I am not very IT-literate, having qualified as a legal executive when we still used pen and paper, and most of us had secretaries. Social media, designing and maintaining websites, cloud computing – all alien concepts to me. I do not even have broadband access at home and a mobile phone is for making calls when I am away from a landline. So the prospect of ensuring the firm was information management- compliant was daunting. However, this book was a lifesaver.
In these days of scam emails, to which my firm has been subject, I was particularly interested to read about this aspect of information management. It explains things clearly and concisely, so that even a novice such as I can grasp the concept. There is also a CD-ROM which contains precedent policies and documents which were easy to adopt for our firm.
I recommend this book to any non-IT-literate practitioners tasked with the job of ensuring their firm’s information management procedures are up to date, whether or not there is an intention to obtain Lexcel accreditation. It would be of particular benefit to smaller firms, who perhaps do not have the benefit of an IT department.
Michelle Edwards is risk and compliance manager at MTA Solicitors, Bromley
The Law Society
£49.95, Law Society Publishing