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

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

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 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

Service Costing for a Top 40 UK Law Firm

David was engaged to create a model to cost IT services for a top 40 UK law firm Researched service based costing models (e.g. TRAC) Defined a model based in best practice but applicable and workable within the Law Firm environment Undertook full application of model on one IT service Created a costing model “PID”… Read More

Interim Head of IT for a leading East Anglian Firm

David was engaged by a leading East Anglian Law firm to provide interim Head of IT services initially to resolve mission-critical post-merger IT issues. This included :- Detailed analysis of the issues faced by the business Spearheading IT initiatives, setting up a single helpdesk facility Established a protocol for the business to understand and prioritise the… Read More

Interim Head of IT for Kirwans & SGI Legal

Initially engaged by Kirwans Solicitors a leading Liverpool Law firm to provide interim Head of IT services. Responsibilities included :- All aspects of IT management, including systems, infrastructure and support Identifying and driving a portfolio of IT / IS projects Regular reporting and guidance to the Managing Partner, advising on technology & IT transformation The… Read More