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See why law firms have made the switch from LEAP to Clio.

Are you considering LEAP or currently a LEAP customer who has to deal with not being able to pick up the phone and call for support [3], device compatibility issues on MacOS [4] [5] [6]  and rigid multi-year contracts?

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5 reasons why law firms are switching from LEAP to Clio

Month-to-month subscriptions with flexible licences

At Clio, we know that headcount can vary, especially during uncertain times, or in the early days of your firm. That’s why we offer upfront subscriptions that can be billed either month-to-month or annually. In a few clicks, you can add or reduce users from your monthly subscription at any time—with no hidden fees.

Cloud access from anywhere, on any device—even on Mac

Not all cloud products are made equal. With Clio you can securely and easily work from any web browser, on a Mac or a PC—or from Clio’s mobile app, available for iOS and Android.

For Mac users, LEAP is tricky to use: you will need to create a virtual Windows environment which comes at an additional cost and can also lead to bugs and delays on your Mac device. [4][5][7

Training and migration support from an award-winning team

Data migration and training is included in your Clio subscription cost and is available 24 hours per day, five days per week. These essentials can often be an additional cost with LEAP and other case management applications. [8]

Trust in enterprise-grade security

Clio protects your clients’ information and your firm’s data with leading security features and protocols trusted by 150,000+ firms and 66+ law societies and bar associations worldwide.

Clio also offers a financially backed, 99.9% uptime guarantee service level agreement (SLA). This is our promise to you that you’ll be able to access your work at least 99.9% of the time.

Clio offers a free trial—no credit card needed

You wouldn’t buy a car without test-driving it first. Case management software should be no different. You can try Clio for free for seven days, with absolutely no commitments. You don’t even have to enter your credit card information.

LEAP doesn’t offer you this option. [9][6] How can you be sure their software is for you?

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Cloud-based legal software, minus the headaches

Clio

vs.

LEAP

LEAP

Clio offers the most cost-effective and flexible case management software for law firms. Clio’s pricing is very transparent: You can sign up with Clio for £49 per user/month when billed annually, or £56 per user/month when billed monthly.

Price

The cost for a LEAP licence is inconsistent, but is typically around £109—higher than most law practice management software providers.

LEAP has also been known to buy up smaller case management providers and quickly introduce price hikes to those providers’ customers.

Clio operates on a subscription model, so control over your firm’s future lies where it belongs—with you. Clio makes it easy to add and remove users as needed, with no penalties for reducing the number of licences.

With Clio, you won’t be tied into a contract and can end your subscription at any time with no penalties or cancellation fees.

Contract & Licence Flexibility

LEAP uses contracts to tie customers into multi-year commitments, sometimes with minimum three-year commitments. This locks your firm into paying for something you may not want.

Additionally, should you choose to cancel your contract, you may be liable for 30% of the full contract value. Even if all you require is a reduction in licences, it is worth asking a LEAP representative what impact this will have on your existing contract and costs.

Clio offers unlimited support from an award-winning team at no additional cost. Our customer support team is available 24/5 (8:00 a.m. Monday to 8:00 a.m. Saturday) via phone, email, or live chat.

This in-house support team helps with everything from migrations to training, as well as day-to-day queries.

Clio also offers a financially backed 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Customer Support

LEAP often relies on third-parties to train new customers, adding extra costs to your onboarding experience. [8]

LEAP advertises a 99.9% uptime guarantee that is not financially backed, meaning you will not be compensated if the service experiences downtime. [10]

LEAP does not offer incoming phone support for their customers, meaning you do not have the option to pick up the phone to call if you need help. [3]

Clio lets you securely and easily work from any device with access to a web browser, whether you or your team use PCs or Macs.

Because Clio is web-based, product updates happen behind the scenes, with no disruption to your workflows.

Device Compatibility

LEAP software is built for Windows, not macOS. [4] [5] LEAP users who use Mac devices need to create a virtual Windows environment simply to be able to use the software; this comes at an additional monetary cost and can also lead to bugs and delays on your Mac device. [7]

If you use a PC, you’ll still have the drawback of needing to install and regularly update the LEAP desktop application.

Clio has 85+ app integrations custom-built to meet your needs, and thousands of additional integration options via Zapier. Top business software providers— including Microsoft, Google My Business, and Zoom—have built integrations with Clio.

Clio also integrates with the leading legal accounting providers in the UK—Xero, Quickbooks, and Klyant.

Clio continues to add to its app ecosystem and to provide multiple choices for the changing needs of today’s law firms.

Integration Options

LEAP has fewer than 15 apps listed as integrating with their system, and they are missing many popular solutions—including Gmail.

