Local lawyers Hegarty & Co's web site
at www.hegarty.co.uk has just been voted one of the top 20 'brochure'
web sites in the UK, by a leading Internet specialist.
The award was made by Delia Venables, who
is viewed by many as the top authority on legal web sites in the UK,
and a pioneer in the field. Hegarty & Co's site scored an
impressive 17 out of 20, with only 2 sites in the whole of the UK
scoring more, at 18.
Delia rated the sites according to 4 key
criteria - speed of loading, quality of information, design and
'something extra'. Hegarty's site scored 4 out of five for the first
three categories, and an impressive five out of five for the
Marketing Manager at Hegarty & Co,
Mark Dodds, who designed and programmed the site said:
"We're extremely pleased to have
achieved this accolade, particularly as we undertake all our work
in-house. We were one of the first law firms to launch a web site and
have continually expanded and enhanced it since."
"We are particularly proud of our
maximum in the 'something extra' section. We've worked hard to make
the site more than just about the firm, and have developed a number of
web based services which encourage people to come back again."
Mark went on to say that just because
they won the praise, they were not resting on their laurels:
"We have a lot of exciting plans for
the development of the site for 2001, and it's fair to say that we
will be doing some things we have not yet thought of. We are committed
to the 'net and will use it in whatever ways we can to provide a
better, more proactive service for our clients."