The legal software house, Solicitec, is introducing a "robot" to its office case management system for law firms.

The company says its Solcase Robot adds increased automation to existing workflow procedures. The concept, which aims to save time by means of built-in actions, already exists in other professions, such as banking.

Managing director Neil Ewin said the robot could save a fee earner about half an hour a day by automatically following up procedures.

Solicitec has announced the signing of the 100th order for its Windows case management system. The Cheltenham firm Bretherton Price Elgoods has taken on an integrated case management, accounts, time recording and fax software system. It will be installed throughout the firm, covering initially the departments dealing with conveyancing and personal injury.