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Leading law firm Napthens has launched AfterAthena, a new HR and health and safety (H&S) platform-based service.

AfterAthena has been developed in partnership between Napthens and engagement technology specialists, Engage Solutions Group, which developed the software platform.

AfterAthena is designed to streamline and support HR and H&S processes and help businesses stay up-to-date with the latest legal developments and case updates.

Initially launching to an existing client base of more than 450 businesses covering more than 150,000 employees, AfterAthena has been designed to provide its community of business leaders, owners and HR professionals with all the resources they need in one place.

Chris Boyle, head of AfterAthena and head of employment at Napthens, said: “There is growing pressure on business leaders, directors and HR professionals to make HR processes simple, fast and effective – an integral part of that is legal services.

“Many of our clients now require access to our support anytime, anywhere, with the ability to communicate with us and access case updates from the palm of their hand.

“That’s what AfterAthena is here to do. We’re confident it will add real value to our clients, empowering them to make informed decisions and take proactive steps with confidence. Added to that, our long-term goal is to create the biggest and most engaged network in HR, and we look forward to working with all clients to build the ultimate HR platform.”

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Alexandra Hatchman, CEO at Napthens, commented: As a law firm we’re committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and developing our digital offering is a key part of this.

“AfterAthena is the first of several new tech-led initiatives that we’ll be launching, and we believe that this will help us on our journey to becoming a next-generation law firm.

“By leveraging the latest technology, we are providing our clients with more efficient, effective legal services. We’re excited to be leading the way in legal innovation and look forward to sharing more details about other future tech-led initiatives in due course.”

Phil Wedgwood, CEO at Engage Solutions Group: “This platform is designed to enable HR professionals to streamline processes and perform their role more effectively, but what is most exciting is the thriving HR community it will build.

“It’s a pleasure to partner with Napthens on developing AfterAthena and we’re looking forward to seeing how their clients engage with the platform.”

AfterAthena is now available to clients of Napthens.

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