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Law Firms Suspension from our Elite Firms

Law Firms Suspension from our Elite Firms

Was your law firm suspended? Law Firms that have breached contracts, or have not met our strict requirements, and other reasons that make them non-eligible are being suspended from our Elite Law Firms' listings, staring today.

The Lawyers Global

Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2020 – 01:03:45 am
by Newsroom

At The Lawyers Global, we are extremely judicious in accepting, listing, ranking, or awarding law firms globally. Our clients, and us, expect that the firms we list, belong to the best of the best group in each jurisdiction, and deserve to be recognized as Elite Law Firms.

It is not by chance that The Lawyers Global is ranked TOP on major search engines and the numerous contacts, from all over the world, that we receive each day, requesting help and recommendations from law firms' prospective clients. We are in a position where we must not deceive our visitors or clients regarding our rankings, and the firms we recognize and award.

Law Firms that have breached contracts, or have not met our strict requirements, and other reasons that make them non-eligible are being suspended from our Elite Law Firms' listings, staring today.

Despite our team's daily work, following up with firms' inquiries, constant improvements in our platform, and massive investment in marketing, which ultimately benefits all the listed firms, we set our standards very high to make their business more successful and visible globally.

Our standards cannot live along with amateurisms, unethical business practices, lack of transparency, contract breaching, or any other reasons that are not hallmarks of an elite. It is due to these, and other reasons that we have started to perform in-depth reviews of all our listed firms and clients. Please read below the Reasons for Suspension short text.

 

Reason for Suspensions

The most common reasons for a suspension to take place include, but are not limited to:

  • An overdue balance.
  • A request to close has been processed on the account.
  • A request from our Abuse Department.
  • Trademark/copyright infringement.

The Lawyers Global® reserves the right to suspend any law firms' listings without prior notice when security or privacy violation is the main reason. All other suspensions will take place as described on this page.

Overdue Balance

A law firm is suspended for an overdue balance when The Lawyers Global® has not received payment within 15 days of the payment date. All charges are to be considered due once posted unless otherwise noted in the account terms. An account suspension notice will be sent to the account in charge person before the suspension. If the overdue balance is not paid within 30 days of the suspension, the account will be closed.

How to resolve

The Lawyers Global® must receive full payment to restore an account that has been suspended for an overdue balance. Payment can be completed by contacting our Commercial Department here or over the phone using the numbers available at our contacts page. Once payment is received, the account will be automatically restored within 1-6 hours of being made current.

Request to Remove

A law firm listing is suspended because of a request to remove by the firm. The suspension occurs on the next day of the close request date to ensure that no further charges will be posted to the account, no dead links persist, to keep our system integrity, while the request to close is processed. All contacts on the account will be notified when a request to close is submitted and when it has been processed.

How to resolve

If you wish to cancel the suspension of your law firm listing or account, please contact our Customer Support as soon as possible via email or phone. Please, once the account has reached suspension, there is no guarantee that this process can be successfully canceled.

Abuse

In the event that our Abuse Department has identified your account as violating our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, your law firm will be notified by email via our Support or Commercial Departments prior to suspension. Some common causes of this would be, but not limited to:

  • Violating our Terms of Service
  • Use of our brand name – The Lawyers Global®, violating our Brand Limited Use License
  • Display unauthorized awards or recommended firm badges on your website, social media, or marketing collaterals that mislead your clients and our visitors or clients.
  • Attacking our servers or website.
  • Post Testimonials or Reviews by you or your firm employees.

How to resolve

Resolving an abuse situation depends on the nature of the issue. Additional information will be provided to you or your firm by email via our Support or Commercial Departments.

 

If your law firm is no longer listed or has been suspended, there is undoubtedly a reason for this suspension, and if not, we are always open to clarify, and if the case correct, any issues. Just contact our Commercial or Support Departments.

Please take in mind that at The Lawyers Global®, we do not list every law firm. We list, rank, and award the firms that, at each jurisdiction, are suitable to be highly recognized, recommended, and awarded.

 

Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to keep The Lawyers Global® as the market reference for the worldwide legal industry elite!

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