Created by two entrepreneurs, Julie Le Goff and Raphael Cottin, Pomelaw is the first business law firm in France 100% online. These two lawyers decided to set up their own web-based structure following their experiences in the biggest French law firms in business law.
Just in the choice of the name, we feel a desire to shake the codes: “We did not want a denomination such as X and associates,” said Raphael Cottin.
Democratizing access to law
Both founders realized that today, more than half of companies do not have access to the legal expertise of a lawyer. This reality mainly affects small structures, including startups, thus penalizing entrepreneurs. The reason behind this is that law firms are pricing that is lacking in transparency and accessibility.
Pomelaw aims to offer through its website an affordable price of legal services enabling companies to structure themselves legally and secure their economic activities.
100% online: how does it work?
Pomelaw offers four different services in the field of business law, namely expertise in contract law, company law, social and intellectual property law.
The startup works under the system of online subscriptions, which make it possible to reduce by 25% the price of a service without a subscription. An annual commitment costs € 99 per month, but the tariff is decreasing if the same customer entrusts several companies to Pomelaw.
Moreover, a digital dashboard is updated throughout the service, so that the client and the lawyer have constant access to the legal information and their evolutions. This service aims to respond to the very wide criticism often issued to traditional law firms, namely the lack of responsiveness.
In short, everything seems to be designed with a view to transparency of information and accessibility for companies.
Become a national player
Launched last year, Pomlaw records daily demand formulations and hundreds of visits to their website. Their ambition is to continue to develop, to become a national actor. In the course of 2017, they hoped to open “law firm boutiques” in several provincial cities, in order to democratize their services as much as possible.
Will they revolutionize and digitize the legal world?