Benefits of working with a boutique law firm.

19th January 2022

The big question: boutique law firms vs. big law firms – which is better for your company?

If you’re a business owner, it can be hard to decide. While it’s easy to assume the bigger the firm, the better, this is not always the case. In fact, many of our clients report big law firms being more expensive, harder to contact for support, and less invested in their business. It’s  also rare for businesses to have long legal relationships with their lawyers as the big firms constantly rotate their lawyers, leading to frustration and discontent of business owners.

Read on to discover the benefits of working with a boutique law firm.

You’ll often pay less

Working with big law firms often comes with a hefty price tag. You may end up paying more, simply for a prestigious name. Large firms also have to deal with higher operating and overhead costs, which mean you may end up paying more for the same service. Big firms tend to bill clients by the hour and are pushed to get as many billable hours as possible, leading to more unpredictable and expensive bills and a lower-touch service.

Lakis & Knight are flexible and able to work on a fixed-fee basis, giving our clients total transparency and control over any costs up front. Since we don’t operate under the same billable-focused model, we love picking up the phone and giving our clients that extra bit of support. So, working with a smaller law firm often means you get high-quality services for a lower fee.

You can get in touch with your lawyer easier

To get legal assistance at a larger law firm, you may have to email reception and wait a couple of days to get a response. It’s likely you’ll deal with multiple attorneys, and it’s not always easy to get support when you need it. Frustrating.

With Lakis & Knight, you’ll work directly with a small team or an advisor who understands who you are, what your business is about, and genuinely cares about its success. You can know that when you pick up the phone, you’ll get the answers you need.

At Lakis & Knight, all of our clients get the opportunity to work with our Principal Lawyer/Founder, who loves meeting with you face-to-face to get to know more about what makes your business tick. Should you decide to work with us, you can rest easy knowing we’re always only a call away – helping transform even the most complex legal issues into clear choices.

You know exactly what you’re spending

Traditionally, large law firms charge their clients by the hour. This means that every phone call, task and even court waiting times are charged to the client, leading to unexpected expenses for business owners. With a fixed-fee approach, you have full transparency and control over what you’re spending.

For our clients, this can provide a lot of peace of mind, as you know exactly what your costs are and what to expect. You can pick up the phone and know your lawyer is there to help, without any nasty surprises. No legal jargon here – we ensure you get straightforward legal advice and support that helps you make the best and most informed decisions. Let us explain legal issues to you in plain English.      

You’ll get proper guidance and support

Our experienced team has decades of experience working in medium and large law firms. Through this, and countless conversations with clients, we’ve learnt that big law firms don’t give small to medium business owners the guidance and support they need. Their lawyers are sometimes impersonal, sometimes aloof and mostly detached from the harsh realities of day-to-day business.

Since there’s less of a focus on providing a good service to the client and guiding them through each step of the process, clients can end up feeling confused, in the dark and unable to make the best decisions for their business. In many cases, this is why the best talent from larger firms end up moving to boutique firms, so they can provide a higher level of service and fulfilment to clients.

At Lakis & Knight, we pride ourselves on providing tailored legal support that empowers our clients to drive business growth.

No matter where you are in your business journey, we’ll work with you to map out what needs to be done to protect and strengthen your business.

If you’re ready for simple, straightforward and cost-effective legal services that put you first, get in touch with us today. With free, no-obligation consultations, we can get to know your business better and discover how we can best set you up for success.