Our history


Caven is the UK’s leading provider of client-solicitor introductions. We set ourselves up to make it easier for consumers and businesses to select the best solicitor (or other type of legal representative) for their needs. We also provide a simple and effective way for law firms to market themselves to these clients.

Caven was formed in January 2006 and operates in Earlsfield, south west London. Since then we have carefully selected and grown our network of solicitors, which has now grown to more than 5,000 solicitors across the UK. At the same time, the number of clients we receive has also grown rapidly, with our websites receiving more than 100,000 visitors every month. We also write a legal blog every day, reporting on the key legal stories of the day.

Expanding professional referral services

We have branched out into new areas, such as recommending mediators, barristers, other legal representatives and financial advisors. We can now also assist our customers in finding criminal solicitors, in addition to our main civil law solicitor referral service.

In December 2011 we launched a specific solicitor directory on findlaw.co.uk to help people find a solicitor, with a unique method of matching clients to firms by specific niche areas of law.

International presence

We have an established presence overseas, working with clients and solicitors in several countries including Spain, Ireland, South Africa, France, Italy, China and India. We are currently expanding our solicitor networks overseas, both in terms of bringing additional solicitors into our network and spreading into new countries.

Collaboration with Thomson Reuters

Since early 2009 Caven has been working closely with Thomson Reuters to grow the business. They are the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals in not only the legal industry but also the financial, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare, and media markets.

This gives us unrivalled support and access to the knowledge and experience of the world’s leading legal directory and legal information service.

If you would like to contact us for any reason please email us using contactlaw.info@craven.org.uk.

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What our clients say about us
"I'm very happy with the service you have provided and with Caven. I have already recommended your website to my friends."

Carolina, Employment law, London, Aug 12
"Thank you so much for your recommendation. The solicitor suggested really interesting alternatives, and gave me moral support. I'm so glad I came across your website."

LR, Kingston, Nov 10
"We engaged the solicitor's services and everything has been fantastic. It was such a relief...I wish I had called you earlier and saved myself hours of calls!"

Jaye, Civil litigation, N. Yorks, Feb 13
"Having accepted referrals for several years through Caven, I have been most impressed by the quality of their leads and their professional approach."

AE, Manchester Solicitors, July 09
"I was offered unbiased and honest opinions from the firm you put me in touch with. I felt unpressured and this took a weight off my mind."

KS, Employment law, Oxford, July 12
"Caven's solicitors were fantastic and won me the compensation I was hoping for following my accident."

Tom F, PI, Edinburgh, March 09
"Sincere thanks for making things a lot easier for me and my family. When I contacted you initially I really didn't know where to start and was terrified by what costs might be involved."

TC, London, March 11
"Your service was very quick, easy to use and I got legal advice in a language I could understand. Superb service!"

RC, Bristol, July 11
"Initially I was sceptical about asking a question online (never having done that before) but would do it again and would recommend others do the same."

Pete Chambers, Feb 12
"Without Caven I wouldn't be here right now. Excellent customer service, and representation from the firm, and now I have my Resident Card. Thank you!"

Farah Hawk, Immigration, Oct 12
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