St John’s Buildings has implemented technology to go paperless and save up to £350,000 per year.
The barristers chambers, which is understood to be the first to go fully paperless, developed a cloud-based legal document sharing tool with software provider Advanced.
The tool allows users to digitise documents, making them easier to produce and access. Barristers can work collaboratively on them with their clients even when there is no internet connection, while the storage of legal files electronically will enable lawyers and clients to have 24-hour access to their documents.
St John’s Buildings CEO Chris Ronan said: “St John’s Buildings has long been recognised for its innovative approach to the delivery of advocacy services. The decision to introduce electronic document management comes as we seek to modernise the way we work in line with the digital revolution taking place across the legal sector and to dramatically reduce our own environmental footprint.
“The introduction of ‘less-paper’ working gives our barristers, who are traditionally mobile workers, the ability to service clients in a secure and flexible environment, while enhancing the speed and reliability of that service.”