Family law practice management software for UK solicitors

Osprey’s cloud-based legal software is built to empower family lawyers so you can make a positive impact. Streamline and digitalise accounting and document production whilst staying digitally connected to clients whenever they need you. Work smarter, increase productivity, and effectively serve clients.

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Why family law solicitors use Osprey

Save time, reduce costs and enhance client service.

One single platform

From initial enquiry to case completion, you’ll get your work done faster in Osprey’s complete family case management software solution.

Workflows for family law

The specialised configurable workflows enable you to stay in control of your workload so you can juggle any unexpected challenge or task.

Full visibility

Osprey provides the real-time business and performance data you need to make smarter decisions that drive your firm forward.

Cloud-based legal software built for family law

Your legal software shouldn’t restrict you. Osprey provides flexibility, so you can work where, how and when you want. With fully configurable workflows, developed for various family law procedures, and a dedicated family law app, you can be hyper-focused on the task at hand.

Cloud-based legal software for family lawyers

Help your clients when and where they need you. Osprey’s integrated online enquiry forms and secure client portal digitally connects you and your client. Your clients will thank you for the easy client onboarding and transparent service you can provide, helping to make the process simpler when the law can be so complicated. Better meet your clients’ needs whilst driving efficiencies for the business.

Manage your cases whilst on the go  

As a family lawyer, we know you can often find yourself jumping between locations and visiting clients or attending court so being able to manage your cases and access client and matter data is crucial for your productivity. Osprey’s powerful family app lets you successfully manage your cases on the go so you have the freedom to work in a way that suits you. Access your documents, case bundles, client data, workflows and much more from any device, no matter your location.

Streamline & digitalise document and form production

Integrated with popular form providers, Lexis Nexis Forms, Osprey provides firms with a single platform to complete your family law cases from start to finish. All forms and documents can be auto populated with client and matter data you already store in Osprey saving your precious time and reducing costly errors. You can create your court bundles in Osprey too, significantly reducing cost as the software automatically orders, paginates, and indexes the PDF making it easy to produce and share to counsel via the web portal or secure link.

Features designed for family law case management

Specialised workflows

The family law workflows present all the key stages of your case, from instruction to completion, saving you precious resource. Each workflow is configurable to your firm so you’re in control of how you work.

Faster form production

Reduce the time spent on creating forms (such as form E or FL401) with the Osprey and Lexis Smart Form integration.

Library of free forms

Access over 70 UK family court forms, included in the Osprey library, including the C100, C2, and C7.

Automatic time recording  

Effectively record time for both private and legal aid matters using the Osprey time recording software.

Data security for family law

With functionality that allows data to be kept in line with GDPR best practices, you can be confident that you can work and collaborate on cases with reduced risk.

Case bundles 

Save hours of time and reduce printing costs using the case bundle feature in Osprey that automatically orders, paginates, and indexes your PDF file without manual editing.

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

    Family law case management software (CMS) provides lawyers and law firms with the digital tools to effectively run their practice. CMS improves efficiencies, competitiveness, compliance, client service and profitability.

    Family law case management software includes integrated modules, features and functionality that are needed to run a successful and profitable family matter. A CMS includes: matter, client and document management, time recording, accounting, client portal, reporting, and workflows. When combined, these modules and features help to digitalise, modernise and streamline a law firm’s operations so the team can more easily manage their busy workloads and focus on what matters – supporting their clients.

  • Is Osprey suitable for my law firm?

    Yes, Osprey is suitable for all law firms, no matter their size or practice area. Osprey Approach provides family lawyers and departments with specific digital tools to manage their matters and clients. With dedicated family-specific workflows and apps your team will have everything they need to be more productive and efficient.

  • Can I manage legal aid family cases in Osprey?

    Yes, you can easily manage legal aid cases using Osprey. Remuneration rates are kept up to date in Osprey with guidance from the Legal Aid Agency. This makes time recording for work and FAS easy with Osprey.

  • Do you integrate with other business tools?

    Yes, Osprey Approach integrates with many of your favourite, powerful software applications and services such as DocuSign, Microsoft 365, InfoTrack and many more. Discover all our integrations here.

  • Can I create digital case bundles in Osprey?

    Court bundles can be created quickly and easily, saving your hours of time. Simply add documents from the matter history, click the ‘create bundle button’ and a PDF will be prepared. The PDF will be automatically ordered, paginated – with bookmarks to each document – and the indexed.

  • Do you offer specialised family workflows?

    Yes, we have several workflows aimed to assist fee earners with divorce, finance, private and public children, non-molestation and occupation orders and change of name deeds. All our workflows are customisable so you can edit and amend any of the tasks and actions within a workflow to ensure it suits your firm’s needs.

  • Does Osprey include family law forms?

    Access over 2,000 free legal forms within Osprey 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.

    Within Osprey you can access a library of adoption, family, divorce, Children’s Act, and many more legal forms.

    See a selection of our family law forms from our legal forms library below:

    Form C650: Application notice to vary or set aside an order in relation to children (drug and/or alcohol toxicology test after 2010)

    Form D151: Application for registration of a maintenance order in the family court

    Form D5: Notice to be indorsed on document served in accordance with rule 6.14

    Form D62: Request for issue of judgment summons

    Form D63: Judgment summons

    Form EX506: Apply for ‘bolt-on’ payments and advocate’s bundle payments

    Form EX80B: Legal Aid / Legal Aid Agency assessment certificate in Family Proceedings where a fixed fee is payable

    Form FC600: Ask the court to consider an allegation of contempt of court

    Form FE15: Request for Attachment of Earnings Order (Family Court)

    Form FE16: Request for and result of search in the attachment of earnings index (Family Court)

    Form FE17: Reply to an attachment of earnings application (Family Court)

    Form FE6: Application for charging Order on land or property

    Form FE7: Application for charging Order on securities

    Form: FL401: Apply for a non-molestation or occupation order

    Form FL401A: Application for a Forced Marriage Protection Order

    Form FL403: Apply to change or set aside a non-molestation order or occupation order:

    Form FL 403A: Apply to vary, extend or discharge a Forced Marriage Protection Order

    Form FL407A: Apply for a Warrant of Arrest (Forced Marriage Protection Order)

    Form FL415: Statement of service of papers under the Family Law Act 1996

    Form FL430: Application for leave to apply for a Forced Marriage Protection Order

    Form FL431: Application to be joined as, or cease to be a party to Forced Marriage Protection Proceedings

    Form FM1: Family mediation information and assessment meeting form

    Form FP1: Application under Part 19 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010

    Form FP161: Appellant’s notice (For use in appeals to the Family Division of the High Court)

    Form FP162: Respondent’s notice (For use in appeals in the Family Division of the High Court)

    Form FP2: Make an application to court within family proceedings

    Form FP244: Application notice (For use in applications made within appeals to the Family Division of the High Court)

    Form FP300: Request by educational charity to attend family proceedings for authorisation by the President of the Family Division

    Form FP301: Notice of attendance of authorised lawyer

    Form FP5: Acknowledgment of service. Application under Part 19 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010

    Form FP6: Certificate of service in family cases

    Form FP8: Tell the court about changes to a person’s legal representation

    Form FP9: Certificate of Suitability of Litigation Friend

    Form C12: Supplement for an application for a Warrant to assist a person authorised by an Emergency Protection Order

    Form C2: Make an application in existing court proceedings relating to children

    Form C7: Respond to a court application about a child


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

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  • 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

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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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