01 October 2019

Charting a course for mental health cases

Launch of new mental health software module for law firms, created in collaboration with independent solicitor firm.


As Mental Health Awareness Week (6-10 October) approaches, Select Legal Systems Limited, authors of Lawfusion, specialist software for law firms, have added a new mental health workflow module to their library.

Niche area

The new module provides a comprehensive chart to help with preparing for mental health tribunals, hospital managers hearings and bulk submissions to the Legal Aid Agency for contract work administration (CWA), as well as all the documentation, correspondence and reminders required to ensure the firm’s mental health cases run smoothly. Lawfusion has collaborated with niche provider Lisa Marie McNulty, owner and managing partner of McNulty Solicitors.  Ms McNulty said, “I had a case management system but it hadn’t been updated by the software provider for a good 5 years and they’d informed me from next year that the software wasn’t going to support Microsoft. When I researched the market nobody did mental health software. I reviewed 4 potential legal software suppliers and spoke to them about working with my firm to create a new mental health module that would meet all the demands of this niche area of law. The Lawfusion team were by far the most amenable and enthusiastic about working with me.

Square peg

Select Legal Systems Limited offer a library of legal case management workflow charts covering a wide variety of areas of law, as well as a generic workflow tool so that firms can create their own, but Lawfusion workflow charts are also being used by law firms for a wide variety of niche areas of law. Ms McNulty explained, “My previous system didn’t cater for legal aid bulk submissions and also because it hadn’t been updated for so long we were trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, making use of any spare field we could for our mental health data, which was far from ideal. I am live with Lawfusion now and get a whole host of additional benefits as the system is so well integrated.” Joanne Hunter, head of marketing for Select Legal Systems, said “I would urge any law firm looking for a particular workflow to contact us if they cannot see it listed on our website. We regularly add new software modules to our workflow library. Chances are we will have it, and if we don’t Team Lawfusion will certainly be able to help you build it.”

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