United Arab Emirates corporate law firm Al Tamimi & Co – one of the largest firms in the Middle East – has gone live with Elite 3E.

The firm's general manager Kevin Hall said the decision to implement Elite 3E was a key component in a major upgrade of the firm's MIS systems to support rapid regional and international expansion, which over the last few years has doubled its number of fee-earners.

The firm's practice development manager, Ted Glendening, says the implementation brings all departments onto a single business management platform that offers rich functionality for all staff. “Our legacy system was used largely by our finance department. 3E changes that model by providing an integrated practice and financial management system that offers to simplify and automate a range of procedures for not only finance, but fee-earners, secretaries and administration staff alike. We are looking to unify the firm’s day-to-day work practices around the functionality provided by the system.”

Al Tamimi & Co is currently rolling out in-depth training to all users. In the near future it plans to hire additional expertise to capitalise on the financial capabilities of the system and to augment its technical team to further fine-tune the system's integration.

• Al Tamimi & Co, originally established in 1989, is today one of the leading law firms in the Arabian Gulf region. It is the largest local, non-affiliated law firm in the United Arab Emirates with offices in the Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah as well as offices in Riyadh, Amman, Baghdad and an associated office in Doha.