C-Law Licence / Firm Name
If a user has a limited licence then the C-Law licence will
need updating from time to time.
In the past this needed to be done by receiving a computer
file and manually copying it into the C-Law data folder.
The update can now be done more easily. As from the 2010
versions of C-Law the cashier
menu contains an Upgrade Licence option that allows a code string to be
generated. This code is sent by Email or letter or telephone to C-Law
Solicitors Systems and a return code can then be generated from this by
C-Law Solicitors Systems for return
to the user with their updated licence details. This can be sent back
to the user by
Email or letter or telephone.
The return code is input by the C-Law user and if satisfactory
the licence will be updated.
The user can at the same time change their embedded firm name
if they wish.
How to update the licence /
Go to the Cashier menu. Choose the Backup Restore Upgrade
Licence Option and under this choose Upgrade Licence.
A screen appears similar to this one.
Click the PRODUCE CODE button. The line underneath
be filled with a code consisting of groups of
letters separated with a hyphen.
The code may contain upper and lower case characters. Note the differences carefully!
The code needs to be copied to C-Law Systems. When it appears in the window a copy
button will also appear which if clicked will copy the code string to
the Windows clipboard for pasting into a letter or Email. Otherwise
you need to copy the code very carefully by hand paying particular
lower and upper case.
Send the code by letter or Email (or relate it by telephone if urgent)
Systems. They can use your code to produce a return code for
you to enter and
will send this to you (or tell you by telephone if urgent).
The return code will consist of a total of 15 characters in five groups
of three and you will need to type these into the Update Code fields
paying careful attention to differentiating between upper and lower
If you wish to change the embedded firm name in the software
firm name line can now be
edited. This is a once only
change in the sense that once you
clicked the update button you cannot change the name again. If you want
to do this you will need to produce a new code and send the code to
C-Law Systems and get a new update
code back from C-Law Systems.
When you click the UPDATE button the update code
you entered is checked and if it appears satisfactory your C-Law
licence will be updated for you and the firm name appearing in the firm
name field will be embedded within your licence.