MAR 2021

Your Finances

Your Finances simplifies the collection of financial data from your client for the Financial Statement (Form E), capturing all the data required to complete the form online through LawConnect.

Your client can complete this at their own pace, collecting the required information as it is obtained before submitting it to you for review. Once complete, this data synchronises to LEAP letting you produce a Form E that your client can sign electronically before submission to court.

FEB 2021

BundlePro

BundlePro allows law firms to create professional, presentable, cost effective and fully text searchable electronic PDF bundles for the courts in minutes.

By automatically converting large volumes of documents into a single PDF, complete with an auto-generated paginated index, bookmarks, hyperlinks and a cover page you can save time and money with BundlePro. Once a bundle has been created, an automatic disbursement can be generated and saved to the corresponding LEAP matter.

Version 2.1 released

JAN 2021

    LEAP 2.1 introduces a fresh look and feel to Cards, making them much easier to use. We’ve also added shortcuts so you can call or text your client quickly from the desktop, and you can also assign photographs to cards.

    We have also updated the way LEAP and Xero integrate. It is now much easier to manage the journals LEAP generates and control the behaviour of the link.

    This version also sees improvements to document management, document generation, invoicing and special fees. More information is available on the LEAP Community.

DEC 2020

A new look Community

The LEAP Community has received a new look and feel, making it easier for you to find any articles you need.

To start, click on Knowledge Base and begin browsing the articles. If you can't find what you need, click the Chat button in the bottom right of the Knowledge Base.

NOV 2020

Automate with Workflow

Workflow by ILAW is an automation toolkit for LEAP Desktop that lets you build and monitor a predefined way of working. The intuitive drag and drop Workflow Builder makes building a process really easy, and you can build differing outcomes by using questions. My Work Items area lets you work across all of your workflows from one central to-do list.

This new integration suits larger firms keen to automate transaction based work such as Conveyancing. You can find out more online or by contacting sales@ilawsoftware.com.

OCT 2020

Apportionment for England and Ireland

Apportionment Statements are available for both England & Wales and Ireland. These can be found in the Completion Statement and Closing Statement folders under Sale and Purchase for both jurisdictions.

Information sheets are available for England & Wales and Ireland are available from the LEAP Community.

SEPT 2020

Crown Court update

We have implemented a new set of fixed fee and activity codes in relation to the Crown Court guidance issued for Scheme 12. These changes apply to cases with a Representation Order on or after the 17th September 2020 and have been applied to both AGFS and LGFS where applicable.

We also implemented changes to ensure claims are accepted and recorded within the Crown Court upload, and we have added a new set of fixed fees for AGFS Cracked Trial claims.

AUG 2020

Monitor your KPI

We are pleased to announce a new integration with legal BI specialists, RedRain. Through their RedView product, you can understand your firm’s health at a glance. You can quickly see trends with new business, understand your pipeline and performance and easily monitor unbilled fees and disbursements.

Read more about Redview here.

JULY 2020

The Family Best Practice Standard

The LEAP Family Best Practice Standard goes live! Following the huge success of the conveyancing accreditation, LEAP has now launched a family badge, aimed at encouraging and ensuring a gold standard in this area of law, to provide comfort to clients and 3rd party referrers.

Find out more about the Family Best Practice Standard and how you can achieve and benefit from the gold standard in practising family law.

JUNE 2020

New Financial Statement (Form E)

We’ve created a new interactive PDF version of the Financial Statement which is available in your Forms and Precedents library. This new form pulls data from your LEAP matter, such as the clients details, and it allows you to enter financial data directly into the document.

MAY 2020

Further integration with Microsoft Teams

LEAP Mobile and LEAP Web both now support document and matter sharing through Microsoft Teams, and you can also now schedule Microsoft Teams meetings through LEAP Desktop.

Read more about FaceTime with LEAP Mobile for iOS and start video calling your clients today.

APR 2020

Communicating effectively in a disaggregated workplace is critical to success in these unprecedented times, and through our integration with Microsoft Teams you can share documents or matters for review or discussion directly from your LEAP matter.

Find out how to use to improve your efficiency while working remotely.

APR 2020

Video call your clients

Our iOS app has been updated to include FaceTime. You can now video call your clients and other parties from your iPhone or iPad, and you can also time record these calls. We’ve also included a scheduling feature, so you can invite your client to a prearranged FaceTime meeting through a text or iMessage.

Read more about FaceTime with LEAP Mobile for iOS and start video calling your clients today.

MAR 2020

Learn how to work from anywhere with LEAP Web

The LEAP University now includes lessons explaining how to work from any connected device without installed software through LEAP Web. With courses across Matter, Card and Document Management, you can also learn how to complete financial postings and time recording.

Work remotely with ease using any device by following our tutorials on LEAP University.

