Sample Projects/Pricing

Gap Analysis and Risk Audit Cost: £1,750 plus VAT Useful for: Any firm wanting to measure their readiness for outcomes-focused regulation, Lexcel or the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Recent clients have found the resultant reports useful for convincing their professional indemnity insurance underwriters that they are serious about risk management.

Included:

  1. Review of website and preliminary documents prior to our visit to Client’s offices.
  2. Interviews with key managers in the organisation.
  3. Review of further documentation, systems and processes.
  4. Q&A session with key managers.
  5. Preparation of traffic-lighted report.
  6. Debrief meeting.

Possible future projects arising:

  1. Prepare full action plan to rectify any non-compliances over an agreed period of time.
  2. Work with the management team to implement the agreed actions.
  3. Further review and report to measure progress/success of the project

Strategic Review of IT infrastructure with a view to outsourcing the IT function Cost: £1,500 plus VAT Useful for: New business startups, law firm break aways, de-mergers, and mergers as well as firms with creaking IT infrastructure.

Included:

  1. Initial audit of existing systems.
  2. Orally report and strategically discuss various routes forward.
  3. Prepare a cost analysis of outsourcing versus in-house or a hybrid.
  4. Prepare and deliver final report to partners.

Possible future projects arising:

  1. Project manage tender process and assist with decision making.
  2. Handle technical negotiations with suppliers and interpret for lawyers.
  3. Project manage the installation of the agreed solution.

Mergers of IT systems Cost: £2,500 Useful for: Firms entering merger negotiations wanting strategic guidance on which system is right for the merged practice going forward

Included:

  1. Initial audit of both current systems.
  2. Work with Accountants for the two firms in analysing the correct PMS for the combined business.
  3. Prepare and deliver a report on practical solutions for taking the two businesses forward with one IT platform.
  4. Attend joint partner meeting or management board to discuss recommendations and strategic solutions.

Possible future projects arising:

  1. Project manage any tender process for new IT systems.
  2. Project manage the agreed solution in a practical and pragmatic way to make the transition as smooth as possible for the combined business.