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Monday, 3 September 2012

Is it a bird? Is it a plane...?

I posted a blog, a few weeks ago, about the growth in comparison web sites, and my own dedication to Trip Adviser.

I talked about the Law Society’s proposed site to menable clients to rate their lawyers.

We are now hearing about the ultimate in legal ratings – The Super Lawyers!!

According to Legal futures this is an idea imported from the USA. It seems to be focussed on lawyers rather than law firms. And the emphasis is very much on high end commercial law. The pilot of the UK scheme is going to be in London.

Now we all like to think of ourselves as the next generation of super heroes. But to qualify as a Super Lawyer we will have to be based in London, nominated by another lawyer and do a particular type of work.

So if you are looking for a good lawyer to do you house purchase or accident claim then this may not be for you. If you are looking for someone to do your million pound company take-over then it may be worth a try.

So where should you look for a good lawyer? I have mentioned Solicitors-Info last time and that is useful reference point. Otherwise it is back to the good old recommendation from friends and family who have used the firm before. It brings us back to the need for a full blown, ratings site; a sort of Brief Adviser! And hopefully this will see the light of day, sooner rather than later.

These developments are good news for consumers.

There was a time when lawyers expected work to come thought the door because that was the way it had been. Some acted for generations of the same family. The modern lawyers will see clients return because they done a quality job. If they don’t clients will just Google another! Comparison sites will ensure an even greater focus on quality to ensure and maintain a good rating.

Will sign off there as it is tiring having to do a day job when you are up all night being a super hero!

1 comment:

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