Big firm and political influence are greater than ever!
In South Africa, of the 12 373 registered practices— 10 182 are sole practitioners, 2 084 small practices with less than 9 practitioners and less than 17, are big firms with more than 50 attorneys.
Big firms spend millions on infrastructure, hardware, software, staff and digital marketing to secure corporate and HNWI clientele— Raising barriers-to-entry to unprecedented levels.
Opportunities at big firms are limited and go hand-in-hand with complex internal politics, arduous office-bound hours and little or no work/life balance.
‘Associate programs‘ merely leverage associates to further their own capacity and brands.
Without capital or capacity, new sole and small practices (SSPs) are forced into general practice and administration, at the opportunity cost of specialisation and as a result, relegated to mediocrity with little prospect of attracting quality clientele.
While independence drives lawyers to ‘go it alone’ and some survive, interdependence is ultimately what is required to build capacity to specialise, a niche legal brand and quality clientele to thrive.
The lack of an interdependent solution mitigates against referring non-core work owing to the fear of losing the client and the bind of having to source a specialist, negotiate, account for and collect a commission or allowance.
Fierce independence results ultimately in practitioners facing retirement with no effective exit or succession plan.
Previous endeavours to achieve interdependence merely via shared office space under the guise of associate programs or ‘independent’ associations, have lacked a sustainable win-win-win model, until now..
Linklawyer is not merely another spin on: shared-office-space; remote-practice-management; outsourced admin, bookkeeping & -collections; brand, PR & digital marketing; an associate program or a referral program— It is ALL of this and more!
Linklawyer is a turnkey success solution for sole and small practices (SSPs)— Offering every conceivable tool for SSPs to develop as legal brands in their own right— which per se differentiates us from the ubiquitous associate programs offered by conventional law firms seeking to leverage practitioners to build their own brands.
Our proprietary 6-step success system comprising of— Becoming-1 by plugging into our end-2-end legal practice management and collaboration solution as well as our 3-win-win-win origination and referral model 4-profit-ability in the short-term and 5-year brand development journey, building an origination fee in perpetuity as an asset for 6-cession— makes Linklawyer not only a great entry platform for new practitioners but also a lucrative exit strategy for consulting or retiring practitioners.
And— for those not ready to take the leap into practicing-for-own-account— an associate program is available via our founding members.
Linklawyer covers every profitable avenue into or out of legal practice— All practitioners need to do is plug in their expertise and its all systems go.
Over the past few years there has been a distinct move away from brick ‘n mortar overheads which, exacerbated by the lockdown, will undoubtedly lead many small and solo practices (SSPs) to tend even more towards remote working and collaboration.
With a background in IT, legal practice management and digital marketing, our founder has positioned linklawyer to enable SSPs to capitalise on current trends, gain traction and future proof operations.
.. in becoming the first and foremost national network of interdependent practitioners.
We are looking to form a core group of like-minded practitioners as co-founding members prior to our official launch.
In addition to the benefits to own practices listed above, co-founders will be both shareholders and directors in Linklawyer (Pty) Ltd.
Should you feel that you can relate to our vision or require further information, kindly submit your details using the form provided or contact us on (011) 789-1783/5