Maurice Blackburn goes live with MatterSphere

Australian Law firm Maurice Blackburn has rolled out a new practice management system to more than 650 users across 27 offices to help deal with workflow and lengthy document generation and processing times.

It is replacing an existing system with MatterSphere, also in use at law firm Slater & Gordon. 

“With our previous solution, staff would have to access different tools in order to complete different tasks, which was hardly an efficient means of handling a matter,” said Maurice Blackburn Chief Operating Officer Steve Schuurmans. 

“We turned to MatterSphere to have all of our document and workflow needs tightly integrated within a single package—an aspect that has proven most useful to our staff. As a plaintiff firm, the way we practice is a little different than most firms. We appreciate the flexibility of the system, its ability to precisely adapt to each of our practice areas and the tools it provides to easily change things in the system to suit our needs.”

MatterSphere integrates with financial management and document management platforms. It is embedded in the Microsoft Office environment to unite operations and promote collaboration across the enterprise and with a firm’s clients. 

In addition, its mobile capabilities enable access to case files, action activities, and file time records from an iPad or smartphone.

“We are thrilled to expand upon our existing relationship with Maurice Blackburn,” said Cary Burch, president of Thomson Reuters Elite. 

“Maurice Blackburn was one of the first firms to partner with Thomson Reuters Elite when it launched in the Australian market. This continued collaboration adequately reflects our unique ability to meet the outstanding needs of such large and reputable firms across the globe.”