Thomson Reuters supports The Co-operative’s expansion in legal services with matter management solution


Thomson Reuters has announced that The Co-operative Legal Services has selected MatterSphere to support its front-office matter management needs.

The Co-operative Legal Services is a major UK consumer brand which has recently been awarded an alternative business structure (ABS) licence to provide legal services as a result of the Legal Services Act.

Thomson Reuters won the multi-year contract with The Co-operative Legal Services at the end of a competitive bidding process. The Co-operative Legal Services selected MatterSphere to support its launch into the family law business, which it plans to offer to the public later this year. MatterSphere is an industry-leading practice and matter management platform and is available as part of Thomson Reuters’ Elite suite of integrated management solutions.

MatterSphere integrates with ELITE 3E, Elite Enterprise, and many other financial management and document management platforms and is embedded in the Microsoft Office environment to unite operations and promote collaboration across the enterprise and with a firm’s clients.

In addition, its mobile capabilities enable access to case files, action activities, and file time records from an iPad or smartphone, which brings a higher level of client service.

“We are absolutely delighted to have secured this groundbreaking agreement to support The Co-operative Legal Services as it embarks on expanding its legal services offering to the public,” said Tim Harty, vice-president of Thomson Reuters UK & Ireland Legal business.

“The Co-operative Legal Services is paving the way for a greater emphasis on efficiency and value for money, and to provide tangible benefits that can be passed on to the customer. Thomson Reuters is uniquely positioned to offer an unequalled range of solutions and services to help meet their customers’ needs.”

Ian Mackie, sales and marketing director of The Co-operative Legal Services, said: “The Co-operative is committed to playing a leading role in the provision of legal services to consumers in the UK. We are entering the family law market this year and require a reliable software solution that can be implemented on time and easily integrated to help us manage a range of everyday activities, from billing to reviewing case files.

“We chose MatterSphere for the degree to which it can be easily customised to meet our specific requirements and seamlessly integrated into our telephony and online functions, and importantly, for its proven track record of successful implementation”.

 

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