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Editor's blog | Blitzkrieg on the high street

QualitySolicitors and LegalZoom are under pressure from private equity to conquer the high street fast, but the Co-op has time on its side

21 September 2012

It is rather old fashioned to declare war before opening hostilities. Like a letter before action in a weak case, calling the other party’s bluff one last time. But this is what QualitySolicitors’ founder, Craig Holt, did this week as he announced a tie up with US online legal platform LegalZoom.

The same day that Co-operative Legal Services unveiled the launch of its new family law service and the opening of its first office in London’s Paddington, Holt said legal services offered b...

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