Consumers can now “shop better and live better” at their local Walmart stores knowing that access to justice is readily available at “unbeatable prices.”
Axess Law is a law firm located within various Walmart locations in the Toronto area. The firm provides legal services seven days a week, charging flat fees for a wide array of legal services, including real estate, wills, family, immigration, and personal injury.
Currently, Axess Law has ten locations open to the Canadian public. By the end of 2016, it could have as many as eighteen.
According to an article in the Financial Post, discount law isn’t a new concept in the area. It’s actually been around for several years, just not at this high of a volume.
Axess Law boasts that its accessibility and affordability make its approach to the law unique. But how will their legal services measure up to more traditional small law firms and solo practitioners? And will Walmart’s entry into the market help the public see legal services as an affordable household necessity?