Cousins Tyrer

Cousins Tyrer is a well established firm of solicitors based in Leeds in Yorkshire.

The firm, which was created in 1993, provides defence in criminal legal aid cases, and has an excellent reputation for its work throughout the criminal justice system.

The small practice has three partners, six full time and two part time members of staff and prides itself on its expert approach in defending all types of criminal prosecution.

Cousins Tyrer’s accounts manager Andy Wood uses IRIS PAYE-Master. He finds it meets the needs of small to medium sized businesses perfectly because of its simplicity and its ability to save time.

He explained: “Before we used IRIS PAYE-Master everything was done by hand, by me. It was awful. So time consuming. I looked around and found IRIS and thought it looked fine so I asked the partners and they agreed. And what a difference it has made.

“There is nothing I don’t like about it. It is simple to use, easy to follow. Anyone with a modicum of common sense can learn how to use it. You don’t have to be technical. I taught myself so easily. It’s very user friendly.

“The greatest benefit to me has been the time factor. It has saved me so much time. It is so quick to run a payroll and then while it is printing you can be getting on with something else. Everything is so neat and tidy and easy to read, which you don’t get with handwritten records.

“The backups are of great benefit. You can go back to any period you want and check something and then if you find you have made a mistake it is easy to put it right. IRIS saves me a lot of time at the year end. No more handwriting P60s. I just push the button and they start to print off. It’s great. And I get regular updates so although we’ve had this system for ten years we know we are always very current. I completed the most recent year end process, including a complete salary reconciliation, which was purely for my benefit, in just under four hours. It was smashing.

“I have had to use the support staff a couple of times for what actually turned out to be hardware problems this end. But they have come online through our system and sorted it. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend IRIS PAYE-Master to anyone. I have already put it into two other companies one of which I still work for and I’m very pleased with it.”


 “Before we used IRIS PAYE-Master everything was done by hand, by me. It was awful. So time consuming. I looked around and found IRIS and thought it looked fine so I asked the partners and they agreed. And what a difference it has made.”