In the UK, fixed fees for all legal services, for small companies

Vincent Polley’s weekly compilation cited Legal Futures, Feb. 20, 2012, regarding Riverview Law. Riverview Law is the brainchild of LawVest, which has financial backing from global law firm DLA Piper and intends to become an alternative business structure (ABS). It will offer “businesses with up to 1,000 employees annual contracts from as little as £200 a month for all their day-to-day legal support, or receive a fixed price for a particular piece of work.” Further, “Advice is mainly provided remotely, backed up by sophisticated IT,” according to LawVest chief executive Karl Chapman.

I guess “remotely” means offshore, not just that lawyers won’t do house calls. “Sophisticated IT” may refer to form generation capabilities and databases of common questions and answers. The ”from as little as” wording could be a tease. Notwithstanding, the idea of moderately priced full-service legal support for companies exhibits daring.

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