FEB 2020

Get paid quickly

RapidPay's Payment Reminders is a fantastic addition to LEAP. It automates the collection of bad debt, using reminders sent to your debtors via email or text at intervals as defined by you. Debtors simply click on the link sent in the email or text and make payment online through the RapidPay payment gateway.

Schedule and automate your debt recovery using RapidPays Payment Reminders.

FEB 2020

Introducing LEAP CRM

LEAP CRM provides a centralised location to manage all leads into the firm, including converting them to cards within LEAP once you have qualified the lead and wish to proceed. This, alongside our Client Intake Forms that let prospective clients and referrers create draft matters that can be converted to real matters in seconds, are only available through the LEAP Portal.

JAN 2020

Introducing 2x

A brand new version of our LEAP Desktop application delivering a fantastic modern user interface with considerable gains in usability including multi-window support, enhanced document management, invoicing improvements, better notifications, new reports and notifications of updates to Forms and Precedents, plus a lot more.

Learn more about LEAP 2x.

LEAP Web

JAN 2020

Receive notifications, create precedents and folders, insert fields into documents and duplicate documents in the latest significant update to LEAP Web, our browser app that lets you work from any connected device.

Learn more about the latest update to LEAP Web.

JAN 2020

"Alexa, open LEAP..."

Capture time and fees with just your voice with our new LEAP Assistant for Amazon’s Alexa devices.

Learn more about the LEAP Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

SEPT 2019

Record activities using your Apple and Android Watch

Our new WatchOS and WearOS apps give you the flexibility to capture time anywhere at any time, making you more productive by capturing even more billable time.

Share from anywhere

AUG 2019

Share documents securely from any connected device with the introduction of LawConnect on LEAP Web, iPhone, iPad and Android.

Learn more about LawConnect on Android, iPad/iPhone and Web.

JULY 2019

A new digital learning platform

Begin your learning journey with the LEAP University. Access online courses that take you from the basics of LEAP through to complex features such as Legal Aid, and take assessments and earn certificates to show your progress.

Learn more about LEAP University

JULY 2019

Simpler navigation in LawConnect

New look LawConnect, making it much more simple for users to find documents shared by their lawyers and navigate between documents. The platform has also been updated to be optimised for mobile, and logon and registration simplified.

See the new look LawConnect for yourself

APRIL 2019

By Lawyers

Integration with By Lawyers, the global publisher of legal guides, commentaries and precedents ensuring up to date legal guidance within your matter.

Learn more about By Lawyers

APRIL 2019
  • Estate accounts added to the Probate app, utilising the data entered in the IHT400 to generate simple Estate Account statements saved to directly to the matter.
MARCH 2019

Rapidpay

Receive monies directly into LEAP with integrated credit and debit card receipting through our RapidPay solution.

Learn more about Rapidpay

MAR 2019
  • User interface re-designed to simplify navigation, improve Office integration and support Legal Aid matter creation.

MAR 2019
  • An integrated LEAP Probate App to simplify the creation of the IHT400 and associated schedules.

Zylpha

JAN 2019

Integration with Zylpha, the market leading document bundling solution.

Learn more about Zylpha

JAN 2019
  • N260 LEAP App, simplifying the creation of the Statement of Costs (Summary Assessment).
  • Simplified Inheritance Tax calculation through the IHT205 Document Assistant.

JAN 2019
  • New, updated reports to improve accuracy and management oversight.
JAN 2019

Create matters from the palm of your hand.

Introducing LEAP University

JAN 2019

Get the best out of your investment in LEAP with the LEAP University, our online learning course covering the basics of LEAP including accounts.

Learn more about LEAP University

DEC 2018
  • Simplify your bank reconciliation and automate payments with our integrated RapidPay payments platform.

DEC 2018
  • Reporting introduced across Legal Aid matters and financial data.

NOV 2018
  • Enhanced security through Two Factor Authentication, preventing unauthorised access to LEAP from unauthorised devices.
  • Create cards on the go from your contacts, or directly into LEAP.
  • Playback audio saved to your LEAP correspondence.

Version 1.17

OCT 2018
  • File PDF’s straight to the LEAP matter from Adobe.
  • Capture Legal Aid time while in Microsoft Office.
  • Improved notifications when LEAP Forms and Precedents are updated.

SEPT 2018
  • Litigation Electronic Bill of Costs introduced (Precedent S).
  • Manage RTA claims through integration with the Claims Portal.
  • Additional Crown Court billing support added to Legal Aid (AGFS).
JULY 2018

Introducing eSignature with LEAP

LEAP’s new eSignature service now enables you to electronically sign forms and documents on the go. Save time and select a signature that has already been saved to your account.

Version 1.16

JULY 2018
  • Manage debt through the integrated credit control mailings functionality.
  • Improved Compliance Reporting, including Undertakings.
  • Run a float in LEAP (Scotland only).
  • Search across all documents, including partial matches.

JULY 2018
  • Integrated searching in Scotland through Infotrack.
  • Submit eCRM7 claims to the LAA (Legal Aid).

