Law firm software suppliers, Select Legal Systems Limited, have published a new blog today regarding Costs Management, one of a number of key challenges facing the legal profession in recent years. The blog’s author is Danielle Park, a solicitor (non-practising) and QA Software Engineer, who has a background in Costs Management in the area of catastrophic injury.To read her blog now, please follow this link:

Law Firm Blog: “It seems the sun has set on
Jackson-Style budgeting & there is a new dawn”.

In her blog, Danielle reflects on over a decade of learning, since Lord Justic Jackson reviewed civil litigation costs and made his recommendations for reform 12 years ago. She looks at the challenges presented by the reforms, the initial reluctance by many to embrace them, but also the improvments that have been made to the way litigators cost their cases. The article covers the role software has played in the legal profession’s journey to better costs management, and the knock-on effect Jackson-style budgeting has had on other areas of law that are not mandated to manage costs in the same way, but are choosing to.

Read the full blog here.

Select Legal Systems Limited, which became part of the Access Group through acquisition in June 2021, was one of the first legal software houses to make ‘costs management‘ part of its LAWFUSION legal practice management software suite. Since the launch of its significant, value-add module team LAWFUSION has worked closely with costs managers in law firms to evolve its functionality to ensure it is fit-for-purpose and offers many benefits. It enables fee earners to auto-produce Precedent H, R & S, customise costing templates and utilise ‘j-code’ style functionality for tasks and activities. And much more.

SJP Law are long-standing users of LAWFUSION, and big fans of its Litigation Costs Management Module – please check out their case study here.

To book a demonstration of the LAWFUSION costs management module, or any other area of the system, please call Select Legal Systems today on 0845 345 3300 and talk to a legal software expert. Lines are open between 9am to 5.30 pm, but outside of these office hours please use the LAWFUSION Online Enquiry Form and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.