to mid-sized UK and Asia Pacific organisations. It helps more than 55,000 customers across commercial and not-for-profit sectors become more productive and efficient. Its innovative Access Workspace cloud solutions transform the way business software is used, giving every employee the freedom to do more. Founded in 1991, The Access Group employs more than 4,680 staff. For more information about The Access Group, visit www.theaccessgroup.com
About Access Legal
Working in partnership with more than 3,500 UK law firms and underpinned by over 30 years of sector experience, Access Legal provides an unrivalled suite of complete software solutions. From case and practice management, finance, accounting and business intelligence to learning, compliance and HR, Access Legal helps firms take control of their time, improve efficiency and productivity.
In 2021, Access Legal acquired integrated cloud IT services provider, Oosha and Legal Bricks, which delivers conveyancing searches and property related services to the legal sector. By providing software to manage every aspect of a firm’s operations, Access Legal enables ambitious firms to reach unlimited potential and have the freedom to focus on clients and people to drive profitability and growth. www.theaccessgroup.com/legal.