International firm Dentons is to launch what it describes as the first free global law firm referral network, with the aim of “changing the whole marketplace”. Meanwhile, LOD has claimed another first by launching an online marketplace for freelance lawyers.
A regional law firm based in Peterborough has taken on the big referral networks by setting up a niche scheme of its own. BUCKLESconnect, launched this month, specialises in advice on French and Spanish law, planning and construction, and contentious probate.
Law firm network Connect2Law is to live on separately from Slater & Gordon-owned Pannone after a deal struck with its former head, David Jabbari – with S&G launching its own referral network at the same time.