For Law Firms That Specialise In Litigation

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* 1. Your Details

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* 2. Since the enforcement of costs management in 2013, do you feel you have adapted your practices to deal with costs management sufficiently so that it currently has no need for improvement? 

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* 3. On cases that are or will be subject to costs management, how do you handle costs management within your practice currently?

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* 4. Do you use software to help you manage costs management in terms of budget preparation and keeping track of actual spend against approved/agreed budget?

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* 5. Do you have any plans or aspirations to change the way you handle costs management?

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* 6. When do you start to think about costs management for a case?

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* 7. Do you use J-Codes

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* 8. Do you have any analysis on which method of costs management is more efficient?

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* 9. Are there any barriers preventing your firm from using inhouse costs management and the use of costs management software?

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* 10. Are you good as a firm at predicting spend within court approved budgets?

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* 11. How do you estimate your future costs when preparing your budgets?

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* 12. What do you do if you overspend?

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* 13. Do you monitor your costs incurred against court approved costs budgets?

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* 14. How much overspend did you write off as a percentage of all litigation work during the last 12 months?

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* 15. How much does the firm spend on costs management per annum?

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* 16. Do you have funding agreements in place with all litigation clients?

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* 17. Do provide your clients with regular costs updates?

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* 18. Are you aware there is a fully integrated costs management module as part of the LAWFUSION practice management system designed specifically for law firms?

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