UK Criminal law case management software

Our criminal law case management software provides lawyers with the digital tools needed to effectively manage their cases, whether that is in the office, at court or a police station. Easily collate data, create documents, and collaborate with clients from an accessible and cloud-based solution.

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Why criminal law solicitors use Osprey

Save time, reduce costs and enhance client service.

Access anywhere, anytime

Keep track of your matters in the office and on the go with our multi-device platform.

Fast and efficient

Time-saving features and Osprey’s automated workflows simplify and speed up the processes of a case.

Automated billing

Using Osprey’s Crime Time Recording app ensures accurate billing that’s quick, easy and automatically posted.

Cloud-based legal software built for criminal law

The software you use shouldn’t restrict your options, which is why Osprey Approach gives you the freedom to work however you want, wherever you want. With our fully customisable workflows, specifically designed for criminal law, you’re able to keep focused on the tasks currently on your to-do list and work smarter to get more work done, faster.

Freedom to work anywhere, anytime

Working in criminal law often requires speedy work and fast turnarounds. Often you’re away from the office and with Osprey’s case management system you can access all its features right in the palm of your hand, so you have the freedom to work in a way that suits you.

Securely create, edit, store, and share legal documents and forms  

Avoid carrying heavy files and spending hours searching through documents and forms. Digitalise your document creation and storage with Osprey, the solution that helps you stay organised and effective. Not only will you save hours of document production time, but you’ll save printing costs and provide a more convenient service to customers.

Osprey integrates with market-leading software solutions such as Lexis Smart Forms and DocuSign. These powerful integrations provide you with a single platform to create, complete and electronically sign documents and forms so you can get more work done, faster.

Crime case management key features:

Specialised workflows

Osprey’s specifically built crime law workflows cover all the key stages of your case so you can be confident you’re on top of deadlines, communications and documents. Osprey’s workflows are customisable to your firm so you’re in control of your processes.

Time recording 

Be confident in your accounting data and billable hours with Osprey’s integrated time recording features. Daily tasks, for private or legal aid clients, can be automatically recorded so you don’t have to worry about manually keeping track.

Case bundles  

Reduce the time and money it takes to manually create case bundles and let Osprey automatically order, paginate and index your PDFs, perfectly formatted to share via our secure web portal.

Stay on top of deadlines

Osprey provides everyone in your firm with 360-degree visibility of a case so secretaries, fee earners and managing partners are kept up to date with client data, case progression, financial details and deadlines.

Secure web portal 

Easily share your digital case bundle with the court via our secure web portal that reduces the need for printing or splitting the PDF over email.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is criminal law case management software?

    Case management software (CMS) designed with criminal lawyers in mind helps to effectively manage private client or legal aid criminal cases. Whether in the office, at court, or in the police station, a case management solution ensures you’re always connected and have access to your key client and matter data. CMS is an integrated platform that includes all the digital tools needed to open and close a case from document and form production to time recording, legal accounting, a client web portal, contact management, automated workflows, compliance features and reporting.

  • Is Osprey suitable for my law firm?

    Osprey Approach can be used by any law firm or legal department, of any size, no matter whether they do Legal Aid or private work. Osprey Approach helps your run your entire firm with confidence helping you to reduce manual administration work, improve productivity and enhance client service. Our solution gives you the freedom to work however you want, wherever you want, so find out more about Osprey and how it can transform your firm.

  • Is my client’s data secure in Osprey?

    Yes, Osprey is a secure cloud platform so your client data is kept secure at all times. Find out more about our security protocols and hosting environment here.

  • Can I manage legal aid cases in Osprey?

    Yes, you can manage Legal Aid cases in Osprey with ease. Time recording rates are already set up for you and maintained by Osprey inline with the LAA. Discover how Osprey is suitable for legal aid cases.

  • Does Osprey help me stay compliant?

    Yes, Osprey has a suite of compliance workflows and features which are designed to work with all work types.

  • Can I create digital case bundles in Osprey?

    Yes, case bundles can be created easily in Osprey and save you hours of administration time. The case bundle feature automatically orders the documents that are saved in the matter history and builds a perfectly formatted PDF that is indexed, paginated and bookmarked.

  • Do you offer specialised crime workflows?

    Yes, we have a variety of workflows dedicated to criminal law to help open and close a case and everything in between. Our team of specialists are always working on updating our existing workflows and creating new ones so you’ll always benefit from the latest features and functionality. Find out more about the Osprey automated workflows to discover how they can transform your firm.

  • Does Osprey integrate with my email?

    Osprey integrates with Microsoft 365 and has a dedicated Outlook add-in which allows you to access your client and case details from within Outlook and export emails back into Osprey. Improve efficiencies and productivity with Osprey.

  • Does Osprey include crime legal forms?

    Osprey includes over 2,000 free legal forms that can be edited in Microsoft Word, auto-populated with data you store in Osprey, added to workflows, and sent to clients. We also integrate with Lexis Smart Forms so you have access to all the forms you’ll need across your firm.

    You’ll have access to for for:

    -Criminal Procedure Rules

    -Criminal Case Management

    -Young Witnesses

    -Court Of Appeal – Criminal Division

    -Crown Court


The Osprey Approach all-in-one solution

The complete Osprey Approach solution combines comprehensive case management, powerful practice management, legal accounting, and streamlined client management – enabling your firm to run a streamlined and profitable operation that exceeds client expectations.

  • Case Management Software

    Improve efficiency, productivity, and profitability with an effective, centralised legal case management software that ensures regulatory compliance and reduces human errors. Osprey is a true end-to-end system that manages the case management lifecycle from initial query to completion.

    Features of our case management solution include: 

    -Automated workflows

    -Document management

    -Legal form creation

    -Time recording


    View the solution in full here.

  • Practice Management Software

    Our powerful, multi-device cloud-based software has helped thousands of lawyers to run a profitable firm and deliver excellent client care. With a comprehensive suite of features built into our software, all areas of your legal practice will be connected and streamlined to maximise success.

    Features of our practice management solution include:


    Reporting & BI

    Third-party portal

    Legal apps

    View the solution in full here.

  • Legal Accounting Software

    Without time-consuming admin tasks, you can speed up the month-end processes and run a streamlined accounts department with ease. Our legal billing software allows you to centralise your accounts into one system, which reduces errors, improves productivity, and provides the visibility you need to drive your firm forward.

    Features of our legal accounting solution include:

    Legal billing

    Core accounting

    Financial reporting

    View the solution in full here.

  • Client Management Software

    Exceed your clients’ expectations and provide a convenient and modern onboarding and case management experience using Osprey Approach. The software helps you to balance driving efficiencies for the firm whilst delivering excellent client care.

    Features of our client management solution include:

    Client onboarding

    Client portal 

    Mobile app

    Enquiry management 

    Legal CRM

    View the solution in full here.

See Osprey in action

Discover the power of Osprey Approach in a free, no obligation demonstration, and learn why thousands of lawyers trust our software solution to manage their firm. Complete the form and a member of our sales team will be in touch to find out more about your firm’s needs and to book a meeting at a time that suits you.

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