Putting the Lawyer Back into Rocket Lawyer - Announcing the Launch of Rocket Lawyer On Call™ in the UK

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Founded in San Francisco, Rocket Lawyer, Google Ventures backed online legal service, is transforming the US legal industry, and is now set to do the same in the UK. This year, Rocket Lawyer UK moved into the heart of tech city, London, under the guidance of Dr. Mark Edwards, as UK Corporate Vice President and General Manager. Today, Rocket Lawyer announced the launch of its Rocket Lawyer On Call™ programme into the UK. As part of the On Call™ programme, Rocket Lawyer is selecting a network of solicitors across England and Wales, made up of 2-3 firms per region over the coming months. To join is free, for more information… http://www.rocketlawyer.co.uk/press/ or call 0203 5857472

Rocket Lawyer, the Google Ventures backed online legal service, announced today the launch of its Rocket Lawyer On Call™ programme into the UK, the first step in launching its website to customers at the end of the year. Founded in San Francisco, Rocket Lawyer is transforming the US legal industry, and is now set to do the same in the UK.

This year, Rocket Lawyer propelled into the UK under the guidance and management of Dr. Mark Edwards, as UK Corporate Vice President and General Manager. In the US, Rocket Lawyer has helped over 20 million individuals, families and small businesses create custom legal documents, guiding them through the process with step-by-step questions and help. Anyone can create, save, sign and share documents with others, all online.

Rocket Lawyer On Call™ complements Rocket Lawyer’s online services to provide an affordable and comprehensive solution for people who also need a lawyer’s guidance. A network of solicitors across England and Wales, made up of 2-3 law firms per region, is being selected over the coming months.

Mark Edwards, Corporate VP comments: “We are very excited to have launched Rocket Lawyer On Call™. It introduces law firms to a new way of doing business, not to mention new customers. Rocket lawyer has a proven track record in attracting new customers online. By investing heavily into advertising and marketing, Rocket Lawyer will generate a steady stream of new business for law firms through our On Call™ programme.”

One of Rocket Lawyer’s first and founding partners is Sheffield firm Simpson Sissons & Brooke Solicitors, who have joined Rocket Lawyer On Call™ to reach individuals and businesses looking online for legal services, without having to compete on advertising. Partner Jeremy Brooke comments: “I firmly believe that we need to make legal advice easy to access, understandable and straightforward; that’s why I approached Rocket Lawyer to become an On Call member. Rocket Lawyer has had great success already in the US, helping people to help themselves; directing them to a friendly lawyer when they need further help. If you want to speak to a friendly lawyer in the UK, then speak to a Yorkshire man, like myself! And for Rocket Lawyer members, it’s all part of the service! Our referrals from Rocket Lawyer are free; all we have to do is pass on a saving to Rocket Lawyer members. so it’s win-win for everybody really!”

Mark continues: “It’s difficult for law firms to make the most of the Internet to attract new customers. We’ve taken this in hand, and with our comprehensive marketing programme, consisting of paid search, retargeting, SEO, PR, social and broadcast media, we will attract thousands of individuals and businesses to use our online services, as well as the support of Rocket Lawyer On Call™. The service is completely free for law firms, all we ask is the law firm commits to our high expectations of customer service, and to discount their services”.

Further information
Sarah Beresford,
Head of Marketing, Rocket Lawyer UK
T: 020 3585 7472

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