Commercial software for UK law firms hosted in the cloud

With Quill’s integrated case, document, legal accounting and practice management system, you’ll have the best tools you need to aid your clients every step of the way on their business journey.

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Why choose Quill for your commercial law practice?

Commercial law software needs to be like commercial lawyers themselves: purposeful, skilled and client-focused. Commercial law involves disputes dealing primarily with contract and tort laws, and covers issues that arise in the course of running a business at any stage of the commercial cycle. With Quill’s all-in-one case and document management, and legal accounting software, managing commercial work couldn’t be easier. Plus, as Quill is a recommended partner of the Law Society, rest assured in its unwavering support of the commercial law practice area.

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Tailor-made for commercial lawyers

Quill’s practice management software is built for remote- and office-working commercial law solicitors. The multiple efficiency features in Quill’s complete practice management software cater for every type of commercial law case – whether complicated commercial litigation or more straightforward company matters such as change of ownership, finance and insurance. From due diligence via AML and credit checks upon new matter set up, to multiple time-saving features throughout cases, to preparation of Precedent H costs budgets, to intuitive accounting module for submission of online payment links upon matter resolution – Quill does it all.

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The life of a commercial law practitioner simplified

Introduce software to simplify each stage of commercial cases – by using Quill. Create tasks and document templates as workflows, bundle documents for court, tribunal and counsel packs, and even pre-populate lengthy legal forms for time-saving advantages. AML checks provide peace of mind right from the beginning. Bank uploads and secure payment links strengthen money movements. On top of that, you have a helpful dashboard with analytical reports to track progress and plan ahead for success.

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Effortlessly manage your money

Quill boasts electronic identity checking, credit screening and conflict searching for enhanced Know Your Client (KYC) from new matter inception onwards. Thereafter, there’s bank account and sort code verification, digital online payments and banking uploads for secure movement of money. Quill’s accounting module helps cashiers, managers and COFAs to manage monies safely and report for financial transparency.

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Precedent H costs budgets – catered for

There’s functionality native to Quill that allows you to manage estimated costs against actual incurred costs up to and including trial. These costs are set out in the mandated Precedent H format quickly, easily and accurately – thereby meeting strict filing deadlines and avoiding potential penalties for late submission. You can also identify when matters are likely to exceed their estimate so you don’t deviate too far from your original budget and increase your ability to recover legal costs from the other side.

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Time recording for busy commercial solicitors

Time recording tools are deeply embedded in Quill. You can auto-record time when uploading documents, use intuitive stopwatches functionality throughout the day, and manually record time for self and others. Supported by a smartphone app when on-the-go, you can log into Quill, record time for case actions and auto-feed into Quill’s accounting module for straightforward billing.

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Commercial law software integrations

The third-party integrations available with Quill are Veriphy’s anti-money laundering checks, FormEvo’s legal forms, Bundledocs’ electronic bundling and Legl’s online client payments. Use one fully integrated system to save time, earn more, prevent mistakes, streamline operations and improve the client experience. Data is transferred seamlessly from one system to the other – be it client and case details, or time recording and billing information, or forms and documents.

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Your commercial forms, courtesy of Quill

Our 2,000+ library of legal forms and e-submissions are a further efficiency aid. For commercial law, you’ll find dedicated sections for ‘Business and property courts’, ‘Company’, ‘Company forms for mortgages and loans’, ‘Insolvency’, ‘Limited Liability Partnership’, ‘Limited Partnership’, ‘Tax’ and ‘Tribunals’. Pre-populate data from Quill, auto-calculate fees, auto-save to your matter files, and e-submit to government agencies – to effortlessly complete, save and send forms.

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Comply with every regulatory demand

As a commercial solicitor, attention to detail and being up-to-date with all the latest company news and economic changes is paramount. The smallest error in an agreement can signify big problems for consumers’ businesses. While you focus on getting everything right legally for your commercial clients, relax knowing that every regulatory compliance box is ticked with Quill. Our software complies with Law Society, Solicitors Regulation Authority, Information Commissioner’s Office and other demands.

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Quill’s commercial law software solution

Legal accounting without the headache

With our legal accounts module, you can capture every chargeable unit, alleviate fraud risks, recover disbursements and expenses, garner business intelligence, reconcile bank accounts and comply with regulators.

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A central store of documents

Our DocsHub solution offers complete Microsoft Office integration and unlimited document storage. Everything related to a matter is saved conveniently together – Word files, PDFs, spreadsheets, images and Outlook emails.

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Document bundling the easy way

Integrate Quill with Bundledocs to create perfectly formatted document bundles for client review, instruction of counsel, and preparation for court or tribunal – in a matter of minutes.

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Contact clients wherever they are

Communicate with clients throughout their commercial case via SMS messaging. Send text messages, matter updates, and meeting, court or tribunal reminders direct to your clients’ mobiles.

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Send online payment links to self-funded clients

Thanks to Legl integration, track, receive and reconcile invoice payments. It’s better for you – you get paid quicker. It’s better for your clients – payment’s done in a few clicks.

