Leading national law firm Mills Oakley is reaping the benefits of integration and interoperability between multiple systems, thanks to new advancements in legal technology that are driving operational growth.

The 96-partner strong firm of more than 650 staff is one benefactor of a recent integration announcement by legal technology provider GlobalX and cloud-based document and email management platform, NetDocuments, which is delivering clients efficiency, security, and collaboration solutions across its global cloud service.

In addition to providing regulatory information documents directly to NetDocuments, integration for ordering and billing occurs between GlobalX and practice management software Lexis Affinity, allowing its clients to access to more than 2,000 regulatory information searches from within their working matters.

GlobalX CEO Peter Maloney said that integration was crucial for many clients, with Mills Oakley a prime example of a firm reaping the benefits of three integrated technology solutions.

“Interoperability is integral to the modern firm, as it streamlines workflow by removing the need to rekey matter information, which automatically delivers files and disburses all costs straight to the matter,” Mr Maloney said.

Lexis Affinity Product Manager David Atherton-Cooper said the comprehensive practice management software offered a complete solution for Australia’s leading law firms.

“Our clients are constantly seeking productivity improvements for their staff and in their processes.  Integration with providers like GlobalX helps achieve this,” Mr Atherton-Cooper said.

According to NetDocuments Director of Partnerships, Ian Kujawa, the GlobalX partnership would create new efficiencies for many Australian law firms, who until now had not utilized this technology.

“The availability of GlobalX Search within NetDocuments means our mutual clients now have access to integration that delivers additional efficiency and productivity gains at no additional cost.”

Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker said operational efficiency for all the firm’s legal professionals was key to excellent client service, particularly ensuring prompt turnaround times on complex matters and transactions.  

“The contemporary legal services landscape is highly competitive and fast-moving. Our capacity to deliver the best possible outcomes for clients rests in part on the integrated technology solutions embedded in our practice management,” Mr Nerurker said.

“GlobalX is an important part of this equation.”

GlobalX is the dominant provider of land and property, commercial and consumer information for the legal and conveyancing profession.

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