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Website to share live files?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Helen Barber, 12 Nov 2021.

  1. Helen Barber

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Aug 2020

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    I'm having to provide lots of documents as evidence with our solicitor which is due on a certain date with family court. I keep sending via email. I'm not exactly sure if she has everything and worried important documents might get missed.

    I'm thinking of a live website she can upload everything she has to and I can check and upload extra documents as I receive them as it's all ongoing

    Do you know of a site I can use?. It would be ideal to be able to create folders to categorise the documents

    Thanks so much!

    :)
     
  2. smokedog

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2004

    Posts: 4,798

    Google drive or Dropbox, create a folder and share the link
     
  3. GreatAuk

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    Location: Warrington

    Another vote for Google drive
     
  4. Pawnless Endgame

    Capodecina

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    If you're Windows and/or Chromebook user, then that's another vote for Google Drive imo. The Chromebook already has it installed and it shows up as its own drive. For Windows, you install the app and then it shows up in Explorer as a drive letter. It doesn't take up any space because the drive is remote. Explorer also tells you how much free space you have on the drive based on the quota set by your subscription level.

    For Dropbox, you don't get a drive letter. It creates a sync folder on one of your existing drives, then any files you place in there will then upload to your Dropbox quota. It means that the files are in 2 places - local and remote. If you delete the local file, then the remote file gets deleted too.

    Make sure you keep backups of your files whichever service you use.
     
  5. touch

    Capodecina

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    I'd be very surprised if you can get your solicitor to use something like that. Most seem to consider email technologically advanced - you're lucky you don't have to send the documents by fax.
     
  6. raralis

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Sep 2008

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    Location: London / Belfast

    You could try wetransfer.com

    I've used it a couple of times. Not sure whether it allows you to categorise folders.
     
  7. Semple

    Sgarrista

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    Another vote for Google drive or Dropbox. Although you might get some resistance from the solicitor being concerned about the security/confidential element.
     
  8. Helen Barber

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    Joined: 9 Aug 2020

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    Do you think taking a picture of a document on your phone that you can see, is seen as a valid way to produce evidence? Or do you think scanning would be seen via the courts as better?

    I don't know why, but I view "taking a picture on my phone" as lessor for some weird reason!. I hope I can do phone though as be much easier.

    Your thoughts?
     
  9. arknor

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    no one wants to hold your phone it's so bizarre

    isn't all evidence submitted to the court already ahead of the court date? the only copies you take to court are for your own refference? so a phone would be fine in that case.

    although anyone seeing you fixated on your phone might think your looking at twitter...

    surely it comes across as unprofessional and disrespectful?
     
  10. LuckyBenski

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    I think she means "capturing the document by phone camera" but still submitting it as a file to share.
     
  11. EVH

    Don

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    There are apps that can product scans in JPEG/PDF by using the camera on your phone.

    Scanner Pro on iOS is my go-to if someone requests a scan of something.
     
  12. Bouton Aide

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    mega.nz with an encryption key. Send solicitor link with an encryption key in a separate email.

    You get 50GB free. Not short of space.
     
  13. KenyaM

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    Location: London

    I always use dropbox in such cases
     
  14. Helen Barber

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    Jackpot!
     
  15. touch

    Capodecina

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    That's never going to happen.
    It'll be difficult enough to get them to use a uk-based file sharing service, getting them to move the files outside the UK with all the data-protection issues related to that will be unlikely.
     
  16. Bouton Aide

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    Don't see why not, there wasn't a problem when I did it with solicitors.

    You can take a photo and it auto uploads to mega if you have the app on. Then surely if that's the case the solicitor would have a solution for their customers right?....
     
  17. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

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    I work with 100s of Solicitor firms and most of them have a File Transfer System, we use AMS File Transfer which has been amazing over the last 15 months.
    Must be shoddy if they haven't got something like this.
    Even the courts use a file transfer system where I upload files all over the country.
     
  18. dLockers

    Sgarrista

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    This lol... Imagine trying to get a solicitor to adopt new tech just for you :cry:
     
  19. SexyGreyFox

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    Like I said, I work with 100s of Solicitor firms and they all use File Transfer Systems.
     
  20. dLockers

    Sgarrista

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    They use their own approved file transfer, is my distinction.