The In-Deed conveyancing brand has been acquired by the owner of an online property panel – the final step in the dissolution of the country’s first alternative business structure (ABS) failure.
Alternative business structure Brilliant Law has scored a major affinity deal by teaming up with leading broker network Keychoice. Meanwhile, a law firm has received a £50,000 grant from the Welsh government to launch a legal e-commerce service.
The co-founder of PayPal has invested in a start-up that aims to help clients find lawyers and then collaborate with them through an online platform – and is targeting the UK in the next few months – Legal Futures can reveal.
Lawyers should offer ‘unbundled’ legal services to the public in order to improve access to the law – and also to compete with online document assembly services like Rocket Lawyer and LegalZoom, the American Bar Association has said.
Evident Legal, the law firm franchise turned online legal service Simplify the Law, has secured a cash injection from a venture capitalist to help it grow. The investor, ARC InterCapital, was set up by former Goldman Sachs vice-president Andrew Dixon.
An innovative US website that crowdsources advice to legal questions for free is on its way to the UK after it was acquired by online document service Rocket Lawyer, Legal Futures can reveal. LawPivot provides answers to any legal question from a network of more than 2,000 lawyers.
All lawyers will be able to have their profiles on the Rocket Lawyer website for free from early next year, Legal Futures can reveal. Founder Charley Moore said the company’s mission is to make law more “affordable and simple” for UK businesses and consumers.
US online legal document service Rocket Lawyer formally launches in the UK today, selling consumers and businesses annual packages starting at £40. Some 20 law firms have signed up to its ‘On Call’ panel, offering a 33% discount on their fees to users.
LexisNexis UK today announced that it has been named Supplier of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2012. The awards recognise excellence, success and advances within the legal world, and are judged by a panel of independent experts from the profession including former senior partners, in-house counsel, journalists and academics.
Nearly seven out of ten people are attracted to the idea of finding legal services on the internet and a similar number of younger adults are likely to go to supermarket providers, according to a survey.