About us

In the changing legal market, SOS understands that legal businesses need to compete differently and having the best integrated software system will be a key element of their success.

Formed in 1987 and based in Bath, Solicitors Own Software Ltd (SOS) has a wealth of expertise in designing highly effective software solutions for the legal profession. Our latest system, SOS Connect, is the result of no less than five years continuous development using the latest Microsoft .Net™ tools to produce award-winning software designed to deliver tangible benefits to law firms seeking to enhance and expand their legal businesses.

Some 450 law firms throughout the UK now operate with SOS software, from high street practices to large provincial law firms in the Top 100. SOS prides itself on providing all these firms with excellent software, backed up with first-class, CPD-accredited training and dependable support delivered by highly experienced staff who are prepared to go that extra mile in the interest of client care.


Long service at SOS coupled with direct experience of working in law firms means you can build strong relationships with the SOS team.

To ensure we are highly in tune with our clients and the legal sector, SOS aims to recruit client-facing members of staff who have direct experience of working in law firms. SOS staff have held a broad range of positions at legal businesses ranging from large city firms to boutique and specialist practices.

SOS employs former practice managers, fee earners, chief/senior/legal cashiers, legal executives, legal secretaries, legal accounts managers, accounts supervisors, legal systems analysts, IT systems/case management developers, software trainers, archivists, accounts assistants, billing clerks, credit controllers and legal administrators.

The SOS directors alone have served a combined total of 60 years within the business and many of SOS's staff have been with the company 10 years or more.