Time and time again we are hearing from people how hard it is know which lawyer they should use. “How much should a lease cost me?”, “How do I compare all these quotes from lawyers with different conditions on what they will do?”, “Why don’t lawyers return my calls?”, “I don’t have time to do this during work hours!”, “Lawyers make the whole engagement process sound so complicated” – this is what people are telling us. We thought it was time for a change and to bring back the power to consumers.
Through our experience in the legal industry we knew there was a way to think creatively and change the whole way in which people get access to quality legal advice. Knowing the problem that people have in finding a lawyer – that it is a difficult and time consuming process, with people often not knowing where to start and how to compare lawyers and quotes received, we started work on a innovative online solution.
We believe it is time that instant access to fixed-fee legal quotes is made available to demystify the legal quoting process and bring you access to quality legal services, at the right price.
12 months and thousands of hours later we have created LawyerQuote - technology and transparency in legal services placed in the hands of consumers.
LawyerQuote allows consumers and businesses to obtain instant fixed-fee quotes from a range of lawyers and compare those lawyers on the factors that matter most to them – price, expertise, location and consumer ratings.
We have demystified the legal quoting process so that people can “compare apples with apples”. LawyerQuote is here to shake up the legal industry and hand back power to the consumer.
We bring consumers and businesses what they really want – easy, instant, online comparison of legal quotes. With LawyerQuote get the right lawyer, at the right price, instantly.
Melissa is the CEO and Founder of LawyerQuote and is focused on changing the way the legal industry operates having recognised the frustration that consumers experience when trying to engage lawyers and obtain and compare legal quotes. Melissa is a Senior Associate in a State-wide Queensland law firm and advises on corporate and commercial matters.
Melissa is also a Board Member of the Australian Institute of Management’s Emerging Leaders Advisory Board and as well as another not-for-profit organisations. She was awarded the Outstanding Early Career Alumnus Award by James Cook University, received the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Regional Woman in Law Award and was a finalist in both the Legal People Future Star Award and Senior Associate of the Year.
Roxy Hart is the Client Engagement & Operations Manager at LawyerQuote. Roxy believes that it is time the legal industry operated in a more efficient way, offering consumers better, faster and transparent service online.
Like Melissa, Roxy is also a practicing lawyer in Queensland who advises on commercial matters. She was recently a finalist in the Australian Law Awards and in her spare time she volunteers in community projects.
Roxy is a board member of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland.
Rachel takes care of all things social media, managing our LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. She came to us after working at a mid-tier law firm in Sydney, where she managed all aspects of their marketing.
Her understanding of the inefficient ways that traditional law firms operate motivated her to join our team and help make a difference.
Jamie is a website developer and self-professed Internet guru, who serves as LawyerQuote’s resident tech guy, ensuring the service is up and running 24 hours a day offering consumers access to our instant legal quote comparisons.
Jamie shares our vision and is excited to be a part of LawyerQuote’s ground breaking service changing the way the legal industry operates.