We are passionate about reaching people when they are under pressure trying to make sense of their legal problems. We reach two million consumers annually through LegalBeagles which has always operated on a not for profit basis so we are trusted by consumers to provide impartial help.
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Many consumers and SME’s ask us to recommend solicitors for when they need professional help; which is why we have built JustBeagle to provide the UK’s first all of market search and comparison site.
JustBeagle contains details for all 11,500 English and Welsh law firms meaning you can search ALL firms easily in one place!
We are all about transparency, so we also show listings for fixed fee prices where they are offered but as only 17% of law firms currently display pricing, it is difficult to search all the different offers available. JustBeagle displays fixed fees all in one place for easy comparison.
On 13 January 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched a market study into the provision of legal services in England and Wales. Overall, the CMA have found that the legal services sector is not working well for individual consumers and small businesses. These consumers generally lack the experience and information they need to Read more about Legal services market study: Final report[…]
Yesterday I took part in Radio 4 You & Yours to discuss the ongoing issues affecting victims of Compass Debt Counsellors recent collapse. This is the second time You & Yours has featured the Compass matter in recent weeks. The first broadcast focused on the direct impact of the collapse and the fact that victims Read more about Compass Debt, Radio 4 and compassion from the creditors…[…]
After reading with great sadness, the story of John Slade, a solicitor with over 40 years practice experience, it made me consider the unique pressure facing firms who get caught up in fraudulent scams. Firstly, anyone can get caught by a scam, I know I have (just once mind!) … read more on Solicitors need protection Read more about Solicitors need protection from fraudsters too…[…]
It’s coming from all angles. Court fee hikes equivalent to a 500% increase and the closure of at least 86 county courts. As Gordon Exall says in his brilliant blog about the court fee increases, those responsible should ‘hang their heads in shame’. On LegalBeagles, we directly help thousands of people navigate through the court Read more about Justice under Heavy Fire – LBcompare[…]
Legal Beagles, a consumer rights forum, has launched a comparison website using its own research on fixed fees to decide how law firms are listed.Kate Briscoe, chief executive of Legal Beagles, said the forum spent six months researching firms offering fixed fees for family and private client work before launching LBcompare on New Year’s Day.She Read more about Consumer rights forum launches legal services comparison website[…]
The founders of a consumer rights website today branched out to create a legal comparison platform allowing users to browse and compare the cost of legal services. LegalBeagles says LBcompare will offer consumers the chance to compare fixed-fee costs for services such as divorce, wills and probate and powers of attorney, without the need to Read more about Consumer champions unveil fixed-fee comparison site[…]
LegalBeagles are pleased to announce they will be launching their new Legal Services website in the next few months. From here you will be able to visit our “One-Stop-Shop” for Legal Services. Whether you’re buying a new home and need a conveyancing, or moving out and need a divorce solicitor, LB Compare will be able Read more about New Website Launch – LBcompare – find fixed fee legal service[…]
Two members of the LegalBEAGLES Consumer Law Help Forum have won the first of many cases being brought against customers of the ‘copycat’ British Passport Services website run by the notorious ”Passport Profiteer” Richard Howard and Amanda Kirkman of UK Services & Support Ltd.Since the beginning of the year LegalBEAGLES have been inundated with requests Read more about Passport Profiteer loses in Court over fee claims.[…]
The government has dropped plans for ‘enhanced’ court fees specifically for commercial cases, but is now targeting increased fees for the hundreds of thousands of general civil applications made each year. Enhanced fees are those that are above cost price, and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said that after last year’s general court fee increases Read more about Government set to hike general civil application fees[…]
From 28 January 2015 you will be able to take your complaint about a claims management company (CMC) to the Legal Ombudsman http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/ The Legal Ombudsman has now published details of the scheme which operates in a similar way to the Financial Ombudsman.The key scheme rules are: In order to take your complaint to the Read more about CMC Complaints to the Legal Ombudsman[…]