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DLA Piper moves to remote-working practices in 36 hours during Covid-19 pandemic as a result of strong IT infrastructure and technology support

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused global upheaval and forced new, remote and home-working practices on organisations across all industries. For many law firms, traditionally slow adopters of new technologies and with well-established resource models underpinned by the office-based secretary-attorney relationship, the near-instantaneous transition to this new working environment would have been a threat to business continuity.

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DLA Piper moves to remote-working in just 36 hours as a result of strong IT infrastructure

DLA Piper’s collaborative administrative resource model, underpinned by legal specific workflow solution, BigHand Now, has enabled the firm to move its entire staff to home-working within 36 hours, while continuing to deliver an exemplary quality of service to its clients under extreme circumstances.

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BigHand is Honoured as Gold Stevie® Award Winner in 2020 American Business Awards.

BigHand is delighted to be named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year - Legal - Medium category in the 18th Annual American Business Awards® this week.

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Why now is the best time for law firms to build a commercial culture

Across the globe, law firms are continuing to monitor their cash flow and take action to reduce the impact of the current pandemic and resulting business challenges.

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Barry.Nilsson. has chosen legal business intelligence solution, BigHand Quantum, to underpin financial visibility and reporting excellence in the firm.

Barry.Nilsson. has chosen legal business intelligence solution, BigHand Quantum, to underpin financial visibility and reporting excellence in the firm. Having dramatically expanded its national footprint in recent years to incorporate six offices, the firm was in need of a robust, accurate and easy-to-use financial reporting solution with real-time data analytics into key financial metrics including profitability.

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What can law firms do to encourage clients to settle their bills promptly?

The challenges presented by the global pandemic have forced law firms everywhere to take a long hard look at the health of their cash flow, with particular attention on liquidity at this time.

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How change management has shifted from being a blocker to a key enabler for law firms today

The recent transition to remote working has been relatively pain free for some law firms, and perhaps a little rockier for others. While IT teams have been busy getting everyone set up from their home offices (or dining room table), senior management are continuing to tweak business continuity plans and look at cost saving measures to mitigate the impact of the crisis.

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Law firms need better financial visibility to maintain healthy cash flow

Law firms, like many businesses, continue to take measures to manage their cash flow, a key component of liquidity, at this time. The impact of the global pandemic has no doubt added pressure to this ongoing daily challenge. From restrictions on partner drawings, delaying supplier payments, furloughing staff, or introducing four-day working weeks, firms are varied in their approach.

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Why law firms should evolve their service delivery now to retain clients

The legal market is having to rapidly adapt to the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Law firms across the globe are in cost-saving mode, with some proactively restructuring or furloughing support staff. At the same time, their clients are also feeling the need to limit expenditure. This will almost certainly continue, and law firms are getting ready.

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Baker Donelson optimises firm-wide remote working and client service with use of BigHand’s legal specific workflow technology.

AM Law 200 firm Baker Donelson has taken proactive measures to ease the transition to remote working and ensure optimal client service throughout the global crisis, by accelerating its deployment of the legal workflow solution, BigHand Now.

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Why law firms with visibility of workflow will make the best resourcing decisions now, and in the future

The coronavirus pandemic has forced law firms, like many businesses, to quickly adapt to remote working policies, and to take precautionary measures to shield from the economic impact. In last week’s article, we emphasised the long-term effects of reducing support staff on lawyer time and looked at the value support teams bring in reducing law firm write-offs.

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What are the long-term effects of reducing legal support for lawyers that law firms should consider now?

During this time of uncertainty, law firms across the globe are facing unprecedented challenges. Like many other businesses, law firms everywhere are now finding their feet in the newly presented circumstances.

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