Nowcomm, the network skills, managed services and support company specialising in unified communications, has been awarded the contract to help national law firm DWF complete the integration process following its recent merger with Fishburns LLP and the recent acquisition of Cobbetts LLP.
With the urgency of delivering all employees and clients a harmonised IT experience the projects demanded a rapid response. This included the full network fit-out and opening of a new office, closure of old office space and the physical relocation of 450 staff and resources in just 14 calendar days. “The success was only possible through the flexibility and agility of our trusted partners, including Nowcomm” said Richard Hodkinson, Chief Technology Officer at DWF. “Nowcomm performed as an extension of our internal team, brainstorming ideas in what was a very fluid environment”.
Named ‘National Law Firm of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards 2011, DWF is one of the fastest growing law firms in the UK.
As the firm’s chosen business network services partner, Nowcomm proactively manages the entire network estate from their UK based Network Operation Centre and using their operational knowledge and expertise were able to design and implement an infrastructure solution that met the exacting timescales, keeping DWF’s growth strategy on track.
Martin Ashberry, Head of IT Operations at DWF commented: “Nowcomm showed yet again that they always have expert technical resource and coverage to look after our ever expanding national business.”
Nowcomm is a network skills, services and support company that specialises in unified communications. The company was founded in 2005 by a group of Cisco employees. Today Nowcomm employs experienced technology consultants, systems engineers, network operations centre support staff and account managers to help its customers to significantly improve business performance by bringing together and harmonising all forms of personal communication and interaction. Nowcomm provides support and services to customers in more than 30 countries worldwide.
DWF LLP is one of the fastest growing law firms in the UK. It offers a full range of services to both businesses and private clients with teams specialising on all aspects of law, as well as providing specialist advice across a range of sectors including education, energy and infrastructure, financial services, food, health, insurance, public sector, real estate, retail, outsourcing and technology, and transport.
It has over 2,400 people based in Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Preston and Teesside and has an international reach through its relationships with law firms around the globe.
Following a successful 2012, DWF has maintained its position within the top three national law firms and is ranked second place on the quality of legal advice in the highly respected Client Satisfaction Report (2012) by Legal Week. DWF was also voted ‘National Law Firm of the Year’ in the 2011 Legal Business Awards.