Harmans Costs, the UK costs lawyers and costs draftsmen, have today launched Costs Expert – a new app featuring first ever costs 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 an industry resource but also as a tool to help solicitors with their everyday workload. The key feature of the Harmans app is the 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 confident this will prove to be a popular tool for users.
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.
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