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How Banner Jones Solicitors created a modern IT workplace

ABOUT OUR CLIENT

Banner Jones Solicitors is an award-winning law firm in the North of England with offices in Chesterfield, Sheffield, Dronfield and Mansfield.

For over 140 years, Banner Jones has provided its clients with no-nonsense legal advice tailored to individual needs and circumstances.  

The firm has specialist departments offering high quality advice across the full spectrum of legal services, including Personal Injury, Divorce, Wills and Probate, Residential Property and Dispute Resolution through to business advice on Company Formation, Commercial Property, Company Finance, Partnership Agreements, Debt Recovery and Employment issues.

 

THE CHALLENGE

With 130 staff across six offices in Chesterfield, Sheffield, Dronfield and Mansfield, Banner Jones Solicitors was facing some challenges with its ageing core IT platform. 

Shifts to remote working alongside increasingly complex security and regulatory compliance requirements meant the award-winning solicitors wanted to fundamentally change its IT. The change in IT was driven by a greater requirement for flexibility and performance, growing amount of data and application requirements.

THE SOLUTION

Legal IT specialist P2 worked with Banner Jones’ IT management team to conduct a consultive review of the IT function’s current performance and infrastructure design. The comprehensive assessment also included infrastructure performance, resilience, flexibility, security, applications and licenses with objective comparisons to establish best value, investment and benefits based their requirements.

A new hybrid cloud infrastructure was proposed to provide a robust design to optimise performance and flexibility and provide staff with efficient access to data anywhere.

THE RESULT

Banner Jones now has a high performance hybrid cloud server model underpinning its core infrastructure. With this resilient design, staff can be seamlessly accommodated at any location including working at home. 

The solution also includes a full rollout of Microsoft 365 to provide increased productivity across the entire Teams and Office suite. All the Banner Jones team can enjoy access to modern applications securely use data from any location with centrally controlled access. 

In the offices staff can also benefit from a refreshed workstation environment, with performance specifications tailored based on individual role requirements. From IT’s perspective, Microsoft Intune has been adopted to provide efficient desktop management and application delivery.

What the client says

“The P2 team assessed our IT in its current state and aligned it perfectly with where we are going as a modern law firm. We are delighted with the results, and would highly recommend the P2 team to anyone looking for a legal technology”

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