Cheshire law firm Abney Garsden McDonald has been shortlisted for a major award in recognition of its development of a case management system in the field of child abuse claims.
The firm, which uses the Proclaim software system from Legal Futures Associate Eclipse, has been nominated as a finalist in the 2010 BCS UK IT Industry Awards. The BCS (formerly British Computer Society) is the chartered institute for IT with a 70,000-strong membership and its awards are the benchmark for excellence in IT
Abney Garsden McDonald, which has the largest dedicated team of specialist child abuse lawyers in the field in the country, has been nominated in the Small Business Project of the Year category. The practice has utilised Proclaim’s integrated toolkit to develop a bespoke system uniquely tailored for this area of work. The system manages group and class actions, and is able to link together the often extremely complex information required to bring successful cases against individuals and/or care homes.
Partner Peter Garsden said: “The importance of a resilient and intelligent IT system in this area of work cannot be overstated. Using Proclaim we have been able to bring about successful outcomes in the most complex of cases, some with history going back 40 years or more. We have been able to do this within one seamlessly integrated system, driving maximum value in terms of reducing our administrative overhead. To be nominated for a national IT award is testament to both Proclaim’s power and our dedication in building a uniquely bespoke system for this vital area of work.”