Clarke Willmott transforms IT with £2m investment

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has embarked on a major IT investment, using IT specialist Tikit to upgrade its back-office hardware and desktops across its six offices around the country.

Clarke Willmott has just begun transferring the Bristol office onto an upgraded platform running the latest software on brand-new servers; its five other offices are also being upgraded.

Stephen Rosser, chief executive of Clarke Willmott, said: “Investments like these are crucial to our continued success and competitiveness. With the latest IT in place, we can respond to clients with more versatility than ever, and do more for them when our lawyers are on the move. It’s exciting that the project has reached this point and is forging ahead.”

The IT transformation delivers more flexibility and more mobile working capability for the firm’s lawyers.

Iain Hepburn, IT director of Clarke Willmott, said the hardware overhaul followed a successful move in June onto an IT services contract with Tikit. Spread across the two contracts, the firm is making a £2m investment in IT.

“All our attention now is on the hardware refresh, which over the next few months will have moved the firm onto an upgraded platform that promises to secure Clarke Willmott’s IT infrastructure for years to come,” said Hepburn.

“The investment will bring benefits to clients as well as internally for our 450-strong staff spread across six sites.  It will improve our efficiency as a firm, delivering some new knowledge-sharing capabilities, and should also deliver extra support for clients further down the line.”

Hepburn said the IT investment will easily deliver return-on-investment for Clarke Willmott over the lifespan of the contracts, by enabling extra services for clients and more flexible and versatile working for staff, as well as ushering in other productivity and security improvements.