A matter of productivity

 Top global law firm Eversheds Sutherland is using cloud-based DM that integrates transparently with their familiar Outlook environment to improve matter management operations and make fee-earners more productive

Eversheds Sutherland is one of the world’s leading international law firms. It brings together 2,300 legal professionals to provide legal services coordinated from 61 offices in 29 countries.

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Cruise firm Carnival deploys Filestream EDMS

 Carnival UK has selected Filestream’s electronic document management software (EDMS) to manage all seafarer employment agreements (SEAs) for crew working on its two famous cruise brands – Cunard Line and P&O Cruises.

Lynn Cossey, Carnival UK’s senior manager of vetting and compliance, says, “In terms of the on-boarding function, it’s a legal requirement to have accurate and signed contracts for all our seafarers when they join a ship and for the duration of their employment. Filestream allows us to store all this information centrally so it’s available both at sea and onshore.”

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UK data protection laws to be overhauled

Britons could obtain more control over what happens to personal information under proposals outlined by the government.

Citizens will be able to ask for personal data, or information posted when they were children, to be deleted.

Firms that flout the law will face bigger fines, levied by the UK’s data protection watchdog.

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