Brian Welsh, Insight Legal’s director of operations and sales
Legal software supplier Insight Legal is set to create jobs and increase its share of the Scottish market as it opens its first office north of the border.
The company is also launching a Scottish version of its software product that meets the needs of the Scottish legal community.
Investing in a Scottish base has long been an ambition for Insight Legal and its success across the rest of the UK has helped it become a reality.
Brian Welsh, Insight Legal’s director of operations and sales and a veteran of the legal software sector, will head up the firm’s new Glasgow office and lead its expansion.
He said: “We are committed to providing excellent service and customer care so it’s important that we have a dedicated office for the Scottish market. The needs of our customers will be influential in the development of the Scottish product and we are building a local team to provide training and support. Unlike our competitors we will be investing in Scotland and we look forward to becoming a much more active part of the Scottish legal community.”
Insight Legal is headquartered in Hampshire and opened its first Northern Irish office in Belfast earlier this year. It employs 15 people across the business and plans to grow to 20 by summer 2018. More than 500 law firms across the UK use Insight Legal’s specialist software.
Tim Smith, Insight Legal’s technical director, co-founded the business in 2011 with Deborah Edwards, support and training director. Its software helps SME firms to handle all areas of their business, from legal accounts and practice management to compliance and billing.
He said: “When we launched Insight Legal, our primary goal was to create a system designed to meet the needs of small and medium firms at a price that fits their budgets. As the product has developed we have attracted a growing share of the UK legal software market. With our new offices in Glasgow and Belfast we are well placed to accelerate growth in customer numbers while continuing to offer local account contact and support.”
To celebrate the launch, Insight Legal will offer Scottish customers free migration to its software from current mainstream products for a limited period.