Digital Transcription for Lawyers (DTFL) was established in 2003, by Annabel Hurdman, to provide a trusted, confidential and secure outsourced legal digital transcription solution, with same day turnaround as standard.
The service is for any firm within the legal field including sole practitioners, busy law practices, Barristers’ Chambers, the Police, the Probation Service and Expert Witnesses amongst others.
Annabel has drawn on her own legal secretarial experience gained over more than 40 years. Her experience covers crime, family, child law, personal injury, human rights, court martial, company commercial, conveyancing, marine and probate.
Annabel saw the potential for a fast and accurate outsourced digital transcription service for the legal field that capitalised on the ease of using digital files.
DTFL was developed as a flexible and user-friendly legal audio typing and digital transcription service that produces work in pre-agreed, bespoke client templates.
Digital Transcription for Lawyers uses a pool of experienced UK-based legal audio typists. All are personally vetted and tested by Annabel, have a minimum of five years’ legal secretarial experience and meet the rigorous standards for quality, accuracy and expertise for which DTFL has become renowned.
Having a readily available team of legal audio typists ensures that there are always enough typists to meet the demand. It is one of the reasons why DTFL can guarantee that all sound files received by 1.00pm will be transcribed and completed work returned the same day.
DTFL has expanded rapidly, largely through word of mouth and enquiries through its website. However, Annabel has made great efforts to ensure that the company retains the personal touch which has proved popular with clients and provided the foundation for its success to date. See some of our reviews.
The DTFL team pride themselves not only on their speed, but also on the accuracy of their transcriptions. Completed documents are monitored and checked by the company’s quality control staff. Work is treated as confidential and is transcribed using your own templates, or templates created for you by DTFL.
More importantly, DTFL provides clients with a secure and confidential transcription service. UK based servers accredited and certified to ISO27001 and PCI DSS security standards and 256 bit SSL encryption ensures that your data stays in the UK, under UK jurisdiction.
The company’s working hours – 7.00am to 7.00pm – enable it to guarantee industry-leading turnaround times. All sound files received by 1.00pm are guaranteed to be transcribed and completed work returned the same day. Urgent sound files are transcribed immediately.
If you use Digital Transcription for Lawyers regularly, Court headings, names and addresses need only to be dictated once. DTFL uses online checks to ensure correct addresses and/or company names, including completing missing or incomplete postcodes.
DTFL is one of the fastest growing oursourced digital transcription companies in the legal market because of its accuracy, responsiveness, reliability and flexibility. The company provides an invaluable, cost-effective legal typing and outsourced digital transcription service across the legal spectrum.
The DTFL team pride themselves on their confidential service, high levels of accuracy and swift turnarounds. Whether you are a sole practitioner, a small, medium or large firm, DTFL can help.
The service is available on demand and comes at a fraction of the cost of in-house secretarial staff.