LEAP only integrates with one accounting software, so if your preferred provider is—for example, QuickBooks or Klyant —you cannot integrate with them, instead you must use LEAP’s sole preferred vendor for accounting. [11]

Clio is proud to be working with the Law Society of England and Wales and to be an Approved Supplier for the Law Society of Scotland.

Law Society Approvals

LEAP does not have a partnership with the Law Society of Scotland.

Clio has 1,000+ reviews on Capterra, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5, and 200+ reviews on G2 Crowd with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5.

You can hear directly from some of Clio’s UK customers here.

Peer Reviews

LEAP has fewer than 100 reviews across both Capterra and G2 Crowd combined, with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 on Capterra and 3.3 out of 5 on G2 Crowd. [12] [13]

Clio

vs.

LEAP

LEAP

Clio offers the most cost-effective and flexible case management software for law firms. Clio’s pricing is very transparent: You can sign up with Clio for £49 per user/month when billed annually, or £56 per user/month when billed monthly.

Price

The cost for a LEAP licence is inconsistent, but is typically around £109—higher than most law practice management software providers.

LEAP has also been known to buy up smaller case management providers and quickly introduce price hikes to those providers’ customers.

Clio operates on a subscription model, so control over your firm’s future lies where it belongs—with you. Clio makes it easy to add and remove users as needed, with no penalties for reducing the number of licences.

With Clio, you won’t be tied into a contract and can end your subscription at any time with no penalties or cancellation fees.

Contract & Licence Flexibility

LEAP uses contracts to tie customers into multi-year commitments, sometimes with minimum three-year commitments. This locks your firm into paying for something you may not want.

Additionally, should you choose to cancel your contract, you may be liable for 30% of the full contract value. Even if all you require is a reduction in licences, it is worth asking a LEAP representative what impact this will have on your existing contract and costs.

Clio offers unlimited support from an award-winning team at no additional cost. Our customer support team is available 24/5 (8:00 a.m. Monday to 8:00 a.m. Saturday) via phone, email, or live chat.

This in-house support team helps with everything from migrations to training, as well as day-to-day queries.

Clio also offers a financially backed 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Customer Support

LEAP often relies on third-parties to train new customers, adding extra costs to your onboarding experience. [8]

LEAP advertises a 99.9% uptime guarantee that is not financially backed, meaning you will not be compensated if the service experiences downtime. [10]

LEAP does not offer incoming phone support for their customers, meaning you do not have the option to pick up the phone to call if you need help. [3]

Clio lets you securely and easily work from any device with access to a web browser, whether you or your team use PCs or Macs.

Because Clio is web-based, product updates happen behind the scenes, with no disruption to your workflows.

Device Compatibility

LEAP software is built for Windows, not macOS. [4] [5] LEAP users who use Mac devices need to create a virtual Windows environment simply to be able to use the software; this comes at an additional monetary cost and can also lead to bugs and delays on your Mac device. [7]

If you use a PC, you’ll still have the drawback of needing to install and regularly update the LEAP desktop application.

Clio has 85+ app integrations custom-built to meet your needs, and thousands of additional integration options via Zapier. Top business software providers— including Microsoft, Google My Business, and Zoom—have built integrations with Clio.

Clio also integrates with the leading legal accounting providers in the UK—Xero, Quickbooks, and Klyant.

Clio continues to add to its app ecosystem and to provide multiple choices for the changing needs of today’s law firms.

Integration Options

LEAP has fewer than 15 apps listed as integrating with their system, and they are missing many popular solutions—including Gmail.

LEAP only integrates with one accounting software, so if your preferred provider is—for example, QuickBooks or Klyant —you cannot integrate with them, instead you must use LEAP’s sole preferred vendor for accounting. [11]

Clio is proud to be working with the Law Society of England and Wales and to be an Approved Supplier for the Law Society of Scotland.

Law Society Approvals

LEAP does not have a partnership with the Law Society of Scotland.

Clio has 1,000+ reviews on Capterra, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5, and 200+ reviews on G2 Crowd with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5.

You can hear directly from some of Clio’s UK customers here.

Peer Reviews

LEAP has fewer than 100 reviews across both Capterra and G2 Crowd combined, with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 on Capterra and 3.3 out of 5 on G2 Crowd. [12] [13]

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Easily migrate from LEAP to Clio

Switch to the true cloud with zero work interruptions

Change doesn’t have to be difficult. With Clio’s team of dedicated Onboarding and Migration Specialists helping every step of the way, your firm can move to Clio with minimal disruption to your day-to-day—and you can start new matters and begin invoicing right on Day One. Here’s what you can expect when migrating to Clio:

  • Migration consultation

    Start with a one-on-one meeting with your dedicated Customer Onboarding Specialist to discuss what the process looks like. Find out what can be exported from LEAP, any limitations in exported data, timelines, and what to expect once your Clio account is ready.

