Leading UK law firm Geldards selects HighQ and Tikit for collaborative extranet services

Print This Post

16 October 2014


Geldards chooses Tikit’s HighQ Collaborate

Leading UK law firm Geldards has chosen HighQ Collaborate, through technology suppliers Tikit, as their new client extranet platform.

Geldards sought to replace their in-house extranets with a cloud-based solution that included collaboration features.

Huw Wigley, IT director at the firm, explained: “We had been asked for a collaboration platform for several areas of the firm, but it was not a sensible use of time to develop our own from scratch.”

Huw turned to software-as-a-service solution HighQ Collaborate to meet the firm’s needs. “I’d already heard of HighQ as they have a strong reputation in in the legal sector,” Huw said.

“It was an easy choice: the platform is powerful, intuitive to use and it covers everything we needed it to do and more.”

Geldards intend to use the platform as an extranet initially, but more use cases will be introduced in the future. “The driving force behind using the platform is to be able to share case information more easily with our clients,” explained Huw. “We plan to integrate our billing system with it so clients can access this too. We also plan to use Collaborate as our data room platform for all our deals.”

The integration process has gone smoothly so far, as Huw explained: “The HighQ team have been very helpful throughout the integration; they are accommodating to any changes and very quick to respond. The platform has been developed as we go along to meet our needs. There’s a reason HighQ is a market leader and is chosen by so many firms.”

Dries Ausems, sales and business development manager at HighQ, said: “We’re excited that Geldards are starting to use Collaborate. We can really see how the firm and their clients will benefit from having a collaboration platform, and we’re delighted they chose HighQ. We look forward to seeing how Geldards’ use of the platform evolves in the years to come.”

 



Associate News is provided by Legal Futures Associates.
Find out about becoming an Associate



Legal Futures Blog

GDPR and the rise of ‘datanapping’ – the new threat to the pockets of law firms

Nigel Wright

You’ve heard about ransomware – a hacker infiltrates your IT systems, locking them down until you pay a ransom. Some studies now estimate that over 50% of businesses have experienced this type of attack in the last year, and it’s particularly prevalent within the legal sector. Previously, firms could protect themselves by having a solid disaster recovery plan in place to ensure they can get back up and running in the event of a disruption. However, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the new EU-wide regime which comes in effect on 25 May 2018, irrespective of Brexit – means that this approach alone is no longer adequate and security measures must be strengthened to prevent attacks.

April 21st, 2017