Harmans Costs have launched ‘Costs Expert’ – a bespoke mobile application which features the first ever interest calculator for the costs industry. The app, available on both iPhone and android, is free and available to download now and will act not only as a valuable industry resource but also as a tool to help solicitors with their everyday workload.
The key feature of the Harmans app is the unique interest calculator which allows users to input various data such as date of order, amount of offer, costs to date and any payments on account to calculate totals inclusive and exclusive of interest. Previously this calculation could only be done using a complex formula (and some well educated guess work!) so Harmans are very confident that this will prove to be an invaluable tool for users.
Senior partner Matthew Harman said: “We are delighted to launch our app Costs Expert and I’m confident that the interest calculator will prove to be a very useful tool for all costs lawyers and solicitors. I think it fills a void in the market, in fact I have been using the calculator myself on a daily basis while the app has been in development and it’s a real time saver.”
Other features of Costs Expert include a court directory allowing users to find the nearest county court or civil justice centre to their location along with its contact details and a useful map and directions. The directory also has a link to the latest court fees.
There is also an interactive book a collection section on the app which interfaces with the Harmans office diary and allows the user to quickly and easily book a file collection using their free courier service.
The Ask a Question section means that wherever you are you can ask one of our costs experts a question via the app, invaluable if you are out and about and unable to lay your hands on your usual references. Previously answered questions will also be visible in this section meaning it will provide a bank of information on costs queries.
There are also sections providing contact details and more general information on Harmans.
Download Costs Expert now –
iPhone version: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/costs-expert/id875061911?mt=8
Android version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andr.harmans