Silk Route Legal choose Insight Legal – a software supplier that shares their values of care, commitment and service

Silk Route Legal is a proactive law firm.

The firm works closely with its clients, guiding and assisting them through their individual requirements and business ventures. Their ‘real world’ and commercially astute approach ensures that they don’t just provide legal solutions but add tangible value to their clients’ business.

So when Silk Route Legal were looking for a software partner, they looked for the same qualities and benefits, which they found in Insight Legal.

The Law Firm

Silk Route Legal is a boutique law firm based within the square mile in the City of London, with strong ties across the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Their work ranges from Banking & Finance and Company & Commercial law to Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Rights, Employment and Immigration.

The practice formed in 2012, bringing together the expertise of four partners and has subsequently grown, both in size and in profile.

The Requirements

Realising the importance of a having a system in place to support the business during its establishment and to grow with it over the coming years, Silk Route Legal had demonstrations from a number of different software suppliers.

It was quickly established that Silk Route Legal required a system that would enable them to manage the input of financial transactions themselves. Adherence to the SRA Accounts Rules was paramount and monitoring and managing the financial performance of this new firm was also a priority.

Silk Route Legal first spoke to Insight Legal before they started trading, as well as having demonstrations and quotes from a number of software suppliers.

The Solution

After completing their investigations, Silk Route Legal decided to implement an accounts and practice management system from Insight Legal.

The Insight Legal pricing structure meant that there were no upfront fees to pay, so the firm could avoid any capital expenditure which of course was a real benefit to a new practice.
Another benefit to the firm was a rolling monthly contract, meaning that the number of licences could be increased or decreased at short notice to fit the needs of the business. In addition, an initial free period meant that Silk Route Legal could be completely sure that they had made the right decision.

Nadeem Akhtar, partner at Silk Route Legal, took a very ‘hands-on’ approach to the management of the firm’s finances. As a partner, his time is extremely valuable and therefore it is important that the system is straightforward and easy to use.

Nadeem comments: “I have found the Insight system extremely easy to use. The team at Insight have been very supportive and provided assistance and advice whenever needed. I am certain that we made the right decision for our practice, both initially as a new start-up and now as a successful business”

The Results

Silk Route Legal is a thriving business. Their ethos of care and ‘going the extra mile’ for their clients is evident in the feedback that they receive. In Insight Legal, Silk Route has a partner that responds in exactly the same way.

Silk Route staff can take advantage of the support line which provides assistance on the system but also accounting routine and procedure. The understanding of their situation as well as their legal business provides a trusted opinion and a second pair of eyes when complex queries arise.

“I am extremely pleased that we chose Insight Legal to supply our accounts and practice management system. They have become a trusted partner to us and I know we will be working with them for many years to come” Nadeem Akhtar – Partner