Clio Celebrates 5th Birthday with the Announcement of Dublin Office to Serve the Legal Market in UK and EuropeOctober 26, 2013
Vancouver-based Themis Solutions Inc. celebrates the fifth anniversary of Clio—the market-leading cloud-based management tool for the legal industry—by announcing the opening of a sales and support office in Dublin, Ireland.
Clio, the leader in cloud-based management tools for the legal industry, announced this week the company will open a new office in Ireland to serve the over $40 billion legal industry in the UK and expand its presence in Europe.
“We see the same trends in the UK and Europe that we saw in North America over the past five years. Law firms are ready to move their operations onto the cloud and they see that Clio is the best option,” said Clio CEO and co-founder Jack Newton. “The appeal lies in Clio offering the full range of tools for firms, from time tracking and billing/reporting, to client contact, document management, scheduling, trust accounting, and detailed reporting. Plus we will now be able to offer on-the-ground support.”
The Ireland office will open this month in Dublin. Nagib Tharani is leading Clio’s international expansion and will head up the new office. Hiring is actively underway. Clio plans to have the office fully operational with sales and support staff by early 2014.
The size of the legal market in the UK is estimated at over $20 billion and the European market is forecast to reach $250 billion by 2015. Newton believes the opportunity to introduce Clio to the global legal industry will be served by operating from Ireland. “The demands faced by legal firms to manage their practices efficiently in response to new rules and regulations are global in nature. Most solutions available outside North America are still based on outdated and expensive enterprise software. Clio meets the specific needs of international legal firms including local data protection laws and other country-specific requirements.”
UK-based solicitor Charles Drayson began using Clio in 2012 to help run his practice that specializes in IT law. “Clio is a revelation. It’s all online, accessible anywhere and incredibly easy to use. Furthermore, Clio supports our growth and compliance efforts,” said Drayson.
Jack Newton announced the opening of the Ireland this week at at Clio’s fifth anniversary event at Themis Solutions Inc. headquarters in Burnaby BC, Canada.02