Virgo Accounts from Irwin Associates

Virgo Accounts (formerly Kestrel Accounts for DOS) is a comprehensive yet easy to use and low cost, single-user legal accounting system. Although designed specifically for small firms of UK solicitors, it is also suitable for other professionals and for lawyers in other jurisdictions. It complies with the requirements of the Solicitors Accounts Rules for England and Wales and meets the requirements of Legal Aid franchising (LSC Quality Mark).

The software comprises client and office accounting and time recording, as well as comprehensive reporting and enquiries, and the facility to export details to spreadsheets, word processing or database packages. It is a character-based system that operates under DOS and most versions of Windows™ and other operating systems running DOSBox emulator. It does not run directly under 64-bit editions of Windows but does run in virtual XP mode. Please also be aware that the software does not directly support Windows-only printers, although several work-arounds are available. Is there going to be a true Windows version?

The system is supplied under a “Gentle-person’s Agreement” to small firms of solicitors that have a social conscience and/or undertake an element of Legal Aid or pro bono work for the bargain price of only £199 plus VAT. At this price I cannot afford the time and expense of providing demo disks, which often sit unused in desk drawers in any case. However, I do offer a full money-back guarantee.

Irwin Associates provides a support and maintenance service for Virgo Accounts by telephone, post, fax, email or Skype™, either by annual subscription or on a time-and-expenses basis. The annual service includes updates to the system as and when these are released; please refer to the Release Notes for details of the latest updates.

A partial User Manual is also available on-line. The full manual is supplied to customers when they purchase.

The system comprises:

View a few sample screen shots