- Consumers can understand their legal rights for a fraction of the normal cost
- Access to advice is offered for family law
- Strong demand from the public since the platform has been live
- LexSnap transforms access to legal support for those left behind by cuts to legal aid
Online legal service LexSnap launches offering consumers instant and affordable access to specialist legal advice from top UK lawyers through a sophisticated technology platform that aims to bring much-needed transparency and access to the legal market.
LexSnap offers access to advice on a full suite of family legal issues including divorce, children, couples and legal costs. The company is experiencing very strong demand and plans to add further areas of law to its offering this year.
LexSnap services offer instant bespoke legal help, access to a comprehensive legal database, access to a network of top UK solicitors all over the country ready to answer legal questions through the platform at a fixed price without the need for an in-person meeting, assistance with requests for in-person meetings with recommended lawyers and free video tutorials from top-tier lawyers. Fees are fully transparent, capped and start at £19.99. As well as the core legal database, users can ask to be matched to a lawyer with a speciality that suits their case.
LexSnap uses some of the most advanced technology in the legal sector with an integrated virtual assistant and a sophisticated natural language search that allows users to rapidly access the legal information they require. Throughout a user’s experience at LexSnap, a virtual assistant is available to guide them to the most pertinent information ensuring responsiveness to the evolving needs of users.
This advanced technology expediates the existing legal process by an unprecedented degree and allows legal costs to be significantly reduced. For example, the very first stage of a divorce typically includes four hours of legal advice which costs upwards of £1200 – or significantly more in central London. LexSnap is selling this package for £99 which is less than a tenth of the cost for the same information.
The need for improved access to family law advice has never been greater. Since the cuts to Legal Aid made in the 2012 Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act that came into effect in 2013, more than a third of family law cases now involve litigants without representation on both sides, an increase of 30%, with a 22% rise in cases involving children. This lack of legal representation is particularly acute within divorce proceedings – last year 43% of people went through their divorce or dissolution without obtaining advice or assistance. LexSnap provides access to critical legal assistance to those who might otherwise feel excluded from the legal market.
LexSnap has an extensive network of senior lawyers from law firms across England and Wales whose expertise is now available to all LexSnap users.
Tetiana Bersheda, founder of LexSnap, said: “LexSnap’s use of cutting edge technology makes it uniquely positioned to increase access to family law advice within the UK. We want everybody to have access to the best resources possible from the moment they face legal concerns.”
“In today’s world, technology has become a part of everyday life, but the legal sector has lagged behind in melding it with existing practice to broaden access and improve service. LexSnap provides consumers with unprecedented choice and connects them with legal resources that can drastically reduce both the time and money needed to resolve their concerns.”
Peter Morris, Partner at Shoosmiths, said: “With the use of new technology, LexSnap removes many of the traditional barriers to accessing early-stage legal advice that have dissuaded individuals and families from seeking it in the past. Consumers can quickly and easily find information tailored to their needs and get an introduction to a lawyer when necessary. LexSnap is a valuable service that helps to place family law practice firmly in the 21st Century.”