With the advancement of technology and cloud file storage, law firms still need to store vast amounts of hard copies on-site for many years in the event of it needing to be retrieved such as cold cases and client case reviews. This means that law firms require efficient mobile shelving that will not only maximise their storage space while increasing their floor space, but that also provides seamless accessibility for staff.
So, what type of mobile storage solutions are ideal for law firms and how exactly do they benefit?
Every case is different and so is the duration of each trial. Sometimes it can take only a few months for a jury to reach a verdict. Other times it can take years to reach a verdict depending on the nature and complexity of the case. Meanwhile, all evidence, documents and files need to be stored until the case has closed.
As boxes of case evidence can be bulky and heavy, mobile shelving solutions such as longspan shelving systems are perfect. It’s functional, versatile and has adjustable shelves every 50mm increment with an adjustable beam. This means the shelving system can be easily adjusted to accommodate boxes that vary in size, as well as heavier boxes due to each pair of beams typically featuring a weight capacity of around 950kgs.
Just because a case has reached a verdict does not mean a law firm no longer requires the folders of files and evidence. Whether it is accusations of malpractice, cold cases being reopened or retaining client records, law firms may need to store case files even after the trial has ended. With large amounts of inventory needing to be stored for extended periods of time, high-density mobile shelving systems are the ideal storage solution.
Designed for larger storage requirements, high-density shelving fully utilises the storage space by having the storage system run along steel tracks with stable heavy-duty wheels. They can be manually operated by hand with an easy to use turn wheel on the outside of each shelf bay or mechanically operated for extra convenience. This enables staff to quickly store and retrieve specific archived folders and files with organised and intelligent archive storage.
Legal information and resource storage
Larger law firms usually contain their own personal libraries for storing legal information, books and resources. Not only do they require a functional storage system but also one that is aesthetically pleasing and compliments the existing interior décor. Moduline shelving systems are the perfect option.
These shelving systems can be easily configured to suit the available storage space and are manufactured in a range of different sizes. Moduline shelving features strong adjustable steel shelves that can be adjusted every 25mm increments. Due to their modular design, they can also be mounted onto the mobile tracks of high-density storage systems for increased versatility.
Law firms can maximise their storage capacity while increasing their available floor space with high-quality mobile shelving systems. If you’re a law firm looking to increase your storage space, search online for a storage systems provider and find a storage solution that suits your specific needs today.