What freelance lawyers say about us

The LawyerlinQ platform brings our clients together with the best (independent) lawyers in the market.

One of these lawyers is Marina Benassi. She specializes in IP, Commercial Contracts, Privacy & Technology. Marina is working for a couple of our clients.

Marina about her collaboration with LawyerlinQ:

“Definitely not your average legal sourcing provider. A team of motivated, enthusiastic, cooperative and innovative professionals with considerable expertise. I already worked remotely when this was not yet the norm and LawyerlinQ has proven itself as an important element in my practice since the beginning. In short: a trusted and excellent partner! “

 

Bloomon & LawyerlinQ – 1.5 year anniversary!

Bloomon and LawyerlinQ have been working together for 1.5 years! For the past eighteen months Foekje Croles (General Counsel Bloomon) has been outsourcing legal work through our platform, efficiently and effectively. Of course, we are very proud of this. That’s why we celebrated our anniversary with cake last week!

What freelance lawyers say about us

The LawyerlinQ platform brings our clients together with the best (independent) lawyers in the market.

One of these lawyers is Abraham Mouritz. Abraham is a Tech & Privacy lawyer working for several LawyerlinQ clients.

Abraham about his collaboration with LawyerlinQ:

“I have been working with LawyerlinQ since 2016 and experience this collaboration as very productive and pleasant. The LawyerlinQ professionals are true partners in business.”

What our clients say about us

Ken je Minddistrict al?

Goede feedback van een vooruitstrevend bedrijf waar -net als bij LawyerlinQ- een platform de basis vormt van de dienstverlening.

Aan het woord is Nathalie Faber (HR Manager) over de samenwerking met LawyerlinQ.

“Wij zijn blij met LawyerlinQ. Het legal online platform is eenvoudig te gebruiken. De community biedt de mogelijkheid om snel meerdere experts te benaderen voor diverse juridische vraagstukken. De vraagstukken worden vervolgens ook snel en op gewenste wijze afgehandeld.”

Minddistrict levert ehealth voor de zorg – zoals GGZ, POH GGZ, ziekenhuis en revalidatie – en het bedrijfsleven. Het ehealthplatform is een product dat de persoonlijke route naar herstel van mensen ondersteunt met technologie, van preventie tot nazorg.

FAQ’s for (freelance) lawyers interested in joining the LawyerlinQ platform

 

When using the LawyerlinQ platform you can effectively and efficiently acquire assignments. As working with a platform could be a new way of working for you, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions.

What happens when I join LawyerlinQ?

Within the LawyerlinQ platform, we have a general community and closed client communities. After your invite and onboarding, you will become a part of the ‘general Lawyerlinq community’. In addition, we will actively introduce you to our clients in order to become part of their bespoke legal communities. If you enter one of these closed client communities you will be the first one notified when new assignments are published within this community.

Are there additional terms and conditions for closed client communities?

If you join LawyerlinQ, we ask you to agree and sign the ‘LawyerlinQ Playbook’. In the Playbook you can find the terms for using the platform and the rules that we have set for LawyerlinQ. These rules govern your expected behaviour on LawyerlinQ and how you enter into agreements with us on LawyerlinQ. If you want to join a closed client community, you will be asked to accept the client specific terms. This agreement that you enter into is based on a model agreement of the Dutch Tax Authority and is adjusted to the clients requirements.

What can I do to stand out on the platform?

We encourage you to make sure your profile is up-to-date. Try to fill in your experience, your specialism and your unique selling points as clear as possible. Your profile is the first thing that clients will see. So make sure that in the blink of an eye a client can match you to their company and the offered work.

Am I obliged to respond to assignments or to pick up assignments?

No, you are not obliged to respond or take any assignments. Naturally you have to respond when you are interested in the assignment, and of course it’s the most decent thing to do and let them know that you are not available at the moment, but it is up to you. As you are directly communicating with a potential client, this contact will provide them with a first (hopefully good) impression of you. In the case you want to decline an assignment we encourage you to communicate this with the client, so they can continue their search.

I already have my own network of renowned clients. How does a profile on LawyerlinQ benefit me?

Having a solid client base is great, and of course, you don’t need a profile if you don’t want to work for the organisations that use the LawyerlinQ platform. However, if you do want to work for these organisations, then having a profile is essential. Most clients use their LawyerlinQ communities as a centralized channel for legal sourcing and we don’t want you to be overlooked. Creating a profile is simple, so make sure you don’t miss out on new opportunities.

I already have good contacts within a company, why should I join their LawyerlinQ community?

The main reason for joining the community of a client you already know is the fact that you are helping them if you do. Most of our clients use their LawyerlinQ communities as a centralized channel for legal sourcing and to manage their legal suppliers. You could be easily overlooked if your profile is not there when clients are looking for support.

