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Berrymans Lace Mawer go live on Aderant

Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP (BLM) has successfully completed the implementation of Aderant Expert as its new practice management system. BLM (which has offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Southampton and Stockton-on-Tees and has more than 1,200 employees, including 137 partners and more than 450 other fee earners) rolled out Aderant’s time, billing and financial management applications across all locations and will implement budgeting, profitability analysis and workflow functionality in the second project phase.

Using a new, enhanced data conversion methodology, the Aderant professional services team accomplished the transition of more than 1.6 million bills and more than 22 million time entries from the legacy system to the new live database in under two days, considerably reducing the time and risk for this critical step in the implementation process.

“After a time of intense work and preparation for the entire project team, I am pleased to say that the move to Aderant Expert has been a resounding success,” said Fran Evans, Head of IT for Berrymans Lace Mawer. “We’ve already received positive feedback from partners and other lawyers, especially regarding tools like the Timer gadget, which simplifies time recording considerably. From a strategic perspective, we are operating with better quality management information and more streamlined processes; benefits that will support our growth targets as a firm.”