HighQ 5.6 Integrates Practical Law, 3E and Microsoft Teams features

Furthering its strategy to put HighQ at the centre of all its legal workflows, Thomson Reuters has integrated key Practical Law and 3E features within HighQ 5.6, with users now also able to share content from HighQ within Microsoft Teams and upload files from Teams to HighQ.

“We are continually working with customers to further evolve HighQ as a hub for legal workflows,” said Chris Kitchener, vice president of product management for Thomson Reuters HighQ. “Our latest additions combine customer-requested components with strategic upgrades to help legal professionals work more efficiently and productively, and ultimately, deliver improved client satisfaction with our content-driven technology solutions.”

Integrating Practical Law allows users to visualize and customize the corporate and litigation matter maps within HighQ to help with project planning and management.

Kitchener said: “Allowing HighQ users to create customizable matter maps from Practical Law with one click provides the task support that law firms and corporate legal teams need to execute effectively as well as the guidance within those tasks. We’re applying technology to combine the power of Thomson Reuters editorial leadership with our workflow expertise – all to support our customers in strengthening their client service.”

TR says that integrating 3E within HighQ’s visualization and workflow automation tools will allow users to provide clients with real-time access to their work-in-progress and current spend.

The Microsoft Teams integration allows users to share content from HighQ within Teams private chat or group channels, and upload files from Teams to HighQ. Users also can see the Teams presence of other users and message or call them from within HighQ, fostering better collaboration and communication between colleagues.

Meanwhile, TR says that HighQ users can now share Contract Express questionnaires with external users, allowing anyone to generate documents in HighQ.

Going forward, in order to use Contract Express, users will need a HighQ license, in a move that is likely to prove controversial with some knowledge heads.