Protocols Software Limited and its predecessor Protocols Lawyers Software limited were formed to develop applications designed to systemise processes used by Lawyers. The current directors have been involved since the company was formed and worked together on the initial brief for the Protocols Convey application.
The company brings together legal and I.T. professionals who contribute to the mapping of a process and its conversion to user friendly computer applications which chart and automate time-consuming tasks. The applications are thoroughly tested by specialist software testers and also extensively trialled in practice. The emphasis is on developing step by step programmes which eliminate human error and securely lead the user from the initial opening of a file to a final client report and file closing.
The applications designed by Protocols are ideal for those starting in practice or firms who do not have computer based systems for processes like conveyancing. The systems free up Principal time and allow many more transactions to be processed in less time by fewer and less experienced staff. Transactions are clearly charted and can be taken over at any point by a new staff member. The systems are designed to maximise productivity and streamline organisational workflow.
J.C.Simpson graduated from Otago University Law School in 1973 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1974. He is also a Notary Public and has thirty-five years of practical experience in private practice in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He is the Principal of Simpson & Co. a Kapiti Coast Law firm specialising in property and family law. He has offices in Paraparaumu, Otaki and Foxton, and an extensive “virtual” practice with clients in other areas and countries. He has considerable legal and business experience as a lawyer and also as a director of a number of private companies, partnerships and trading trusts. Since joining Protocols he has been involved in software development and delivering seminars and tutorials relating to conveyancing.
Angus Cotton graduated from Wellington Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Information Technology and has over 21 years of experience in commercial software architecture, design, development and people management. He has worked predominately in the financial services and online internet sectors delivering various sized solutions using a multitude of technologies.
The variety of work has given Angus a breadth of skill and knowledge which is uncommon within the Information Technology community and allows for a greater degree of flexibility to meet the needs of particular business requirements. While he considers himself a technology generalist, he is however especially skilled in solution architecture and design, design patterns, services oriented architecture (SOA), human computer interaction (HCI), web development, Microsoft Windows development, Silverlight and computer telephony integration (CTI).
Angus is passionate about “taking the technology out of technology”, believing that effective software applications need to be designed around human factors, not technical factors.