VouchedFor set up originally in 2012 as an advice marketplace and review site for UK-based independent financial advisors.
This year, the site expanded to include lawyers for the first time.
The key strength of sites like these, seeking to replicate the likes of TripAdvisor and Yelp, and Avvo in the US when it comes to lawyers, is that customer reviews offer a broad range of opinions, not just that of the directory publisher itself.
Legal comparison and review sites tend to be aimed at consumer/High St practices but VouchedFor also features lawyers at large, commercial firms.
Legal Futures quotes Tom Wheadon, the head of IT and communications at City firm Simmons & Simmons, who was positive about VouchedFor.
VouchedFor has some impressive backers such as former executives of Zoopla, Gumtree, and Capital One.
In 2013, the company secured $235,000 in financing from angel investors.