Judge & Priestley implements new County Court bulk centre module in Lexis Visualfiles for compliance with HM Courts & Tribunals Service Rules

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27 November 2014

Debt recovery specialist, Judge & Priestley Solicitors has recently introduced the latest County Court Business Centre (CCBC) module in its legal workflow and case management system, Lexis Visualfiles from LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions.

This updated Visualfiles CCBC module is enabling Judge & Priestley to comply with the new mandatory secure electronic data transfer requirements of the HM Courts & Tribunals Service that have taken effect from 1 November 2014.

The timely availability of the Visualfiles CCBC module eliminated the need for Judge & Priestley to develop an in-house solution to comply with the new regulatory requirements, saving the firm significant time and resources.

The CCBC module allows the firm to take advantage of all the new processes introduced by the County Court Business Centre. The bulk data files transfer process is streamlined, supporting automatic, secure transfer to the County Court Business Centre via the CCBC module in Visualfiles.

Fee earners are able to oversee the progress of claims online – electronic transfer of files to County Court Business Centre via the CCBC module allows secured access to Money Claims Online, the HM Courts & Tribunals Service’s internet-based service for claimants and defendants for monitoring claims submitted.

Fee earners are also able to add notes to warrants for defendants that the firm sends to the County Court Business Centre from within the CCBC module.

“By opting to implement the Visualfiles CCBC module, we have saved ourselves a lot of stress,” Michelle Caton, Visualfiles Manager at Judge & Priestley Solicitors commented. “Although developing a solution in-house is eminently possible with the Visualfiles toolkit, it would have put us under a lot of pressure and impacted some of the other software development projects that are already underway. The Visualfiles CCBC module provided by LexisNexis, incorporates all the new processes and requirements, is installed ‘out-of-the-box’ and is easy to use.”

Nigel Williams, Visualfiles Product Manager at LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions, said, “Compliance remains a challenging area for most firms and we are in continuous dialogue with our customers and partners to identify areas where we can either enhance or develop new functionality in Visualfiles. This updated CCBC module is a case in point. We have rewritten the CCBC module to support the new ‘secure data transfer’ mechanism requirement. The interest in this module has been tremendous – both from existing Visualfiles users and potential customers.”

Lexis Visualfiles is the most widely used legal workflow and case management system in the UK, with more than 26,000 registered users in firms ranging from five to over 1,000 employees. It is a proven, flexible and powerful entity-based system that allows firms to control their business processes. The solution’s unique rapid application development capabilities empower organisations to customise the system to easily and quickly accommodate new market developments and changing business requirements.


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