Abney Garsden McDonald nominated for national IT award

Specialist law firm, Abney Garsden McDonald, has been nominated as a finalist in the 2010 BCS UK IT Industry Awards. The BCS (formerly British Computer Society) is the Chartered Institute for IT with a 70,000 strong membership, and aims to promote wider social and economic progress through valuable use of IT in all walks of life and sectors.

The 2010 UK IT Industry Awards are the benchmark for excellence in IT, and will culminate in an awards ceremony at the Battersea Park Events Arena in London on Thursday 11th November. Abney Garsden McDonald has been nominated in the ‘Small Business Project of the Year’ category for its development of a case management system in the field of child abuse claims.

The practice uses Eclipse’s Proclaim software system and has utilised its integrated toolkit to develop a bespoke system uniquely tailored for this area of work. The system manages group and class actions, and is able to link together the often extremely complex information required to bring successful cases against individuals and / or care homes.

Peter Garsden, Partner at Abney Garsden McDonald, comments on the project:

“We are committed to helping the victims of abuse claim their legal rights and find whatever legal remedies are available to them. We are the largest dedicated team of specialised lawyers in this field in the country, and include several of the UK’s leading abuse litigation lawyers.

“The importance of a resilient and intelligent IT system in this area of work cannot be overstated. Using Proclaim we have been able to bring about successful outcomes in the most complex of cases, some with history going back 40 years or more. We have been able to do this within one seamlessly integrated system, driving maximum value in terms of reducing our administrative overhead. To be nominated for a national IT award is testament to both Proclaim’s power and our dedication in building a uniquely bespoke system for this vital area of work.”