Advanced Legal supports firm’s new in-house barrister with flagship chambers management software

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28 January 2015

AdvancedLegal200Gurney Harden Solicitors LLP has selected MLC from as its solution of choice to support its newly appointed in-house barrister. MLC is the leading chambers management software (CMS) solution developed for use by barristers and provides diary, fees, case management, billing and automatic time recording to increase efficiency and maximise revenue.

The criminal billing system differs to that of solicitors, so a system that could cope with the specific regulations and requirements for barristers was needed. Gurney Harden LLP has implemented MLC in order to enable effective management of the barrister’s diary and billing.

The firm has opted to implement MLC as a hosted solution, enabling it to be accessed from anywhere, helping to promote flexible working, and ensuring the latest software version is always available.

Gurney Harden LLP is a specialist criminal defence practice of solicitors and higher court advocates based in Ashford, Kent. The firm covers all areas of criminal and prison law from minor traffic offences through to serious white collar, drugs and violence offences.

MLC was selected as its solution of choice on the recommendation of the new in-house barrister’s past experience of working with Advanced Legal. He was keen to continue the relationship and was confident it could offer the features and capabilities needed.

Bethany Leonard, legal secretary and clerk, Gurney Harden LLP, comments: “Welcoming an in-house barrister was a big step for our firm, and it was essential that we implemented a CMS solution which would ensure the transition worked well. Advanced Legal has been instrumental in ensuring our barrister has the software he needs to manage matters effectively.”

Doug Hargrove, managing director, Advanced Legal: “We were delighted to help Gurney Harden Solicitors LLP take this innovative step to bring barrister’s representation in-house. MLC is the perfect scalable solution to support them in this venture and we look forward to continuing to working closely with them in the future.”

Advanced Legal is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc, a leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and business services sectors. In 2014, the Group won Tech Company of the Year in PwC’s UK Tech Awards and ranked in the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, which recognises the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK.


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