Ascertus partners with Legal RM to help manage GDPR compliance

Ascertus, a provider of document and information lifecycle management solutions to law firms and corporate legal departments, has entered into a partnership with Legal RM, to help customers effectively manage electronic and physical records for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.

Legal RM will provide its experience and skills to support Ascertus and help the company implement the iManage Records Manager system for customers as they ready their businesses for GDPR compliance.

Consultancy from Legal RM will primarily focus on records audit and analysis, records management policy development and process design.

Specialist skill sets

The partnership will also allow iManage Records Manager clients to benefit from Legal RM’s Mobile Records Center and Lifecycle suite of applications to further enhance their compliance obligations as well as accrue efficiency gains.

Roy Russell, CEO of Ascertus Limited, commented: “GDPR compliance isn’t a one-off activity, it will need to be a core component of law firms’ information governance programmes for the foreseeable future. Therefore, it’s vital that records management is tailored to the specific requirements of individual firms.

“We have an in-depth understanding of iManage Work and iManage Records Manager, and with Legal RM’s expertise and experience in the consultative analysis of records management applications; our customers can be assured that their solution will be geared to their way of working.

Customer service and support

“We are not shy of reaching out to industry leaders for specialist skill sets that we don’t have internally, delivering a quality service is of the utmost importance to us.”

Christopher Giles, managing director at Legal RM, added: “Ascertus is a well-respected name in the industry, with a growing reputation for understanding clients’ needs.

“We are partnering with them to help customers towards their GDPR compliance whilst streamlining business processes. Both organisations are also like-minded – Ascertus lays the same emphasis on quality, customer service and support, as we do.”

Legal RM works with some of the largest law firms in the UK, including Browne Jacobson LLP, Shoosmiths LLP, Clyde & Co LLP, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Clifford Chance LLP and Allen & Overy LLP.

Written from press release by Leah Alger