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 Read More

Virtual IT Director – Debenhams Ottaway Case Study

We have acted as Debenhams Ottaway’s Virtual IT Director since 2015. This case study details our work in aligning IT with the business and improving reliability and performance whilst bringing expenditure in line with industry benchmarks Read More

IT Review & Strategy Development for Taylor & Emmett

We were engaged to undertake a full IT review and to prepare an IT Strategy. The firm requested a ‘root and branch’ review of the firm’s IT covering: Infrastructure – Including the networks, the servers and computer room hardware, communications links (network connectivity and broadband capacity), backups and business continuity. Software – Covering all key… Read More

Merger Support for Veale Wasbrough Vizards

  Baskerville Drummond provided support to Veale Wasbrough Vizards during their merger with a smaller, £1M turn-over firm based in London. We undertook the following activities: Engaged with the relevant suppliers and staff at the target firm. Performed a review of the target firm’s current IT environment and identified all data across their various systems… Read More

PMS selection project mentoring and support for Anthony Collins

We were engaged by leading Birmingham firm Anthony Collins to provide mentoring and support to their PMS replacement project group. This initial engagement was expanded to encompass :- Undertaking requirements gathering Creating the formal RTT document Supporting the steering group through the process to prioritise requirements Managing the RTT process with the long-listed suppliers Analysing the… Read More

PMS Selection for Ellisons Solicitors

We were engaged by leading East Anglian firm Ellison’s Solicitors to advise on their PMS replacement project. We were bought in mid way through the project to add industry insight and guidance to the steering group. We undertook a review of the project approach and advised how to restructure the project. Our involvement included :- Undertaking… Read More

IT Health Check & Office Move Support for Wilkin Chapman

We were retained in October 2016 by Wilkin Chapman LLP, a large law firm based in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, to provide advice and support for a major office move which included the relocation of the firm’s data centre that supported all eight of their locations. Alongside this initial project, we also provided the following:… Read More

Telephone System Selection for Taylor & Emmet

We were initially retained by Taylor & Emmet to consider the need for a new telephone system. The scope of the project was to determine the business requirements for the Telephony system, to document these requirements into a Request to Tender (RTT) Document, to identify and short list both suppliers and technical solutions and to… Read More

Matthew, Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) Merger Project

It is always interesting to see how a project you are working on is reported in the press. In recent legal press it was reported that Matthew Arnold and Baldwin LLP (MAB) “Shuts its door” with the suggestion that Partners and their teams were fleeing as quickly as possible in different directions. As ever, it… Read More

Virtual IT Director for Geoffrey Leaver

We have been retained as Geoffrey Leaver’s Virtual IT Director since August 2016. During this time, we have undertaken several major IT initiatives including: Advising on IT support provision following the resignation of their incumbent IT manager. Planned an Exchange email migration to Office 365, including supplier selection. Investigated improved bandwidth, including supplier / solution… Read More

PMS Implementation, Virtual IT Director & Merger

Engaged by a leading London / Birmingham based law firm to provide Consultancy and Project Management services in relation to their new PMS (Practice Management System)  implementation. The engagement was then expanded to include Interim Head of IT services including:- Developed plans to implement agreed strategy to replace 8 legacy systems with 1 ERP solution… Read More

Document Management System Selection for Winckworth Sherwood

We were engaged by Winckworth Sherwood to assist with the firm’s selection of a new Document Management Solution. Our role was to undertake an independent review of the two leading solutions (iManage & NetDocuments) and to make recommendations as to the firms strategy.  A crucial consideration for Winckworth Sherwood was the firm’s cloud strategy and… Read More

Virtual IT Director for Debenhams Ottaway

David has been retained as Debenhams Ottaway’s Virtual IT Director since May 2016. During this time, we have undertaken several major IT initiatives including: Undertaking a IT Health Check Review Undertaking a IT Budget Review Undertaking a review of the incumbent IT service provider Identifying and Re-structuring IT projects into a program of works Identifying… Read More

3-Way Merger for Matthew Arnold & Baldwin

We were engaged by Matthew Arnold & Baldwin to lead the IT aspects on their mergers with Dentons, VWV and Hill Dickinson The business separation occurring along logical legal service lines with the Banking and Finance division joining Dentons, Wealth Management plus one IP/IT Partner joining Hill Dickinson  (HD) with the rest joining Veale Wasbrough… Read More

Virtual IT Director for RightChoice Conveyancing

We have been retained as RightChoice-Conveyancing’s Virtual IT Director since July 2015. During this time, we have undertaken a full IT review and implemented the recommendations as well as offering strategic and ad-hoc support. Undertook review of IT services and provided recommendations to the business owners Implemented report recommendations Managing the replacement of an underperforming… Read More