This week's Bonkers Law firm website features a firm that plugs its high-tech capabilities with old school tools.
Dixon Templeton has rather beautiful old offices:
The firm's website takes a similarly traditional approach with a two tone colour scheme, a logo that is reassuringly 19th century and a blurb which confirms, somewhat redundantly, that Dixon & Templeton is a “traditional firm”.
But don't mistake their lawyers for technophobes. Partner Stephen Wyatt is "one of the Solicitors in the Firm who uses a computer with voice recognition software":
In fact Dixon & Templeton even has a page dedicated to its technology, which includes "a specialist computerised solicitors accounts system" that records transactions and "also incorporates a sophisticated time recording system".
Here it is.
The firm also has "an extensive conventional legal library which includes law reports going back to the 1800's", supplemented by "volumes on computer disk".
Wyatt isn’t the only early adopter. In total, “three fee earners use computers with voice recognition software" which they have been using "since early voice recognition was first developed".
Although the firm may be proud of its technological accomplishments, it hasn’t lost the common touch. In the profiles section, readers learn about detailed office arrangements such as Brenda being "able to step in to cover when Richard is away".
TMI but in a sweet way.
And office manager Sally keeps "everyone on their toes". She knows all the office (and town) gossip.
And Kevin bloody loves Top Gear.
It is not known whether Dixon & Templeton is video-conferencing in the lockdown or sending Betamax video-cassettes to each other via pigeon-carrier.
The firm's wonderfully old-fashioned site can be viewed here on your Commodore 64.