A Kenilworth software company has landed a deal to supply a law firm with a new cutting edge product which it says can help cut corporate fraud.

File Direct has supplied its software to Wright Hassall to enable it to register companies electronically with Companies House.

The 200-strong law firm regularly helps businesses register and file information with Companies House and has installed the software to offer the Companies House electronic service to its clients.

The software had the added benefit of confidentiality and increased identity protection.

John Abbotts, of File Direct, said: "There have been several cases where companies have seen their details changed just because someone has got hold of headed paper and written in to Companies House.

"Companies House has no statutory obligation to do security checks on changes of detail. Some firms have lost a lot of money and have had to take time and effort to get their correct identity and good name restored.

"Our software is approved by Companies House for their online electronic filing service so it means when a new company registers through Wright Hassall they will generally be able to complete the registration in a matter of hours and, just as importantly, will have peace of mind."

Robert Lee, a partner in Wright Hassall's corporate team, also said: "This is the future of company registration with Companies House.

"We are keen to make sure that firms' identities are not hijacked by fraud-sters and the File Direct software will prove to be a great tool in helping us to do so.

"Personal identity fraud is recognised as being a growing problem and we want to make sure that our corporate clients are protected."