Legal comparison site The Law Superstore says it will be ready for business from August after securing 150 firms willing to be ranked.
The site, led by former Brilliant Law creator Matthew Briggs (pictured), breaks down 130 legal services based on criteria selected by users, including quality ratings, services, location, expertise and price.
Firms do not pay to be ranked, but will pay a fee after a potential client has chosen a legal service provider and the agreed fee structure and scope of the work has been confirmed.
It is marketing itself as the most ambitious attempt yet to create a legal comparison site and will be available to consumers from 1 August.
Briggs said the firms taking part were hand-picked because of their progressive approach to providing and marketing legal services.
‘The overwhelming support we have received from these prestigious law firms reinforces our belief that we are at the start of a revolution in the legal sector that will change the way businesses and consumers buy legal services in the future,' he said. ‘We have invested heavily in creating a true comparison platform that gives solicitors complete control over the kind of work they are looking to attract and the price they want to charge for those services.’
Some of the firms already signed up include Blacks in Yorkshire, east of England firm Hansells, London practice McMillan Williams and Manchester firm Express Solicitors.
Private equity providers JZ International and Souter Investments, which have previously bought into personal injury firm Winn Solicitors , have pumped a seven-figure sum into the new venture already.
Briggs said he had met with scepticism since first revealing plans for the website last year, but suggested the cynics were being ‘left behind’ in efforts to generate new business.