Like many law firms, DMA Law had nothing in place to send or receive files digitally. Typically, bundles would be produced and sent in a hard copy. After COVID-19, the courts would no longer accept hard copies of bundles, so the team continued to print bundles, and then scan them back onto their PCs in smaller batches – small enough to send to the court by email.
Printing off bundles and scanning them back in as small documents is not a difficult job, but it would often take several hours to get a document ready to send to court. safedrop has freed up valuable hours of admin time every time a bundle needs to be sent.
“We’ve saved so much time, paper and ink”
Once the bundle had been printed off, scanned in and sent off to the court bit by bit using email, there was no use for the paper copy, so a secure shredding company was employed to pick up, take away and dispose of the bundle securely. Since using safedrop, DMA Law has saved so much time, paper and ink as they no longer need to print off bundles.
DMA Law chose safedrop as the local authorities they work with told them that they are saving a lot of time using the system. They use safedrop to send and receive files securely with multiple third parties, including law firms, clients and the local courts. It became clear that ease of use was as important as the security that safedrop offers.
“The whole system is very user friendly and
Getting started with safedrop was really straightforward for DMA Law.
“The whole system is very user friendly and self explanatory, we received training at the beginning and have had a very good experience,” said Jessica from the firm.
They had used a similar system in the past, but recipients were finding it difficult and time consuming to get the message or attachment, and some recipients found it a pain to log in to get the documents.
Being able to send documents straight away without any friction has made the process more streamlined. With safedrop, employees at DMA Law can just copy a link into an email, making the process really simple.
“Even barristers and clerks are happy to receive bundles using safedrop. This has made our lives so much easier,” Jessica concluded.
Their biggest reason for recommending safedrop? It saves them up to half a day every time they want to send a bundle!