The O365-based software, which benefits from the familiarity of Outlook, will restore order to email filing, enhance remote collaboration and provide more granular content security
Belfast, February 19th, 2019 – Repstor, the ECM software and matter management specialist, has announced that Anthony Gold, the UK200 London-based law firm, has chosen custodian for Legal™ to enhance matter management with its intuitive, Outlook-based approach to email and document management.
Anthony Gold employs around 170 people across three locations in London, and at least half of its fee-earners and partners work flexibly from home at least some of the time – a critical factor in retaining top talent. The firm has turned to custodian for Legal from Repstor to make remote collaboration easier, and to reduce the time being lost daily to email filing.
“Filing and email management are a huge consumer of time, because of the sheer volumes of messages transmitted each day in relation to client matters,” explains David Marshall, a partner at the firm. “They have to be stored in the correct client spaces, but this was taking longer each day.”
Custodian for Legal appealed because it reflects the way people naturally work within Outlook, while ensuring that emails and their attachments are stored in the right locations. “It’s very intuitive, so correct email filing is something users will be able to do almost without thinking,” he says. “As a non-techie, I was particularly impressed with how easy to use the software is without special training. This will make a huge difference in ensuring everyone uses it routinely.
“Better still, the software makes fuller use of our existing Outlook 365 investment - cloud space we have already paid for - which makes custodian for Legal a very economical option,” he adds.
Anthony Gold will roll out the new software in stages over the next six months so it can build on each practice group’s experiences. “It’s a pragmatic installation plan, which we liked,” David says.
In due course, the firm wants to make use of shared workplaces with clients, so legal teams can collaborate and share documents with clients securely online. “The discrete security options with custodian for Legal are very useful,” David notes. “It means we can lock down individual matters or practice groups, so only certain people can access the content.” Other plans include linking the software to document production and work with documents.