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Innovation and Software Development

LEAP invests more than £8 million each year into research and development. This provides the very latest technology to law firms, delivering new products and enhancements through regular updates.

April 2019Announcement

LEAP Legal Software | RapidPay

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

April 2019Specialisation
    • 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 2019Announcement

LEAP Legal Software | RapidPay

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

March 2019Web
    • User interface re-designed to simplify navigation, improve Office integration and support Legal Aid matter creation.
March 2019Specialisation
    • An integrated LEAP Probate App to simplify the creation of the IHT400 and associated schedules.
February 2019Announcement

LEAP Legal Software | Zylpha

Integration with Zylpha, the market leading document bundling solution.

January 2019Specialisation
    • N260 LEAP App, simplifying the creation of the Statement of Costs (Summary Assessment)
    • Simplified Inheritance Tax calculation through the IHT205 Document Assistant
January 2019Desktop
    • New, updated reports to improve accuracy and management oversight
January 2019Mobile

Create matters from the palm of your hand

LEAP Legal Software | Create New Matter on phone
January 2019Announcement

Introducing LEAP University

LEAP Legal Software | LEAP University image

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

December 2018Desktop
    • Simplify your bank reconciliation and automate payments with our integrated RapidPay payments platform
December 2018Specialisation
    • Reporting introduced across Legal Aid matters and financial data.
November 2018Mobile
    • 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.
October 2018Desktop - Version 1.17
    • 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.
September 2018Specialisation
    • 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 2018Desktop

Introducing eSignature with LEAP

LEAP Legal Software | eSignature image

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.

July 2018Desktop - Version 1.16
    • 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 2018Specialisation
    • Integrated searching in Scotland through Infotrack.
    • Submit eCRM7 claims to the LAA (Legal Aid).
April 2018Announcement

LEAP launches in the Republic of Ireland

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

April 2018Desktop - Version 1.15
    • Notify your colleagues of important matters within LEAP.
April 2018Specialisation
    • Crown Court billing introduced to Legal Aid (LGFS and POCA).
April 2018Mobile

Improved scanning capabilities

LEAP Legal Software | Mobile Scanning image

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

April 2018Mobile
    • Create, edit and save documents, Forms and Precedents on an iPad.
    • Simplified email account linking (Android).
March 2018Specialisation
    • 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.
February 2018LawConnect
    • Download and upload documents in any format with LawConnect
February 2018Specialisation
    • 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.
January 2018Desktop - Version 1.14
    • 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.
January 2018Web
    • Create PDFs from correspondence stored on a matter.
    • Download documents to your local machine directly from LEAP.
December 2017Mobile
    • Android updated with a new look and feel, and improved functionality to bring feature parity with the iOS Apps.
November 2017Web
    • 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.
October 2017Desktop - Version 1.12
    • 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.
October 2017Specialisation
    • Parkers Wills Clauses added to the LEAP Forms and Precedents library.
July 2017Announcement

LEAP launches in Scotland

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

July 2017Desktop - Version 1.11
    • Improved usability of the Bank Reconciliation.
    • Tools to search and compare documents.
February 2017LawConnect
    • Responsive layout introduced, making LawConnect easier to use on any device.
February 2017Announcement

LEAP launches in Northern Ireland

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

January 2017Web
    • 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.
January 2017Desktop - Version 1.10
    • 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.
October 2016LawConnect
    • Share documents from the LEAP matter electronically using LawConnect, a document collaboration platform.
October 2016Desktop - Version 1.9
    • 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.
July 2016Desktop - Version 1.8
    • 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 2016Mobile
    • Native iPad app introduced, providing more functionality and a larger working environment than on an iPhone.
April 2016Desktop - Version 1.7
    • 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.
January 2016Desktop - Version 1.6
    • 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.
October 2015Desktop - Version 1.5
    • 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.
October 2015Mobile

Time record directly from your smartphone

LEAP Legal Software | Mobile Time Recording

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

July 2015Desktop - Version 1.4
    • 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.
April 2015Desktop - Version 1.3
    • Capture time when generating documents and emails through Office.
    • Simplify Card creation with integrated Postcode lookups.
January 2015Desktop - Version 1.2
    • 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.

LEAP launches in
England and Wales