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UK Top 200 firm Lee & Thompson chooses 3E

In order to drive its business to the next level in terms of flexibility, security, and profitability, Top 200 UK law firm Lee & Thompson is adopting 3E, the industry-leading, cloud-based enterprise business management solution from Thomson Reuters.

Founded in 1983, Lee & Thompson is one of the UK’s leading law firms for the media, technology, and creative industries. The firm advises both talented individuals and innovative businesses, counting international media organizations, major brands, rights owners, production companies, design houses, record labels, media and tech entrepreneurs, and many of the world’s most successful creative talents among its clients.

Lee & Thompson sought a new, more flexible, and more resilient practice management solution to support the firm’s evolution toward hybrid working in a secure, seamless, and truly unified way. This meant bringing together business functions and processes — like accounting, file opening, time capture, matter management, WIP management, billing, expenses and disbursements, credit control, reporting, group/firm budgeting and forecasting, and process automation — all in one place and based flexibly and securely in the cloud.

By choosing 3E, Lee & Thompson will be supported by a fully managed service provided by Thomson Reuters, powered by the Microsoft® Azure® platform and offering cloud confidence with nearly unlimited scale, 24/7 monitoring, and advanced security that is unmatched in the industry.

“The approach that Thomson Reuters has with 3E is clearly the best one for firms like us, allowing firms at a smaller level to benefit from being on the same platform that the most successful firms in the UK and the world are currently on,” said Simon Boyden, Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Lee & Thompson. “Aside from ensuring we are always up to date, 3E will have a transformative impact on our operational excellence, allowing more accurate time recording, enhancing our matter management, improving the visibility of profitability metrics, and speeding up our work-to-cash cycle. Ultimately this will enable us to focus on delivering a superior client experience.”

“It was essential for us to ensure that any platform to which we were moving was a true cloud solution and was extremely resilient and secure,” commented the firm’s Head of IT Rob Hilton. “We are confident that 3E Cloud represents a vastly superior choice in terms of cloud architecture. Its adoption will put our firm on the most robust and secure platform in the legal industry — both now and in the future.”

“3E has always been known in the industry as the solution of choice for larger law firms, therefore it is refreshing that an independent firm like L&T is now able to benefit from the same functionality through 3E,” added Head of Finance Martin Hare.

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