In a remarkable feat, 25-year-old Shreya Neeraj Sharma has propelled her legal startup, Rest The Case (RTC), to an outstanding turnover of Rs 1.5 crore within a mere two years of its inception. A website in Pune helps people from all over India find the right lawyers easily, making the legal stuff simpler for those who need help.
Commencing its journey in 2021 with an initial investment of Rs 4.5 lakh, RTC has rapidly expanded its operations, currently boasting a team of 15 professionals working from a spacious 1500 sq.ft. office in Viman Nagar, Pune. It has a platform with 1500 trusted lawyers from every part of India.
RTC’s cool way of doing things lets people sign up for free. They get lots of legal help like templates and can chat with lawyers online by video or audio. The website is easy to use and has guides, legal info as well as free templates for things like business, marriage, wills and property.
Shreya’s journey was not without its challenges. Starting small in a room at her house in Viman Nagar, she initially faced skepticism from experienced lawyers. Undeterred, she tirelessly visited lawyers in Pune, persuading them to join RTC.
RTC’s business model revolves around the vetting of lawyers through bar council credentials, Zoom calls, Google Meets, or in-person meetings. Lawyers can join RTC by filling out a form on their website, selecting a package and specifying their specializations. Clients can contact RTC through their website or by calling their office, receiving assistance in finding the right lawyer nearby.
The startup has different yearly plans for lawyers, starting from Rs 60,000 to Rs 1.20 lakh. Depending on the plan they choose, lawyers get leads to help them with their work. RTC primarily deals with divorce cases and property disputes, with about 30% of its lawyers having five years of experience, 50% having more than five years and 20% boasting over 15 years.
Shreya, as the CEO of RTC, handles diverse responsibilities, from planning and operations to connecting with lawyers. The startup is doing really well because it’s growing super fast.