Baskerville Drummond

Your leading independent legal IT consultancy, specialising in advising Law firms and Legal Technology solution providers.

 

Independent IT consultancy

We provide a full “end to end” service from Strategic Reviews, System & Vendor Selection to Implementation and Strategy Execution. Our unique approach enables us to fully support our clients through the whole strategic or project process and ensures we are fully accountable for the results.

We also are retained advisors for many of our clients and provide ad-hoc advisory support as well as long-term IT strategic advice and overseeing execution.

Our depth of IT knowledge and law firm experience along with our strong commitment to deliver the highest level of client service every time continues to result in strong advocacy amongst our clients.

We invite you to read our client testimonials and case studies to learn more about our experience and how we have supported our clients to achieve their goals.

Our Services

Strategic Reviews & Strategy Creation

We carry out detailed reviews that deliver an independent assessment of your IT needs and options to support your short and long term business goals.

System & Vendor Selection

Whether it’s selection of a new IT solution, negotiating improvements with an existing incumbent solution or undertaking a general supplier review, we have the knowledge and experience to make it a seamless process for you.

Implementation & Strategy Execution

We continually bring our extensive experience to each new project, blending consultancy and project management.

Trusted
Advisors

We act as long-term trusted advisors to many Law Firms and are often the go-to people when a Law Firm has a technology challenge which is outside “Business as Usual”.

 

Our Experience

Paris Smith PMS Selection

A Practice Management System lasts for 10-15 years. It’s the one system that can change a law firm. PMS selection has no room for error. The selection process is as important as the system selected.  Paris Smith LLP is one of the largest regional law firms in...

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PMS Selection for Hunt & Coombs

Hunt & Coombs were using Envision, a product which had been made “end of life” by Thomson Reuters. Baskerville Drummond were engaged to support a critical PMS selection process by providing strategic advice on PMS solutions and vendors, identifying functional needs and undertaking a rigorous selection process.

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DMS Selection & Implementation for Winckworth Sherwood

Winckworth Sherwood identified that existing SharePoint Document Management System (DMS) was no longer meeting the needs and expectations of a growing business. Baskerville Drummond were engaged to support a critical DMS selection process, provide strategic advice on Cloud SaaS delivery, and provide implementation services

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Supporting the needs of

multi-disciplinary Law Firms

 

• Strategic Reviews • PMS, CMS & Document Management System Selection •

• Vendor Selection & Management • System Implementation 

• Consultative Project Management • Complex Issue Resolution •

• Mergers & De-Mergers • Project  & Strategy Execution • Virtual IT Director •

News & Resources

Second Edition of Calico’s Compass Magazine

The Calico group publish several articles a week and the website is already a rich source of knowledge-led content from Calico members. The second edition of Compass, Calico's print and digital magazine is now available for download. Calico’s purpose is to be “The...

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The Alternative Legal IT Conference

I'm delighted to have been asked to host a "Ask the Experts" session at this years Alternative Legal IT Conference which is taking place on the 1st & 2nd October 2019 at the De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor. When working "in house" at Tollers I always found the...

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Paris Smith PMS Selection

A Practice Management System lasts for 10-15 years. It’s the one system that can change a law firm. PMS selection has no room for error. The selection process is as important as the system selected.  Paris Smith LLP is one of the largest regional law firms in...

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Why Choose Us

Many law firms have not reaped the benefits that technology could bring be it due to following poor advice or finding that promises made are not fulfilled. We often find IT projects have failed to live up to the expectations of the business stakeholders or that the day to day use of IT is detrimental to operational performance.

At Baskerville Drummond our focus is to ensure that : 

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IT is a business enabler rather than a barrier to success

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IT strategy is aligned to & supports the business strategy

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That all projects deliver the expected business improvements

“Baskerville Drummond brought a proven methodology to the selection process, the knowledge of experience to implementation, and a trusted advisor in the form of David Baskerville throughout. We have found the guidance and support invaluable.”

Edward Power LLP Partner, Paris Smith

“David took a pragmatic, balanced and insightful approach to assessing our companies IT and system needs. He was approachable across all members of the team, he listened and arrived at solutions that were commercially balanced. He has a strong knowledge of the legal sector and its technological requirements, David is honest, friendly and dependable and I would not hesitate to recommend him.”

Helen Jackson Managing Director, Bush & Co Rehabilitation

“David has been able to provide a detailed analysis of our requirements for a new PMS and take us through the selection process. He was able to offer practical ideas, industry incite and also a knowledge of what the Firm’s requirements were. Pleased to have worked with David and would be pleased to work with him again.”

Andrew Thomson CEO, Hunt & Coombs LLP

“A DMS swap-out project is always going to be tough. Getting a project partner who has the right work ethic, technical expertise and management experience to complement the internal team’s ‘can do’ attitude was going to be essential."

Christel Aguila, Head of IT & Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

“David Baskerville is one of the only genuinely independent technology specialists that offer a true end to end advisory consulting service and actually gets things done. From rigorous supplier selection, through to detailed contract negotiations, successful implementation and ongoing strategic advice, David and his team have delivered every time.”

Paul Khan, CEO, Debenhams Ottaway Solicitors

“Kevin Goosman provided sensible and pragmatic advice and support for our IT function at a critical time for the firm as they moved to a new HQ – we greatly valued his contribution”

Des Mannion, CEO Wilkin Chapman LLP

“We needed to conduct an audit of the backend services and processes provided by our supplier. The supplier was un-cooperative and Kevin was met with much resistance. Kevin’s perseverance and patience paid off and he was able to acquire the information needed for his report. In difficult circumstances, Kevin demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and commitment to achieve the desired outcome for his client. As a result of Kevin’s report we are better placed to manage the supplier.”

Dean Mostert, Director of ICT Stephens Scown

“David brought a cohesion to a project with many complexities. His calm manner meant that decisions were taken in a controlled and decisive fashion and he explained why (and why not!) things needed to happen (or should not happen) in a particular way and clearly, to non-technical lawyers. His involvement took away the day to day worries of what is an integral component of any transaction. In short David turned a major area of concern for the MAB project team into a cohesive understanding for all parties. To be able to work on MAB LLP business until 2pm on Friday and then return to your desk on Monday and to then be able to logon to your new firm’s systems and start work is a testament to all the people involved but this could not have been done without David’s expertise. To do this for one firm would have been good but to do it for three plus the staff remaining to administer the closure of MAB LLP is very impressive”

Richard Phillips Partner, VWV (formally Partner responsible for IT at MAB LLP)

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We bring operational hands-on know-how as well as managerial and consulting experience, meaning that we consider not only the technical IT aspects of your project, but also the broader business needs and the human element – what it’s like for users. You will find us friendly and helpful, but focused on delivery.

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