Award winning ABS achieves paper- light efficiency & growth

Two years from their setup, Crabtree Law have more than doubled the number of their staff and achieved industry recognition materialised in the various awards that they have won. Here's their recipe for success.
ENFIELD, U.K. - Jan. 28, 2015 - PRLog -- Crabtree Law are a team of ambitious, successful property litigation solicitors based in London. They formed as an ABS in 2012 and have achieved considerable growth in the past 12 months, more than doubling the number of their staff, and winning awards including the ‘’Highly Commended’’ Solicitor of the Year at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2014.

When setting up, the idea of a paperless office appealed to James Naylor, one of Crabtree’s Partners. He wanted to digitise files and simplify processes in an effort to make the newly-established business efficient and completely streamlined. He wanted his staff to be able to work from anywhere, home or office so that he could retain and recruit staff that needed flexible working and meet client’s needs.

James understood that a successful IT infrastructure that needed minimum management input from him was essential to the business. In effect, he wanted to get on and run the business and not become an IT manager. He wanted to focus on the core functions of his business and let someone else provide the IT, disaster recovery and business continuity.

After looking at many solutions, James chose DPSCloud (, and the DPS practice management software ( The case management system was completely embedded into Outlook, a system that he and his staff were already familiar with, making the product highly intuitive to use. The automated costing made the accounts and time recording, normally a chore, simple. Choosing to use DPSCloud meant that he was using a cloud provider that already hosted over 100 legal businesses large and small and that knew their software inside out.

A year after the implementation, the system is paying dividends. The significant business growth gave no IT issues as their systems simply grew with them.

The simple deployment of case, accounts and IT in the cloud all combined with ‘anywhere working’ was a winning combination. Their rapid take up of the system confirmed he had chosen well and convinced him that this is the best IT solution for the SME business.

’As a new ABS, we’ve realised that in order for the business to run smoothly we needed the right technology in place. The fact that all our software solutions were provided and managed by one company made things easier for us, as there is one point of call for all IT-related matters. This means that problems are quicker and easier to solve.’’ explained James Naylor.

Led by a young and energetic team of partners, Crabtree are on the path to innovation and success both for them and for their clients.

Scott Ridley, head of IT at DPS Software shared his thoughts on their client’s achievements:’Our clients’ success is ultimately our success as we endeavour to offer them the IT solutions they need to unwrap their potential and grow. When we see them prosper, we know that we have attained our purpose and we can’t but applaud Crabtree Law for their numerous accomplishments.’’


About DPS Software

DPS Software are one of the leading independent legal case management software and hosted IT solutions providers in the UK, servicing law firms across the country. Catering to over 600 practices and 15,000 individual users, DPS have built a strong and growing market position thanks to their award-winning legal software products covering a variety of areas from legal accounts through to case management and workflow solutions for specialisms such as Crime, Conveyancing and Personal Injury.

DPS Software are committed to developing IT solutions that meet the specific and changing needs of law firms and their DPSCloud ( hosted solutions have helped them to become a realistic ‘one stop shop’ for the IT needs of the modern firm.

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About Crabtree Law

Crabtree Law are an Alternative Business Structure with a focus on resolving disputes for clients. Based in London and founded just two years ago, the company are experts in property litigation and can already boast impressive growth rate as well as industry recognition materialised in the various awards that they have recently won.

James Naylor, one of Crabtree’s Partners has dealt with matters in most courts and tribunals, including the Lands Tribunal, Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, Magistrates Court, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and gives lectures and seminars on a regular basis on the latest developments in property care law.

Daniel Tang, Crabtree’s other Partner and the Head of Enfranchisement has recently won the ‘Highly Commended’ Solicitor of the Year award at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2014.

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