Mills & Reeve Becomes 200th Law Firm to Select 3E from Thomson Reuters Elite

Existing MatterSphere Client Selects 3E After a Competitive Review  

Feb. 20, 2017

Thomson Reuters Elite, part of Thomson Reuters Legal, today announced that leading UK law firm Mills & Reeve has become the 200th firm to select 3E® as its technology-driven enterprise and financial management platform for the future. A core component of the Elite Enterprise Business Management Solution, 3E offers robust workflow and automation capabilities and a scalable foundation built to help firms manage all operational and financial aspects of their business.

With offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Manchester, and Norwich, Mills & Reeve has 517 lawyers and already has a strong relationship with Elite. This has grown through the firm’s use of MatterSphere®, the matter and document management component of the Elite Client & Matter Management offerings that modernizes case and document management functions.

Chosen after a competitive tendering process managed by Lights-On Consulting, 3E will replace an end of life system and help the firm to further improve efficiencies for the firm’s and clients’ benefit.

The choice of 3E was also directly attributable to meetings undertaken by the executive team with decision makers at Mills & Reeve to demonstrate the long-term direction that the solution will take by growing with the firm and meeting its future needs. Elite will also be collaborating with Mills & Reeve to offer a fully customized solution built to match the firm’s exact needs.

Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture, and for its deep sector expertise.

The firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in charities, education, food and agri-business, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment, sports, and technology. Clients include businesses – from PLCs to start-ups – high net worth individuals and landowners, more than 120 universities, colleges, and education bodies, and more than 100 healthcare organizations.

Mills & Reeve is one of the top performing law firms in the UK when it comes to client satisfaction, according to the latest editions of Chambers UK and The Legal 500. The annual guides, which accumulate feedback from thousands of clients, place the firm in the top five law firms based on the number of top ranking practice areas.

The firm has been named for a record thirteenth year running as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in The Sunday Times’ annual survey. Mills & Reeve is one of only a small number of organizations nationally to have achieved a listing for 13 years running, and the only UK law firm.

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 lawyers and staff to easily track and manage activity on a multi-office, global scale. Visit 3E for more information.

MatterSphere is a robust client and matter management system that provides firms with a single, unified way to view and manage day-to-day activities. Built entirely within the familiar Microsoft® Office environment, MatterSphere automates and standardizes manual processes with built-in workflows and allows lawyers to easily manage clients, matters, documents, and all associated details in a familiar interface. As part of the Thomson Reuters Elite family of innovative solutions for professional services firms, MatterSphere provides a strong enterprise-class solution with limitless functionality that helps firms unify the entire matter life cycle, from beginning to end. For more information, visit the Elite Client & Matter Management page.

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.