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While no-one would describe digital dictation workflow technology as old hat, there are plenty of law firms where most fee earners have been using it on a daily basis for more than a year. Many of the vendors have released several upgrades and new versions of their software – and one could venture that after several years’ grace, during which the various systems have bedded down, the technology is now approaching maturity. Within the UK’s top 200 law firms by turnover, about 50% have embraced digital dictation, while the other half have not.

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