John Ffooks



John W Ffooks & Co is one of Francophone Africa's leading international law firms. We specialise in advising inward investors to the region and provide unparalleled service and results. Managed by a bilingual UK qualified lawyer, and with over a dozen nationally and internationally trained assistants, we are able to offer a depth and breadth of service which is unique in the Francophone African world.

Our Senior Partner qualified and worked at both a leading City of London law firm and a global US law firm. He has also worked in-house on commercial legal issues in Southern Africa. Our staff have significant experience of their fields and in advising on Africa and the Indian Ocean region. The Senior Partner has a depth of knowledge developed from working within European legal systems and is assisted by a team of multilingual lawyers from Francophone jurisdictions who bring with them a detailed understanding of law and practice across the region. The firm is experienced in legal matters pertaining to the fields of mining, oil & gas, banking & finance, telecommunications, stock market listing AIM - TSX - ASX, mergers & acquisitions, real estate andemployment law. The firm's collective experience, business acumen, and efficient, cost-effective service enables it to operate well above its weight, in being one of the leading commercial legal service providers in French-speaking Africa.

Because we function across Francophone Africa; the need to manage time more effectively as well as combining it into invoices and reports encouraged us to look for a system which could handle all aspects of legal work-flow. We reviewed and rejected 16 applications before choosing WFM for its usability and simplicity. What we have ended up with has far outreached out initial expectations. The legal process is still the same but now management are able to see notifications, reports and costs in real time. We deliver reports and invoices by staff, matter, date or in almost any other desirable combination. Workflowmax gives us optimal managability of time, disbursements and orders both from within the office and in presentations to clients.

Our staff enter time on the system as they work which reduces error and that allows management to assess any aspect of a project in real time. Our staff are working on legal matters rather than chasing up admin' on emails, calls and meetings which makes them far more client dedicated. Secretarial staff are freed up because daily reports are created in seconds, notifications are sent automatically to in boxes and milestones and disbursements are visible at all times. What is especially valuable to us is that everything is databased and so we can extract any aspect of a legal matter into a report in seconds rather than hours.

The team at WFM have always offered immediate support when we have had any questions about the functionality and possibilities of the system and as more functions become available it feels as if WFM has been tailor made for us. The analytical tools at hand as well as a host of other functions mean that we are confident that WFM will be more than capable of handling our needs as we expand our business scope and operations. Keeping track of legal matters which are spread over a dozen or more jurisdictions would not be possible without WFM and with WFM we feel secure in offering promises of quality to both client and staff queries.



John Ffooks

WFM has been making our lives easier by the day and without it we would not be able to operate across multiple countries, timezones and workforces.


Daniel Potter

The system is hosted and maintained. It means our internationsl teams can all access the same system and we just don't have to worry about it.
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Chris Patterson

WorkflowMax has made our billing easier and streamlined our matter management. 



Damir Soric

The team have listened to our suggestions and built a great product that works really well for our business. 

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