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SME lobby: regulators must have power to force lawyers’ price information into public domain

The Federation of Small Businesses has recommended that legal services regulators be given sweeping powers to force providers to make public wide-ranging information on pricing and client feedback. The not-for-profit organisation, which lobbies for the interests of SMEs, also advised that ‘unmet need’ among small businesses is addressed by boosting the information available on what problems might have legal remedies.

September 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

“Massive space” for unregulated firms to advise SMEs, says head of online service

The founder of an unregulated law firm offering advice to SMEs has said there is a “massive space” for similar companies to move into the market. Robert Taylor, founder of Business Law Online, said small businesses wanted a “much more commercial” approach.

May 4th, 2016 | No Comments »

Website promises unbundled business law guidance to SMEs looking to enter UK

A DIY legal guidance and forms website set up by two Korean solicitors and aimed at overseas SMEs and start-ups setting up businesses in the UK, is to launch later this year. LawXero is an unregulated platform which styles itself as “a flexible online legal information and guidance station for smart businesses looking to establish a UK presence”.

April 13th, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Online pioneer embraces ABS “to reassure SME clients”

A pioneering online legal business aimed at SMEs has obtained an alternative business structure licence to reassure clients nervous of engaging with internet-based legal advice services that it is also a regulated law firm.

December 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

Lawyer-matching service targets bigger businesses as it secures £850,000 funding

A lawyer-matching service originally designed for tech start-ups and SMEs has secured a second, much larger cash injection of £850,000 from a range of investors led by e-commerce specialist Forward Partners. Ih-house lawyers at large companies are now using the service to save money.

November 4th, 2015 | No Comments »

SME-focused comparison site plots “aggressive” expansion after funding boost

A lawyer comparison website aimed at SMEs is poised to begin an “aggressive growth” campaign to win market share, after securing substantial investment 18 months after it launched.

April 22nd, 2015 | No Comments »

Gunnercooke-backed Ignition Law launches with start-ups and SMEs in its sights

A new firm which aims to break the mould of advice to start-ups and SMEs by recruiting lawyers who run their own businesses has opened in London. It is operating as a trading name of ‘virtual firm’ gunnercooke

January 22nd, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Comparison site aims exclusively at SME market

A comparison website claiming to be the first UK service dedicated to matching businesses to lawyers has been launched, and includes customer ratings at the end of every engagement.

October 14th, 2013 | 1 Comment »