aims to help people to ‘shop around’ for solicitors

A team of legal, accounting and IT professionals has come up with a new free online service,, designed to help consumers find the most suitable solicitor to meet their legal needs.

Founder and CEO of the project David Reilly is a practising solicitor with over 15 years’ experience working in the UK and Ireland. He is now running his own commercial law practice, Reilly & Co in Clonakilty in West Cork.

“Shopping around for the best solicitor at the best price is something that is becoming more the norm, but it is difficult and time consuming,” he said.

“With our unique service we believe we can drastically improve consumers’ and businesses experience with legal professionals – with better choice and a more thorough briefing, clients will find the best solicitor for their requirements quickly and at a competitive rate, which will ultimately yield better results for them and their experience with the legal profession.

“In addition, solicitors who have signed up to use the service have a business generation tool which will improve the competiveness and success of their law practice.”

The concept is different to the usual solicitor directory listings, price comparison or referral sites, in that it is personalised and interactive, said Andrew Doyle, marketing director of and the IT specialist behind the project.

He said: “This is much more than a directory listing for solicitors; it provides a real solution to a real problem for consumers and businesses.

“A considerable amount of time has gone into the Q&A software system, which has been carefully devised to identify the relevant information as early as possible for every possible legal scenario, helping consumers and businesses to make an informed choice and avoiding costly mistakes by choosing the ‘wrong’ solicitor. It’s about making the right choice of solicitor, not necessarily the cheapest.”