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Hoowla Northern Ireland

Jim O’Connor

We are delighted to announce that Hoowla has expanded to Northern Ireland with the opening of a new office in Newry, Co Down.

Hoowla’s Northern Ireland office has been set up by local entrepreneur Jim O’Connor.  The move means that Hoowla is able to expand within Northern Ireland with a local expert’s knowledge and expertise.

Specialising in providing a completely cloud-based case management software solution, Hoowla is used by law firms and introducers of all sizes throughout England and Wales. Hoowla works closely with all it’s users to provide a constantly evolving platform that can be tailored to each firm’s specific needs.

Hoowla managing director Adam Curtis says that this approach to providing a modern, frequently updated software solution is at the heart of what Hoowla does. “More and more firms are moving away from the traditional, installed systems which are expensive to setup and are limited on updates.
Hoowla is based in the cloud, which means that new features are added on a regular basis and, for the majority of firms, set up is free.  Users want the ability to access and update information from anywhere and Hoowla can be securely accessed on any device.”

Hoowla’s panel management part of the system means that solicitors can develop and build relationships with mortgage brokers, estate agents and other local introducers.

Jim O’Connor adds “At a time when social media and online shopping create an expectation of instant access to information and 24/7 service, the Hoowla system allows solicitors to meet those expectations for their clients.
We are excited by the possibilities offered in improving client service, and also by the opportunities for the development of professional networks. Not only does this technology facilitate more effective communication between users, the time saving features of the system allow firms to become more competitive and more profitable.

The initial response from solicitors, estate agents and mortgage brokers has been very enthusiastic and we look forward to working with Hoowla in ongoing development across the province.”

The launch of Hoowla’s Northern Ireland office has resulted in a number of firms that are keen to use the software to improve client services and increase work efficiency.  A multi branch solicitors in Northern Ireland is currently in setup and a growing number of mortgage brokers and estate agents already using the platform.

If you are interested in receiving a demo of Hoowla, ring the team on 01792 687146.

 

We have updated Hoowla with a number of new features which are now live and ready to use.

This latest release has a large focus around documents, helping you work smarter and more efficiently. We have also included a new feature that helps you work even more closely with your introducers by allowing you to automatically invite them to track the progress of their clients’ cases within Hoowla.

A breakdown of the features released in this update is below, or more information please do get in touch by calling 01792 687146 or via email.

 

Microsoft Word – Case Information

Hoowla Microsoft Word Integration

Hoowla is already fully integrated with Microsoft Word.  With this latest update you can import case information directly into Word documents to allow you to edit the information if you prefer not to use Hoowla’s document editor.

 

Case Documents

Hoowla Case Documents

We have enhanced the document page in your cases. This latest update makes it even easier to manage them, see which ones are currently being worked on, and which ones have been sent out.

 

Automatically Invite Introducers

Hoowla Invite Introducer to Track Case

You can now automatically invite your introducers to track their clients’ cases that you instruct.

If you work closely with introducers and would like to find out how they can refer clients to you through Hoowla then please get in touch with us today and we’ll show you how easy it is to setup.

 

Additional Document Features

Hoowla Legal Case Documents

We have made some changes to our documents which include the ability to quick save a document whilst you are working on it, implemented a new layout for your completion statements generated in Hoowla, included a new setting that ensures a document can only be printed and posted and there is now to option to delete documents from the case document list.

 

 

We’ve introduced a number of new features to the Hoowla conveyancing calculator to help save time and win more instructions. All these new features are included at no extra cost to your existing Hoowla conveyancing calculator account and are now live and ready to use.

Below is a full list of the updated features on the conveyancing quote calculator, which include the option to link your Hoowla account to the Land Registry to automatically pull in a property’s title and tenure, the option to have postcode exceptions for areas where your legal fee differs and the ability to add a message to your quote to give a personal touch.

We add new features to Hoowla based on feedback from our customers. If you have any questions or feedback then please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Quotes include Title and Tenure

Hoowla Conveyancing Calculator Land Registry Title Tenure

Our conveyancing calculator now uses the Land Registry’s ‘Enquiry by Property Description’ service when raising a quote.

By linking your Land Registry account with your Hoowla account the calculator automatically pulls in the tenure of the property and the title number, saving you time entering this data and meaning you know that the information provided is correct.

 

Create Postcode Exceptions

Hoowla Conveyancing Calculator Postcode Exception

You can now define postcode areas in your quote calculator where your legal fees differ. The new fee will be used when generating a conveyancing quote for a property that falls within that area.

 

Quotes are Sent from your Firm

Hoowla Conveyancing Calculator Features

Be more personable with quotes sent out using contact details of the member of staff that raises it.

 

Dynamic Referral Fees in Quotes

Hoowla Conveyancing Calculator Quote

Quotes raised by, or attributed to, your referrers can have your referral fees automatically included in them.

 

More Control Editing Quotes

Hoowla Conveyancing Calculator Edit Quotes

You now have access to even more options when editing quotes, including updating the address, modifying introducer referral fees, adding supporting documents and more.

