Searching for conflicts of interest
A law firm in the United Kingdom is using a search-powered solution to eliminate the hazard of conflicts of interest. Davies Arnold Cooper chose Recommind’s MindServer Search platform to search all key business applications firmwide—including document, practice and case management systems and databases—to find potential conflicts.
David Hamilton, IT director at the law firm, says, "Davies Arnold Cooper, in response to new Solicitor rules regarding conflicts, redesigned its conflict checking procedures around MindServer Search. All relevant information can be checked instantly, thus allowing partners to proceed with confidence. The key requirement of any conflicts system is to be able to quickly and reliably search a range of data sources and given the capabilities of the solution, which is used widely throughout the practice on a daily basis, it made sense to use it for our conflicts of interest checking solution."
To lessen the risk of conflicts of interest, Recommind says it developed a comprehensive conflicts workflow solution powered by MindServer Search. Now with the system, Davies Arnold Cooper lawyers can immediately verify if a potential conflict exists, according Recommind.
Simon Price, European director at Recommind, says, "No longer do the firm’s lawyers have to rely on individuals responding to e-mails when checking conflicts of interest, nor do they have to interrupt their day-to-day work to find the answers they need. They can now access the full breadth of the firm’s information assets right from their own desktops."