Technology

Our technology underpins the solutions we provide to your legal needs.

arch.portal

Our solution for clients enabling them to have their own dedicated portal in which we will host their favourite documents that we will automate for them as well as access to our systems.

arch.collaborate

Is the core productivity and collaboration platform for the lawyers between themselves but also with their clients, using Teams as the core way of engaging with clients, using all of the available functionality rather than just video call.

arch.assistant

Is a bespoke power app that supports day to day legal operations and drives self service of registering new clients, matter management, client portal, people onboarding.

arch.crm

Is a custom CRM that leverages Microsoft Lists functionality to provide for full integration between lawyers and clients, enabling us to provide our clients with tailored offerings and updates rather than bombard them with often irrelevant material.

arch.contracts

Allows us to collaborate with our clients to build and automate their contracts using Power in MS365 which basic document automation through PowerAutomate including integration with DocuSign e-signature and use of Microsoft Lists to support drafting and management of more complex contracts.

We want to ensure that our client onboarding is as seamless as possible which is why we have partnered with Legl to create a fully digitised client onboarding experience.

We recognise that the preparation and review of contracts is hugely time consuming but massively important to effectively manage risk on an organisation. That’s why we have partnered with Summize to provide the right technology solution for contract review.

We have partnered with Brookson One to ensure that we have the most efficient processes and systems available to support those people that work with arch.law under either arch.portfolio, arch.resource or arch.direct. 

Fees, Pricing and Transparency

Our approach is to always seek to agree a fee with you at the commencement of our work with you. We will look to agree that fee as part of our digital engagement process with you. If for any reason we can not agree a fee with you for the solution that we are providing, we will default to charging you on an hourly basis, reflecting the nature and complexity of the matter but also taking into account our efficiency and skill in delivering the solution you need. We are happy to agree a prior limit on our charges and expenses but we won’t carry on any further work beyond that limit without your express authorisation to incur additional costs.

As part of our digital onboarding process you will receive a fee estimate for the solution to be provided for your needs. Our onboarding process is delivered through LEGL and the cost of this process (£50 + VAT if you are an individual and £150 + VAT if you are a corporate, partnership or other organisation) will be paid through LEGL within the onboarding process as a disbursement.

We may also incur fees with third parties such as search agencies, experts and occasionally barristers and will expect you to fund these disbursements prior to them being incurred. There may also be additional charges for bulk photocopying, travel and courier fees. We will notify you of these fees wherever possible prior to our incurring them. We also charge an administration fee of £40 + VAT for each transfer of funds made by us through our bank. Any charges from your own bank or a bank of a transferee will be payable by you or by the transferee. Where applicable, VAT will be charge at the prevailing rate on our costs.

We also use Shieldpay Limited as our preferred third party managed account operator for client account funds. There will be a minimum charge of £15 for funds processed through Shieldpay Limited or 0.06% of the value of the money processed by Shieldpay on our behalf, whichever is the greater.

Online payments

Our secure, online payment facility allows you to make a payment on account or pay an invoice through our preferred partner Legl

SRA TRANSPARENCY RULES

 The Solicitors Regulatory Authority requires us to publish more specific price information about the costs associated with certain types of work:

We do not currently provide this solution for our clients.

We do not currently provide this solution for our clients.

We do not currently provide this solution for our clients.

Our solutions are more focused to employers rather than employees and, as such, we will defend unfair dismissal claims rather than bring them. We will, however, publish appropriate rates should the position change.

We do not currently provide this solution for our clients.

Our charges for debt recovery will tend to be on an agreed hourly rate with our clients ranging from £100 per hour  plus vat at 20% to £500 per hour plus vat at 20% dependant upon the complexity of the matter. Your arch.portfolio member may agree a cap or fixed rate with you. In addition to the hourly charge, capped or fixed rate, there will be additional disbursements including court issue fees which will generally be up to 5% of the value of the claim. There is also likely to be a hearing fee of up to £1,090. A contested application fee may be imposed at £255 Counsel’s fees and expert’s fees may be charged in addition but these fees will be agreed with you in advance.