Why our consultations are so popular
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Why do we charge for an initial consultation about your online harassment issue in the first place?
Cohen Davis believe that clients deserve the utmost respect, attention and dedication. Internet law related issues tend to be sensitive and complex and have massive implications on the well-beings of those involved.
Clients who get in touch with us for legal advice, do so because they need specialist advice, often about what to not do about their online harassment matter,as well as thorough consideration of the reputational consequences of each possible action.
For these reasons, consultations very rarely last for less than an hour and often go on for much longer. The conversations are barely ever about “how much does this cost?” but are rather about what course of action would best suit our client’s unique circumstances.
To understand why clients are better off paying for an expert Initial Consultation rather than getting it as a 15 minutes ‘freebie’ from a local lawyer, look at this surprising statistic:
On average, each consultation we deliver takes 4 hours and 20 minutes from beginning to end.
Because transparency and honesty is important to Cohen Davis and to explain things, particularly if we ask people to pay us money, here is a breakdown of how we invest our time in our client's matter, so that the client can receive useful and comprehensive advice from an experienced internet lawyer who understands the legal side as well as how the internet works. Also, most importantly, we look at the client holistically and what a successful outcome for their online harassment issue will be for them personally and for the long term. This isn’t what any lawyer would be able to offer in any quick ‘freebie’ consultation:
30 minutes of preparation prior to the consultation.
1 hour and 15 minutes in a meeting/consultation with our client.
1 hour and 10 minutes in follow up thinking and research.
20 minutes in internal discussions among the team, drawing out from our experience in handling matters that have been similar to that of our new client.
30 minutes in preparation of an initial strategy and the drafting of a legal advice letter, which we send to our client.
35 minutes in follow up engagement with the matter including answering any questions our client asks following to consultation and the receipt of the advice letter.
We invest this time happily, with the knowledge that each of our clients is receiving the best personalised legal advice about their online harassment issue that they can possibly source. Considering the time that we invest in a consultation, it is no wonder that many solutions are solved without taking the matter further and also, why they are so popular
To reiterate our transparency about our costs, we would also like you to know that from each consultation fee, we immediately deduct an average of 5% and place it into our charitable fund, The Cohen Davis Foundation. The charitable fund allows us to deliver the same quality legal advice to clients who are unable to afford paying for our services but who suffer from the unbearable pain of internet law issues.
If you would like to book a consultation about your online harassment matter with us, call Cohen Davis: 0800-612-7211. We will look forward to helping you. Click below for more information about our initial consultations including how much they cost.