Leading English Firm Selects Elite’s Enterprise Business Management Solutions to Remain Competitive throughout Expansion

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2015 – Thomson Reuters Elite, part of the Legal business of Thomson Reuters, today announced that McMillan Williams Solicitors Limited has made the decision to implement 3E and MatterSphere as part of Elite’s enterprise business management solution. By integrating financial, matter, and legal project management offerings, Elite’s enterprise business management solution optimally supports one of the UK’s largest consumer law firms as it continues to invest in massive expansion.

“Beyond simply outgrowing an outdated system, we decided to invest in Elite’s sophisticated technology because we needed a core foundation to facilitate our firm’s massive growth and overcome any associated challenges as they arise,” said David Fazakerley, CIO at McMillan Williams. “We recognized the substantial benefits of leveraging Elite’s enterprise business management solution to optimize our firm’s processes across all locations, boosting our efficiency in the long-run. Additionally, Elite’s enterprise business management solution helps manage compliance in line with our firm’s Lexcel accreditation.”

“By integrating case, document, and matter management within a single platform, our firm is able to improve the quality of legal services we provide to our clients and optimize our access to the market,” said Colum Smith, CEO at McMillan Williams. “The advanced automation of 3E and MatterSphere streamlines our document production and billing routines, while real-time reporting capabilities benefit McMillan Williams with greater visibility to make more informed business decisions.”

McMillan Williams selected Elite’s enterprise business management solution to seamlessly integrate front- and back-office solutions and increase the productivity of matter, billing, and client engagement processes. 3E helps the firm streamline tasks and provides timely and accurate business information, while also adapting quickly to any shifts in the marketplace. From a client and matter management perspective, MatterSphere is utilized to standardize and automate new business intake and manage matter budgeting and profitability.

“In addition to helping the firm keep pace with its rapid expansion, the more robust capabilities of Elite’s enterprise business management solution can be leveraged to maintain its competitive edge,” said Elisabet Hardy, vice president of Product Management at Thomson Reuters Elite. “3E is an agile, industry-leading solution that fosters the firm’s growth and maximizes its performance well into the future. MatterSphere works to ensure that McMillan Williams clients consistently have the transparency, predictability, and accountability they demand without compromising the firm’s profitability”

3E offers powerful core financial and practice management features and built-in application development capabilities – all seamlessly integrated into one high-performance system. Designed from the ground up on Microsoft.NET, 3E provides an integrated development environment that enables firms to become more agile in responding to client needs. A full suite of capabilities is delivered through a consistent Web-based user experience that allows staff to easily track and manage activity on a multi-office, global scale.

Established for nearly 30 years with 20 branches across London and the South East and South West of England, McMillan Williams Solicitors Limited has built up an enviable reputation for pragmatic consumer focused legal services. Having been recently granted an ABS, McMillan Williams Solicitors became a limited company and welcomed a large investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) for a minority share in the business. The firm continues to offer a full range of expert legal services as it opens six new branches and takes on 75 new fee earners, becoming nationally recognized as a leader in the industry. For more information, visit McMillan Williams Solicitors Limited.

Elite is the leading global provider of an end-to-end enterprise business management solution, which allows law firms and professional services organizations to run all operational aspects of their firms, including business development, risk management, client and matter management, and financial management. For more information, visit Elite.