Legal Costs and my Startup
10 seconds. This is the maximum exposure I ever had with my father’s office. Imagine my surprise when one day he says,”you will work for me now.” (Notice “FOR him” not “with him”) “Do your MBA-client thing. You don’t do anything anyways” he said. Matter of fact, I did do something actually, I was preparing to launch my own legal startup, but to my parents, my relatives and my ex-g.f. it was “NOTHING.”
So a few days later I found myself in a chit fund office, establishing client relations, pretending to enjoy a horrible cup of tea and emptily musing if I should take this client away from my father for my own startup, unknowingly an evil grin must have flashed on my face, which the Client mistook for an appreciation for his office tea.”Good No?”
(TIP: When one of the director’s of a diversified business firm asks you if the Tea is good, you always say yes. Criticize his service and he will smile, criticize his hospitality and you have a personal vendetta to deal with.)
“yes uncle” I said. “Sir” was way too formal and distant according to me. Abruptly he said”Whaat is this? This too much?” He was talking about the bill. This was a bad sign, the bill was only for legal notices, a subsequent bill for Case filings was to follow. “Uncle this is the same as always,C.V. uncle knows about this” C.V. uncle being the director who usually handles all the billing formalities. “No No, your service is too expensive”
Senior lawyers charge exorbitantly, my father for some reason doesn’t even with his list of impressive clientele, So I felt a bit puzzled at this show of outrage. I have known several junior lawyers who would charge twice of what I just billed. So I placated him somehow promised a phone call from my father and left with the proverbial spring in my step.
I needed to turn around my startup Idea, fast. You see I had just realised that;
1. Businesses prefer senior lawyers so they could have an assurance of expertise.
2. They don’t like that the senior lawyers charge so much.
3. Any business naturally likes to have the best service at the least price possible
So My startup should provide legal notices from senior lawyers at a very low cost and with great service and this how my startup was born. Allow me to introduce www.legalcounter.com
Pre-litigation services for businesses with a constant requirement for a large number of legal notices.
In simple words:
We send Legal notices, drafted by senior lawyer’s with over 15 years of extensive experience, at a very low cost, within a 3 day deadline.
Firms like co-operative banks and Financial or any institutions who have to send large number of notices and so incur very high costs.
Any other B2B service with only pre-litigation service, Will firm’s buy this Idea:
No Idea. Realized that such a service could reduce costs by 45% so just went ahead with it.
I invite you all to comment on the service and other things you wish. I would very much like any suggestions on the website from professionals as it was made by myself with the aid of YouTube tutorials. Thank you.