Graham Richardson

Head of Eversheds Sutherland Consulting

Graham is the Head of Eversheds Sutherland Consulting which was launched in 2011. A qualified lawyer for over 20 years and a litigator by background, Graham has been a Partner with Eversheds Sutherland for more than 16 years and sits on the Eversheds Sutherland Senior Management Team.  He has undertaken numerous compliance, technology, strategy, business process re-engineering and consulting projects for in-house legal teams - for clients such as HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, BAE Systems, Volvo AB, GE, JP Morgan and FTSE 350 companies. Graham has also delivered projects across the world including Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Switzerland, Sweden and North America. In his previous role as a practice group head he led over 450 lawyers and Eversheds Sutherland’s off-shoring projects.

Repstor Hosted Session Details

Exploiting Office 365 for Digital Matter & Case Management: A Transformational Journey for Law Firms and Legal Teams
10.15am - 10.45am

Cutting-edge practices need to match cutting-edge minds if law firms and in-house legal teams want to stay relevant, and digital matter and case  management offers the key.  Here Graham Richardson, partner at global top 40 law firm, Eversheds Sutherland (ES), describes how the firm has successfully worked with Repstor to exploit Office 365 for Matter Management , a decision that is maximising fee earner time and transforming transparency.  From proof of concept Graham will chart the journey from both a user/fee-earner and IT perspective to highlight today’s system that encompasses a rich business intelligence dashboard, harnessing Microsoft Power BI management reporting, while providing visual dashboards of the status of each matter. At ES the big difference to fee earners is that they can now access their matters directly within Outlook, whether on- or offline, while enjoying rich email management, document management and search capabilities all directly within their familiar Outlook environment. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to enable your users with a secure case and email manager for Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint
  • How exploiting Office 365 for Matter Management has transformed the performance and transparency of fee earners
  • How through flexible templates, easy provisioning of cases and the ability to expose case documents in Outlook within a high performance client means that organisations can deliver easy case management that users will adopt and embrace.