Co-op Legal Services has been shortlisted in the Law Society's prestigious Excellence Awards 2019, in the category of Innovation and Technology. The shortlisting recognises our Family Law Team's pioneering approach to technology, in order to improve efficiency, speed up processes and more effectively fulfil needs of our clients.
- The development and launch of our pioneering Online Divorce tool, which empowers individuals to begin their divorce proceedings online at any time of the day or night.
- Our participation in the UK Government's pilot scheme to digitise divorce paperwork submissions. We are the largest divorce provider in the UK to be participating in the scheme and we are collaborating closely with the Government to help shape the future of divorce in the UK.
- Our commitment to digital platforms, including the production of hundreds of free Family Law articles and case studies on our website, which provide valuable, jargon-free guidance and information to the public.
- The development of in-house technology to support flexible working, career development and efficiency for our colleagues.
Law Society president, Simon Davis, said: "There are more than 140,000 solicitors in England and Wales – to be shortlisted for an Excellence Award is to be recognised as among the very best of the profession.
"The firms and solicitors shortlisted should be commended for going above and beyond to support their clients, often navigating tricky and sometimes contentious areas of the law.
"With the justice system so under strain, we should take this opportunity to celebrate the incredible work solicitors do day-in and day-out – and to recognise the immense contribution they make to our society."
Co-op Head of Family Law, Tracey Moloney, said: "We are delighted to have been short listed for an Excellence Award. We are always looking for new ways to improve upon how we deliver our services to our clients, and we are very proud of what we have achieved so far."
Winners will be announced at the Law Society's Excellence Awards ceremony in London on 23 October 2019.