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Thursday, February 11 2021 - 00:00
Opus 2 Acquires Bar Squared, the Leading Provider of Software for Barristers' Chambers
LONDON, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Acquisition brings together two market leaders with complementary legal 
solutions; continues Opus 2's drive to build a connected digital practice

Opus 2, the leader in cloud-based collaboration for law firms, today announced 
it has acquired Bar Squared, the leading provider of chambers management 
software, which is used by more than 240 chambers and 11,000 barristers and 
clerks worldwide. Together, the two companies will unite the LEX platform with 
Opus 2's collaborative solutions for disputes, enabling a connected digital 

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Many barristers worldwide already use the Opus 2 platform to collaborate with 
law firms and their clients. The acquisition enables the Opus 2 and Bar Squared 
teams to make this collaboration more seamless and more easily available to a 
greater number of barristers, allowing them to work more consistently across 
matters and facilitating earlier access to the benefits of the Opus 2 platform. 
For solicitors, it will provide a unique opportunity to streamline their work 
with counsel and, as a connected digital practice, deliver better services more 
rapidly and more efficiently to their clients.

"Bar Squared is a great business and we are very excited about the 
possibilities this transaction brings us," said Graham Smith-Bernal, Executive 
Chairman of Opus 2. "Opus 2 and Bar Squared are not only the established 
leaders within their respective markets, but more importantly, also share a 
strong client-focused culture and a deep understanding of their markets' and 
clients' needs."

"Seamless engagement between all stakeholders across the entire workflow 
represents the future of legal work," said Martin Coen, CEO of Opus 2. "The 
acquisition aligns with Opus 2's vision of delivering a broad range of 
best-in-class solutions into a single connected environment so lawyers, 
barristers, clerks, other third-parties and clients can more easily work 
together wherever they are and focus on substantive legal issues -- without 
friction and without having to think about the tools or technology." 

"From the beginning, our focus at Bar Squared has been on developing simple, 
highly functional, intuitive and feature-rich tools for progressive barristers' 
chambers," said David Connolly, Sales Director at Bar Squared.  

Helen Ford, Managing Director of Bar Squared said: "Joining Opus 2 is an 
exciting opportunity, strengthening our ability to deliver the best services to 
barristers and clerks globally." 

About Opus 2

Opus 2 provides game-changing, cloud-based legal technology and services to 
connect people, case information, analysis and data throughout the lifecycle of 
a dispute. Our secure platform, tailor-made for lawyers, provides a connected 
and flexible way of working. Case teams and clients can log in to access a 
shared, centralized set of documents and collaborate from anywhere in the world 
and at any time, enabling seamless and meaningful communication and 
interactions. Combined with our services expertise, we deliver electronic 
trials and hearings worldwide.

About Bar Squared

Since 2007, LEX has been at the cutting edge of chambers software and continues 
to innovatively develop to satisfy the changing needs of today's Bar.  Most 
recently, development has been focused on Microsoft Office 365 integration, 
incorporating secure Multi Factor Authentication, bi-directional Exchange 
calendar synchronization and the planned delivery of a SharePoint-based 
document management system. LEX is the intuitive, accessible, cross-platform 
application, delivering barristers and clerks an encompassing, world-class, 
case and practice management solution.

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