Enhanced automation of Costs agreements for LEAP users
As part of By Lawyers ongoing objective to provide seamless and intuitive entry of information in our precedents, the automation of all Costs agreements has been enhanced.
With the use of the ‘LEAP for Word’ add-in and the creation of new LEAP fields, the By Lawyers Costs agreements precedents now offer LEAP users the following features:
New Questions – LEAP for Word add-in
Intuitive questions for inserting applicable fee scale, fixed fee and initial amount to be held in trust. The questions appear in the LEAP for Word panel:
Simply complete the required information and click the ‘Update Document’ button for this information to populate in the correct location:
For further information on using the LEAP for Word add-in, see the document ‘Working with By Lawyers precedents’ available in Folder A on all By Lawyers Guides.
Hourly rates – New LEAP fields
When charging professional fees on an hourly rate, the rates for relevant staff members now populates automatically from the ‘Rates’ information completed for each staff member in the ‘Staff Members’ section of your firm setting:
Disbursements – New LEAP fields
The ‘Disbursements’ section now populates from the information completed in the ‘Disbursements’ tab within ‘Firm Details’:
Estimate of total professional fees and disbursements – New LEAP fields
The ‘Estimate of total professional fees and disbursements’ section now populates from the information completed in the ‘Accounting’ tab within ‘Matter details’ in each matter:
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions: email@example.com.