About pro-law

Welcome to pro-law, the trading style of Professional Law Services Limited.

We are an ethical business with a social imperative, based in Bude, North Cornwall, and our mission is to provide affordable legal services to individuals, SMEs and community groups, as well as training opportunities for local people wanting to become accredited paralegals.

We love Cornwall, and Bude and the surrounding area in particular #bigupbude

The sole director currently is Ian Mason. Ian has had over 40 years of experience in the legal profession.The company started trading in 2016, and its aim is to provide “unreserved” legal services to individuals and businesses at a reasonable cost. Ian is assisted by Sarah his PA and Koren Pitcher, who is a qualified Paralegal through NALP, and Helen Rosser who is a trainee paralegal.

A significant aim of pro-law is to provide training opportunities for people with aptitude and potential, but who for various reasons have not previously had the opportunity to get a foot on the ladder of qualification in the legal profession.

Pro-law supports them in their learning and development. It also offers short periods of work experience for students at local secondary schools.  It is hoping to be able to offer in due course a “law school junior” course delivered at local secondary schools to give young people an understanding of how the law works and how legal analysis and reasoning is developed and applied.

how we work

We will always work on a fixed-fee basis wherever possible, if that is your wish,  so you can be sure of the cost at the start.

Where that’s not possible due to the nature of the work, we believe that our hourly rates are reasonable and will happily set limits on the time to be spent.

The first consultation with a new client, up to an hour, is always free of charge, so there’s no cost and no obligation. After the first hour, we’ll charge a fixed fee of £50.00 for the next hour or part.

After that, if you’d like us to help you, we’ll ask you to agree an engagement letter setting out the scope of the work and our simple terms of business will then apply. And, of course, you can be assured of confidentiality throughout.