How LawBasket became a thing!
At LawBasket, we believe in liberating justice.
In 2017, we spoke to 1000 small business owners and asked them to tell us about a time they really needed legal services but could not get them. 519 of these small business owners shared stories of a time they really needed legal services but could not afford legal fees, especially due to the unforeseen nature of legal problems they faced. One former pizza shop owner told us how he ran losses for 4 months straight, when he had to pay legal fees to defend his business from an accident damages claim that arose from a collision of his delivery truck with another business. These conversations made us realise that the current system of paying lawyers was broken and unsuitable for small businesses with fine profit margins. We felt it was time to reinvent legal services delivery by bringing certainty, convenience and comfort to small businesses that they would get legal help when they need it most. As we set out on this journey, we told ourselves that we would have succeeded if we manage to make legal services cheaper and easier to access for all small businesses across the world.
LawBasket works with insurance companies around the world to integrate existing short term/general insurance (e.g motor vehicle, medical or property) with legal protection insurance. When a small business that has integrated legal protection insurance to existing insurance needs legal help, they can simply visit www.mylawbasket.com , an intuitive platform with a huge database of lawyers and the jurisdictions they are registered. On LawBasket, small businesses can quickly find experts in their area and across the world, allowing them to get legal help without having to separately pay for unforeseen legal expenses.
Here is who we are
LawBasket is the brainchild of legal tech startup, Lexware Inc. The complete team includes Simba Mubvuma, Nyasha Makamba, Destiny Samkange, Blessing Makuni and Morton Mabumbo. The team has also been expanded recently, with Ruva Ruzive, Chris Dhinembira and Tino Chipoyera joining in April 2019.