Personal injury claims specialist Chris Fry has chosen Eclipse's Proclaim case management software for his new South Yorkshire-based practice Unity Law. Unity Law has been formed to provide a specialist service for victims of industrial disease, clinical negligence and work-related injuries.  The practice commenced trading this week and has ambitious plans to carve out a niche in the new Legal Services Act landscape.

Chris Fry is an ex-partner and head of industrial diseases at the Sheffield practice Wake Smith, as well as current President of the Sheffield Law Society, a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, (APIL) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. With extensive experience in both high- and low-value claims, he has been involved in a large number of high profile national cases including the ground-breaking Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire deafness litigation and, at the time, the highest known individual awards for Vibration White Finger in the South Yorkshire area.

Unity Law is taking Eclipse's Proclaim Personal Injury system, as well as implementing Proclaim Accounts to form an integrated practice management platform.

Chris Fry said “There is set to be a seismic change in the legal services landscape, and this will bring a range of opportunities for those willing to embrace them. In creating Unity Law, I intend to cement a position of real expertise in a huge range of injury litigation. Not just in low-value claims, but in complex multi-track cases that have a life-changing effect for claimants. Proclaim has a superb reputation in the marketplace and I see it as the system of choice for firms competing post-Legal Services Act.”

• Unity Law is Eclipse's 14th new customer (not an upgrade) of November and the company's 42nd this fiscal year (since 1 July 2010).