UK-based support services company selects the comprehensive legal technology platform
HOUSTON, Sept. 21, 2010 – Datacert, Inc., the leading global provider of software and services for the legal industry, today announced that Carillion plc, one of the UK’s leading support services companies employing approximately 50,000 people, is the first organization in Europe to select Passport, its new patent-pending technology platform for legal departments. Carillion’s decision results from a review of several legal technology systems that revealed Passport to be the best solution for use by its legal department across the company’s 17 business units.
"Effective collaboration on legal matters will be a central focus for Carillion as we continue to grow our business through expanding into new markets and we are confident Passport will help us achieve this strategic objective,” said Richard Tapp, general counsel, Carillion. "The system offers unparalleled flexibility and features such as Outlook integration, make the management and sharing information, internally and with outside counsel, easier and more efficient.”
Carillion is one of the few companies with a corporate legal department that has Lexcel certification, the Law Society’s practice management standard. Passport will help uphold the strict Lexcel accreditation criteria by providing Carillion with a technology solution that streamlines reporting, improves visibility, and increases collaboration.
"As a Lexcel-certified legal department, we are charged with maintaining the highest management standards and Passport is the comprehensive technology solution needed to complement our efforts and enhance process efficiency," said Tapp. "The options for custom configurations combined with matter and spend management capabilities are unique to the marketplace and we look forward to continuing our accredited practice on the platform."
Carillion is one of the UK’s leading support services companies with a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and extensive construction capabilities. The Group has annual revenue of around £5 billion, employs over 50,000 people and operates across the UK, in the Middle East, Canada and the Caribbean. In the UK, Carillion’s principal market sectors are Defence, Education, Health, Facilities Management & Services, Rail, Roads, Building, Civil Engineering and Utilities Services. In the Middle East, Carillion’s principal market sectors are Construction and Facilities Management. In Canada and the Caribbean, the Group’s main sectors are Health, Roads Maintenance and Construction. Carillion’s portfolio of equity investments in Public Private Partnership projects includes projects in the UK and Canada, particularly in the Defence, Education, Health and Transport sectors.