LEAP launches in the Republic of Ireland

APRIL 2018

Delivering software across all platforms and a comprehensive Forms and Precedents library.

Version 1.15

APRIL 2018
  • Notify your colleagues of important matters within LEAP.

APRIL 2018
  • Crown Court billing introduced to Legal Aid (LGFS and POCA).
APRIL 2018

Improved scanning capabilities

Scan and save documents directly to the matter from your mobile.

APRIL 2018
  • Create, edit and save documents, Forms and Precedents on an iPad.
  • Simplified email account linking (Android).

MARCH 2018
  • Multi-track litigation budgeting (Precedent H).
  • Manage Criminal and Civil Legal Aid matters on LEAP through the new Legal Aid App, including time and disbursement recording, invoicing, submissions and supporting Forms.

FEB 2018
  • Download and upload documents in any format with LawConnect.

FEB 2018
  • Support for the Land Transaction Tax introduced (Wales only).
  • Ideas Hub launched, an online public platform to share ideas on how to improve our products.

Version 1.14

JAN 2018
  • Capture marketing consent and provide electronic copies of personal data with integrated GDPR tools.
  • Assign matters to Reporting Groups, enabling financial reporting against user definable groups.
  • Store documents, such as ID, against Cards.

JAN 2018
  • Create PDFs from correspondence stored on a matter.
  • Download documents to your local machine directly from LEAP.

DEC 2017
  • Android updated with a new look and feel, and improved functionality to bring feature parity with the iOS Apps.

NOV 2017
  • Improved email and document management, including the ability to add signatures to emails sent from LEAP and tools to import documents.
  • Firm level financial actions, including Bank Reconciliation and banking, added.

Version 1.12

OCT 2017
  • Create Purchase Orders in LEAP, enabling disbursements to be paid via the Purchase order function of Xero.
  • Search across more fields when identifying possible Conflict of Interest.
  • Find matters more easily through a clients full name in the Matter List.

OCT 2017
  • Parkers Wills Clauses added to the LEAP Forms and Precedents library.

LEAP launches in Scotland

JULY 2017

Delivering software across all platforms and a comprehensive Forms and Precedents library.

Version 1.11

JULY 2017
  • Improved usability of the Bank Reconciliation.
  • Tools to search and compare documents.

FEB 2017
  • Responsive layout introduced, making LawConnect easier to use on any device.

LEAP launches in Northern Ireland

FEB 2017

Delivering software across all platforms and a comprehensive Forms and Precedents library.

JAN 2017
  • Work is no longer a place, it is an activity. Manage your matters on any device with the LEAP365 suite across desktop, browser and mobile.

Version 1.10

JAN 2017
  • Browser based Bank Reconciliation with improved functionality including searching.
  • Security controls added for all LEAP reports.
  • Advanced invoicing options introduced, including filters to invoice disbursements only by type.

OCT 2016
  • Share documents from the LEAP matter electronically using LawConnect, a document collaboration platform.

Version 1.9

OCT 2016
  • Pin important correspondence to the top of the matter.
  • Rename documents generated from LEAP when saving back to the matter.
  • Capture time recording when receiving emails in Outlook.

Version 1.8

JULY 2016
  • New look and feel, modernising the user interface.
  • Assign unique numbers to documents to aid document management.
  • Improved document preview designed to make reviewing documents easier and consistent.

JULY 2016
  • Native iPad app introduced, providing more functionality and a larger working environment than on an iPhone.

Version 1.7

APRIL 2016
  • Automatic and configurable archive numbering ensures unique archive numbers are used.
  • Capture time at matter or client specific rates with Special Fees.
  • User definable aging periods introduced across LEAP and reports.

Version 1.6

JAN 2016
  • Service synchronisation notifications introduced, making it easier to identify whether a user is connected to the LEAP servers.
  • Time and Fees Recorded by Staff report added, making it easier to track staff performance.

Version 1.5

OCT 2015
  • Document management improvements, making it easier to search and preview documents.
  • Send SMS from LEAP using an Email to SMS provider.
  • Reconcile Infotrack searches in LEAP.
OCT 2015

Time record directly from your smartphone

Enabling you to record time on the go with ease and accuracy.

Version 1.4

JULY 2015
  • Manage Criminal and Civil Legal Aid matters on LEAP, including time and disbursement recording, invoicing, submissions, reports and supporting Forms.
  • Order searches directly from the matter with integrated Infotrack searching.

Version 1.3

APRIL 2015
  • Capture time when generating documents and emails through Office.
  • Simplify Card creation with integrated Postcode lookups.

Version 1.2

JAN 2015
  • Create recurring matters, simplifying the matter opening process when doing the same type of work.
  • Custom fields introduced, allowing users to capture bespoke information in LEAP.
  • Send bulk mailings to clients, such as an “Office is closed” notification.
JAN 2015

LEAP launches in England and Wales

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