Lawyers Direct

We speak to this unique legal service on what they offer growing businesses


Who are you?

James Knight, co-founder and managing director of Lawyers Direct.

What do you do?

We provide corporate commercial advice to small and growing businesses, offering services ranging from shareholder agreements to physical paperwork for an acquisition or joint venture.

Why should I care?

We’re uniquely structured. We’ve removed all unnecessary overheads associated with good law firms, such as large offices in expensive locations, so we can bring you the very best lawyers for approximately half the cost of any other law firm.

Why should I trust you?

All our lawyers have a minimum 12 years’ experience with a top City law firm and you will always deal with the same person.

What do you think annoys me?

Delay. Failure to get value for money.

Do you really treat businesses like mine right?

The whole structure of our business is based on providing specialist advice that compares with the very top firms but at an affordable price. We’re doing something that no other law firm is doing and it’s our clients who feel the benefits.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

We featured on a BBC fly-on-the-wall documentary last year where six excriminals were set the task of starting and running a florists. In the first scene, I’m sitting there talking about the great reliable services we’ll be providing and the Lawyers Direct sign behind me comes crashing down…

What’s your poison?

Whiskey – or Ribena!

What’s on your radio?

Radio 1.

What was the last CD you bought?

The Strokes, Room On Fire

What’s the best film you’ve ever seen?

The Shawshank Redemption

Name your favourite Monty Python character

Any played by John Cleese.

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