a word from our founder...
“Having worked in private practice for many years, both as an assistant solicitor and a partner, it was my ambition to start a law firm that did things differently. I decided on the name Lionshead Law to reflect my Cape Town roots. The iconic Lion’s Head mountain which sits adjacent to Table Mountain reflects a combination of strength and protection and the reassurance of always being there that I wanted to offer both clients and solicitors.
It had always struck me as being an inherent conflict of interest that solicitors charged by the hour, or more accurately by the 6 minutes unit. It is evident that a client’s needs are best met when work is done in a timely manner but conversely, a law firm’s needs are met when their solicitors work more slowly. It was vital to me that, in order to provide a completely transparent service to clients, time recording needed to be abolished. At Lionshead Law we work on fixed-fees or retainers only.
The other major problem I wanted to avoid was aged debt. In firms which run on the consultancy model like this one, consultants only get paid when the firm has been paid. To protect our consultants and ensure that they have a regular monthly income based on the work they have done, once the fee has been agreed, payment is taken up front. By charging fixed fees payable in advance or implementing retainers payable by standing order, we have no issues with aged debt. Not only do we have happy consultants, we also have happy clients who know exactly how much they are paying and what they are getting for their money.
And finally, a virtual law firm, without expensive offices, ensures we can attract the very best lawyers. The relatively low overheads enable us to offer terms which are probably the most competitive out there. We offer all the back office support our solicitors need, but nothing they don’t. That way their earnings are maximised. Similarly, low overheads allow our solicitors to increase their earnings, whilst ensuring clients are getting the best value for money. Working with Lionshead Law makes sense for our lawyers and it makes sense for our clients.”
Here’s how you work fewer hours for more money…
what we can offer:
There are many consultancy-based law firms out there but our strength lies in our values. We value transparency; we value client care – our motto is “always here for you…”; we value our solicitors and understand that, with busy lives and financial commitments, they need to know that they are going to get paid for the work they do as soon as they’ve done it. We have pride in our work and want to attract solicitors who feel similarly passionate about what they do. We offer mentoring and support and understand that business development takes time. We encourage our solicitors to cross-sell and to work collaboratively. We invest in marketing and business development and we invest in building relationships – both with clients and with each other. Do you want to #joinourpride?
Lionshead Law is the right place for you if:
• You want to significantly increase your earnings yet decrease the hours you work
• You want to kill your commute
• You want total flexibility as to when and where you work
• You want to be the master of your own destiny
• You want to work with like-minded people
• You want to transform your life for the better
Potential Earnings at Lionshead Law…
how we support you:
from day one we offer…
• 121s to help you market and build up your client base
• Mentoring and support if you’re coming back to work after a career break
• Website, advertising and marketing
• Help with using social media to increase your online presence
what else we provide:
• PII insurance
• PLC and Westlaw
• Cloud based document management system
• IT support
• Centralised invoicing
• Receptionist services
• Immediate payment of your monthly invoices
• Risk and compliance support and training
• Centralised complaints handling