- Thursday, 23 February 2012
Two lawyer-to-lawyer referral services have gone live. ReferMarket and Lawyer to Lawyer both aim to help firms realise the value of cases they cannot for whatever reason handle themselves, but do so in very different ways.
Posted in Latest news, Market monitor
- Monday, 24 October 2011
Creativity and collaboration should be the priority for law firms looking to fend off the threats from a liberated legal market, with joint ventures, referral networks and share offerings all possible solutions, last week’s Legal Futures conference was told.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, joint ventures, referrals
Posted in Alternative business structures, News
- Friday, 23 September 2011
QualitySolicitors is generating nearly 100,000 leads per month for its member firms, pioneering research into find-a-solicitor type services has revealed, while around a fifth of such businesses have disappeared since 2010.
Tags: price comparison, QualitySolicitors, referrals
Posted in Market monitor, Marketing & PR, News
- Wednesday, 27 July 2011
A new online service that allows potential clients to ask solicitors a question for free – and get a response within an hour – is set to launch to the profession shortly. The website, www.rightsolicitor.co.uk, already ranks at the top of Google behind only the Law Society for the words ‘solicitor’ and ‘solicitors’.
Posted in Market monitor, News
- Friday, 27 May 2011
There should be no general ban on referral fees, but individual frontline regulators are free to impose one for their part of the legal market if they can justify it, the Legal Services Board has concluded. It said transparency needs improving but there is little evidence of “actual or potential harm”.
Tags: Legal Services Board, referral fees, referrals
Posted in Legal Services Board, News, Regulation
- Friday, 27 August 2010
The claims management regulator has launched a crackdown on companies that are cold-calling consumers and taking up-front fees without giving clients a reasonable period to consider the agreement they are signing.
Tags: claims management companies, referrals
Posted in News, Solicitors
What the pandemic has brought into sharp focus for firms is a desire to reduce costs. In 2019, research found cost reductions were last on a long list of priorities for firms; now they are near the top.
As my legal career progressed, I began to realise the reality was very different than I had envisaged. I was in a constant state of stress, working very long hours. I normalised the stress, as it seemed to be everywhere I looked.