Web-savvy lawyers stand to gain online

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By Legal Futures

30 June 2010


How do people find legal help? It is well known within the legal profession that while lawyers may not have a great reputation with the public as a whole, consumers are far warmer about their own solicitor. A Law Society survey released last week said that nine out of 10 people would recommend their solicitor to a friend, and personal recommendation remains the primary method by which law firms attract new clients.

For the rest of this article, see my latest column on the Guardian’s website here.



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