Nigerian startup LawStrive has launched a platform that aims to make legal service accessible in a faster and cheaper way.
Launched in March, LawStrive provides a single platform where users can connect with lawyers almost instantly, get answers to questions, and get their jobs done.
The startup was formed after co-founders Odunayo Adesokan and Samuel Olabamiji realised the convoluted means by which most Nigerians went about obtaining the services of a lawyer.
“You would have to ask someone, and that person will ask another person and then they may finally get a phone number to call. This may take between two and three days, and we thought if we could make people talk to lawyers instantly, yeah, that would be nice. So, we started LawStrive,” Olabamiji told Disrupt Africa.
“We also observed that several people are not sure what the law says about certain situations and they would love to understand the facts, but they don’t have anyone to ask. Now they can.”
LawStrive has not received any form of funding as yet, but is open to investment.
“We have crossed the early adopter lines and we are hoping to growing rapidly, we now have lawyer from all the major business hubs in the country,” Olabamiji said.
“Startups and new companies that cannot afford to employ a lawyer internally are coming to us to get lawyers to assist them with registration and legal documents. Law firms are also reaching out to us for partnership. Right now, we have about 50 lawyers with varied areas of specialisation.”
LawStrive has so far served clients in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Oyo and Ekiti states, and plans to have lawyers working with it in every state.
“We also plan to expand to other some African countries, especially Ghana, Kenya and South Africa,” said Olabamiji.
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