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8 APR2013

LEX Time Recording Case Study: Selborne Chambers

Helen Ford

Leading commercial chancery set, Selborne Chambers, has become the latest to add Time Recording to its LEX Chambers Management Software. Described by Legal 500 2011 as “exceptionally well-run”, Selborne chose to enhance its LEX business management system.

In order to maintain their dominance in an increasingly competitive market place, and to control its costs base, Selborne Chambers required simple-to-use software that would enable barristers to record directly against cases work they had done for presentation to their clerks – to enable straightforward cases to be picked out for processing by the junior clerks freeing up the time of the senior clerks to concentrate on practice development.

The advanced, yet easy to use, time recording application, an integrated LEX module, has enabled this innovative and progressive set to strengthen, and to streamline, the business model on which it operates.

Hugh Jackson and Darren Madle (Barrister and Clerk at Selborne Chambers, respectively) give their views on the demands that had to be met and the solutions provided by Bar Squared.

Hugh Jackson, barrister with responsibility for overseeing the change to LEX, said:

"LEX’s Time Recording module might better be described as a time saving system – barristers can now instantly record the work they have done directly into any case for billing by the clerks’ room. We no longer have any need for paper chits, emails or messages. LEX has again delivered what we wanted for busy practitioners as well as our clerks’ room. We are delighted
with their enthusiastic engagement with us in improving
our practice administration."

Darren Madle, Clerk with responsibility for the chambers’ systems, said:

"LEX has delivered a major enhancement to our back-office systems. The Time Recording module has enabled us to streamline our workflow for fee note production. All billable work is captured and work in progress is instantly visible to the clerks’ room. The system is an important enhancement to the business and management tools which LEX gives us"


Selborne Chambers is a thriving Commercial and Chancery set of barristers. It has particular emphasis on business matters and commercial disputes; professional negligence; company and financial services; corporate and personal insolvency; all aspects of property-related matters; trusts and estates; international and offshore disputes; civil fraud and asset recovery. They have repeatedly enjoyed plaudits for their service and performance and have been described by the Legal 500 as “… extremely responsive” and in Chambers & Partners as “a little gem…”.

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