New digital offering, built exclusively for the Office 365/SharePoint platform, empowers legal teams with sophisticated legal matter management
Eversheds Sutherland’s consulting arm has today launched a matter lifecycle management solution for legal teams, ES / Unity – Powered by Repstor. This new product combines Eversheds Sutherland Consulting ‘Unity’ system and the ‘Custodian’ platform developed by leading email and document management software experts Repstor. ES/Unity will support legal teams tasked with driving innovation and efficiency in online legal matter and document management allowing them to leverage a complete matter lifecycle management solution built exclusively for the O365 / SharePoint platform. ES / Unity delivers scalable and sophisticated Management Information (MI) for legal teams and is deployable practically anywhere in the world.
Head of Eversheds Sutherland Consulting Graham Richardson commented: “We work with many legal teams to help them find innovative new ways to drive efficiencies and operational effectiveness and, although many realise the need for better technology tools, they find it hard to find the right provider and right price. ES / Unity is built by lawyers for lawyers and provides a slick matter management solution that is cost effective and, crucially, easy to implement.”
To provide the new offering, Eversheds Sutherland Consulting will enter into a joint venture with UK-based software provider Repstor. The solution will be delivered collaboratively by Eversheds Sutherland Consulting and Repstor. Built exclusively for the Microsoft SharePoint/O365 platform and offering native integration into Microsoft Outlook, the software has been designed from the outset to be Cloud ready but also have the flexibility to be deployed on client’s own networks if required. Eversheds Sutherland Consulting will focus on project management and working with clients to maximise the business benefits of using legal matter management technology, with Repstor providing the technical software expertise.
CEO of Repstor Alan McMillen added: “We are very excited about the collaboration with Eversheds Sutherland Consulting. We are confident in the power and capability of our software platform which through this joint venture, we now have the opportunity to propel to the next level. Together we can leverage the extensive knowledge that Graham and the team have built of the legal sector alongside our own significant software and digital expertise in Microsoft 0ffice 365 and SharePoint technologies. We are committed to offering legal teams an innovative new solution that meets their requirements not just now but also in the future.”
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals. With more than 2,300 lawyers, the firm operates in 55 offices across 28 jurisdictions. In addition, a network of over 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support across the globe.
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is part of a global legal practice, operating through various separate and distinct legal entities, under Eversheds Sutherland.
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Belfast, Repstor helps companies exploit their SharePoint and Office365 investments. Repstors’ founders have deep heritage and experience in Microsoft and ECM technologies uniquely equipping them to deliver world-class integration technologies that transform user adoption and acceptance of SharePoint and other content stores.
Repstor’s custodian for legal™, the matter management solution for Law firms and Legal departments, is used worldwide by firms and companies including Eversheds Sutherland, gunnercooke & KANA.