Hepburn Delaney is an extremely IT savvy legal practice based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. They specialise in Family law, Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney and are contracted with the Legal Aid Agency, undertaking publicly funded work for Child Protection and Care matters.
‘’We selected the DPS case management software because it can clearly support our efforts to become a paperless practice.’’ explained Rebecca Delaney, one of the firm’s Partners who has been heavily involved in the process of replacing their practice management software. As the Head of the Family Department, she chose DPS’s Family case management system because the product offers strong functions that will streamline the work of the team. ‘’We were particularly pleased with DPS’s content search facilities, the way the emails are processed, the integration with Outlook and the user-friendliness of the interface which automatically fills forms’’ added Rebecca.
The Family case management software from DPS -in addition to the strong private billing and procedures- has specific legal aid tools which made it a particularly interesting proposal for Hepburn Delaney as it covers all aspects of their work. The system’s integration with Financial Director, DPS’s legal accounting software, makes sense for integrated working. ‘’Having this information readily available throughout the case is a huge benefit to fee earners and helps us to keep track of the costs corresponding to each matter’’ said Rebecca. The DPS practice management software will also allow Hepburn Delaney to decrease their paper consumption because statements, e-chits and bills can be shared across departments electronically and no longer have to be printed.
Hepburn Delaney are also using the Probate case management system from DPS. ‘’Our goal is to see the work produced by this department becoming increasingly digital. Data stored digitally is more secure, much easier to retrieve now and in the years to come and less prone to misuse’’ concluded Rebecca, explaining her firm’s decision to become a paper-light practice.