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IMS | Z-Axis Is Now IMS Legal Strategies



LONDON, UK | The award-winning professional services firm specialising in expert witness placement and visual advocacy launched a new name and corporate identity today. This decisive move was designed to represent the diversified offerings IMS now provides to clients following several recent acquisitions and to position the company for further expansion into different service lines within the evolving legal industry. 

IMS is the leading provider of integrated dispute resolution services across the lifecycle of complex cases. Advisory services in the UK include expert witness placement, visual advocacy, presentation technology and strategic consulting. The company has locations in the UK and throughout the US to offer its services worldwide.  

IMS Chief Executive Officer James Crane says: "By taking a deliberate approach to this growth, we have created a unique tapestry of innovative professionals, technology and methodologies that allows us to serve clients around the globe. Together, we enable our law firm clients to develop more comprehensive legal strategies than ever by integrating our expertise, visuals and science.  

“The name IMS Legal Strategies reflects the results we see when collaborating with clients, especially when we are invited into the process early. It is exciting to witness how much our multi-layered support impacts an equitable outcome by ultimately empowering adjudicators with a thorough understanding of the case. It is equally exciting to bring all these remarkable companies under one name and umbrella today."  

As well as several US-based acquisitions, IMS also acquired Z-Axis Global, an established provider of visual strategy and presentation services that has supported high-profile international dispute resolution for over 30 years.  

"Joining IMS has provided Z-Axis with the opportunity to serve clients better,” says IMS Director of International Client Relationships Martin Manning. “In addition to deepening their team of talented visual experts and gaining invaluable resources, they can help clients in new areas such as expert witness placement."  


About IMS Legal Strategies 

IMS Legal Strategies is a professional services firm that partners with the most influential global law firms and corporations to elevate their legal strategies. Through every stage of dispute resolution, IMS provides the full suite of sophisticated advisory services lawyers need to prevail – world-class expert witness placement, cutting-edge visual advocacy, flawless presentation delivery using state-of-the-art technology and specialised consulting. Whether identifying expert witnesses from any industry and discipline, developing themes and exhibits, preparing witnesses for hearings and cross-examinations or conducting focus groups and mock arbitrations, we work collaboratively with our law firm partners to strengthen their cases. IMS offers a fully integrated international team with decades of practical experience in more than 45,000 cases. Our trusted expertise is hard-earned. Together, we win. Visit for more. 

IMS Legal Strategies is a trading name of Z-Axis Global Ltd.


Press Contact: Lauren Fay | 877.838.8464

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