There are many good solicitors - the trick is finding one
Solicitor.info is an independent rating website with the goal of finding you the best solicitor by collecting and displaying reviews and opinions directly from you, the people that instruct them. Founder David Sprake is a senior lecturer and programme leader for renewable energy at Wrexham Glyndwr University.
In 2002, after receiving poor legal service, David came up with the idea of a "trip adviser" for solicitors and so registered the name "solicitor.info" and launched the website in 2007. Since then the website has grown in strength and has had nearly 3 million hits and over 16,000 reviews as well as acquiring an award in 2011 for being one of the top ten .info websites in the world. David is currently persuing a PhD in clean energy.
Not all solicitors are the same
In its first six months of operation (from 6th October 2010 to 31st March 2011 the legal ombudsman who deals with complaints about solicitors was contacted 38,155 times and 3,768 cases where opened. Additionally the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) prosecute, strike off or close down many solicitors on a weekly basis. While these departments do a good job in regulating solicitors you might not want to instruct, solicitor.info aims to highlight firms you will want to represent you.
Solicitor.info tries to balance the freedom of speech of reviewers with the fact that a false review may unfairly damage a solicitor’s reputation. We try to combine these two conflicting forces in a workable legal format that allows clients to find great solicitors, and great solicitors to find clients.
Solicitor.info believe finding a good solicitor can be difficult without any prior knowledge or recommendations - and that’s something you just don’t need to worry about when you are in a situation that itself may well be stressful and or upsetting.
Reviews come from real people just like you.
You can use this website in two ways
To find a good solicitor
Use the search facility to find solicitors in your area that have been reviewed by previous clients, doing this will give you a better way of making an informed choice thanks to the help and insight offered by clients who have left reviews.If you use this free service please come back and leave a review yourself to help others make an informed choice - did they match the existing reviews and your expectations?
To leave a review
If you have used a solicitor in the past you can rate the service you received from your solicitor which takes just a couple of minutes. By giving an honest opinion of the service you received, you can either thank a solicitor that has proved to be invaluable or leave feedback of how their service could be improved. You will also be helping other people to decide whether your solicitor is right for them. You have the option to leave the review anonymously but putting your name to it, there is more weight and legitimacy.
What are verified reviews?
Verified reviews are indicated on our site by gold stars - these reviews have come from as direct link given to the client by the solicitor
Solicitor.info complies with the Legal Services Panel standards for comparison websites
"This site has assessed itself against the Legal Services Consumer Panel’s standards for comparison websites, and considers that it complies with those standards. The standards reflect best practice in areas such as accessibility, independence, choice, accuracy, use of personal information and complaints handling. Please note that the website has not been independently assessed to check compliance. For more information on the standards visit the Legal Services Consumer Panel’s website"
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