Carillion plc, one of the UK’s leading support services companies employing approximately 50,000 people, has become the first organisation in Europe to select Datacert Passport, a new patent-pending technology matter and spend management platform for inhouse legal departments. 
 
“Effective collaboration on legal matters will be a central focus for Carillion as we continue to grow our business through expanding into new markets and we are confident Passport will help us achieve this strategic objective,” said Richard Tapp, general counsel, Carillion.  “The system offers unparalleled flexibility and features such as Outlook integration, make the management and sharing information, internally and with outside counsel, easier and more efficient.”

Carillion is one of the few companies with a corporate legal department that has Lexcel certification, the Law Society’s practice management standard.  Passport will help uphold the strict Lexcel accreditation criteria by providing Carillion with a technology solution that streamlines reporting, improves visibility, and increases collaboration.
 
“As a Lexcel-certified legal department, we are charged with maintaining the highest management standards and Passport, with its  options for custom configurations combined with matter and spend management capabilities, make it the comprehensive technology solution needed to complement our efforts and enhance process efficiency,” said Tapp.