The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is making changes to the submission requirements for Legal Aid Firms with increasing frequency. Keeping track of all the ever more elaborate new rules is becoming ever more time-consuming and can use up valuable working time. Uploading files to the LAA Portal website can be a complicated and frustrating process. Perfect Books is designed to save time, to avoid the uncertainty and help you navigate the bureaucracy. It is fully compliant and up to date with the latest rules and rates for both criminal and civil legal aid.
"We have legal aid, so it's a requirement that we have a record of times and costs. The software makes it easy to record this. The software was also easy to learn, so it's easy for my staff"
Javed Nazir - Javed Nazir Solicitors - London - September 2014
The Perfect Books legal aid module is an add on to the Perfect Books 4 package and is available for £300 + VAT and contains all these features:
Civil – Legal aid rates are constantly being kept updated for all clients under our support contract. This helps to streamline the process of recording and billing your time. You can even produce EC-1 exceptional claim forms.
Criminal – It’s simple to enter timesheet information using all the correct rates (which are kept up to date by Perfect Software for everyone using the support contract). Perfect Books can create CRM7, CRM11, 5144, 5144A and prison law bills from this information.
The system makes it simple to create CDS6 Monthly Submission Reports (for criminal matters) or Controlled Matter Report Forms and Controlled Matter Start Forms (for civil). These can be uploaded directly to the LSC website making submissions as painless as possible.
Our support contract entitles you to an unlimited number of calls to our office, so that any confusion, problems or general queries can be dealt with by our friendly and experienced support team.
Users with the Perfect Case module can customise the documents, dates and data for each matter in order to streamline the running of criminal and civil cases. You can even automatically record time as you work. See here for more information about the case management system.
The straightforward and effective system makes it easy to show the receipt and allocation of all LAA payments as well as all other types of accounts transactions.
All Legal Aid clients under our support contract will receive regular updates to the program, keeping you up to date with the frequent revisions to the submission requirements.
If this sounds like something of interest to you, or you would like to find out more, contact us on 01656 720071 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a chat or a free, no-obligation demonstration of the software in action.