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Define your modular system of choice

Our pick-and-mix approach to software modules and outsourcing services allows you to flexibly choose the right combination for your firm so that your front and back office runs smoothly.

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A pricing plan built for you

⚖ Essential ⚖

Legal accounts & Practice management

Get on the right track with legal accounts, matter management and time recording solutions to get you up and running quickly.

£22*

per user, per month

*plus initial £78/month for the first legal cashiering licence

Who’s it for?

Legal cashiers, fee earners & support staff

What’s included?
  • Legal accounts system
  • Matter management
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💡 Growth 💡

Case & document management

Allow fee earners to work in the cloud from anywhere with time-saving tools like document automation and MS Office integration.

£44*

per user, per month

*plus initial £56/month for the first legal cashiering licence

Who’s it for?

Fee earners

Everything in Essential, PLUS:
  • Document management
  • Case management
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⚡ Supercharge ⚡

Boost your software

Mix and match from our range available boosts and streamline even more of your processes with Quill.

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and find out which boosts will benefit you the most

Available boosts:
  • Quill Forms
  • Anti-money laundering checks
  • API integration
  • MoneyChain
  • Bundling
  • SMS messaging
  • Online payment portal
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Frequently asked questions

What is commercial law?

Commercial law refers to contract and tort laws involving issues arising at any stage of the business cycle, including commercial litigation and commercial dispute resolution as well as finance, company, insolvency, insurance, reinsurance and restructuring matters. Clients can be anything from individuals operating as sole traders to large businesses, banks, insurance companies and more. Legal advice is equally wide ranging – spanning every part of running a business, from offset all the way to dissolving a company.

How can software help with commercial law processes?

Legal software created for commercial practices contains time-saving, efficiency-enhancing, profitability boosting functionality that guides solicitors, paralegals, cashiers, law firm managers, COLPs and COFAs through the tasks associated with commercial law matters – beginning with conflict and identity checking, proceeding with case workflow guidance and concluding with submission of final invoice to the client. The software features empower practitioners to minimise mistakes and maximise productivity.

Can Quill’s software assist with fixed fee models?

Yes. Paying for legal services is a concern for some businesses, especially SMEs with limited cashflow. Fixed fee arrangements negate worries about large legal bills at the end of a case. Commercial lawyers can offer fixed fees – with costs dictated by the type of matter, level of court proceedings and case complexity – and our software supports this process.

In Quill, you can correctly estimate fixed fees and disbursements to ensure your practice remains profitable. You can also calculate standard costs for specific kinds of commercial law matters, progress through cases efficiently and speedily with minimum variability, track estimated costs against incurred costs to inform future fee-setting decisions and comply with Precedent H demands.

What systems does Quill integrate with and why?

The Quill system itself comes with the ability to instantly switch on Microsoft Office integration courtesy of our DocsHub document management feature. Quill also integrates with specialist third-party systems – including Veriphy (for AML and credit checking), FormEvo (for legal forms and e-submissions), Legl (for online payments from privately funded clients) and Bundledocs (for bunding of documents for review by clients, instruction of counsel, and preparation for court or tribunal).

Which commercial forms are covered in the Quill Forms catalogue?

Quill integrates fully with the FormEvo library of legal forms and e-submissions. Where commercial law is concerned, there are defined areas for ‘Business and property courts’, ‘Company’, ‘Company forms for mortgages and loans’, ‘Insolvency’, ‘Limited Liability Partnership’, ‘Limited Partnership’, ‘Tax’ and ‘Tribunals’ encompassing an extensive range of forms from the AA01 to AA06 accounting forms, to the LIQ01 to LIQ14 liquidation forms, to the SH01 to SH50 allotment, cancellation, sale and variation of shares forms.

What is Precedent H costs budgeting and how does Quill support this requirement?

A costs budget is used at the outset of litigation and details the costs that the receiving party expects to recover on conclusion, and also outlines where time and efforts should be focused during the course of the case. A legal costs budget is referred to as Precedent H. It’s required for all multi-track, high-value litigation matters – including commercial law. Full Precedent H guidance notes can be found at www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/courts/cpr/precedent-h-guidance-notes.pdf.

Your legal software should contain functionality to support the process of preparing and submitting Precedent H costs budgets. In Quill, there are features from a simple ‘Precedent H matter’ tick box which is activated upon new matter set up, to relevant time recording categories to choose from a drop-down selection when logging fee earner time, to easy-to-view ledger cards listing Precedent H entries, to Precedent H reports option for export of data in the correct format.

Transitioning to digital working

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“Our ultimate game plan is to become fully digital and operate as smart as we can. We’re overjoyed with the transfer across to Quill, not only for the benefits we’re realising by using the software, but also due to feeling better supported by a team of people who are prompt, responsive and helpful.”

Andrew Hext, Legal Practice Manager Roger James Clements & Partners

Better serve commercial clients with Quill’s software

Choose Quill with third-party integrations – your efficiency, client service levels and productivity will soar.