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Capita Acquires Case Management Software and Services Specialist, Eclipse Legal Systems

September 3, 2014



BRADFORD, England, September 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Capita plc announces that it has acquiredEclipse Hardware Ltd (known as Eclipse Legal Systems) foran undisclosed sum.Eclipse providescase management software and servicestoover 20,000 legal professionalsin lawfirms,Alternative Business Structures, claims departments and commercial organisations.

Eclipse's core software integratesfile management, document management, workflow, reporting, accounting, time recording, task and diary functions intoa singledesktop tool.Clients benefit from more efficient, automated processes and more effective risk and compliance procedures.

Sean Massey,managing director atCapitaJustice and Technology Solutions,said:

"The acquisition of Eclipse, the second acquisition of a private sector software provider in the last four months, will further enhance our range of solutions for the professional services market. Capita is looking forward to working with the experienced and dedicated team in Bradford, supporting Eclipse's continued growth and developing innovative software and solutions that will meet the challenges its customers face."

Steve Ough, founder and Chief Software Architect at Eclipse, said:

"By joining the Capita family we are putting in place the next stage of growth plans, building on our success and enabling us to further our expansion in the most effective way. We are delighted to be entering this new phase of growth."

Eclipse has over 150 employees based in Bradford.

About Eclipse

Eclipse is the UK's leading provider of legal software solutions, employing 150 staff at its Yorkshire HQ and generating a turnover of 9million. The firm's Proclaim software system is in use by circa 20,000 professionals across a vast range of market sectors, territories and work areas.

Proclaim integrates all case management, accounting, document management, reporting, time recording, task and diary functions, and can be web-enabled to allow clients and referrers to securely view their live case files online.

TouchPoint is Eclipse's new client self-service solution, providing an always-on, platform agnostic 'journey' for law firm clients and business partners.

Proclaim clients include:

•Eversheds Solicitors•Co-operative Legal Services•Carillion plc•QualitySolicitors (including Howlett Clarke, Lockings, Oliver & Co, and many others)

Territories include:

UKIrelandSwitzerlandLatviaAustraliaNigeriaZambia

For further information, please contact:

Capita press office

Kirsty Sewter

Tel: +44(0)207-654-2386 or +44(0)20-7654-2399 (out of hours)

kirsty.sewter@capita.co.uk

Alternatively, visit http://www.eclipselegal.co.uk




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