 

Personalised Message in the Quote

Hoowla Conveyancing Calculator Add Personal Message

When raising a quote you can now add your own custom message to accompany it, allowing you to provide a more personalised service with all the benefits of our automated conveyancing calculator.

 

Hoowla PSG Connect Integration

 

Hoowla are delighted to announce their partnership with leading conveyancing search provider PSG. The Property Search Group’s ordering platform, PSG Connect, is now fully integrated with Hoowla’s conveyancing case management software.

 

The Benefits of PSG Connect and Hoowla

  • Automatically create your letters and legal forms. Send your client care pack in seconds
  • Integrate with Outlook. Add incoming emails and attachments to the system in two click
  • Integrated Land Registry and HMRC portals
  • You are logged into PSG Connect automatically and your searches are returned to your Case Management dashboard
  • No more double entering clients details

 

PSG launched their new property search ordering platform in January, receiving fantastic feedback from clients.  The new search ordering software has been built with integration and collaboration in mind to bring further efficiencies and additional benefits to clients wherever possible.

Hoowla user and PSG customer Leona Bulmer, solicitor at Roland Robinsons and Fentons LLP said “The integration with PSG is excellent and will prove to be invaluable to us. Many of the systems we looked at were extremely expensive, Hoowla is not. The team (at both PSG & Hoowla) are very willing to alter the system to meet our needs and work in a way that is better for me and my team.”

 

The integration with Hoowla enables conveyancing solicitors to seamlessly order Title Insurance, Conveyancing Searches and risk management products such as Lawyer Checker and AML Checks without the need for double keying client and property details.  All reports are delivered directly back to Hoowla’s conveyancing software and immediately accessible by the client.

 

Richard Dawson, Group Managing Director for PSG, commented:  “We talk to our clients regularly to ensure we are meeting their needs and we identified integration with case management as a common requirement for many.  Hoowla share a common objective with PSG; putting the client first and focusing on excellent customer service.  We are delighted to now be fully integrated with the Hoowla system.”

 

Hoowla provides cloud software to the legal industry, developed in the UK using the latest technology. We help law firms of all shapes and sizes around the country to modernise their conveyancing offering, process more matters, improve communication and collaboration, reduce risk and manage compliance whilst providing a great customer experience along the way.

To find out more, call us on 01792 687146 or email.

 

 

Hoowla Review Conveyancing Calculator Williamsons Solicitors

 

Williamsons Solicitors pride themselves on being approachable, sympathetic and understanding and have built a fantastic reputation through putting clients at the centre of everything they do. Their team of 120 highly regarded and experienced staff are based in offices in Hull, Beverley, Driffield and Bridlington.

The use of technology within the firm is highly important to bring increased efficiency for their customers and enable them to take the business forward.

 

Williamsons Solicitors use Hoowla’s conveyancing calculator to provide prospective clients with a conveyancing quote face to face and over the phone. They have also installed a customised conveyancing quote button on their website to allow clients to request an instant and accurate conveyancing quote at a time convenient to them.

Jane Cousins, Senior Solicitor and Head of Conveyancing explains why they choose Hoowla’s conveyancing quote calculator. “Implementing the conveyancing calculator provided by Hoowla could not have been simpler.  The service provided by them from beginning to end was professional and understandable.
Our clients can access our quotes quickly and without complication at any time.  This saves our employees a great deal of time and makes our services efficient.  We enjoy using the service and can rely on the quotation produced to be accurate.”

 

To try the Hoowla conveyancing calculator yourself and see how quick and easy it is for your clients to request a conveyancing quote click the button below.

 

For further information on any aspect of Hoowla, or for a demo of the calculator and/or the case management software please call 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com

 

 

Online conveyancing case management provider Hoowla also provides Sales Progression software which allows sales progressors, estate agents, mortgage brokers and industry providers to manage their pipeline of property sales.

Hoowla’s software keeps everyone in the loop throughout the conveyancing process through a modern, professional interface with a dedicated, secure login for each user.

Hoowla offers 24 hour support and works closely with customers, quickly integrating feature requests into the system at no extra cost. Caroline Hall, owner of progress chasing business EPC Essex, explains how much her business has benefited from using Hoowla’s sales progression software.

“I have had my business transformed by using Hoowla’s online conveyancing software for sales progression. The system is straightforward, easy to grasp and, more importantly, reliable.
The estate agents can have clear updates on all cases and it enables me to not have to email them constantly. Hoowla has a great team with fantastic back up with any queries in the early days of use. Once you are up and running its fantastic and so easy to use. I can not recommend this software highly enough.”

Caroline Hall Essex, Owner, EPC Essex, Progress Chasing

 

For more information about Hoowla and to arrange a demo, email adam@hoowla.com or call 01792 687146.

 

 

Breaking news from the Hoowla legal software team



In our latest update we’ve focused on saving you and your conveyancing team time on some of the tasks you perform daily. We’ve made it even easier for you to find, edit and print your letters and forms with the introduction of tags, clickable custom fields and bulk printing. You can even go as far as automating your client care packs. Read on to find out more and if you have any questions or feedback then please get in touch.

