Not often we lawyers give credit to our competitors….

I must give a plug to a Sydney firm, Marque Lawyers, who you can read about at their website.

As their site confirms, a lot of discussion is going on in the legal services world, about alternatives to lawyers charging, as they have traditionally done, on the basis of time spent performing their services.  A major cause for such discussion is the 2 most obvious ills of such a basis of charging in that:

1) it does not allow any certainty for the client as to their likely legal costs;

2) although I am not suggesting this is consciously acted upon, it does ‘reward’ inefficiency.

I am thinking at present about how Marque’s model can translate into a medical negligence practice context.  Any suggestions, feel free to contribute….