Leading Australian law firm Clayton Utz selects HighQ

Sydney, 12 January 2012 – HighQ is pleased to announce that leading Australian law firm Clayton Utz has chosen HighQ Collaborate to provide an innovative new extranet and collaboration platform for its clients.

HighQ Collaborate provides a unique set of capabilities to enable Clayton Utz to securely exchange documents, support client relationships, manage transactions and enable new ways of collaborating and communicating with clients through the use of innovative social tools such as wikis and blogs.

“One of the things we liked most about Collaborate was the fact that we can quickly set up and configure a site to meet a client’s specific needs with very little effort. A simple document sharing site can be built and shared literally in a matter of minutes. More complex sites take a little more effort, but that’s really just ticking boxes and settings to make it do what you want.” said James Kleinig, Technology & Innovation Manager at Clayton Utz.

James also commented that “The features and services we are now able to share with our clients are making a positive difference to how we provide our online services. The document management capabilities are excellent, the WorkSite integration takes away a lot of the internal maintenance effort and the social and data management features have allowed us to build some really interesting and useful sites.”

HighQ Collaborate is a cloud-based solution, which removes the need for firms to build and host their own client sites. Clayton Utz additionally opted for global web acceleration, which means that wherever the application is accessed from, it feels responsive and fast, as though it is hosted locally to the user. For Clayton Utz, which acts for international clients, this was an essential feature.

“We chose HighQ Collaborate not only for its combination of features but also because it is immediately available as a cloud-based service. It’s saving us a huge amount of time and effort by not having to build and host our own solution in-house. And because it’s hosted in the cloud, our lawyers and clients can access it quickly and easily from anywhere.” Said Garry Clarke, IT Director at Clayton Utz.

Stuart Barr, Director, HighQ said “We’re very excited to be working with such an innovative firm as Clayton Utz. We are certain that HighQ Collaborate will be a great asset to them as they continue to innovate and provide their clients with an outstanding service.”

About Clayton Utz
Clayton Utz is a top tier law firm that takes a fresh, pragmatic and commercial approach to legal practice. They focus on getting the best results for a diverse and blue-chip client base.

About HighQ
HighQ is a leading provider of secure document exchange and team collaboration software. We provide innovative collaboration and publishing products to some of the world’s leading law firms, investment banks, life sciences organisations and corporations. We uniquely combine secure, enterprise-grade document management with the best corporate social tools. Now you can securely exchange critical business information and collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners in one unified space.

For more information please contact HighQ on +44 20 7220 5340 or email info@highqsolutions.com

Stuart leads product strategy and innovation at HighQ and has over 15 years experience in web strategy, development, management and consulting; with a unique background in the legal, professional services and social computing industries. He has previously worked at Headshift, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Hays plc. Stuart also has a keen interest in music, photography, gadgets and Apple.