Morae Global Corporation, a leading provider of transformative legal and compliance solutions for corporations and law firms, and The Stephen James Partnership (“SJP”), a leading London-based legal staffing agency, today announced the two companies have teamed up to provide eDiscovery and document review solutions for the UK legal market. The partnership provides clients of SJP with virtual access to the agency’s extensive roster of document review professionals by leveraging Morae’s Secure Remote Review, which brings together the essential elements of remote document review service delivery, including, secure access to RelativityOne, experienced project management, and high-quality document reviewers.
Where previously SJP placed top talent on-site at client offices, SJP teams can now be deployed in a manner consistent with social distancing mandates and other remote working norms. Morae’s end-to-end premier eDisclosure support services are also available as case or client needs require.
Samuel Clague, SJP’s Founder and CEO, commented, “What started as a conversation about our legal staffing services quickly progressed to the obvious synergies of Morae’s technology acumen, SJP’s access to high quality talent, and our mutual commitment to ensuring outstanding service. The resulting technology-enabled offering will be of immediate benefit for our clients who are struggling to balance their competing eDisclosure and COVID19 obligations.”
Patrick Kellermann, Morae’s Head of UK Managed Services, added, “We are routinely invited to ‘partner’ by other service providers. Most do not result in partnerships because Morae insists on high standards for service delivery. SJP exceeded our expectations. I was particularly impressed by their roster of over 10,000 vetted reviewers. They more than meet the mark on speed and quality for review staffing.”
SJP’s process includes rigorous background checks and substantive screenings in developing their extensive roster of legal professionals. SJP regularly provides candidates to London’s leading law firms and corporates who routinely insist on highly credentialed and proven talent. Similarly, Morae insists on high quality client outcomes too, through end-to-end support for often highly complex disputes and investigations.
“It is critical that we consider the impact of the ‘new normal’ and recognise that the market landscape has potentially changed for good. For us, the question was, ‘who can expand our offering without jeopardising quality?’ The industry is becoming unfortunately commoditised. We are excited to partner with Morae because they’re perfectly suited to achieve our goals of service expansion and service delivery,” added Samuel.
Patrick said, “Our decision to partner came down two things: SJP is proven and their culture matches ours. We are a great fit.”