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Message from the Legal Practice Director


The title of this post is a simple question, but is intended to prime your thinking for the following, so now that you are here please give us two minutes of your time.

I have been the Legal Practice Director of Starting Block Lawyers for more than 4 years now, and we are constantly looking for ways to better provide services to small and medium businesses. There is much discussion within our industry of AI, outsourcing services to competitively priced foreign practitioners, and obtaining legal services online – all with the aim of providing more efficient and cost effective legal services. Chances are you are reading this page because you are looking for a cost effective way to obtain legal assistance for your business, and are trying to determine how to find a lawyer that suits your purposes.

Let me be blunt, you should stop reading and give us or another firm a call and ask the questions you need to make your choice. If you are not happy with the service you receive in the first 30 seconds, and the first 24 hours, then you should consider making further enquiries elsewhere. As a business operator your time is precious – don’t waste it. If you finish a call with a law firm and you don’t know if or when they can help you, find another law firm to help you.

If you are still reading, then I’ll take the opportunity to tell you how we help our clients.

Prior to becoming a lawyer I had a successful career as a product design consultant, and was involved in many of the key cost centres and key profit centres of my clients’ businesses. These businesses operated in many industries including ICT, consumer products, industrial automation, heavy industry, automotive and marine. What I learned during this time was that all of these businesses were subject to the same stumbling blocks. One of the biggest problems that my project teams had was getting timely advice from experts with specific expertise (whether that be legal, accounting, tax, financial, or otherwise). My smaller clients found it particularly difficult. Their budgets often meant that they could not afford the advice and assistance that they needed without bringing in investors or other financiers, and of course there was additional time and costs associated with this.

Starting Block Lawyers’ aim is to remove the hurdles that stand in your way, so you can make your business grow, and become more profitable and resilient. We can also help when things don’t go to plan. You can read about our core services here, and if you are unsure if we can help, then give us a call – if we can’t help you, we likely know someone who can and will gladly provide you with their details.

I look forward to hearing from you, and learning more about your business and your big plans for its future.


Simon Fifield
Legal Practice Director

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