Legal experts, practitioners and major figureheads in the industry such as Lord Justice Jackson clearly envisage software as playing a vital role in commercial time recording, specifically citing their future importance at the Harbour Lecture earlier this year. Their importance is underlined by the prospective shift towards a fixed fee regime in clinical negligence litigation.
After revisions and consultations there remains a real possibility that clinical negligence departments will have to move away from the practice of hourly rates to fixed fees and a solid software platform can ensure that their departments bill within the fixed fee models with confidence.
The transition can be smooth or it can be rocky but a solid case management software system can ensure that work flows are eased with a focus on increased productivity and streamlined practices. Departments can face the future with confidence and a renewed ability to ensure time is saved and their practices become more streamlined and effective.
Lord Justice Jackson himself said that software should be developed which will be used for time recording and capturing relevant information and automatically generate schedules for summary assessment or bills for detailed assessment as and when required. With the introduction of fixed fees a solid case management system can harmonise the procedures and systems which will be used for costs budgeting, costs management, summary assessment and detailed assessment.
Clinical Connexx aims to ensure clinical negligence departments can adapt quickly and effectively to the fixed costs regime with a powerful software platform that is secure and scalable, yet web-accessible and flexible enough for easy integration with other systems. Lawyers can manage their files with workflow rules that create a logical, structured process and all case information is stored in one place.
With fixed fees it’s important to track the time spent on cases and have filters and warnings to ensure phases and matters are costed correctly in line with the fixed cost caps.
Departments can have all of this with Clinical Connexx and if they wish to experience a demonstration to see how all of this can become reality, simply get in touch with us and we’ll get you talking to our experts.