Unregulated online legal services company Rocket Lawyer receives waiver to employ solicitors
Mark Edwards, senior vice-president and general manager of Rocket Lawyer UK, said its three consultant solicitors advised their first clients last month.
He said he had been speaking to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) about the possibility of offering regulated advice “for a couple of years”.
Last summer, the SRA’s board approved a rule change allowing solicitors to practise from unregulated firms, but it is not expected to be introduced until late 2019.
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