As 2019 winds down, Legal Current is revisiting milestones and key accomplishments from the Legal business of Thomson Reuters this year. Today we look at two important acquisitions: HighQ and Acritas.

HighQ, which offers a secure, cloud-based platform for business collaboration, workflow automation and client engagement, joined Thomson Reuters in July. When the deal was announced, Artificial Lawyer declared: “Adding HighQ to TR’s platform play is clever.” More recently, the acquisition was highlighted as one of Legaltech news’ top 10 stories of 2019.

Now, HighQ is helping Thomson Reuters meet customers’ needs for efficient, compliant workflow collaboration solutions, and supporting our approach to providing open technologies and driving customer innovation. The impact HighQ is making on the legal industry can be seen in recently earned accolades including the Pro Bono Counsel Award from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the Supplier of the Year honor at the British Legal Technology Awards.

Another Thomson Reuters newcomer is Acritas, which joined our organization in November. The market analysis, research and advisory services business serving the global legal market worked extensively with Thomson Reuters prior to the acquisition.

When the deal was announced, Mike Abbott, vice president, Market Insights & Thought Leadership for Thomson Reuters, noted: “Acritas is recognized across the global legal market for multiple reasons, but their customer-focus and industry knowledge are at the top of the list.”

Now, Acritas continues to enhance Thomson Reuters products, improve our digital offerings, create new capabilities and expand across the customer segments of the business, including Legal Professionals, Tax & Accounting Professionals and Corporates to deliver even greater value to customers.

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