The Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is edited by Nick Holmes
How can the sole practitioner (or small firm lawyer) take advantage of the opportunities presented by the internet?
There can be very few solicitors unaware of the arrival of the QualitySolicitors brand on the legal landscape. With strong colours, launch parties, and snazzy advertising, they have made an immediate impact on the High Street.
In this series on referral companies, I have so far looked at Quality Solicitors, a very new player run by a barrister for solicitors, and Contact Law, a non-solicitor run organisation which started in 2005. LawNet is very different from both of these. Started in 1989 by Simon Maddox, a visionary solicitor in Birmingham, it was formed as a way for firms to collaborate on issues such as training and the sharing of knowledge.
In the second article in her series on referral sites Tessa looks at Contact Law, big players in the solicitors referral field.
The rapid development of the internet is something which will radically change our working environment. To survive in this new world, solicitors must work with the new technologies to develop new ways to provide legal services. We need to be the innovators ourselves, using the solicitors brand as a guarantee of quality. This, however, needs support from the Law Society, with the promotion of a solicitors logo, and perhaps mutual support and referrals between complementary solicitors’ online services.
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