While digitalization and transparentizing of legal services are trending, OneLawyer is envisioned to promote the public’s use of legal services. Your Firm increases visibility and exposure in the legal market by joining the OneLawyer platform. Developing your business is the other side of our coin to enhancing access to justice for the public in general.
Why should you be confident about us?
Our Team comprises of experience media practitioner, start-up manager, programmer, web designer and practising solicitor. An Honorary Board supervises OneLawyer comprises of various LegCo members and university lecturer. Product and service design are conducted pursuant to legal advice and comply with existing laws and regulations.
Who will be signing the service agreement with OneLawyer? The Solicitor or the Firm?
OneLawyer will be signing a service agreement with the Firm and provide a platform for the Firm to display profiles and information of its Solicitors.
How could a Firm manage its page on OneLawyer? Who will be responsible for the accuracy of the information displayed?
The Firm will be managing its page(s) on OneLawyer, but a particular Solicitor may also log in to the backend to edit his information. This arrangement facilitates your HR to perform consolidated management while allowing flexibility for individual Solicitor to edit his profile. Information of your Firm will be kept up-to-date as the page is to be maintained by you. The copyright of information inputted and provided by the Firm belongs to you with your granting of a license to us to use the same in OneLawyer. If necessary, you may also seek our assistance on revising information.
How would OneLawyer deal with services that are non-quotable?
The practicing solicitors in our Team fully realize that some legal services are not quotable, depending on the nature of the case. In that case, OneLawyer will be providing your hourly rate to the user, so that the public may still have a rough estimation of legal fees.
Do we breach the Solicitors' Practice Promotion Code by joining OneLawyer?
The Solicitors' Practice Promotion Code issued by the Law Society of Hong Kong requires that practice promotion shall not make any claim or imply that the Solicitor is an expert in any field of practice or generally, and has to comply with all other requirements as set out in the Code. OneLawyer considered and referred to the Code and various case laws in this regard while designing product and services, and has sought legal advice in such process. Joining OneLawyer does not constitute any breach of relevant professional codes, laws or regulations.
Do we participate in any champerty exercise by joining OneLawyer?
OneLawyer does not get any share of the fruits of litigation, and it does not intermeddle in any legal proceedings. Joining OneLawyer, therefore, is no risk of participating in any champerty or maintenance scheme.
How does OneLawyer charge it fees?
OneLawyer charges its member Firms a fixed monthly subscription fee, the amount pending on the number of authorized user (i.e. no. of Solicitors displayed). The public is not required to pay for OneLawyer’s services. During the promotional period, we do not even charge our member Firms.
Does OneLawyer promote only those Firms providing cheapest fee quotes, leading to cut-throat competition?
The practicing solicitors in our Team fully realize your concerns. Price is indeed one of the major concerns when people search for general legal services. However, for relatively complicated services such as work injuries and civil disputes, many Clients select their Solicitors base on their experience and cases handled in the past, rather than fee quotes. Most Clients look for rapport and personal charm in a civil celebrant, and victim of sexual offence puts most weight on the gender and age of the Solicitor, depending on the surrounding circumstances of the case. To make your Firm visible, OneLawyer provides a platform for marketing your Firm. Upon your request, OneLawyer may also film a short video for your Solicitors to enhance prospective Client’s understanding of your Firm.
Join us and register your firm today by dropping an email to our representative!
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