I prefer to approach clients by email or phone. Why should I go online?

You are still able to call or email clients, we are adding an extra communication channel. It helps clients to manage their network of lawyers and to optimize their legal sourcing. The way companies retain external- or interim legal counsel is shifting. Clients face a ‘more for less challenge’ and they need to be in control. Your current contact might personally also still prefer the traditional approach, but you can take the lead.

Legal affairs in Sweden? (or any other European country?)

Recently LawyerlinQ welcomed a selection of lawyers from Sweden to the platform. Mirte Janssens, sourcing consultant at LawyerlinQ explains: ‘We create tailored online legal communities for our clients. They use our platform to allocate all legal work to the right legal professional. Saving on their legal spend in the process.’

The LawyerlinQ client that triggered the ‘Swedish connection’ is one of the Dutch multinationals that have found their way to LawyerlinQ’s innovative model. Janssens: ‘We build networks of legal suppliers that fit our clients’ needs. In this case, we found the company was facing a growing demand for legal support relating to Swedish law. This was our cue to add Swedish legal professionals to their community and our platform.’

Laurens Trietsch, client success manager, adds: ‘This way of working fits right into our vision about the relationship between LawyerlinQ and our clients. Is there a country, or a second domestic market, where you spend a substantial amount of your legal budget? We will help you grow your legal community, adding ‘best value for money’ local counsel.’  

Are you going to change the game?

ZukunftsinstitutA couple of weeks ago my attention was caught on an article by the Zukunftsinstitut (shout to out to our friends of the Venturis Consulting Group for sharing initially). This article is interesting because of the use of the so called ‘lazy eight’. It is the name of an adaptive cycle that will help us to outline the possible paths that companies will take the coming months. Now that we have absorbed the first Covid-shockwaves, it is time to respond.

So, if you consider yourself a business leader in the legal profession: take a look at it and ask yourself: ‘What will the benefits of this crisis be, reasoned back 3 years from now. Just allow yourself to step into the future and look back at today. Are you going to be able to navigate your company into a new(er) game (i.e. are you taking advantage of Covid), or will you keep things as they were? Remember Einstein – if you do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.

 Full article here… 

Covid-19 induced HR developments in int. law firms in the Netherlands

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing about changes in many organizations. We noticed the HR directors at the firms we work with, are facing similar challenges. And although their firms might be competitors at times, as HR professionals they are not, they are colleagues.

That is why we decided to virtually bring them together in several round table sessions. To meet, connect and discuss their personal professional challenges with likeminded professionals.  These sessions were moderated by well known Senior HR Consultant and former HR director of Clifford Chance Amsterdam: Erik Hornman.

Of course all sessions have been of a confidential nature, but we have the opportunity to share with you some general learnings and outcomes that might help your law firm HR department. So if you would like to learn more, or participate in future sessions, please feel free to contact us.

We are always happy to share our in dept knowledge of developments in the Dutch Legal Market.

Faster and smarter?!

Are you looking for a faster and smarter way to connect with the best interim lawyers in the Netherlands?

LawyerlinQ is a legal tech start-up that supports professional parties to engage interim lawyers in a faster and smarter way.

We are a niche player for the top of the legal market. Until recently we only provided our services based om exclusive contracts. However, as of NOW we are offering our platform technology also to professional parties which are in need of an ad-hoc interim lawyer.

Why? We have developed a new platform that is even more efficient than we thought. Also important, it’s a waste to not offer our platform to other companies in these interesting times.

So… would you like to take the shortest route to the best interim lawyers in the Netherlands? Try us!

LawyerlinQ is opening doors!

Ga je altijd naar je vaste juridisch adviseur, OF ben je in staat om in een oogwenk voor elke vraag precies DIE specialist te mobiliseren die exact je vraag kan beantwoorden tegen de laagste kosten?

LawyerlinQ is een legal tech start-up die grote partijen helpt om sneller, slimmer en dus goedkoper, de juiste jurist of advocaat in te schakelen. We zijn een nichespeler voor de top van de markt en werkten tot voor kort altijd alleen op basis van exclusieve contracten.

Vanaf NU gaan we een bredere groep bedrijven helpen om hun juridische vraagstukken slimmer op te lossen.

Waarom? We hebben een nieuw platform ontwikkeld en dat is nog efficiënter dan we al dachten. Ook belangrijk: zonde om in deze tijden de mogelijkheden van ons platform niet breder beschikbaar te maken.

Dus … ga je volgende keer weer je vaste juridische adviseur bellen, of ga je zorgen dat je juridische vraag opgelost wordt tegen de allergunstigste prijs-kwaliteitverhouding die je in de Nederlandse markt kunt krijgen?

Try us!

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