  • Data export from LEAP

    Next, our Migration Specialists give you guidance on how best to export your data from LEAP.

  • Data processing

    Next, our Migration Specialists convert your LEAP data into a format that can be easily imported into Clio. You can expect consistent communication throughout this process.

  • Data import and review

    Once the import is complete, our Migration Specialists review the accuracy of your data in Clio and make any required changes.

  • Product training

    Before you start using Clio, a Customer Onboarding Specialist will advise your firm on key product features, which features would best meet your firm’s needs, and how to set up the workflows most applicable to your day-to-day.

  • Start using Clio*

    Use Clio knowing that you can access award-winning customer support—24 hours a day, five days a week—for any questions or assistance, at no extra cost.

    *You can actually start using Clio even before your data migration is complete, but once the data migrates you’ll have access to your existing contact and matter info.


A thriving community that has your back

  • Award-Winning 24/5 Support

    Get the best customer support in the industry from an award-winning team that’s dedicated to your success—at no additional cost. Our support team is available by phone, email, or live chat.

  • Help Centre

    Search our comprehensive Help Centre to access thousands of support resources—like step-by-step articles, how-to videos, and courses—and get answers to any questions you might have.

  • Clio Customer Community

    Want to grow your peer network? Join a growing community of innovative legal practitioners who enjoy seeing and helping each other succeed and grow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Clio assist me with data migration?

Yes. Our Migration Specialists can assist in bringing over your data from LEAP to Clio so that you don’t have to manually do it yourself.

How long does the data migration process take?

The success of any data migration depends on the quality of the data provided to us. Before we migrate your information into Clio, you should ensure that your data is consistently formatted, well-organised, sufficiently backed up, and stored securely. If you’re uncertain about the quality of your data, it’s recommended that you consult with your Clio Migration Specialist before proceeding.

Is customer support included in my Clio subscription?

Yes, we do not charge additionally for support and product updates. You get personalised support—24 hours a day, five days a week—from an award-winning team at no extra cost.

Is Clio a cloud-based program?

Yes. Clio is a cloud-based solution which means that all you need is an internet connection and a browser (such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge) to run Clio remotely.

Does Clio integrate with industry standard accounting software?

Yes! Our integrations with Xero, QuickBooks, and Klyant ensure that your transactions are in sync and disbursements are accounted for—while giving you full visibility into your firm’s operating accounts and client money.

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[1]  Legal Software Adviser dated 15 June 2021, “Leap legal software may not suit the smaller firms as it has a significant install cost.”:  https://legalsoftwareadvisor.com/LEAP
[2] Lawyerist LEAP profile states “ It is probably not a good fit for those looking for an inexpensive solution for managing their practice as, at $149 per user per month, it costs more than most law practice management software.”:  https://lawyerist.com/reviews/law-practice-management-software/leap/  
[3] LEAP Help Overview, obtained June 2021: https://community.leap.co.uk/s/article/LEAP-help
[4] LEAP System Requirements lists minimum operating system as Windows, information obtained June 2021 and dated 11th June 2021: sourced from https://community.leap.co.uk/s/downloads 
[5] LEAP Brochure – obtained June 2021: “ with dedicated apps for Windows, iOS, Android and web browsers” https://indd.adobe.com/view/37299d26-85af-453e-aafa-6f8630b45c4c
[6] Clio vs LEAP Legal Software – Complete Comparison, information obtained June 2021: https://www.softwaresuggest.co.uk/compare/clio-vs-leap-legal
[7] Techpenny article, obtained June 2021 https://techpenny.com/boot-camp-parallels-antivirus/
[8] LEAP Partner Network, obtained June 2021: https://www.leap.co.uk/partner-network/certified-consultants/
[9] Capterra Clio and LEAP comparison shows no free trial option for LEAP, information obtained June 2021: https://www.capterra.com/trust-accounting-software/compare/147413-105428/LEAP-vs-Clio
[10] LEAP Uptime Statement, obtained June 2021: https://www.leap.co.uk/areas-of-law/employment-law-software/
[11] LEAP Integrations & Apps web page lists 12 applications, information obtained June 2021: https://www.leap.co.uk/legal-software-integrations/
[12] LEAP profile on Capterra, obtained June 2021: https://www.capterra.com/p/147413/LEAP/reviews/
[13] LEAP profile on G2 Crowd, obtained June 2021: https://www.g2.com/products/leap/reviews