Law Society’s Model CFA agreement


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The Law Society’s Model CFA agreement, for use in personal injury and clinical negligence cases only, defines “win” as:

“Your claim for damages is finally decided in your favour, whether by a court decision or an agreement to pay you damages or in any way that you derive benefit from pursuing the claim.”

What does “or in any way that you derive benefit from pursuing the claim” mean?  Remember, this is for personal injury and clinical negligence cases only so is not concerned with alternative remedies to damages. 

DraftMeABill™ software release


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Lord Justice Jackson’s Review of Civil Litigation Costs recommendations included one that “software should be developed which will … automatically generate schedules for summary assessment or bills for detailed assessment”.

Some software developers have already started to produce software that will semi-automatically generate bills. Unfortunately, such software requires synchronisation with expensive case-management software and relies on fee earners accurately time recording.

The Legal Costs Blog is therefore delighted to announce the launch of DraftMeABill™. This ground-breaking software produces absolutely all types of costs schedule and bills of costs in all relevant formats, including Precedent H, three, four or six column bills, CLS, inter partes and inter partes/CLS varieties, etc. All bills come with a full narrative of the claim to give an assessing court an appropriate synopsis highlighting any areas of difficulty justifying additional costs, higher hourly rate, etc.

Bills are generated with our patented one-click DraftMeABill™ technology. Just click the DraftMeABill™ on-screen icon and a complete schedule or bill of costs is automatically and randomly generated. These are generated entirely independently of any case management software. The fee earner just needs to check it meets their requirements, print-off and sign. In the event the schedule or bill is not 100% appropriate, the fee earner just needs to click the DraftMeABill™ icon and a different bill will be generated. In no more than a few quick clicks* a 100% accurate bill will have been produced.

This product will save solicitors tens of thousands of pounds in expensive law costs draftsmen’s fees and free fee earners from the need to laboriously time record every task.

This product will be shipping shortly but readers of the Legal Costs Blog can secure a 25% reduction on the launch price simply by leaving their full name on the Comments section of the Blog with the wording: “Yes, you’ve got me”. Expressing an interest at this stage will not commit you to purchasing in due course. Unfortunately, this pre-launch offer is open for today only.

*Results may vary.