We’re an online legal service where small businesses, families and individuals can easily create legal contracts themselves and access affordable help from specialist lawyers.
It’s a freemium model so customers can road-test the service to ensure it’s what they want and only pay if they find it useful. The great thing is, many like the site enough to pay us to continue using it for their ongoing legal tasks and issues.
We don’t really have any direct competitors – there isn’t anything else available that uses the technology that we do to help you create your documents step-by-step and allows you to connect with a lawyer at the click of a button.
We’re affordable, and affordable starts at ‘free’. We provide free guides, written by lawyers, which explain in simple language the key issues facing businesses and families. Furthermore, let’s say you’re about to employ someone for the first time, then you can try Rocket Lawyer for free and create your first employment contract online in minutes.
In fact you can try any of our legal documents for free with our free trial. And again, UK lawyers have written them all. You can even ask legal questions on the site, and we’ll connect you with the right lawyer at the press of a button to get your answer.
Google Ventures is one of our primary investors.
Prior to joining Rocket Lawyer, I led the legal business development team for LexisNexis UK where I was responsible for product innovation. Previous to this I was a user experience consultant working in various industries including telecommunications and health.
Rocket Lawyer was originally founded in the U.S. by Charley Moore. He realised through working with individuals, start-ups and small businesses that there wasn't a simple and affordable way for them to manage all of their everyday legal needs – a result of the failure of the legal industry to modernise and move with the times.
That's why he created Rocket Lawyer. Since launching in the UK, we have found that consumers and small businesses face the same issues and that our service is growing rapidly in popularity.
Moving from a large corporate job to start up Rocket Lawyer in Shoreditch.
Staying in the large corporate for nine years.
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There are more countries out there that we can help bring simple and affordable online legal service to. In the meantime, we’ll be branching out to Scotland and Northern Ireland who have different laws because we’re sure that we can help businesses and families there too.
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