Request 1 to 1 training – email tom@hoowla.com or call 01792 687146

Automate your client care packs

 

Cut down on the time it takes to instruct your clients. Collect all information you need when creating your cases and have your client care pack automatically sent out as soon as you are ready.

Fee tables in your letters

 

No more manually typing in costs as quotes raised through your conveyancing calculator can be automatically inserted into documents such as your client care letter.

DX addresses in letters

 

Save a DX address against companies you have stored in Hoowla and choose for letters to be generated using their DX address by default.

Speed up letter generation

 

Save key information to your cases directly from our document editor. Click on any missing information in your letters and enter it there and then speeding up your letter generation.

Bulk print documents

 

Send a selection of documents to the printer all at once or download them into a single file. This can save you precious time when producing your client care packs.

Search with tags

 

Add tags to your document templates and case information to help you quickly find what you’re looking for. A powerful feature when used with the bulk printer.

Like a demo of Hoowla then get in touch today
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We continually evolve Hoowla, adding new features and creating exciting partnerships. If you have a suggestion then send it over by replying to this email, we read every one.

 

Hoowla has enhanced their case management software for the legal property market in Scotland. Hoowla’s conveyancing calculator automatically calculates Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and Land Registration fees when generating conveyancing estimates and quotes for clients. The Scottish legal system differs to England and Wales by applying different charging structures to conveyancing transactions via the Registers of Scotland. Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaced UK Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Scotland earlier this year.

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Hoowla’s conveyancing calculator lets you create compliant, professional conveyancing fee estimations, all in under a minute. It fit’s around your firm’s charging structure and your messaging and brand sits front and centre in your quotes.

There are no setup costs and the tiny annual fee makes it a no brainer if you’re looking to empower staff, save them time and increase business through your website. The calculator is free for customers using Hoowla’s full Legal Software.

Hoowla provides software to the legal industry, developed in the UK using the latest technology. They help law firms of all shapes and sizes around the country to modernise their conveyancing offering, process more matters, improve communication and collaboration, reduce risk and manage compliance whilst providing a great customer experience along the way.

To find out more, arrange a quick 5 minute demo of the calculator, or simply get it setup today, call 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com

Marcus Baum and their team of top notch conveyancers, committed to innovation and progression, were a perfect fit for Hoowla’s legal technology. They installed Hoowla’s conveyancing calculator on their website because they know what makes their clients happy.

“We really like the calculator because our clients are happy and they’re happy because it’s quick, easy and obligation free. Without it, they wouldn’t be able to enquire with such ease and often people like to know what is on offer before coming to us”

Annie Bacon, Conveyancing Secretary, Marcus Baum

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Hoowla’s conveyancing calculator lets you create compliant, professional conveyancing fee estimations, all in under a minute. It fit’s around your firm’s charging structure and your messaging and brand sits front and centre in your quotes.

There are no setup costs and the tiny annual fee makes it a no brainer if you’re looking to empower staff, save them time and increase business through your website. It even comes free for customers using Hoowla’s full legal software.

To find out more, arrange a quick 5 minute demo of the calculator, or simply get it setup today, call 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com

Hoowla provides software to the legal industry, developed in the UK using the latest technology. They help law firms of all shapes and sizes around the country to modernise their offering, process more matters, improve communication and collaboration, reduce risk and manage compliance whilst providing a great customer experience along the way.

Key Property Lawyers chose to use Hoowla’s legal software to benefit their clients and save staff time. It has definitely had a positive impact on the firm. They installed Hoowla’s conveyancing calculator to empower their team to deliver instant estimates to clients and setup the calculator on their website to convert customers looking for conveyancing services. Hoowla’s legal software is being adopted by an increasing number of firms that understand the benefits modern technology provides.

There are no setup costs and the tiny annual fee makes it a no brainer if you’re looking to empower staff, save them time and increase business through your website. It even comes free for customers using Hoowla’s full legal software.

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“We have been very pleased with the Conveyancing Calculator. The Hoowla team were very helpful in setting it up for us exactly how we wanted it, and integrating it into our website. The calculator is so simple to use and our clients benefit as they get an instant estimate, at any time of day or night. As a firm it has saved us time, as we know we do not have to manually prepare an estimate, an email copy is instantly sent to the client. It has definitely benefited our business.” Martin Barnes, Accounts Manager, Key Property Lawyers.

Hoowla’s conveyancing calculator lets you create compliant, professional conveyancing fee estimations, all in a matter of minutes. It fit’s around your firm’s charging structure and your messaging and brand sits front and centre in your quotes.

To find out more, arrange a quick 5 minute demo of the calculator, or simply get it setup today, call 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com

Hoowla provides software to the legal industry, developed in the UK using the latest technology. They help law firms of all shapes and sizes around the country to modernise their conveyancing offering, process more matters, improve communication and collaboration, reduce risk and manage compliance whilst providing a great customer experience along the way.