London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 09, 2009 -- QualitySolicitors.com is run by a team including Craig Holt, a barrister, and Michael Gradon, a former Slaughter and May solicitor and Head of Legal and Commercial affairs at P&O Group. The move comes in light of research that revealed 79% of high street solicitors are very concerned about the likely effect of the LSA reforms. Mr Gradon explained, Following on from scandals like the Beresfordsâ mining compensation cases the public are more alert than ever to look for a trusted brand. âHigh streetâ firms cannot compete from a marketing and brand development perspective with the bigger companies looking to enter the legal market but by working together they can be a force to be reckoned with. Backed by substantial private equity investment QualitySolicitors.com will be marketed across a variety of platforms, including television advertising.
The organisation has strict quality eligibility criteria for those firms it allows to be members; they must adhere to the QualitySolicitors.com code of conduct. In addition, they must allow the organisation to obtain regular customer feedback on their service delivery, with under-performing firms not permitted to remain in the organisation. Mr Holt stated, We insist on the best UK solicitors in order to ensure the reputation of the brand. If the organisation is to compete with banks and supermarkets it must instil trust in the consumer. Unlike so- called âlegal comparison websitesâ we understand that solicitorsâ services cannot sensibly be reduced to a âstar-ratingâ, but we make sure that our members provide the very highest levels of service.
QualitySolicitors.com clearly envisages being the place people turn to when looking for a solicitor. Mr Holt said, We want to bring an end to the current lottery of finding and choosing a solicitor. Solicitors deal with some of the most important events in our lives and yet many people still just pick them pretty much at random from the Yellow Pages or online. Members of the public and businesses can use our service to get the solicitor that is right for them and their case, and be assured that the firm is of the highest quality and offers value for money. An improved website is due to be launched imminently, offering other resources such as downloadable DIY documents and instant online legal advice, adding weight to the organisationâs claim to be a one stop shop for all legal matters. More benefits for using their find a solicitor service are listed on the legal comparison page at QualitySolicitors.com.