Law tech expert joins Access Legal

Lauren Colbeck

The new legal software division of The Access Group has hired Lauren Colbeck as head of product at Access Legal.

Colbeck joins the team from Peppermint Technology, where she spent three years as head of product management for the legal sector. Previously, she spent over a decade in product management at Experian.

She said: ““It was quickly evident to me that the team at Access Legal has a clear vision and is committed to deliver best-in-class software that makes a genuine difference to its users so they can in turn deliver a better client experience and improve the profitability of their firm.”

“It has to be remembered that legal firms are businesses that want to grow, offer outstanding service, look after their people and attract the very best talent just like any other company. So, while legal case and practice management solutions are vital, it’s equally as important to help them run their wider business, through people management, financial solutions, payments technology and CRM.

“The advantage of Access having multiple divisions outside of the legal sector is that I can benefit from a wider pool of resources, expertise and best practice to bring even greater insight into our legal offering and ensure we continue to offer the innovation that ambitious law firms need. And, as we evolve and move towards a single sign-on solution in the form of Access Workspace for Legal, we are in a position to bring something truly unique to firms trying to stand out in an increasingly competitive market.”

Doug Sawers, managing director of Access Legal, said: “Lauren will ensure that we continue to match our clients’ ambitions and provide scalability in our product offering. We aim to be a long-term technology partner for law firms and solutions that can grow alongside a business are key to that.”

Those already using Access Legal software solutions include firms such as Eversheds, Minster Law, Winn Solicitors, Wolferstans, Neves Solicitors and The MAPD Group.