Last month SKB Law welcomed Clio, the global leader in cloud-based legal technology, to its Bradford offices. The visit marked the start of SKB Law’s ‘Clio week’ and signals a growing partnership between the two companies.
Discussing the move to Clio’s case management software, SKB Law’s founder Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE said:
“Choosing Clio has been the best decision I’ve made as a sole practitioner. Twenty years ago, I remember setting up my employer’s first email address. At the time it was hard to imagine a paperless law firm. I’m glad to say things have changed. Clio has transformed how we work. With clients across the country, we’re always looking for ways to improve how we deliver our services. Our new secure client communication portal means we can share updates and documents that need signing immediately with clients — helping us to be quicker and more environmentally friendly. For me, the best thing is being able to access our files securely from anywhere. As a busy practice, I can keep updated and also support my team to work more flexibly when necessary. This matters as I want SKB Law to help more people to enter or return to the legal profession whilst raising a family. We’ve also had fantastic customer service – we have a suite of SKB Law precedents and more on the way. All of it means we can be the best law firm for our clients!”
Following the visit, Geraldine O’Reilly Clio’s EMEA Marketing Specialist said:
“Collaborating with Sarah and the team at SKB Law and The Academy has been invaluable. From insightful product feedback, to supporting Clio community initiatives, such as the Clio Academic Access Program (CAAP) and our Innovate Legal UK events-the team have gone above and beyond to support our mission to transform the practice of law for good. We are humbled to collaborate with true legal innovators and to call SKB Law happy Clio customers. I am excited to see both SKB Law and The Academy grow and accomplish some really fantastic things and I hope Clio can play a small part in that journey.”
Clio week events
- Monday – the law firm shared an update on their family law practice and SKB Law Academy with Clio’s EMEA Growth Manager Nick Francis and Tom Zayan, Lead Product Manager.
- Tuesday – the firm’s founder, Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE, shared her legal insights and career journey to guests at Clio’s Innovate Legal event in Leeds. The events are designed for legal professionals who want to grow their knowledge, network, and skill sets by learning from—and connecting with—industry peers.
- Wednesday – Sarah joined Clio again to speak at their Innovate Legal event in Manchester.
- Wednesday – in Vancouver, SKB Law’s Head of Partnerships, Mandip Sahota, met with James Upton at Clio’s HQ to discuss SKB Law Academy’s future plans and joint community-based partnerships. Mandip is co-creator of the SKB Law Academy.
About SKB Law + SKB Law Academy
SKB Law is a modern family law firm based in Bradford, Yorkshire. The award-winning team combine their expert advice with social impact. In 2018, the firm launched the SKB Law Academy, a learning platform to support more young people and women to enter the legal profession. Through the Academy, the firm has reached 800+ students through its employability workshops, and provided over 20 young people with structured work experience. The firm plans to expand its partnerships to support even more people in 2020.
Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, empowers lawyers to be both client-centred and firm focused through a suite of cloud-based solutions, including legal practice management, client intake and legal CRM software. Clio has been transforming the industry for over a decade with 150,000 customers spanning 90 countries, and the approval of over 65 bar associations and law societies globally. Clio has been recognised as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 company. www.clio.com