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World’s First Legal Supermarket Hits Internet Highway
- Consumers able to access top lawyers at cut-price fees as the internet smashes legal barriers -

· Access to legal services set to be smashed by internet
· Leading law firms to serve consumers with low-cost, fixed fees via internet
· Largest virtual law firm goes live

London, 19th January 2009: The world’s first online legal supermarket, www.mylawyer.co.uk launches today, providing both consumers and business users with 24 hour access to legal document services supported by cut-price, fixed fee access to the UK’s top lawyers as a standard part of the service.

Advances in internet technology have enabled the firms to collaborate and for the first time ever, law firms ranked in the UK’s legal 500 have come together to offer their services under a single internet led brand.

MyLawyer enables consumers to seize control of their legal affairs by taking a central role in the creation of their legal documents, while providing unprecedented access to some of the UK’s leading law firms. MyLawyer ensures that customers can remain absolutely confident that their individual requirements will have the guaranteed attention of some of the UK’s leading lawyers, all at around 30% less than high-street solicitor fees.

In the current economic climate the ability of the internet to offer consumers access to services at vastly more affordable costs has never been more important. Today’s purchasers of legal services are likely to turn to the internet as their first port of call when searching for legal service providers. For the first time in consumer history,MyLawyer provides them with an online one-stop-shop that allows them to immediately create quality legal documents and engage a pre-approved solicitor who is able to deal with their matter directly, all at a fixed, cut-price cost.

Logging onto the www.mylawyer.co.uk site, consumers can pick the document service they require at any time they choose and immediately begin to easily complete it. MyLawyer is powered by specially created document drafting technology which intelligently interviews the user, just as a solicitor would, about their needs. As each question is answered, the document is instantly amended on screen. Once complete, the system allows customers to securely transfer the document to one of the MyLawyer network law firms. They review the document, answer any questions or request further information and amend the document where necessary, ensuring it exactly reflects the user’s intentions.

Speaking about the launch of this new service, Richard Cohen, qualified solicitor and Joint CEO of Epoq Legal, the company providing MyLawyer, explained: “For most, the law is one of the few services that remains shrouded in mystery. The lack of availability to engage with solicitors and buy quality legal services online, means that despite being a generation that is content to buy almost everything over the internet, people have so far had little option than to visit a solicitor to obtain quality legal services. Consumers have readily switched to the internet for other professional services such as banking and insurance and the legal industry must also make itself accessible to its customers in the same fashion.”

He continues, “MyLawyer is the UK’s first online legal service that puts users in control of the legal process and offers them reduced costs without compromising quality. At the same time MyLawyer guarantees the reassurance of a personal, one to one relationship with a top lawyer to oversee their entire matter as standard.”

At its launch MyLawyer offers consumers access to over 30 of the most in-demand consumer legal services including wills, divorces, pre-nuptial agreements and powers of attorney, all of which have been developed by qualified solicitors and barristers. The site also hosts a wide range of business documents which will continue to expand as well as a comprehensive free law guide which provides essential information on many legal issues. Users can also refer to the site to find a lawyer for other non-document based legal transactions with which they require support.

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Notes to Editors
1. The Legal 500 is an annual publication ranking the top UK’s 500 legal practices. www.legal500.com .
2. Using MyLawyer costs a fixed-fee ranging between £59 – £449 (inc VAT), price varies dependent upon document chosen.
3. Richard Cohen is available for interview, contact Adrienne Cohen 01923 776060

About MyLawyer.co.uk
MyLawyer.co.uk is the only real-time service that enables consumers and businesses to produce tailor-made legal documents which are approved by qualified lawyers from leading law firms. MyLawyer.co.uk’s intelligent technology instantly produces contracts and agreements allowing users the convenience of managing legal requirements online, costing at least 30% less than high street fees and without compromising the quality of the legal documents produced.

MyLawyer.co.uk is brought to the market by Epoq Ltd the UK’s leading provider of web based legal document services for consumers and SMEs. Established in 1994 its award winning technology provides solutions to many providers of legal services including MORE TH>N, HBOS, RBS, NatWest, DAS, Abbey Santander and Allianz as well as to law firms across the UK and the USA. www.mylawyer.co.uk

For further information contact: Adrienne Cohen, hothouse
t. 01923 776060 / m. 07799 888316 / e. adrienne@hothousecomms.com

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