The Singapore Academy of Law and Thread Legal Announce Legal Tech Collaboration

June 25, 2018

Legal Technology


25 June 2018 – The Singapore Academy of Law (“SAL”) and Thread Legal are today announcing that they have become Legal Tech Partners. Thread Legal provides a practice management solution that can help SAL members to embrace technology and make their law practice more efficient.

Practice management solutions, which give law firms the ability to manage their entire caseload and workflow digitally, is a critical component within any law firm’s digital journey. Thread Legal, built with Microsoft, offers a comprehensive set of features that help law firms to manage every aspect of their case, from time recording to workflow management.

Declan Branagan, Executive Chairman and Founder of Thread Legal, said: “The Singapore Academy of Law is a visionary organisation, proactively supporting their members and helping them to embrace the future. Their leadership is vital for the Singapore legal industry, and we are very pleased to collaborate with SAL to help them achieve their goals.”

“It has been more than a year since SAL released the Legal Technology Vision, a document aimed at helping the legal sector adopt technologies and create new opportunities, in preparation for the transformation of the law practice. We are happy that this five-year road map to transform legal processes has gained momentum and international acceptance,” said Mr Foo Nian Chou, Chief Technology Officer of SAL. He added, “We hope that our collaboration with Thread Legal will enable cost effective practice management solutions which are customized for Singapore law practices to be made available to our members and accelerate their digitisation journey.”

About the Singapore Academy of Law

The Singapore Academy of Law is a promotion and development agency for Singapore’s legal industry. Our vision is to make Singapore the legal hub of Asia.

SAL works with our stakeholders to set new precedents of excellence in Singapore law through developing thought leadership, world class infrastructure and legal solutions. Our mandates are to build up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing legal knowledge, raise the international profile of Singapore law, promote Singapore as a centre for dispute resolution, and improve the standards and efficiency of legal practice through continuing professional development and the use of technology.

As a body established by statute, SAL also undertakes statutory functions such as stakeholding services and appointment of Senior Counsel, Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public.

SAL is led by a Senate headed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, and comprising the AttorneyGeneral, the Supreme Court Bench and key leaders of the various branches of the legal profession. It has more than 12,000 members, including the Bench, all persons who are called as advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court (i.e. the Bar) or appointed as Legal Service Officers, corporate counsel, faculty members of the three local law schools (i.e. National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Social Sciences) and foreign lawyers in Singapore.

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About Thread Legal

Thread Legal is an innovative practice management solution, built with Microsoft, that enables lawyers to save time and increase productivity. Thread Legal is a ‘pure cloud’ product, giving lawyers the flexibility to work on the move, and on mobile devices or laptops.

The comprehensive solution provides features such as legal case management, time recording, expenses and billing, workflow management, document management and integrations with accounting software such as Xero.

It has been called “the missing piece of Office 365 for lawyers”. Utilising the Microsoft Office 365 tools that lawyers are already familiar with, it is intuitive to use and helps lawyers spend more time billing and less time on administration.

Thread Legal was founded by Executive Chairman Declan Branagan, who has been working with the legal industry for over thirty years. Declan is an entrepreneur, who started his first business in 1984 and has since grown eXpd8 Ltd. into a successful business with customers worldwide. He launched Thread Legal after realising that future-focussed lawyers needed a new solution that combined the latest technologies with a deep understanding of lawyers’ working practices, and provided genuine ways to increase productivity.
Thread Legal is a product of eXpd8 Ltd., an Irish company that has been supplying software to the legal marketing since 2001.

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