Embracing digital maturity – why it’s time to future-proof your legal firm

In this new landscape, embracing digital maturity is no longer an option – it’s essential for survival and success.

Embracing Digital Maturity

The legal sector is experiencing a period of rapid technology transformation. Client expectations are shifting towards a more digital experience, employees want to work in a hybrid environment and digital data needs to be secure. In this new landscape, embracing digital maturity is no longer an option – it’s essential for survival and success.

For practice and office managers, dealing with this digital era can be daunting. You’re faced with some tough questions such as:

  • Can you update your ageing software and computers?
  • Is it time to switch IT provider?
  • How can you transition to a new system without disrupting operations?


This blog aims to address those concerns and provide valuable insights into why digital maturity matters and how you can tackle the process of adopting a future-proof solution. You can also download our free digital maturity guide to see how your company is currently performing.

So what is digital maturity?

In simple terms, it’s about having an IT system that gives your legal practice the power to thrive in today’s digital world.

What does good actually look like?

To see the hallmarks of a digitally mature legal practice, download our free guide here. It’ll help you understand your firm’s current position on the spectrum and help you identify opportunities for growth.

Why digital maturity matters

Research shows that law firms with a strong digital presence are more efficient, profitable and attractive to clients.

(Source Clio: What law firms need to know about digital transformation).

And of course in the legal sector, the demands for security and compliance are also top priority. Here’s how digital maturity benefits your practice:

Improved efficiency: Automate repetitive tasks, streamline workflows and improve communication. This will lead to reduced costs and increased productivity, allowing your colleagues to focus on delivering high-quality legal services.

Improved client experience: Offer a seamless, secure and user-friendly experience for your clients through intuitive client portals, electronic document management systems and online communication channels. 

Better compliance and risk management: Enjoy robust data security measures  and adherence to ever-evolving industry standards like those set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Data-driven decision-making: Gain valuable insights from data analytics to optimise your operations, improve client service and make informed strategic decisions.

Switching IT providers: When is enough enough?

While changing IT providers can seem daunting, it’s important to spot the red flags that show your current IT system is no longer serving your needs. These include:

Outdated technology: Is your system slow, unreliable, or incompatible with newer integrations?

Lack of features: Does your current system lack the functionalities you need to manage your practice effectively?

Poor customer service: Are you struggling to get timely and helpful support from your current provider?

Security concerns: Does your current system meet the latest security standards and regulatory requirements?

If these concerns are resonating with you, it might be time to consider a new IT supplier that can provide a more future-proof solution.

Choosing the right IT partner: What to look for

Steven Allan, CEO at Linten, said: “We understand that switching providers can be a concern, especially in an industry that bills by the hour – you simply can’t have any downtime. However, with careful planning and the right partner, the transition can be smooth and beneficial. 

“Over the past 20 years, we’ve helped hundreds of companies in the legal sector achieve digital maturity because we plan and scope for every eventuality and provide dedicated support and a roadmap that’s tailored to our clients’ needs.”

When evaluating potential providers, Steven’s advice is to make sure they offer: 

An invisible transformation: A critical concern for legal firms is the fear of downtime during the transition. A truly competent IT provider should offer seamless migration, minimising disruption to your daily operations. Look for providers that guarantee minimal downtime and offer transparent communication throughout the process.

Hear from the law firm Fieldings Porter, which has transformed its IT infrastructure and boosted business operations https://linten.co.uk/case-studies/fieldings-porter/

Compliance: Your new solution should be fully compliant with UK regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and those set by the SRA. Your chosen IT provider should demonstrate a deep understanding of the regulations and offer solutions that ensure complete compliance.

A system that’s fit for purpose: Not all IT solutions are created equal. Choose a provider that offers a comprehensive suite of tools specifically designed for your unique needs. This includes features like document management, case management, secure communication and collaboration tools.

See why Fieldings Porter trust Linten to help propel them into the future. Fieldings Porter – Linten Technologies

A passive service: Ideally, your new solution should be intuitive and user-friendly, requiring minimal training and ongoing maintenance. Your IT infrastructure should run smoothly in the background, allowing you to focus on core legal work. Look for suppliers offering proactive maintenance and monitoring to prevent problems before they arise.

A clear roadmap for success: A successful digital transformation requires a well-defined roadmap. Choose a provider that collaboratively develops a plain tailored to your specific needs and timelines, ensuring a smooth and predictable transition.

Best practice: Look for providers with a proven track record of success in the legal sector. Industry certifications, such as Microsoft Partner and positive client testimonials can provide valuable insights into their expertise and reliability.

Stability and reliability: Your clients entrust you with their sensitive information. Partnering with a stable and reputable IT provider demonstrates your commitment to data security and business continuity. This instils confidence in your clients.

A way to measure your success: A reliable IT provider will be transparent about the return on investment (ROI) you can expect. Look for metrics that demonstrate how their solutions can improve your efficiency, enhance security and ultimately contribute to your practice’s growth.

By embracing digital maturity and choosing the right partner, you can future-proof and grow your practice, improve efficiency and your customer service. 

Contact us today to see how our expertise can transform your business through technology. We make IT simple.


Additional resources:



National Cyber Security Centre

The Law Society

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