C-Law legal accounting and
time recording software
C-Law software is designed by a Solicitor for a single cashier user
to input a legal firms accounts data so as to comply with accounting
rules with the minimum of fuss or difficulty. It has stood the test of
time having started back in 1985!
It runs under modern versions of Microsoft
Windows. There is currently no version for the Macintosh or for Linux.
It is regularly updated and any updates can readily be downloaded
by users with a licence.
Although designed for a single cashier to input accounting data
the software can be configured to have multiple
inspection terminals, if so desired, on networked computers for fee
earners and others to be able to inspect and print client ledger
information for themselves without bothering the cashier.
They can also configure their own ledger displays so that they can for
example select a display with a simple single column - ideal for
compiling completion statements.
It is available with or without time recording.
If it is desired to be used for time recording we can optionally
provide C-Law Executive software which is designed for fee earners to use on
their desks to view data. This has multiple work timers that start
and stop automatically to allow time spent on matters by the fee earner
to be accurately assessed and simply and easily recorded. This ensures
that time information is always up to date and avoids the main cashier
from having to spend time on this task.
It optionally permits (if so
desired) for fee earners or their assistants to create new matters themselves within the data.
What does it cost?
C-Law software is copyright and is not sold, but is supplied for use
under licence. Details of licence payment arrangements for 2011
are set out below.
Basic one off unlimited licences
The basic licence fee for
permanent use (accounting only) starts at £850.00 plus VAT.
recording licence adds a further £525.00 plus VAT. There
is also a supplement payable of £125.00 according to the number of fee earners in the firm above one.
basic software can by prior agreement with us be installed and
tried for six weeks in genuine and suitable legal offices (at our
absolute discretion) without any payment being due. Thereafter it will
only continue to function for new entries or matters once payment has
been made and a special code has been entered to free up the software licence.
Spreading the cost
Payment of the licence fee can if desired be by an initial payment
of £395.00 plus VAT and the balance of the fee spread over a
period of two years payable by equal instalments six monthly in
arrears. In the event of this licence option being taken up a six
monthly admin charge of £20.00 plus VAT is added. As each payment
is made a code will be issued to
be entered to free up the software for the next period (or finally for
ever!). If the correct code is not entered the software cannot be
used thereafter for making entries or opening new matters but can still
be used freely to inspect data already entered.
Special licence for low volume users
The licence can also be supplied in a special 'limited new matter slot'
version designed for firms starting up or for sole practitioners where
the volume of new matters being created is minimal. Payment is
made of £395.00 (plus VAT) for a licence limited to 20 new matter
slots. New matters slots (if required) can thereafter be purchased in
blocks of ten (or multiples of ten) at a cost of £5.00 per each
slot (plus VAT). Once the amount paid for slots exceeds the cost
of a one off licence (as above) (plus an admin sum of £40.00 p.a.
since initial installation) the software licence can be freed up for
unlimited new matters. But low volume users may be quite happy just to
buy more slots as needed. This method of licencing means that low
volume practitioners (or firms starting up) can benefit from using
C-law software without the overhead of making a full licence
payment up front.
We encourage all users to take out a support contract which for an
annual payment covers them
for a certain amount of phone or email support on software issues
and entitles them to free updates as and when available. Or we will
happily provide support on demand at cost on a timed basis and users
can purchase updates if so required when available .
Installation and/or training
We are always happy to attend a firm's offices to install C-Law and set
it up and provide initial training. We usually make a charge of
£520.00 plus VAT for attending from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm. Plus a
supplement of £75.00 to cover time and travelling etc where
a firm is more than 125 miles distant from Bristol. This fee is
payable in advance.
C-Law is so intuitive and easy that we are very rarely asked to give any additional training.
Demo at your premises
If a demonstration is required on your site we are usually happy to
attend to provide this on payment in advance of our actual travel
More details of software
If you would like to know more
you might wish to look at the on screen manual using the link below
which will give you screen shots and tell you a whole lot more than we
have been able to set out above.
for existing users about our C-Law 2010 upgrade
C-Law 2005 software manual (includes many screen shots). The 2010 manual will be available here shortly.
C-Law Inspector 2010
C-Law Executive 2010 software (details will be posted shortly)
for further information please contact:
Solicitors Systems Tacketwood Cottage Kingsbridge
Devon TQ7 3AY
: 01548 857775 Fax 0871 4335927 Email