About Access Legal

Working in partnership with more than 3,500 UK law firms and underpinned by over 30 years of sector experience, Access Legal provides an unrivalled suite of complete software solutions.

From case and practice management, finance, accounting and business intelligence to learning, compliance and HR – Access Legal helps firms take control of their time, improve efficiency and productivity.

By providing software to manage every aspect of a firm’s operations, Access Legal enables ambitious firms to reach unlimited potential and have the freedom to focus on clients and people to drive profitability and growth.



Key Milestones

In March 2019 we began building the Access Legal Division

First came the acquisition of Riliance, an online training, compliance and risk management solution provider with a market leading position in the Legal Sector.

Riliance’s cloud based, feature rich and easy to use software enabled it’s 1,200 customers to manage their individual online training, risk management and compliance requirements.

With investment from Access, the Riliance solution strengthened their position in both the Legal and Financial Services sectors.


April 2019: The Access Group acquires Unicorn

Unicorn, as the UK’s leading provider of learning technology solutions, brought market leading name Socrates Training to The Access Group, making it the UK’s lead provider of online training, compliance and risk management for the Legal sector.


June 2020: Access acquires Eclipse Legal Systems

Access Legal further expands its Legal solutions suite and extends its presence in the Legal Sector with the addition of Eclipse Legal Systems.

The acquisition enhances Access’s existing presence in the legal sector, which at this point extends beyond 2,500 organisations, across legal practice and internal legal departments, across multiple verticals. The addition of Eclipse Legal Systems extended the Access Legal suite into the Case & Practice Management space.


July 2020: Access acquires DPS Software

Access Legal strengthened their offer to the market with the acquisition of DPS Software, a UK leader in SaaS based practice management software for legal practices and in-house legal departments, with a focus on firms with between 10 and 200 employees.

Access Legal’s suite of solutions now covers a vast array of legal processes for practices with between 10 and 500 employees and is now one of the top 3, UK based providers of software, to the UK legal sector.


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What sets Access Legal software apart from the rest?

The only legal software you'll ever need

A software solution to match your ambitions, so you'll never have to migrate again.

Access Workspace - A more connected way of working

Improve collaboration across your practice by collating all your software in one efficient single sign-on environment.

For all sizes and specialisms - private, public, & in-house

Whatever size of firm or sector, empower your lawyers and adapt to ever-changing client needs.

More than just legal software

Our solutions extend across your organisation from hosting to HR, training & payments.

​​Access Legal is part of The Access Group, a leading provider of business management software to mid-sized organisations. It helps more than 35,000 customers across commercial and not-for-profit sectors become more productive and efficient. Its innovative Access Workspace cloud solution transforms the way business software is used, giving every employee the freedom to do more. Founded in 1991, The Access Group employs more than 3000 staff.

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