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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McKenzie Friends – a storm in a teapot

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If the recent furore about McKenzie Friend Marketplace shows anything, it is that the profession remains acutely sensitive to the apparent threat of competition by unregulated entrants into the legal landscape. But for an outside observer, the whole McKenzie Friend debate remains curiously overblown: if not a storm in a teacup, a storm at least in a teapot. For all the characteristic sturm und drang of the Law Society’s response to last year’s senior judiciary consultation, there was pretty widespread agreement among most respondents that McKenzie Friends are here to stay.

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