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TMCNet:  Capita acquires case management software and services specialist, Eclipse Legal Systems

[September 05, 2014]

Capita acquires case management software and services specialist, Eclipse Legal Systems

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Capita plc announces that it has acquired Eclipse Hardware Ltd (known as Eclipse Legal Systems) for an undisclosed sum.

Capita plc announces that it has acquired Eclipse Hardware Ltd (known as Eclipse Legal Systems) for an undisclosed sum. Eclipse provides case management software and services to over 20,000 legal professionals in law firms, alternative business structures, claims departments and commercial organisations.


Eclipse's core software integrates file management, document management, workflow, reporting, accounting, time recording, task and diary functions into a single desktop tool. Clients benefit from more efficient, automated processes and more effective risk and compliance procedures.

Sean Massey, managing director at Capita Justice and Technology Solutions, said: "The acquisition of Eclipse, the second acquisition of a private sector software provider in the last four months, will further enhance our range of solutions for the professional services market. Capita is looking forward to working with the experienced and dedicated team in Bradford, supporting Eclipse's continued growth and developing innovative software and solutions that will meet the challenges its customers face." Steve Ough, founder and Chief Software Architect at Eclipse, said: "By joining the Capita family we are putting in place the next stage of growth plans, building on our success and enabling us to further our expansion in the most effective way. We are delighted to be entering this new phase of growth." Eclipse has over 150 employees based in Bradford.

About Eclipse Eclipse is the UK's leading provider of legal software solutions, employing 150 staff at its Yorkshire HQ and generating a turnover of 9million. The firm's Proclaim software system is in use by circa 20,000 professionals across a vast range of market sectors, territories and work areas.

Proclaim integrates all case management, accounting, document management, reporting, time recording, task and diary functions, and can be web-enabled to allow clients and referrers to securely view their live case files online.

TouchPoint is Eclipse's new client self-service solution, providing an always-on, platform agnostic 'journey' for law firm clients and business partners.

Proclaim clients include: Eversheds Solicitors Co-operative Legal Services Carillion plc QualitySolicitors (including Howlett Clarke, Lockings, Oliver & Co, and many others) Territories include: UK Ireland Switzerland Latvia Australia Nigeria Zambia For further information, please contact: Capita press office Kirsty Sewter Tel: 0207 654 23860207 654 2386 or 020 7654 2399020 7654 2399 (out of hours) kirsty.sewter(at)capita.co(dot)uk Alternatively, visit http://www.eclipselegal.co.ukCallSend SMSAdd to SkypeYou'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype .

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