Getting shortlisted means the client is interested in working with you and you get their details. There's two ways to get shortlisted:
- Getting invited to quote and submitting a quote - if a client invites you to quote and you do submit a quote, you'll automatically get shortlisted (because they've already shown they're interested in you).
- Submitting a quote which the client shortlists - if you submit a quote and the client likes it they'll shortlist it.
Once you've been shortlisted
When the client shortlists your quote, we'll notify you by email and create a card for them in the Clients tab of your dashboard containing: their contact info, enquiry details and details of your quote.
It's a good idea to get in touch with the client as soon as possible to close the instruction and avoid them instructing another lawyer who quoted.
Once a client instructs you, you're free to get to work as usual.
When the client shortlists you, you'll pay us the shortlist fee at the time you quoted. E.g. if the shortlist fee was £10 we'll deduct £10 from your available credit or, if you don't have sufficient credit, charge your payment card.
N.B. We take a number of steps to qualify the client before allowing them to shortlist a lawyer (including verifying their contact details, checking the validity of their job, encouraging only motivated leads to post jobs, etc.). However, getting shortlisted by a client and/or payment of our shortlist fee does not guarantee the client will hire you for their job or even discuss their case with you. Please note that, as per our Terms, our shortlist fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.