Alpha Legal

Alpha Legal is a service from Start Software, an International software business with 15 years of successful trading.

Start Software was founded by Robin Bennett MA (Oxon) FIAP MIoD, the creator of the UK's first successful will writing software, Will Writer for Windows. Robin was a founding director of Legacy Partners Ltd, a successful national will writing and estate planning business. At Legacy Partners, he introduced new technology into the UK will writing industry including laptop-based instruction taking, automated will processing and a modern approach to dealing with clients and consultants.

Quality and security are at the heart of everything we do at Start Software. Start Software is ISO9001 accredited and holds the Cyber Essentials certification. Director Robin is a member of the Cybersecurity CoP at The Institution of Analysts and Programmers.

Key Services


e-Innovation Centre
University of Wolverhampton

Key Contact

Name: Dan Darkin
Tel: 0333 301 1010
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Partner News

The risks of ransomware – another UK legal firm fined

Fines are one of the consequences of becoming infected with ransomware. Criminal defence firm Tuckers Solicitors is the latest business to have been hit with a significant fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Their penalty was nearly £100K – a significant sum and a result of the ICO deciding that insufficient measures had been taken to protect […]Read More


Alpha Legal has been updated – it’s a big one!

The latest Alpha Legal update is now live and it’s a big one! Look out for: a new Meeting Planner to help you to find a suitable time to meet your clients – ideal for Trustee meetings, for example, where there are many attendees, all with busy diaries! Zapier integration so that you can automatically send forms […]Read More

Organisations Wills & Probate

Meet Alpha Legal superstars Legacy Wills – “because today was

Legacy Wills are the latest Alpha Legal subscriber to be featured on our blog. Based in Leicester and serving clients throughout the UK, Legacy Wills are one of our busiest Alpha Legal subscribers.  They make great use of our secure communication technology to help their clients to gain peace of mind when sorting their will and estate planning needs. The Legacy Wills […]Read More

Interest Technology Wills & Probate

Another Start Software/Alpha Anywhere project for OERCA on World Ocean

We’ve been working with OERCA – One Earth Research & Conservation – over the last few months on a number of Alpha Anywhere software development projects.  OERCA produce the world’s leading apps for animal welfare management used by 1000s of institutions worldwide, including sea life centres and aquariums. Yesterday was World Ocean Day and so it felt apt that we received […]Read More

Insight Regulation Technology Wills & Probate

Faster uploading of ID photos, documents and videos

We’ve updated Alpha Legal so that ID photos, documents and videos all upload much more quickly This change also helps clients with slower Internet speeds who, previously, may have not waited for their form and ID documents to upload before cancelling and trying again. Plus Alpha Legal users and their clients have never liked the timers that encouraged forms […]Read More

Insight Wills & Probate

Is Alpha Legal only for young people?

One of the questions we’re often asked here at Alpha Legal is How do older people react when asked to send their ID documents electronically? Do older people manage OK or do they struggle with technology? In our experience, senior citizens are just as capable as younger generations when using technology. A year of social […]Read More

Wills & Probate

Alpha Legal’s product roadmap for Spring 2021

The developers at Alpha Legal (, the secure communication service for will writers, solicitors and accountants, have just published their product roadmap for Spring 2021. Highlights of the roadmap include integration with some of the larger will writing businesses in the UK, the introduction of exciting new features for all users and the release of […]Read More