Leading criminal firm partners with Converge to drive expansion

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13 August 2015

PrintLeading criminal defence law firm, Olliers Solicitors, has appointed Converge Technology Specialists (Converge TS), the country’s only dedicated Cloud computing provider for law firms, as its cloud provider.

The three-year deal will see the Converge TS team deliver a fully hosted desktop environment to staff across Olliers’ London and Manchester offices.

Olliers made the appointment in response to its growing case load and the opening of a London office. The firm’s managing partner, Matthew Claughton explains:

“Our growth trajectory means we need an IT infrastructure that not only facilitates further growth but meets strict regulatory obligations. In Converge TS we have found a partner that delivers both. They have extensive knowledge of law firm requirements and have a proven track-record in offering a reliable, fast and secure service.

“Having a single, secure and compliant IT solution is essential for effective teamwork and client service. It also enables us to boost productivity and offer a more flexible working environment, such as remote working.

“When bidding for criminal aid work, there is a need to demonstrate that we operate in a secure, compliant and efficient way.”

Olliers Solicitors’ approach, enviable experience and their client focus, has brought much acclaim for the team. Most recently with Matthew Claughton winning the Manchester Legal Awards Partner of the year 2015 and his recent nomination for Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice at The Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2015.

Converge TS’s founder and managing director, Nigel Wright, says: “Naturally, we’re delighted to be working with Olliers. They’re an award-winning, forward-thinking firm and we have the right experience to facilitate their further expansion.”

Converge TS has over 60 UK-based clients including JMW, Bridge McFarland, Linder Myers, O’Neill Patient, Pannone Corporate and Total Conveyancing Services.

Its investment strategy, aimed at maximising the growth of its Cloud services across the UK, is backed by research which pointed out that while only 10% of UK law firms currently use hosted services, by 2018 the figure will rise to close to 90%.

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