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Eversheds Sutherland wins Product Team of the Year at Real IT Awards 2019

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    Proptech system, REfocus, developed by Joint Real Estate and IT team scoops prestigious award

    Eversheds Sutherland has won Product Team of the Year at RITA 2019, hosted by CITF at London Hilton, Bankside.

    The awards are the most prestigious annual IT awards hosted in London and recognise successful collaboration, innovative approaches and technological expertise. The Eversheds Sutherland Team developed a Case Management Information System, REfocus, enabling clients and lawyers to interact, review and manage deals and transactions through its cloud-based portal, a market-first for real estate lawyers.

    The team included Geraint Pullin Thomas, Partner, Rebecca Clowes, Principal Associate, Real Estate, James Grice, Katie Beggs, Alkan Mustafa and Bhavisa Patel. REfocus has been developed in partnership with leading technology provider, NashTech, led by David Levin and Rob Watson.

    Geraint Pullin Thomas, Partner and Real Estate Technology lead, said:

    “We are delighted to have won the award for Product Team of the Year. It is true recognition in the IT sector of our commitment to leveraging our collective talents for the benefit of our clients. REfocus has potential to be transformative in the provision of legal services to Real Estate clients and is the result of years of close teamwork between the Real Estate Practice Group and our IT colleagues.”

    Andrew McManus, IT Director, said:

    “At Eversheds Sutherland we are innovative and creative problem solvers. By working closely with our clients, our team saw an opportunity through collaboration to develop a novel approach to business needs by harnessing tech and data. It is really pleasing for us to win an IT award for the manner in which our lawyers are able to provide an enhanced client experience.”

    Other award winners included Centrica, Anglian Water, HM Land Registry, PepsiCo and Heathrow Airport in partnership with Capgemini.

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