Accesspoint Legal Services Team

The Accesspoint Legal Services core team have programming, project management, training design and delivery, as well as legal experience, this allows them to design unique and innovation solutions for clients. They are also able to draw upon the expertise of our other divisions, when the need arises.

Together, the team are able to pick up an initial client brief, refine it and deliver client friendly operational processes designed to support process improvement and improved client services. Led by Julie Morgan, the team consists of Shirley Donald, Tom Durrant, Michelle Reptowski, Matt Smith, Adam Brookner and Joni Hasimvllari.

As a team we have undertaken extensive GDPR training and are fully compliant with GDPR regulations.

Julie Morgan

Training & Development Manager

Julie has worked within the legal field for over 30 years. From receptionist in a solicitors firm she moved into a team of legal secretaries then moved to a training position with Avenue Legal Systems who were later taken over by TFB, now known as Tikit.

Worked as an in-house trainer and developer for a well-established Solicitor in Bath who used Tikit’s Partner for Windows practice management system (PMS), and during her time there revolutionised their in-house systems including case management and legal aid billing.

Joining Accesspoint at its inception, Julie has worked on many case manager development projects and has also project managed set-up, development and training for the majority of Accesspoint’s client base using Tikit’s Partner for Windows (P4W) and SOS Connect.

Julie offers consultancy and advice for legal software development and training plans.

She is vivacious, hardworking, experienced, knowledgeable and committed.

Tom Durrant

Head Developer

Joining Accesspoint in 2012 he was a valued addition to the team. Starting in support and then moving to the data migrations team he has built a wealth of legal IT knowledge which was key to helping the founding of the in-house development team.

As Head Developer he has a wealth of SQL knowledge as well as C#, HTML Crystal Report writing, SSRS and Oribis TaskCentre. He also has a wide range of experience with a variety of PMS/CMS systems.

Tom is creative, innovative, forward thinking and detail conscious, and often has those ‘light bulb’ moments with development plans.

Shirley Donald

Legal IT Case Management Consultant

Shirley originally trained as a legal secretary, she worked mainly on Social Welfare work within a highly reputable east London practice.

In 2004, she was recruited internally to join an IT project team and, as a result, found her niche in the development of mainly case management systems.

Shirley joined Accesspoint from its launch and is an integral part of the development team, working tirelessly on many projects from template building to case workflows.

Detail conscious, precise and forward thinking, she brings project management skills, rigor, dedication and innovation to projects.

Michelle Reptowski

Legal IT Trainer and Consultant

Began working in the legal sector initially as a legal secretary gaining experience in housing, personal injury, clinical negligence and court of protection. She found her home in family law, and spent 18 years as a Family Legal Assistant, gaining the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives’ Certificate in Law & Practice (Family Practice).

Whilst working in law, Michelle was an IT Super User and provided IT support and training to her fellow members of staff.

She joined Accesspoint Legal Services in 2018, bringing her current skill and expertise to training and delivery within the Legal IT Sector. Michelle continues to work on the development of processes to enable lawyers to manage cases in a streamlined and cost effective manner. She has also shown an aptitude for design and is currently designing a number of exciting new products and services for delivery later this year.

She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Women Specialist Reference Group, and retains an interest in the practice of law.

Matt Smith

Development Technician

Joined Accesspoint as an apprentice support analyst providing IT technical support to all of Accesspoint’s clients. He found his niche in training and development and moved into the role of junior developer.

Using his development knowledge and experience, by providing support on-site at law firms around London, he is able to bring a range of skills to design, implementation and streamlining of new and existing systems.

Matt has a broad range of development skills, including SQL, C#, HTML, CSS, Databases, XML, Crystal reports, SSRS, WordPress, ASP, and has an excellent knowledge of the case management system Partner for Windows (P4W). He has currently been working in partnership, developing the Doclogix platform, a business automation eco-system, which is a web application written in ASP.NET.

Adam Brookner

Junior Developer

Adam joined Accesspoint in November 2017 as a software apprentice, after completing an Access to Higher Education course in computing.

He is just one of a growing team of apprentices who have joined us over the last couple of years and has already proved a very worthwhile addition to the team. Since joining Accesspoint, Adam has become experienced in the following: SQL, SQL Server Reporting Services, TaskCentre, Crystal Reports, MVC Framework (C#), Oyez Forms and Doclogix (Business Automation Eco-System).

Adam is creative and has an eye for detail, favouring a simplistic approach to achieve a complex goal.

Joni Hasimvllari

Junior Developer

A recent addition to the development team, Joni has spent his little time here adapting to the technologies used both on the client side and the development side.

Having an educational background in computing, Joni joined the team with a range of experience both in front and back-end languages such as C#, SQL and Javascript to name a few.