We believe in:
Simplifying things. We believe in keeping things as simple as possible. Our web-based application is testament to this approach.
Helping our customers. Everything we do is motivated by an urge to create a better experience for our customers. We like to act small but think big.
Experience. The people that founded Feesability all have years of invaluable experience of different aspects of litigation. All that is channeled into our application.
Innovation. To bring you the best available solution, we team up with the best interaction designers and programmers around. Innovation can only happen when there's a proper understanding of a problem and an open dialogue willing to engage in new thinking. We bring that understanding to our partners. They bring fresh eyes.
Where we come from
Ten years ago, Dan Tench, then a solicitor at Lovells and now a partner at Olswang, wrote and developed an application he called Feesability in order to solve a problem he faced – the absence of a tool to streamline the compilation of litigation costs estimates and case plans.
In November 2009 during the Review of Civil Litigation Costs. Lord Justice Jackson attended a costs budgeting session delivered by Dan and costs consultant Andy Ellis of Ellis Grant (and deploying Feesability) — an exercise he described in his final report as ‘an invaluable learning experience’.
It had already become very clear, independently of the Jackson review, that costs management was not just a hot topic, it was a widely shared headache for practitioners and clients.
The ultimate aim must be to harmonise the procedures and systems which will be used for costs budgeting, costs management, summary assessment and detailed assessment.”
—Lord Justice Jackson
Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Final Report, Ch.44 §5.8
Making it our business. Because it is our business.
The aim could not be simpler — it is to help practitioners to compile comprehensive litigation budgets in under two hours. The product is therefore being stripped down, polished and redelivered as a web-based application. Soon litigation life, in a significant way, is going to get easier.