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Lustrum Partners and Panoram announce strategic collaboration to bring lasting transformation to UK In-house Legal Teams

Specialist digital technology solutions provider, Panoram Digital announces intention to develop joint consulting and technology solutions with legal management consultants, Lustrum Partners, in support of their shared vision of helping In-House legal teams deliver successful transformation.

London, July 2021 – Lustrum Partners and Panoram today announced their plans to work together to bring transformation solutions to the UK In-House Legal market.

Panoram is a specialist digital solutions provider to the UK legal market, launched in 2020 in response to the accelerating trend for legal teams to digitise their practices using enterprise technology platforms such as M365, saving time and money and creating unifying digital experiences for their lawyers and clients.

Panoram’s founders are experts in legal technology and legal practice. Rick Seabrook is a digital transformation leader and former Consulting Partner at Accenture. Along with Panoram co-founders, Greg Wildisen, a seasoned Legal Technology entrepreneur and Martin Bonney, a renowned international eDiscovery and data governance leader, they previously led the European and Asian operations of Epiq Systems. They were joined as co-founders by Isabel Parker, formerly Chief Legal Innovation Officer at UK Law firm Freshfields and now executive director at not-for-profit Digital Legal Exchange (D-Lex).

Lustrum Partners was formed to empower legal to deliver its true value to business. Since its inception in 2020, Lustrum has helped UK and international clients better align their legal teams to the achievement of organisational goals. A key part of the Lustrum approach is smarter use of technology to drive improved processes and analysis.

Set up by leading General Counsel Adrian Thurston (formerly of Starbucks and SThree) and Joel Hanson (formerly of Thames Water and Intertek), Lustrum combines practical experience and recognised innovation.   Its founders bring a wide knowledge of running legal and compliance functions across many sectors and organisations.  Working with multi-disciplinary experts, they have a track record of driving legal and business change.     

The Collaboration

Lustrum and Panoram are committed to supporting legal teams deliver business goals through more effective use of technology. Both organisations believe that this is a key element of the wider transformation required of legal in the digital age.

The first phase of their wider collaboration will involve joint development of tailored consulting solutions and legal tech products.

Joel Hanson, principal and co-founder at Lustrum: “We are delighted to be working with Panoram to help our clients achieve more. This is an exciting time for in house lawyers and we are convinced that smarter use of technology is crucial to legal teams leading change and not being overtaken by it.”

“It is widely recognized that lasting, transformative change requires more than just technology and it has been a priority for us since our foundation last year, to identify and collaborate with those businesses with complementary skills to our own tech specialty, so that we can deliver lasting value to clients”, Rick says. “What drew us to Lustrum was not only the scale and similarity of their vision for the legal sector, but also their instant yet rare credibility, in having led and delivered change for the legal teams at some of the UK’s largest companies.”

About Panoram

Panoram is a digital transformation company for legal and compliance. Our mission is to help legal teams deliver value through enterprise technology. Microsoft is the enterprise technology of choice for the world’s leading organisations and we are making it work for legal.

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About Lustrum Partners

Lustrum Partners is a legal management consultancy. We exist to empower legal to deliver its real value to business. Our aim is to elevate GC’s and legal functions – we believe that organisations can achieve much more when legal performs to its full potential.

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