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

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

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

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

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

PMS Implementation for a leading PI firm

David was engaged by a leading London based Personal Injury and Human Rights law firm to provide Consultancy and Project Management services in relation to their new PMS (Practice Management System) implementation.  The engagement included :- Leading and Project Managing the introduction of a new ERP solution, which involved the replacement of the incumbent Practice… 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