Briefing Case Study: Planned to Perfection

Briefing Case Study: Planned to Perfection

Briefing talks to Paul Colvin, CFO at Bird & Bird, about how matter planning software from Aderant is helping the firm proactively manage matter costs and profitability.

Bird & Bird are a prime example of a forwardthinking firm when it comes to matter planning. An Aderant user since 1997, the firm partnered with the legal software company to co-develop its Expert Matter Planning module, which Bird & Bird implemented shortly after the module was released in 2011. “Cost management has been a key element of our response to the credit crunch and the trend for toughening client negotiations based on price,” explains Bird & Bird chief financial officer Paul Colvin. Matter planning software has, he adds, helped the firm “have confident client negotiations” and deliver to clients a more transparent, well-managed, cost-effective solution.

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