Legal Firm Online Comparison Shopper Now Available to More Australian Residents
Jan 29, 2016 04:00 AM EST
Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne residents now have access to LawyerQuote.com.au, an online platform comparing legal fees of various Australian firms.
LawyerQuote.com.au, which saw a successful launch in Brisbane in July, has been made available to more Australian cities, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The online platform, founded by Brisbane lawyer, Melissa Sinopoli, was born from research showing an increasing number of people sourcing their lawyers on the Internet.
Sinopoli said the traditional way of seeking legal assistance has become time consuming, and conventional word-of-mouth referrals have given way to people emailing legal firms requesting for quotes regarding various legal matters, Legal Practice Intelligence said.
As a result, more and more law firms have been quoting their fees via email or their websites in response.
LawyerQuote.com.au was founded based on this need, and makes it possible for users to access a comparison of rates from different law firms in their area with regard to their legal concerns.
The online platform presents users with a patented questionnaire to answer, and from the details provided, users instantly receive fixed free quotes from a number of lawyers and law firms in their area, enabling them to pick a lawyer directly from the site.
LawyerQuote.com.au serves to connect users with a fixed price comparison from lawyers and law firms by location, as well as a ratings system based on legal services provided.
The platform also has a search engine covering various legal issues ranging from purchasing a house to legal concerns in business matters.
With its bundled digital service, the website assists Australian residents to get better access to lawyers and legal advice 24/7, as well as gives lawyers a wider introduction into the online marketplace, Brisbane Times wrote.
While the current free market for legal services online has served to “demystify” the heretofore exclusive legal industry, Queensland Law Society president, Bill Potts cautioned the public to be wary of cost versus quality of service as a majority of legal matters are not always as straightforward as they appear.