Time recording policy
Time recording policy

The following Practice Management precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Time recording policy
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 How is time recorded?
  • 3 When should time be recorded?
  • 4 What to record
  • 5 Categories of time
  • 6 Narrative descriptions
  • 7 Billing notes

Time recording policy

    1. 1


      1. 1.1

        Accurate time recording allows the firm to understand the true cost of services we provide and provide detailed billing information to clients.

      1. 1.2

        Recording your time promptly and accurately will help you to achieve your own performance objectives.

      1. 1.3

        This policy is supplemented by FAQs which can be found [in our office manual OR on our intranet]. If you have any questions regarding time recording, please contact [state who will deal with queries].

    1. 2

      How is time recorded?

      1. 2.1

        Time is recorded in [6-minute units].

      1. 2.2

        [State exactly how time is recorded in your firm, which will vary from firm to firm depending on whether you use a case-management system, free-standing time recording system or manual time sheets]

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