Legal advice from Twitter firm

Legal advice from Twitter firm

A NAILSEA lawyer is offering free legal advice to customers on social networking site Twitter.

Nicholas Jervis from Loyalty Law, in Station Road, has launched one of the first Twitter law firms in the UK @thelegaloracle to make law more accessible to people.

Mr Jervis, who was a solicitor for 14 years before founding marketing firm Loyalty Law and @thelegaloracle, wants to educate people on how to claim money they are entitled to.

He said: “Every year, thousands of people in the UK lose out on millions of pounds because the prospect of talking to a lawyer scares them.

“It occurred to me that if you could make the legal profession more accessible through Twitter, then this could make a huge difference and open the legal world up to a new generation.”

The Twitter feed will be manned by Loyalty Law solicitors who will provide free professional advice in 140 character tweets. While Jervis accepts that it may be difficult to solve an entire case without legal representation, he hopes the service will save people time and money in legal consultation fees.

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He added: “As anyone who has been involved in a legal claims case knows, there is a lot of paper work involved. However, it’s also true that most lawyers can identify very quickly whether a client has a case.

“This service is aimed at providing advice and guidance and ultimately saving people a lot of time and money if they do not have a strong case.”