International law firm, Adams & Adams, implements Repstor Custodian for Legal for Microsoft 365 matter management

South African deployment marks first project for freshly minted partnership between Repstor and Cloud Essentials.
Issued by Cloud Essentials
Belfast, Jun 8, 2020

Repstor, the Content Services and Microsoft 365 matter management specialist, today announced that leading South African law firm, Adams & Adams, is deploying Custodian for Legal, the specialist legal matter management solution. It follows the formation of an alliance between Repstor and Microsoft Gold Partner, Cloud Essentials.

Cloud Essentials is a leading provider of cloud migration and information governance solutions to enterprises throughout the UK and EMEA, with extensive experience in delivering solutions to large customers, including law firms, banks, insurance companies and government agencies.

Adams & Adams, a law firm with over 600 employees, has built a longstanding relationship with Cloud Essentials. When it wanted to replace its ageing on-premises document management solution, the law firm asked for guidance. After evaluating the market, and having selected Office 365 as its preferred solution, it became clear that only Repstor could offer an affordable, intuitive and fully Microsoft Office 365-integrated matter management platform.

"Custodian for Legal has outstanding functionality - it is a class above the other products out there and it integrates so seamlessly with Outlook that our users barely know it is even there," explains Colin Short, CIO, Adams & Adams. "It also allowed us to standardise our processes across practice areas, saving significant time and money."

Custodian for Legal enables Adams & Adams to track, trace and retrieve documents in an instant. For a firm that sends and receives somewhere in the region of one million e-mails per month, that transparency and speed is crucial. It also ensures that lawyers can work securely from their phone or laptop with minimal configuration and no need for costly and complicated VPNs.

"Our environment is critical but complex with a huge set of documents. Repstor allows us to navigate that complexity with confidence," adds Short. "As we move through the deployment, we have been greatly reassured by Repstor's ability to meet deadlines within budget - they have been brilliant since day one and give us a personal service often lacking in other vendors."

"Our aim is to enable our customers to leverage the value of the entire Office 365 solution stack so partnering with Repstor makes perfect sense," comments Chris Hathaway, director of cloud and governance at Cloud Essentials. "Adams & Adams is a great example of how law firms can take advantage of solutions such as Custodian for Legal to make matter management cost-effective and seamless. Moreover, it is well suited to both law firms and in-house corporate legal departments, which is a market we hope to target together."

"At Repstor, we want to partner with the best in their fields, such as Cloud Essentials," comments Sheila Gormley, Repstor's Executive VP of Legal Solutions and co-founder. "Together, we can bring an affordable, end-to-end, fully integrated matter management solution to new markets in South Africa, UK and beyond."