Eclipse and Consilia Legal work in tandem to create specialist Mediation software solution

Print This Post

11 April 2016


Eclipse200By partnering with Eclipse to create this system, we have shaped the software to perfectly suit our business needs. Throughout the entire process, we found Eclipse to be extremely supportive and hands-on, enabling us to build a comprehensive Practice Management system that has quickly become an integral part of our firm.

“Put simply, we could not carry out Mediation work in this volume – nor to this quality – without Proclaim.”

Based in Leeds, Consilia Legal is an expanding niche law firm specialising in Mediation, Family and Employment services. The practice, which recently celebrated its 1st birthday, offers an upfront, fixed fee approach to its work, ensuring clients are supplied with manageable costs from the outset.

This ethos coupled with the personal and tailored service offered by staff, explains the rapidly increasing client base and outstanding reputation already earned by the young practice.

 The areas of law covered by Consilia – specifically Mediation – are extremely document heavy. Having previously used a basic and disparate system, the firm needed a software provider to help create a bespoke solution able to handle the complicated rates and structures inherent within Mediation work.

A bespoke Proclaim Mediation Practice Management Software solution was created as a joint project between Eclipse and Consilia. Both firms worked together to develop workflows and documents required for the new case type, guaranteeing a completely adaptable system.

Furthermore, the firm opted for Eclipse’s fully integrated out-of-the-box Family and Employment systems to allow the entire team desktop access to productivity-enhancing workflow and task management tools.

Since implementing Proclaim, Consilia now possesses the ability to operate as a virtually paperless office, an invaluable benefit given the volume of documentation linked to Mediation.

The firm can also regularly modify its standard case structure to suit Legal Aid/Private Client work. All time is recorded automatically and can be easily uploaded to the LAA, eliminating duplicate data entry and the risk of human error.

Additionally, Consilia is currently in the process of developing another bespoke system with Eclipse – this time for workplace Mediation.



Associate News is provided by Legal Futures Associates.
Find out about becoming an Associate



Legal Futures Blog

Are you prepared for the ‘must do’ period?

Claire Smith

Are you feeling the effects of being back at work yet? Holidays are over for most and we are instead daydreaming of the summer gone… I can still smell sun tan lotion. But the autumn is now upon us. And with it, the subconscious knowledge that a busy period is around the corner. This is the watershed moment in our working year that occurs in September: when the holidays are over and everyone gears up for the return to work rested, refreshed, with a ‘must do’ attitude.

September 20th, 2017