A new website has been developed to help individuals and companies find the right lawyer.

Lawyerlocator.co.uk will feature a directory of 54,000 solicitors and legal firms across the UK.

It searches on town, postcode, legal expertise, name of firm or individual lawyer and has an advanced search facility for barristers and chambers.

The site also offers advice on selecting a lawyer, how to brief using the Small Claims Court and a glossary of legal terms.