Withers LLP Leverages IntApp Time Builder to Respond to Jackson Reforms Costs Management Requirements

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Withers LLP uses Time Builder to comply with the cost management requirements stipulated by the Jackson Reforms.

Withers is the first law firm to implement Time Builder’s cutting edge technology to capture our team’s activity at the level required by the Jackson Reforms.

IntApp, Inc., provider of the most-adopted time capture software for law firms, today announced that Withers LLP, an international law firm with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, uses Time Builder to comply with the cost management requirements stipulated by the Jackson Reforms, government rules providing new controls around how certain types of litigation matters are conducted.

“The Jackson Reforms call for a significant shift in the way firms must prepare budgets for litigation matters,” said Andrew Wass, litigation partner, Withers LLP. “Withers has made thorough preparations and we are the first law firm to implement Time Builder’s cutting edge technology, which allows us to captures our team’s activity down to the level required by the Reforms. Time Builder gives us an accurate picture of the work that goes into a matter, which means that we will be able to use the system to estimate budgets based on prior similar matters, offering clients a more precise picture of our work for them.”

IntApp Time Builder is a software product that enables law firms to gain a complete view of work performed by transparently capturing billable time that may otherwise be missed or under-estimated. It provides lawyers with an accurate, consolidated report of their client and matter-related activity, generated by automatically gathering information about the key applications they use throughout the day. Tracked systems include document creation, email, calendar, phone, and mobile devices.

Time Builder provides lawyers with flexible access to their activity reports via a web-based interface, on mobile devices including Apple iPads and iPhones, directly through Microsoft Outlook, via email, or as a paper printout. The web and Outlook interfaces allow lawyers to review, update and submit activities directly to financial and time entry software tools including Elite Enterprise, Elite 3E, Aderant, DTE Axiom, Tikit Carpe Diem and Rippe & Kingston.

Built to leverage IntApp's proprietary IC3 technology, an intelligent cross-referencing, categorisation and classification engine, Time Builder integrates information from a variety of firm business applications to automatically and accurately match lawyer activity with associated clients and matters. Activity reports are provided to lawyers in a timesheet format that also includes the exact duration of each task. These intelligent information management capabilities set Time Builder apart from other time capture software tools, which rely on users to manually "train" software to assign specific activities with specific matters and to record task durations themselves.

“Preparing budgets to comply with the Jackson Reforms adds complexity and operational challenges for any firm engaged in litigation matters, but it also represents an opportunity to deliver more value to clients,” adds Andrew Wass. “Time Builder allows for transparent monitoring of costs, so if our time on a matter runs over our original estimate, we can quickly provide the client with a credible revised budget.”

“We’re delighted to support our clients worldwide as they face new challenges and regulations,” said Eldean Ward, Head of IntApp’s Revenue Practice Group. “We look forward to supporting Withers’ ongoing success with Time Builder.”

About IntApp
IntApp provides software products and services that enable law firms to achieve competitive advantage by exceeding client compliance requirements, increasing revenue, and reducing operational costs. IntApp's three practice groups (Revenue, Risk and Integration) focus on understanding existing pressures and emerging trends, and translate this knowledge into products and best practices. IntApp products are the most-adopted in their respective categories - Time Builder for time capture and recording, Integration Builder for application integration and master data management, Wall Builder for information security and client confidentiality management. IntApp serves over 300 customers, is endorsed by major software vendors across all categories, and has cultivated a vibrant partner community. For more information about IntApp, visit: http://www.intapp.com.

About Withers
Withers is the world’s first international law firm dedicated to the business, personal and philanthropic interests of successful people, their businesses, their families and their advisers.

With over 100 partners and more than 270 other lawyers, we have unparalleled expertise in commercial, tax, trusts, estate planning, financial services, litigation and arbitration, real estate, charities, employment, family law and other legal issues facing individuals and their families. We have over 70 litigation and regulatory lawyers, based in Europe, the US, Asia and the Caribbean and are known for working in disputes relating to financial services, art and cultural property, luxury brands, equity and fraud, reputation management, insolvency and international trusts. The firm advises 33% of the top 100 UK Sunday Times Rich List and over 20% of the top 100 US Forbes list, as well as numerous families in Asia.

Withers has worldwide offices in the following major centres: New York, New Haven & Greenwich (Connecticut), London, Milan, Geneva, Zurich, Hong Kong, Singapore and the British Virgin Islands. For more information about Withers, visit http://www.withersworldwide.com.

“IntApp,” “Time Builder”, “Wall Builder” and “Integration Builder” are trademarks of IntApp, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Kathryn Hume
IntApp, Inc.

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