BLP announces launch of Streamline
International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today announced the launch of Streamline, its legal process improvement service designed to find the most efficient and effective route to delivering legal projects.
Led by BLP’s Head of Process Improvement, Cathy Mattis, Streamline extends the remit of the firm’s existing Legal Process Improvement (LPI) services, which have now been expanded to include services for clients that create collaboration between their internal departments, their BLP legal team and other professional advisers.
Streamline offers efficiency workshops expertly facilitated by experienced lawyers and attended by key stakeholders on a project, breaking the challenge down into component parts and pinpointing the best way to achieve the outcomes desired, whilst providing optimum value for money. The approach has been developed and honed by lawyers and is one which resonates with legal clients, as it is practical and realistic.
The development forms a key part of BLP’s innovative Integrated Client Service Model (ICSM) which was launched in March 2014. The ICSM comprises four elements; Streamline, virtual transaction teams – a development of the LOD business; the use of third party providers and the recently opened BLP Manchester legal service delivery team.
Cathy Mattis said: “Simply put, Streamline helps to ensure that the right things are being done in the right order, at the right time, by the right people. It helps us to eliminate waste without compromising on our clients’ goals. It forms an integral part of our ICSM and helps to pinpoint the right route to delivery through any number of our innovative offerings.
“With BLP London and Manchester along with our core international offices, we are focusing our key resources on meeting clients’ needs and demonstrating value. We disaggregate projects but then use our expertise to pull them back together to create a seamless service to the client. Streamline makes this possible.”
To date, the pilot programme has helped major clients, including four FTSE100 businesses and, both internally and externally, has been applied to over 90 projects.