Head of Knowledge & Information Services
Working closely with their corporate practice, the Knowledge & Information Services team at Fieldfisher identified verification as a major pain point that needed priority attention.
Lawyers were using a combination of Word, Excel, their document management system, and the occasional large lever arch file, which was inefficient, not environmentally friendly and unfavourable to both the client experience and employee morale.
Before Atticus, Rochelle Garnon, Head of Knowledge & Information Services at Fieldfisher says:
The team recognised that they needed to find a solution urgently, and moved quickly to conduct a market review to understand the needs of their corporate practice.
Fieldfisher first used Atticus when a large deal came in with a tight, three-week turnaround. Having seen how easy it was to get started on Atticus, the firm agreed a deal and the project was underway.
On their first project, Fieldfisher were delighted with how quickly users were up-and-running. The whole process was ‘very smooth…Atticus were forthcoming with the information we needed and the training required is minimal’.
painless version control
Version control was the biggest pain point for Fieldfisher before using Atticus. The platform ‘perfectly’ addressed this need, with the firm now enjoying a ‘slick transition with every uploaded draft’.
As a platform that supports real-time collaboration, Atticus enabled the team at Fieldfisher to work on the platform simultaneously. This mitigated the time previously spent waiting for people to respond to emails and facilitated a more dynamic approach to a traditionally linear process.
Fieldfisher quickly noticed they were able to derive value from the product:
As well as streamlining Fieldfisher’s processes, Atticus is helping the firm to work towards their environmental sustainability goals, swapping out the paper-based lever arch files for a digitalised approach.
As a technology-focused firm, Fieldfisher is committed to leveraging technology to deliver client services more efficiently. Atticus ‘fitted this mandate perfectly’, and adoption was a ‘complete no-brainer’.
Client & lawyer feedback has been very positive, resulting in Atticus quickly becoming the norm for verification across Fieldfisher's corporate practice.