Quill and Legl partner to deliver online payments to UK-based law firms
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- Quill’s comprehensive accounts and practice management software now tightly integrates with leading client lifecycle management and payments tool provider, Legl.
- Combined Quill-Legl users can use new online payments functionality directly from the money management module within their existing Quill system.
- Quill users can offer clients an easy and secure way to pay – thereby reducing average payment times from six weeks to sixteen hours or less.
- Integration is suitable for receiving funds on both account and bill payments
Quill, the leading supplier of legal accounts software and outsourced cashiering services in the UK, is pleased to announce a significant new integration and partnership with client lifecycle management and payments tool provider Legl to enable Quill’s circa 10,000 law firm users to send secure payment requests and get paid faster from clients.
About the Quill-Legl integration
With a focus on delivering tangible efficiency to law firms, the integration brings together the expansive legal accounts, case, and document management functionality in Quill with Legl’s online payments portal – all from the ‘Money’ module within the familiar Quill software environment.
“This new functionality not only makes life more convenient for law firms but also vastly improves the overall client experience,” explained Quill’s Managing Director, Julian Bryan.
“It’s a win-win for both law firms and their clients. Friction-free payments at inception or conclusion of a matter are quicker for the law firm to request and more convenient for the client to make. This means work can commence even sooner and less time needs to be allocated to credit control.”
How Legl works
Online payments allow firms to rethink and modernise cash collection. Through Legl, law practices can embed a firm-branded payment checkout on their websites, signature blocks, invoices, or accompanying engagement letters – supported by best-in-class safety standards throughout.
Unlike other solutions in the market, the Legl platform is designed specifically for legal payments, with security, legal account rules, and faster reconciliation at the heart of its product.
Benefits to law firms
Legal practices that have switched to online payments cited lower billing cycles, improved client experience, reduced risks of financial fraud, enhanced Know Your Client (KYC) procedures, and streamlined operations.
“Our data shows the average Quill software user currently gets paid from clients six weeks after the initial invoice being sent out. In comparison, the average client payment time for Legl customers is typically sixteen hours or less,” said Bryan. “Anything to shorten this lock-up of money from unpaid bills radically transforms firm cash flow.”
Digital transformation in the legal sector
“This integration and partnership is a significant step towards our strategy of improving the digital client experience within the legal sector,” explained Legl’s CEO, Julia Salasky.
“We begin by looking at where law firm clients are with regard to payments, plus what they want from a good law firm experience. Digital payments help businesses stay competitive and give a modern experience to their clients. It’s low-hanging fruit – easy to get started whilst reaping instant, dramatic results.”